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DEFINITION: n. A conclusion or an assumption developed after careful listening to, and analysis of one-half of a telephone conversation. v. To listen to one-half of a telephone conversation.

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Hemisneer

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: hem-eh-sneer

Sentence: Willard would often listen to his wife Wanda as she would chat with her pals on the phone and more often than not he would hemisneer at what he perceived the gist of the conversation to be.

Etymology: Blend of prefix 'hemi' (half) and 'sneer' ( smile or speak in a contemptuous or mocking manner)

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Semicryptology

Created by: maxxy

Pronunciation: sem-eye-cript-AHL-oh-gee

Sentence: Jim looked up as his wife hung up the phone. "What time," he sighed semicryptologically, "is your mother coming for dinner?"

Etymology: semi + cryptology

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Onedering

Carla

Created by: Carla

Pronunciation: wun-duh-ring

Sentence: Whenever she rang her ex, Paul would hover behind her, obsessively onedering what they were talking about.

Etymology: one + wonder + ring (to call)

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Telesumption

Created by: blakyoshi7

Pronunciation: te-le-sum-sjon

Sentence: Jenny listend intently on his phonecall from across the room ,and could thus telesume he would take her out to dinner. Unfortunately for him, he had no idea about any such thing...

Etymology: tele - afar assumption - make a conclusion based on limited facts

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Miscallculation

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: miss-call-cue-lay-shun

Sentence: he burst out of the bedroom wearing nothing but a christmas hat only to find her whole family in the room sipping warm cocoa....obviously he'd made a massive miscallculation

Etymology: call, miscalculation

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COMMENTS:

This part is just perfect for Hugh Grant ... lovely! - egonschiela, 2007-01-18: 10:36:00

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Convusion

Created by: egonschiela

Pronunciation: con-vue-zhun

Sentence: Jeremy's convusion was heightened by the fact that his girlfriend's toothbrush was missing ...

Etymology: conv (ersation) + (conf) usion

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Sherlocall

Created by: Acostell

Pronunciation: Sherlock-call

Sentence: Yeah, I played Sherlocall and found out she was getting me that club set for christmas afterall. Score!

Etymology: Sherlock (Holmes) + Call

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Oneversation

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: wənvərsāshən

Sentence: According to the oneversation Jill was either planning a surprise party for her friend Nicky or the covert overthrow of Nicaragua though the latter would seem less complicated.

Etymology: one (the lowest cardinal number; half of two) + conversation (the informal exchange of ideas by spoken words)

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Telesumption

Created by: allwise

Pronunciation: te-le-sum-sjon

Sentence: Jenny listend intently on his phonecall from across the room ,and could thus telesume he would take her out to dinner. Unfortunately for him, he had no idea about any such thing...

Etymology: tele - afar assumption - make a conclusion based on limited facts

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Semiphone

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: SEH-mee-fone

Sentence: Janis, an expert at semiphonics, made most of her investment decisions based upon her boss's phone conversations. Today she was in for a surprise...

Etymology: semi (half) + phone also *semaphore)

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- Alchemist, 2007-01-18: 00:34:00

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Comments:

pratyushprasan - 2007-01-18: 21:26:00
nice

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-01-18: 21:27:00
Thanks! ~ James

mrskellyscl mrskellyscl - 2009-08-21: 07:18:00
Sending a hamster for a ride at the Wild Water Kingdom? Pretty extreme, don't you think? Bugs and goldfish, maybe....

jrogan - 2009-08-21: 08:19:00
Yes, it is cruel. And it would certainly be a good idea to flush twice. Especially is she's going to do the boyfriend too.

Krishna - 2009-08-25: 02:35:00
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