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'So team, what do you think of my new idea?'

DEFINITION: n., An expressive gesture made with the belief that the person it is directed at cannot see it, typically occurs during telephone conversations, email discourses, and behind people's backs. v. To use an unseen gesture to express what you cannot say.

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Dissplay

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: diss pl ae

Sentence: He went through a wide range of dissplays for the benefit of the rest of the staff, who found it hilarious, especially since they had neglected to point out the newly installed webcam sitting atop hia monitor.

Etymology: display, diss as in disrespect

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Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-28: 11:38:00

like it - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-28: 12:32:00

well done! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-28: 16:49:00

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Invisisult

Created by: LordRahlsFav

Pronunciation: in-Viz-i-sult

Sentence: When Jill suddenly turned around, she almost saw me flipping her off. I'm glad she didn't catch me invisisulting her. She would be angry if she had seen my invisisult.

Etymology: invisi- as in invisible meaning unseen -sult, as in insult, meaning something unpleasant directed at someone or something.

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Shomotion

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sho mo shun

Sentence: When their boss called on a conference call from Honolulu with one of his hare-brained ideas, the office staff did their shomotion repertoire to indicate their disapproval. It worked fine until the boss installed Skype...

Etymology: Show (a public exhibition;expression)& Motion (gesture;non-verbal communcation)

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Electromockery

Created by: verboman

Pronunciation: Electro- Mockery

Sentence: mocking using electronic media

Etymology: electronic + mockery

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Unseenisms

Created by: Llama

Pronunciation: Un-seen-isms

Sentence: The poor director had no idea of the horrible unseenisms his subordinates were giving him over the phone.

Etymology:

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There is a place for this word in our language! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-28: 16:57:00

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Pantosign

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pan to sine

Sentence: Harvey's banal suggestions were always met with the usual pantosigns by his supportive employees.

Etymology: pantomime (using gestures, not words) & sign (gesture, motion)

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Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 17:57:00

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Gesticuhate

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: je/stik/yu/hate

Sentence: To show their negative feelings about the idea, he would gesticuhate his displeasure with gesticuhative movements.

Etymology: gesticulate (to express by gesturing) + hate

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COMMENTS:

Nice blend. - Tigger, 2008-01-28: 12:01:00

Strong word! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-28: 13:08:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-28: 15:34:00

I like it, but I hope that he isn't a hate male! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-28: 16:47:00

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Derrign

Created by: bluemukaki

Pronunciation: de-rhyne

Sentence: "I'm sick of those stupid derrrigns Bob does in our photos. can't he rub his nipples in someone else's photos?"

Etymology: der[ogatory]+ [S]ign, portmanteau of Derogatory and Sign. R added for pronunciation.

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Secremove

Created by: gemmgemms

Pronunciation: see-creh-moo-va

Sentence: As he argued with his girlfriend, in his anger, he bravely attempted a very rude secremove behind his back hoping she would not see.

Etymology: secret+move

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Rearaction

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Ree-er-act-shun

Sentence: Norman was completely oblivious to the rearaction that was going on behind his back when he expressed his ideas for the new office decor. Everyone sounded like they were full of praise and approval whilst their hidden gestures told a very different story.

Etymology: Rear(at the back, behind) ORIGIN Old French rere from Latin retro 'back' + Action(a thing done) = Rearaction

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COMMENTS:

Sounds almost kinky...works though. - Mustang, 2008-11-19: 07:58:00

metrohumanx Great word- has slightly militaristic favour, also. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-21: 08:32:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-28: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by ErWenn. Thank you ErWenn. ~ James

Maxine - 2008-01-28: 08:57:00
This is a really great cartoon!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-28: 11:03:00
Thanks Maxine! ~ James

libertybelle libertybelle - 2008-01-28: 11:12:00
I love the guy making a grab at himself - made me laugh out loud.

silveryaspen - 2008-01-28: 13:16:00
Fun definition, Erwenn. Your cartoon was uproariously funny, James. All the creations were a hoot,great job verbotomists!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-28: 14:30:00
ErWenn's definitions always always seem to generate a good laugh. See: Let me hold the door for you... Thanks! ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-11-20: 08:25:00
Missed you all. Nice to be back.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-16: 00:10:00
Today's definition was suggested by ErWenn. Thank you ErWenn. ~ James