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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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Hallmarkfatigue

Created by: suzanne

Pronunciation: hawlmarkfateeg

Sentence: I passed the dard store on Father's day but hallmarkfatigue set in and i didn't enter.

Etymology: Hallmark: noun tyrant company that uses guilt to imply that you don't love your friends and relatives unless you buy overpriced cardboard phrases at every conceivable occasion. fatigue - from latin meaning tiredness.

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dont fight the fatigue - suzanne, 2007-04-09: 18:43:00

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Crassternation

Created by: efreet69

Pronunciation: krass-tur-NA-shun

Sentence: He is so cheap when it comes to gift buying; he shows the ultimate in crassternation.

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Birthdaze

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bərθdāz

Sentence: Brenda has a mind like a steel trap. She can remember every day of her life in vivid detail. Where other people have an internal clock, she has an internal calendar. She can call up any of her friend*s anniversaries, birthdays or graduation dates. She can tell you the date that each of her siblings each lost each of their baby teeth. What she can*t do is turn any of that memory power into action. As dates roll by she is in an anniversary stupor, a birthdaze, never once getting so much as a card for anyone she knows. She loves the phrase **It*s the thought that counts** because that*s all she ever has.

Etymology: birthday (the annual anniversary of the day on which a person was born, typically treated as an occasion for celebration and present-giving) + daze (unable to think or react properly; stupefy; bewilder)

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Acentminded

Mrgoodtimes

Created by: Mrgoodtimes

Pronunciation: A-suhnt-mahyn-did

Sentence: Paul had listened carefully to his girlfriend over the last year. He knew her shoe size, favorite color and the designer brand she wanted. He was just too acentminded to pull the trigger on the purchase, so he went with the standby bow around his genitals.

Etymology: A Cent - Absentminded

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Indifferecall

Created by: PythianHabenero

Pronunciation: in.diff.uh.re.call.

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

Etymology: indifferent + recall

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Flubiversary

Created by: mhankin

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Negligift

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: neg-li-gift

Sentence: Marsha tried to excuse her negligift by saying "It's the thought that counts," but no one would buy it, especially her son Evan who was turning seven.

Etymology: negligence: a failure to act either willfully or through a lack of concern + gift: present

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Negliexcellence - Nosila, 2009-10-23: 22:44:00

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Noneiversary

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: nuhn-ih-VURRS-uh-ree

Sentence: Alex's birthday was yet another noneiversary, and he cleared out closet space in vain.

Etymology: none + anniversary

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Scatkcfrolk

Created by: Shreeeeeee

Pronunciation: ca-see-frok

Sentence: I hate scatkcfrolked.

Etymology: & *Q# *Q#&$^#$ *

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Dootheadcriptic

Created by: x2talk

Pronunciation: sht-head-criptic

Sentence: Damn dog, you didnt buy anything for her? Thats a shtheadcriptic thing to do.

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Comments:

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