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'Wow, you haven't changed since high school!'

DEFINITION: v., To seek out old acquaintances even though you never really knew them that well, or liked them very much, in the first place. n. An old and unwanted friend who has suddenly reappeared.

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Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: ah-kwaint-hunts

Sentence: the arrival of Google, Myspace and Facebook have made acquainthunts easier than ever.

Etymology: acquaintence, hunt


Clever! - Scrumpy, 2007-10-01: 09:29:00


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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Hi-skool-hoos-r-u

Sentence: Derek was forever telling his wife how popular he had been at school, so when he was invited to a school reunion he jumped at the chance, deluding himself that his fellow pupils would be delighted to see him again after all these years. He arrived promptly on the night and sought out everyone who looked vaguely familiar and introduced himself with great ethusiasm only to be greeted with puzzled looks and much highschoolwhosaryou expressions.

Etymology: Highschool(a place of learning) + Who are you? = Highschoolwhosareyou

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: my-face-frend

Sentence: It was a sad day when Greg Arious realised that he'd gone way too far online networking. He had 656 contacts, most of whom were myfacefriends. It was time unfriend them.

Etymology: Myspace & Facebook social networking sites where people collect "friends" and renew acquaintances with folks they haven't seen or heard for years.


How does one unfriend them?? - Nosila, 2010-01-29: 10:39:00


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Created by: joelb

Pronunciation: frend-FREEK-kwest

Sentence: I friendfreakquested that girl who I sat behind in grade seven. She still wore her mothers old outfits and smelled like vanilla from ten feet away.

Etymology: friend request + freak

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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: pan/a/see/ya

Sentence: Panaseeya is a common occurence in a middle age crisis.

Etymology: pan (as in Peter)+ see ya + panacea

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Created by: jimtastic

Pronunciation: on-LINE-en-stalken

Sentence: While onleinenstalken in his underpants on a Saturday night from the computer in his bedroom in his mom’s basement, Jeremy finally found the girl that left the company four years ago on MySpace and sent her a creepy “I miss you” message.

Etymology: A Finnish phrase - now popular in many internet cafes located just below the arctic circle - derived from the English phrase "Online Stalker".

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lak waint

Sentence: After 20 years out of school, Dick decided to lackquaint himself with the people in his senior year. What on earth made him think that two decades would erase their memories of him? He had been Treasurer of the Chess Club, Ping-pong champion semi-finalist,Audio-Visual Co-ordinator, President of the Star Trek Fan Club, Secretary of the Slide-Rule Club and First-Aider Team Member. He had honors in Math, Science, Physics and Algebra, but had flunked Social Dance, Poetry Writing and Personal Hygiene & Development Class. Dick had not been popular at school, surprising considering his many achievements,and had no dates. He had had a crush on a cute redhead called Ruth, who was of course, a cheerleader, star of the school's musical production of "Bye, Bye, Birdie", drum majorette and President of the Future Stewardesses Club. If she knew Dick was alive or remotely interested, she never let on. She had later married the school football team's quarterback,Ned and lived the suburban dream. When the 20 year reunion day arrived, Dick was excited to meet all his old "friends" from high school and lackquaint himself again with them all, including Ruth. Arriving at the school's gaily decorated gymnasium, he was astounded to see that many had aged, the years had added pounds on everyone and bald or greying heads on paunchy men prevailed. One of these men was Ned and Dick was disturbed to learn that Ruth had left Ned after two years and three kids to run off and be a showgirl in Las Vegas. Yes, that reunion for Dick had been a Ruth-less one!

Etymology: lack (the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable;be without) & acquaint (cause to come to know personally;make familiar)& acquaintance (personal knowledge or information about someone or something; a person with whom you are acquainted;a relationship less intimate than friendship)


metrohumanx Great mini-saga, babe! - metrohumanx, 2008-09-01: 08:44:00


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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: has/been/stock

Sentence: Jack just couldn't live in the present and became a hasbeenstalk(er). His mother accused him of living in a fairy tale but he assured her that one day he would live happily ever after.

Etymology: has been (behind the times) + stalk (hunt or pursue) + Jack and the Beanstalk

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Created by: ScrabbledEgg

Pronunciation: try-gang-yoo-layt

Sentence: He googled every name he could remember, in an effort to trigangulate the whereabouts of his old classmates.

Etymology: triangulate + gang


This is a fantastic word for a slightly different definition. - ErWenn, 2007-10-01: 09:54:00


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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: deja/dupe

Sentence: Joe was a victim and total loser in high school and fifteen years has passed. He discovered Face-Book and began seeking out and contacting "old friendships and acquaintances" only to find he was dejaduping and renewing old hostilities toward himself.

Etymology: DEJADUPE - verb - from DEJA VU (an impression of having seen, or experienced something before) + DUPE (a person who is easily deceived, or victimized)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-01: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by OZZIEBOB and Karuma. Thank you OZZIEBOB and Karuma! ~ James

Nettle - 2007-10-01: 08:42:00
I've done exactly this myself. It rarely seems to lead to anything good, other than the occasional moment of smug satisfaction which comes from knowing that you're much more successful than the people who used to bully you at school (but it's not really satisfaction, because didn't you know, deep down, that they'd never amount to anything anyway?)

galwaywegian - 2008-09-01: 07:42:00
like it !

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-29: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by OZZIEBOB. Thank you OZZIEBOB. ~ James