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'I'll drop him at the vets'

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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Diallog

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dy al log

Sentence: Eddie knew by the diallog that his wife Pat was having on the phone that they had already been selected for a free Bahamas cruise. Okay, all they had to do was pay for their airfare and expenses to fly from home to Miami and they would be liable for their hotel room and all other costs, but they had won a free trip!! I mean, how often could that happen???

Etymology: Dial (what used to be on telephones) & log (a record of messages sent or received), Wordplay on Dialogue (a conversation between two persons)

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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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Eavesduction

Created by: PolishedAmethyst

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Jake made an eavesduction while his wife was talking to his sister in the kitchen. He immediately started making plans around what he thought was his own surprise party.

Etymology: Eavesdrop, deduction

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COMMENTS:

This is my very first entry, so please go easy on me...thanks. :) - PolishedAmethyst, 2007-01-18: 00:56:00

A clever one! - wordmeister, 2007-01-18: 01:04:00

Thank you! You made my day. :) - PolishedAmethyst, 2007-01-18: 01:24:00

Good one, I voted for it. - kyotonils, 2007-01-18: 02:39:00

Most excellent ... well done. - egonschiela, 2007-01-18: 10:34:00

Thank you kyotonils and egonschiela :) - PolishedAmethyst, 2007-01-21: 03:23:00

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Conflusion

Created by: riflesandkids74

Pronunciation: cahn-floo-shun

Sentence: "If you would really listen to me, we could easily avoid such conflusion."

Etymology: confuse + conclusion

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Semiautism

Created by: pratyushprasan

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

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COMMENTS:

derived from semiotics - pratyushprasan, 2007-01-18: 21:29:00

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Caveclutch

Created by: kyotonils

Pronunciation:

Sentence: He caveclutched that I was talking to Jen about our relationship when I was actually updating her about my sick hamster.

Etymology: Reaching haphazardly for understanding in a poorly-lit cave.

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Televoxiplation

Created by: MrBlack

Pronunciation: Tel-e-vok-si-play-shun

Sentence: We cater to most of the casual spy arts here; windowatching, earwalling, and televoxiplation

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Converplation

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: con-ver-play-shon

Sentence: Ray's imagination and contemplation mixed with Renna's conversation and became a converplation when he failed to get a clarification of her predication, so he developed a fabrication about elimination when the conversation was a merely a preindication of the eradication of his hamster, Jay.

Etymology: conversation: informal dialogue or discussion + contemplation: cogitation, consideration, deliberation or rumination (don'tcha just love dictionaries?)

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Excellent rodentation! - Nosila, 2009-08-21: 12:35:00

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Overhearesy

Created by: Mirandala

Pronunciation: oh-ver-hee'-re-see

Sentence: When Jack secretly listened to Sharon's phone call and concluded that she was having an affair, but that was just overhearesy.

Etymology: overheard + heresy

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COMMENTS:

Well, I would have prefered overheresay, but I always prefer old english pronounciations =) You get a point anyway, it's a cool word! - allwise, 2007-01-18: 03:45:00

Well, I would have prefered overheresay, but I always prefer old english pronounciations =) You get a point anyway, it's a cool word! - allwise, 2007-01-18: 03:46:00

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Grievesdrop

whimsy

Created by: whimsy

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Grievesdropping on his girlfriend's conversation only made him more paranoid than he already was.

Etymology: grieve + eavesdrop

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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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