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DEFINITION: v. To enthusiastically tell and share a lame joke with an unwilling audience. n. A person who does not realize that their sense of humor is not appreciated and laughs loudly at their own jokes.

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Jerkster

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Jerk - stir

Sentence: Elliot fancied himself a master of the practical joke, but most folks considered him to be a jerkster of the first order and a buffoon completely bereft of social graces.

Etymology: A play on the word 'jokester'.

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Antitain

Created by: davem

Pronunciation: "Anti" 'i' pronounced 'eye'; 'tain' rhymes with 'main)

Sentence: To John, who had not seen Monty Python's Search For the Holy Grail, Eric's constant, giggling intonations of "burn her! she's a witch!" and "we are the Knights who say Ni!" and other lines of Pythonese amounted to back-breaking antitainment.

Etymology: Anti (the opposite, as in antithesis) tain, truncated form of "entertainment."

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COMMENTS:

Wonderful wit! And quite true about people spoiling the fun by taking humor out of its rightful context. Well named. - janebrowne, 2008-04-01: 12:17:00

nicely done. good that you put a clear pronunciation guide-my first thought was anTIshen. - stache, 2008-04-01: 16:01:00

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Witlesscism

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: wit les sisim

Sentence: When Leonard told his girlfriend Penny about his great empty virus folder joke, she neither understood nor appreciated his witlesscism. Her nerd alert button had gone off for the last time and so she walked out on him. He was so busy on his laptop that he did not notice for 3 or 4 hours. Then the Penny dropped...him.

Etymology: Witticism (a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter) & Witless ((of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgmentor humour)

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Loonytech

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Created by: kashman

Pronunciation: loon-ee-tek

Sentence: For fun, Jason would hack into other people's hard drives, infect their PCs with trojans and spam their e-mail boxes. No doubt he was good with computers but at the same time a loonytech.

Etymology: Loony (a foolish or crazy person) + tech

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COMMENTS:

Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-01: 22:18:00

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Prankenstein

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: prank en styne

Sentence: When Leonard send outr his annual computer April Fool's joke, he kept redeeming his title of Prankenstein, even though none of his friends found his jokes funny.

Etymology: Prank (trick, joke,something done to fool someone) & Frankenstein (man-made monster)

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Missterical

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: miss/tare/i/cal

Sentence: Ralph thought everything he said or did was hysterical but it was in fact missterical.

Etymology: miss + hysterical + mystery

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Interesting blend. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-01: 22:34:00

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Standupbombic

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: rhymes with stand up comic

Sentence: The standupbombic had no idea he was 'dying' on stage. His raucous laugh drowned out any feedback from the audience. But when the houselights came up he found the audience had all gone home.

Etymology: stand up comic (an enthusiastic performer of jokes) + bomb (slang for something that goes badly)

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COMMENTS:

good one petaj - we have a few of those in the office - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-01: 14:36:00

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Comicentric

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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: com-mi-sen-trick

Sentence: Sean, fully comicentric, began hysterically laughing at inside jokes much to the annoyance of his friends who had no idea what was so funny.

Etymology: comic - comedian eccentric - strange, unconventional person

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Nilarious

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: nill-air-ee-us

Sentence: Lauren is so nilarious that people are always forgetting to laugh at her jokes.

Etymology: nil, hilarious

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COMMENTS:

how sad - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-01: 14:38:00

Unfortunately, Lauren is not alone...good word, Purple! - Nosila, 2008-04-01: 15:05:00

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Mirthworm

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: murth werm

Sentence: Darryl was a mirthworm. He was the office geek, allegedly hired to fix all the computer & communications equipment problems. This meant he had a lot of time on his hands. And everyone knows that idol hands are the Devil's workshop. He wasted his days bothering people by sending them or telling them jokes that only he found funny. Every April Fool's Day, he could be counted on to author tasteless jokes and tricks at the expense of his fellow workers. Like when he had everyone tie plastic baggies around their telephones, because the phone company would be blowing air through the waves to clean out dust and the baggies prevented the dust from getting all over one's desk. Or like the times he had left phone messages for people to call back a Mr. Don Keyes or Mr. G. Raff and the telephone number was that of the local zoo. Or when he left messages to call Germaine Shepherd or Greta Dane, at the local dog pound. Oh yeah, Darryl was a funster alright. But his co-workers grew tired of his pranks and the stupid jokes he regaled them with daily. Jokes that were either of a racist, sexist or just plain unfunny nature. Jokes that interrupted the hard work they tried to get on with every day. This year would be different, for sure. Through clever negotiations with their long-suffering boss...a man who was fed up with Darryl's tomfoolery and his lack of actual accomplishment in his job, Darryl's days of clowning were over. Yes, they could not wait for him to get the notice this morning on his computer from the boss about his upcoming transfer. Yes, Darryl would be leaving one way or another. He could have his choice of transfer destinations where his company had branch offices: Nimrod, Minnesota; Monkey Run,Arkansas; Ding Dong,Texas;Boring,Oregon;or the new Canadian branch in Boobey Brook, NB. And as a joke to this serious memo, he was being advised that the company was putting him on the Wittiness Relocation Program. Who's laughing now, Darryl???

Etymology: mirth (laughter, merriment) & worm (a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect or a software program capable of reproducing itself that can spread from one computer to the next over a network)

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COMMENTS:

great story for April Fool's Day - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-01: 14:42:00

A regular Darryl of Laughs! Loved the story. - arrrteest, 2008-04-01: 17:10:00

Great sentence with outstanding blend of two words from the heart and soul of English. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-01: 20:39:00

Cheers, mates...as usual most of my stories are based on real life...haven't we all known a Darryl or two in our time??? - Nosila, 2008-04-01: 22:24:00

Very good! Darryl is no doubt a Don Key-ote when it comes to pursuing his kind of humor.....very earthy wormy. - Mustang, 2008-04-01: 22:26:00

Things are getting a bit fishy. Might need to call in Barry Cooter of, maybe, Mirthbusters! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-01: 22:40:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-01: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by purpleartichokes. Thank you purpleartichokes. ~ James

stache - 2008-04-01: 08:58:00
Nice seasonal selection; I have to admit you had me for a minute.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-01: 12:36:00
Thanks stache. I was wondering if anyone would get my joke... I was starting to think that I'm just a nilarious jestersmuck, or maybe a farcefeeding obliviass. ~ James

purpleartichokes - 2008-04-01: 13:27:00
Got me as well, ya toonatic!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2011-10-24: 00:40:00
Today's definition was suggested by purpleartichokes. Thank you purpleartichokes. ~ James