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DEFINITION: v., To clean up another person's mess, only to have all their garbage dumped right on top of you. n., A person who tries to help other people solve their problems but always ends up in deep doo-doo.

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Poodunk

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: poōdəngk (just like it looks)

Sentence: Ralph is a nice guy. He loves to help other people out. The trouble is that all too often he ends up taking a poodunk in the cesspool of life.

Etymology: poo (excrement)+ dunk (immerse or dip in liquid)

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I hope Ralph knows the backstroke. - wayoffcenter, 2008-12-02: 05:15:00

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Samarislimed

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: sah-MAR-uh-slymd

Sentence: When Lindstrom jumped in to help clean up the mess left in Madge's apartment when her toilet clogged and overflowed he slipped and fell face first in the putrid mess and he realized he had once again been samarislimed while innocently trying to help someone.

Etymology: Blend of 'samaritan' (a person who is generous in helping those in distress) and 'slimed' (to smear or cover with slime)

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COMMENTS:

Good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-03: 03:24:00

this is really good!! - mweinmann, 2008-12-03: 10:51:00

metrohumanx So much for do-it-yerself plumbing! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-03: 16:46:00

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Sainttomarse

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: snt-toe-MARSS

Sentence: Benedict was a true sainttomarse. Every time he volunteered to help a friend move house he ended up with all the sh*t jobs.

Etymology: saint (one with good intentions) + Saint Thomas + arse (from whence the doo doo)

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ROFL - emdeejay, 2008-12-03: 04:59:00

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Backolaid

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: bak-o-lay-d

Sentence: She had cold feet in bed. Her icy backkside, and frigid front made him recoil tighter than a frozen spring. He decided to help her. His warming backhand assist, backfired. She booted him out of bed. Ouch! Another backolaid!

Etymology: He hoped for an accolade for his aid! Ack! Alass! It backfired and became a ... backolaid!

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COMMENTS:

maybe next time he could try 'socking' it to her - nothing worse than cold feet - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-07: 12:30:00

Great sentence and etymology. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-07: 22:05:00

i like it - purpleman, 2008-02-08: 08:01:00

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Sanidupe

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: SAN-ih-dupe

Sentence: Sasha slept till noon and if Bob wanted a cup of coffee or a spoon, he had to wash one. As he glared at the mound of laundry slowly growing like the Himalayas, Bob realized he had become a SANIDUPE...meekly picking up the things which others had dropped, and cleaning up without complaint. NO MORE MISTER NICE GUY! He packed all the dishes and eating utensils into the attic, save one set of each. Casually reaching for a clean plate was a thing of the past. Bob's place was NOT a democracy, dammit! It was a benevolent dictatorship, and if everyone had to live a monastic way of life....TOUGH! Sasha soon moved out, taking her piano and Bob's heart, but leaving her three cats behind, complete with three fragrant litter boxes. Now Bob stares at the candle as he sits on his solitary kitchen chair, filling sandbags and feeling like the curator of a turd museum. He was SANIDUPED again!

Etymology: SANItary+DUPE=SANIDUPE.....SANITARY:of or relating to health,of, relating to, or used in the disposal of repugnant domestic waste; French sanitaire, from Latin sanitas.....DUPE:one that is easily deceived, cheated or conned into performing chores for others;French, from Middle French duppe, probably alteration of huppe hoopoe.....

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Check your camping equipment. The First Annual International Verbotomy Festival and Swap Meet of 2010 is coming soon....(location TBA) - metrohumanx, 2008-12-02: 02:06:00

Good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-03: 03:25:00

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Chivalricochet

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /shi-val-RIK-uh-shey/

Sentence: Richard thought he was being helpful when he offered to carry the old lady's shopping bags from the department store to her car, but his good deed chivalricocheted when the store security guard grabbed his arm and claimed he was shoplifting. Glancing around the parking lot, the old woman was nowhere to be found.

Etymology: chivalric - pertaining to a gallant deed; with good intention (from Old French, chevalier "knight") + ricochet - [informal] having an unintended consequence; to backfire (from Old French, give-and-take)

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COMMENTS:

Knightly done! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-07: 11:06:00

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Gallantrashed

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: gal-uhn-trasht

Sentence: Maybe it's karma, maybe just bad luck but whenever Ben tries to make amends for someone else's mess he gets gallantrashed.

Etymology: gallanrtry (dashing courage; heroic bravery; noble-minded behavior) + trashed (to destroy, damage, or vandalize)

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Philanthroplode

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fi/lan/thruh/plode

Sentence: John philanthroplodes a few times a week. He constantly jumps into squabbles and situations looking out for and defending his friends, only to become the target of his friend's aggressor.

Etymology: PHILANTHROPLODE - verb - from PHILANTHROPIST (one who loves mankind and seeks to help others and promote the good of others) + EXPLODE (to burst, fly into pieces, or break up violently)

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terrific - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-02: 12:30:00

Very nice - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-03: 03:23:00

metrohumanx You just can't keep it all cooped up inside. - metrohumanx, 2008-12-03: 16:47:00

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Counselitter

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kown sel it ter

Sentence: Leo's job as a Catholic School Counsellor was hard enough. When he came home, he also tried to help Kitty and her cat, Catamoron. Sadly everything Leo touched turned catastrophic fur him. Feline dejected, he realized he was really a counselitter. His latest catastrophe made him catatonic and he decided to quit catechism, drive off in his Catellac and catapault himself on the road, away from his troubles. He travelled to the Catskills, Catalonia, Catelina and the Catacombs. What did he learn on his travels? We'll never know, because he got cataracts, a catheter and catarrh...cat got his tongue.

Etymology: Counsel/Counsellor (some who gives advice about problems) & Litter (rubbish carelessly dropped or left about (especially in public places);1.A box used to provide a soiling area for (usually) pet cats, generally filled with sand, clay chips, etc.)

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A catartic read! Good word. - splendiction, 2010-04-27: 19:51:00

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Poomerang

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: poōmərang

Sentence: Wendell loves to help others. The problem is that most of his efforts turn into poomerangs.

Etymology: poo (excrement) + boomerang (of a plan or action - return to the originator, often with negative consequences)

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COMMENTS:

pooriffic word - Nosila, 2010-04-27: 23:18:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-07: 03:15:00
Today's definition was suggested by purpleman. Thank you purpleman. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-02-07: 21:21:00
Had fun with your definition today, purpleman! A rose for your good cartoon, James! (an aside for pupleman and Stevenson about a past verbot: You both noted that beefcant got votes but no comments. It was because most of the compliments I thought turned my face red! If you care to go back and take a look, I'm tickled pink to tell you I finally came up with one I could post!)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-08: 04:17:00
Smells like a rose or maybe a strawberry. Thanks Silveryaspen! ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-12-02: 13:05:00
Great word. Great etymology.

silveryaspen - 2008-12-02: 13:08:00
in the wrong box again! I'm flummboxed!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-27: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by purpleman. Thank you purpleman. ~ James

scrabbelicious - 2010-05-01: 13:17:00
What can I say, fools seldom differ. ;-)