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'Omigod! What happened to you?'

DEFINITION: v. To injure yourself while performing a normal everyday activity, such bending down, standing up, or turning your head quickly. n. An self-inflicted injury which occurred during a period of physical inactivity.

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Missnap

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: misˈsnap

Sentence: It doesn't take much for Jimmie to create a missnap; a cough, a sneeze, a turn of the head. It can be dangerous for him to tie his shoes. Somehow he doesn't think of Rice Krispies when he hears snap, crackle or pop. Pop and lock is not a dance style. It's a lifestyle.

Etymology: misstep (a clumsy or badly judged step) + snap (break or cause to break suddenly and completely, typically with a sharp cracking sound)

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Ordinowie

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: ôr'dn-ou'ē

Sentence: Kip couldn't believe the pain of the muscle strain in his lower back. He had been in fights and car wrecks, and had sufferred various wounds in them as well as during his stint as a military policeman in Saigon, but this was just an ordinowie-a channel-changing injury-he'd pulled his back reaching for the remote.

Etymology: 'Ord,' Army post in Monterey Bay, California; 'inow,' var. on the mantra of the know-it-all; 'ie,' abbr. for id est, latin, 'that is.'

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COMMENTS:

interesting ety, there! - pieceof314, 2008-04-15: 13:12:00

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Ziplash

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: zip lash

Sentence: When Henry accidentally caught himself in the fly of his pants(ouch), he jerked his head down so quickly to see what he had done, that he gave himself ziplash.

Etymology: Zip (zipper, fly, fastener of clothing) & Whiplash (an injury to the neck as a result of rapid acceleration or deceleration)

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Inadvertadent

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: in-ad-vert-eh-dent

Sentence: You would think Roger would have been better served if he had stayed in bed this morning. Or perhaps that wouldn't have mattered either. That is because Roger was a schlemiel. It seemed as if every normal everyday thing he did, he got injured. He was so clumsy that the he didn't have to show his insurance card at the local hospital. In fact, the emergency room looked more like the bar at Cheers whenever he was rolled in for some inadvertadent, real or imagined. They couldn't wait to hear what mundane activity happened this time. Would it be his toothbrush needing to be removed from deep within his nasal cavity, like the last time he came? There was a running bet within the facility.

Etymology: inadvertent, not attentive; heedless + accident, something that happens by chance, mishap

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COMMENTS:

Haven't we all known guys like Roger...good story. - Nosila, 2008-04-15: 20:44:00

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Mortifimpaired

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: mort - iff - im - payrd

Sentence: Morton was completely mortifimpaired, suffering both injury and embarrassment at his being wheelchair bound thru an injury acquired during foolish horseplay.

Etymology: Blend of mortified and impaired.

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Magnedent

Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: mag neh dent

Sentence: Phil was a congenital magnadent. To say he was accident prone would be an understatement. Accidents seemed to find him in the most mundane and safe places. It was a good thing he had insurance, because otherwise he's be in quite a bind. His policy has several riders on it that prohibit him from climbing steps, riding bikes with any amount of wheels, crossing the street, eating while walking, and hundreds of other scenarios that indicate a troubled past.

Etymology: magnet + accident

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Phil probably could not walk past a fridge without sticking to it...Good One! - Nosila, 2008-04-15: 20:49:00

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Doofusury

Created by: diyan627

Pronunciation: dooo fus jer eee

Sentence: Fredliek's latest doofusjury involved his computer crashing while he was talking on his cell phone. We're not quite sure what happened. And he probably isn't either unless it's so traumatic (or embarrassing) that he doesn't want to give us details.

Etymology: doofus (incompetent, foolish person) + injury

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COMMENTS:

Good word. - Mustang, 2008-04-16: 05:14:00

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Coughractured

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kôfrakchərd

Sentence: Jimmy doesn’t really want to talk about his latest injury. Apparently he is embarrassed that he coughractured his finger while picking his nose.

Etymology: cough (expel air from the lungs with a sudden sharp sound) + fratcured (the cracking or breaking of a hard object or material)

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Uberklutz

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: ooh-burr-klutz

Sentence: I pulled a real uberklutz when I pulled my back tying my shoes.

Etymology: uber+klutz

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Ouchpotato

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ouch-puh-tey-toh

Sentence: A sedentary lifestyle with a certain level of atrophy have left Roger an ouchpotato.

Etymology: ouch (interjection used to express pain) + couch potato (a lazy person whose recreation consists chiefly of watching television and videos)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-15: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Tigger. Thank you Tigger. ~ James

Banky - 2008-04-15: 15:48:00
Excellent definition, Tigger. I actually had this happen before one of my first dates with my wife, and I didn't tell her the real story until a couple months after we were married.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-15: 18:24:00
Hey Banky, what was the injury? And how did you hide it from your future wife? ~ James

Tigger - 2008-04-15: 22:43:00
Oh, good words everyone. I couldn't wait to get home and see what everyone came up with. I'm currently nursing a pulled stomach muscle that I got while I was reaching for the phone, when I happened to sneeze at the same time. So, I'm the idiot that inspired the definition.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-06-01: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by Tigger. Thank you Tigger. ~ James

hyperborean hyperborean - 2009-06-01: 21:27:00
Very good word! I liked your note about it being found on Google because of people misspelling.

DevynAlexanderSkyeHarris DevynAlexanderSkyeHarris - 2013-04-04: 00:12:00
I think everyone has a friend's name that they could use. . .