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'I can't believe you forgot my birthday! Whaaa!'

DEFINITION: v. To remember those special personal events, like your spouse's birthday, or your wedding anniversary, while nevertheless forgetting to take appropriate action, like getting a gift, or a card, or flowers. n. A gift that was thought of, but not purchased.

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: vur/brey/shuhn

Sentence: It was another special occasion when Susie celebrated Joey's Birthday with a verbration. Verbration is the all talk, no action, giftless celebration. "Besides", Susie said during her verbration, "it's the good vibrations that count, not the gift."

Etymology: verbalize + celebration


gives a whole new meaning to "Im picking up good verbrations""She's giving me exitations" - Jabberwocky, 2007-04-06: 16:14:00

that one's for you purple - I hope you like the Beach Boys - hopefully it will get rid of the Moody Blues - Jabberwocky, 2007-04-06: 16:21:00

(Knives in white satin, she's givin' me excitations...) ARRRRRRGGGGGHHHH! - purpleartichokes, 2007-04-06: 18:34:00

Sure, why not. ;-) - jedijawa, 2007-04-07: 02:50:00

ingenious. - riflesandkids74, 2007-04-08: 11:39:00


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Created by: playdohheart

Pronunciation: com-MEH-more-ate

Sentence: Bobby couldn't wait to get a wonderful present for their six day anniversary but Susan commehmorated it.

Etymology: commemorate + "meh" (a sound expressing "whatever")


Ha Ha, I love the "meh" - riflesandkids74, 2007-04-08: 11:38:00


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Created by: PythianHabenero


Sentence: Emily indifferecalled her boyfriend's birthday every year without fail.

Etymology: indifferent + recall

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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: mist GIV ing

Sentence: Laura was anxious because her husband seemed to really be downplaying her upcoming birthday. She suspected that he thought that she wouldn't want attention brought to it, since it was her 40th. But she really wanted all the trappings - the big party, fancy jewelry, and maybe an expensive trip. She figured she deserved the attention! But she was starting to have some missedgivings....

Etymology: missed + misgivings


mrskellyscl good word - mrskellyscl, 2009-10-23: 11:56:00

Excellent word! - Nosila, 2009-10-23: 22:42:00


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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: think-eht

Sentence: My husband thought about getting me a trinket for my birthday, but all I ended up getting was a thinket. Perhaps he got fuggitful or forgiftful, because later he got doghousen syndrome.

Etymology: trinket, think


I might actually use this one in real life. - iwasatripwire, 2007-04-06: 13:59:00

Can the sympoms of doghousen syndrome be eased by the sufferer sleeping on the sofa, or indeed in the doghouse? - Bulletchewer, 2007-04-06: 15:20:00

*symptoms - Bulletchewer, 2007-04-06: 15:20:00

I like sympoms better. Pays homage to The Simpsons and celebrates this dohccasion. And "The Couch" brings back such bad memories for my boyfriend that he'd prefer to sleep on my f.u.ton. - purpleartichokes, 2007-04-06: 18:30:00

petaj Ignore his f.u.tile excuses. Tell him you want your birthday celebelated. - petaj, 2007-04-06: 19:57:00

Oooo, celebelate is a GREAT word! - purpleartichokes, 2007-04-07: 06:03:00


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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: com-miss-MEM-o-rate

Sentence: Benny comissmemorated my birthday this year by organising a special surprise -- a beautifully wrapped, yet empty box.

Etymology: commemorate (to remember a significant event with a ceremony) + miss (to fail -and also the middle of the word omission) + commiserate (sympathize with - what my girlfriends will do when I tell them about Benny the rat)


how cruel - Benny is a rat - Jabberwocky, 2007-04-06: 16:09:00

Great word. Ever heard of the (cheap fete classic) game "splat-a-rat"? I'd try it. - Bulletchewer, 2007-04-06: 18:12:00


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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: am nee vers uh reee

Sentence: Someone had once told him that it was the thought that counted. They had lied. this was one anmeversary that would never be forgotten. The scars would see to that

Etymology: amnesia, anniversary

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: sent-i/ment/en/sing

Sentence: Yeah - well it's really all about the sentiment not the gift right so I'm sentimentencing your birthday right now - and I did get you that diamondlike stud for your ear once and diamonds are

Etymology: sentiment + sentence


petaj 3 weeks sleeping on the couch is the sentence for sentimencing - petaj, 2007-04-06: 19:37:00


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Created by: thewiccaman


Sentence: He set an animinder for her birthday well in advance.

Etymology: Hybrid word made up from anniversary and reminder.

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: uh o kay sjun

Sentence: Being that Noel's birthday is on Dec.25, no one remembers to get him a birthday present. His uhohccasion is lumped in with the Christmas celebrations and people seldom remember to get him a separate birthday gift.

Etymology: Uh oh (Oops!)(Used to express acknowledgement of a blunder, or mistake) & Occasion (event, milestone,celebration)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-06: 02:37:00
This definition is based on a fictional event. The fact that my dear and loving partner celebrated her birthday yesterday, is not related to this definition in anyway whatsoever. It is simply a coincidence. And, may I repeat, I did not forget her birthday. In fact, I thought of many gifts which I could have easily purchased for her. Thank you. ~ James

purpleartichokes - 2007-04-06: 08:13:00
So your partner got "Jamesed"?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-06: 09:59:00
I believe she was verbotomized. And I don't think she was too pleased with the procedure. ~ James

purpleartichokes - 2007-04-06: 11:12:00
That bad, huh? Well, an iron makes a useful gift, as it is the perfect size, shape, and weight to make good contact with the forgifter's cranium.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-06: 13:26:00
Forgifter? What a wonderful merger of the words "foresight" and "gift". Clearly, I should be be forgiftgiven.

purpleartichokes - 2007-04-06: 15:31:00
Perhaps a bottle of fine whine with some aged cheesy excuses might work.

petaj petaj - 2007-04-06: 19:51:00
No doubt you have been celeberated for exploiting the comissmemoration for the benegift of the verbotomy crowd. Maybe a box of shocklates would help.

petaj petaj - 2007-04-06: 19:53:00
Or may be a celebelation will suffice.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-08: 09:38:00
Thank you for your kind thoughtdiscounts. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-10-23: 00:13:00
Today's definition was suggested by wordmeister. Thank you wordmeister. ~ James