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'If you touch my side, I'm telling mommy!'

DEFINITION: v. To fight with your neighbors, not because of your differences, and not because of what you have in common, but simply because you are stuck right next to each other. n. A border between neighbors and enemies.

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Juxtagonists

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: jux/tag/o/nists

Sentence: Sitting next to anyone on a cramped and crowded airliner causes even the most friendly and gentile people to immediately become juxtagonists because of their close proximity to one another.

Etymology: JUXTAGONISTS - from - JUXTAPOSITION (close together, or side by side) + ANATGONISTS (opposes and contends against another; an adversary)

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Choice blending to fit the definition very well! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-05: 13:13:00

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Daremarcationline

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: dayr-mar-kay-shun-line

Sentence: Horace the cat always walked the daremarcationline to taunt Mr. Bojangles, the neighbor's dog, to crossing the invisible fence.

Etymology: dare-to show or prove courage + demarcation- to limit or mark + line- a mark to designat a boundary

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Proxlimiter

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: prox - lim - eter

Sentence: We dubbed the two families down the block the Spatfields and Annoys. They were friends for years until they moved next door to each other. Since then, all they do is fight and argue and have became a source of both amusement and annoyance to everyone around them. Last weekend, in an attempt to "get away from each other" they erected a proxlimiter between the houses. It is an eight foot concrete fence with no "see throughs" and no gates. It goes clear from the alley to the street.

Etymology: Proximity + Limiter >>> Proximity (closeness; the state of being near as in distance, time, or relationship) Limiter (that which limits or restricts access)

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super sentence and word - silveryaspen, 2009-02-05: 13:06:00

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Closeterphobia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: klose ter fobi ya

Sentence: Christmas, Easter, Valentine's, St.Pat's, most National holidays (July 4, July 1, etc.)Halloween and Thanksgiving were occasions for competitive decorating and the resultant closetrophobia. Who was going to out-decorate each other this occasion in the Battle of the Best Decorated House on Elm Street? The Smiths' and the Jones' went through this rivalry constantly. The Smiths' were good, but it was hard to keep up with the Jones'!

Etymology: close (near) & claustrophobia ( unnatural fear of enclosed spaces, confined spaces)

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Good one - Mustang, 2009-02-06: 00:04:00

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Fencenemies

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fen sen em ees

Sentence: The neighbours often saw the Browns & The Smiths next door to them fighting over petty things, like in whose yard whose cat toiletted and whose tree was overhanging whose yard. The walkway between their yards was like the Demilitarized Zone...neutral but dangerous with the possibility of being caught in the crossfire. Their parents always said they fought tooth and nail growing up and now they were fencenemies. Just what possessed this brother and sister to buy homes next door to each other is still a mystery.

Etymology: Fence (a boundary line created by a fence) & Enemies (not friends;any group of hostile people)

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Cheekbygrowl

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: chēkbigroul

Sentence: The Murphys bought a minivan. Now their 5 children would not have to be packed in cheekbygrowl when they all traveled together. That's not to say they couldn't find other reasons squabble.

Etymology: cheek by jowl (close together; side by side) + growl (a low guttural sound of hostility in the throat)

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COMMENTS:

those feckin' Murphy's at it again? - galwaywegian, 2009-02-05: 05:35:00

first-rate pun! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-05: 13:07:00

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Proxenemy

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: procks-n-m-e

Sentence: My sister and I ceased to be proxenemies in our teens when we moved into a bigger house and got separate bedrooms.

Etymology: proximity (closeness) + enemy (opposite of friend)

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Neighborderly

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nābbôrdərlē

Sentence: The relationship between the Jones and Johnsons and has always been sketchy. They are the only ones in their court without fences. The divide between their properties is marked by a series of marker flags. They could be more neighborderly if Mr. Jones didn’t move the flags when he mows his lawn and forget to move them back. The little red flags are slowly creeping towards the Johnson’s house.

Etymology: neighbor (a person living near or next door) + neighborly (characteristic of a good neighbor, esp. helpful, friendly, or kind.) + border (a line separating two political or geographical areas)

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Pickatfence

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pik at fens

Sentence: The Wesson, Okai and Smith families lived next door to each other. Each had a pickatfence surrounding their yard. This was because they had never gotten along and each was too stubborn to move. Things finally changed when they armed themselves and police were called to the shootout at the Okai corral, started by a Smith & Wesson.

Etymology: Picket( a wooden strip forming part of a fence) & Pick At (to annoy, fight with,express a negative opinion of) & Fence (a barrier that serves to enclose an area;enclose with a fence;fight with fencing swords or mean words)

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mrskellyscl good one - mrskellyscl, 2010-08-20: 09:07:00

Cheers & welcome back! - Nosila, 2010-08-21: 00:11:00

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Viceinity

Created by: starwarsgeek8

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Etymology: vice+vicinity

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-05: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-02-05: 05:53:00
Rather different from the definition I I submitted: DEFINITION: n. two sides of a border, one side peaceful, the other side violent. v. to live on one side, or the other, along such a border. CREATED BY: silveryaspen - 2009-01-28 It is hard to take credit for today's definition, which is excellent and I am honored it insipired your cartoon and definition today. Thank you for all the great cartoons and definitions.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-05: 11:50:00
Thank you for inspiring me! And thank you for letting us play with your words. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-08-20: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

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