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'How did you get your boyfriend to stop scratching his nuts?'

DEFINITION: v. To prevent someone from participating in an undesired activity by engaging them in another activity which makes it impossible to do the first. n. Two things cannot be done at the same time.

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Nulltitasking

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: null/tee/task/ing

Sentence: He got absolutely nothing accomplished once he began nulltitasking.

Etymology: null + multitasking

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COMMENTS:

Seems like it's time for an annulment- or at least some sort of annulitasking? - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-22: 18:50:00

Good word, though null and void where prohibited by law... - Nosila, 2008-05-22: 20:39:00

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Sublimatention

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: sub-lim-a-ten-shen

Sentence: Karen used sublimatention successfully to redirect Ron's focus from a bad behavior to a good one. Now, instead of nose mining in public, he cleans his glasses.

Etymology: subliminal: below the threshold of conscious perception + sublimate: direct energy from a socially improper behavior to an acceptable one + mate: spouse + attention: concentrated focus of the mind

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Engapability

Created by: melodydrama

Pronunciation: Ehn-gape-uh-bill-it-ee

Sentence: Whispering in her boyfriend's ear Jill discreetly distracted him, from the flat screen T.V. being carried outside the restaurant window, rendering him engapable.

Etymology: engage/engagement, incapability

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Rehabitulate

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) rē'kə-bĭch'ə-lāt'; (tr.v.) rē'kə-bĭch'ə-lā'shən

Sentence: In recent years, an effective form of rehabitulation for incessant smokers has proven to be non-stop eating -- doctors, however, are not convinced the disease isn't worse than the cure.

Etymology: re- = "again" + hab[it] + [cap]itulation = "the act of surrendering"

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Nice blend. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-22: 19:00:00

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Incompaticake

Created by: diyan627

Pronunciation: in cum pat eee cayk

Sentence: Barry is so dense...Nina plays incompaticake with him all the time to get him to stop doing things she doesn't like.

Etymology: incompatible + patty cake (game that would entertain a nearly primordial person :) The funny thing is, this is a real definition out there in Behavior Analysis Academia.. The real term for the technique is called Differential Reinforcement of Incompatible behaviors (DRI)

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COMMENTS:

wonderful etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-22: 13:38:00

Is incompaticake the same as wedding -cake? - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-22: 18:53:00

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Slyversionary

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sly ver shun ary

Sentence: Sandra kept Simon's activities on a short leash. Whenever he wanted to do something she did not approve of, she would create a slyversionary attack. For instance, major sporting events on television were missed because that darn tv "acted up again" or "the cable was out". How could he join his buddies hunting when his rifle and hunting license were not to be found anywhere? You get the picture, but Simon failed to notice the coincidence of these events.

Etymology: Sly (marked by skill in deception) & Diversionary (an attack calculated to draw enemy defense away from the point of the principal attack;a tactic that diverts attention)

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the best word today! Very sly! - splendiction, 2009-07-02: 21:21:00

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Subterguile

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: SUB - ter - gile

Sentence: Wilhelmena employed a two pronged game of subterguile on her couch potato fiance, Rutherford, first distracting him with alluring smiles and suggestions and then offering other options to lure him away from another weeked of non stop on-line gaming with his buddies on his computer.

Etymology: Blend of 'subterfuge' (A deceptive stratagem or device) and 'guile' (deceitful cunning)

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Resequentiate

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ree - see - quen - chee - ate

Sentence: When Lenny's behavior went off-track, Mona decided to resequentiate him.

Etymology: re (again, repeat, change) sequential (one at a time), suffix "tiate" (as in initiate, substantiate)

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Womanipulate

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: wooh man ipp yew layt

Sentence: Anytime the Honkers games were televised, she would use her considerable stache of lingerie to womanipulate the situation. Anything to prevent the new couch being covered with beer and pizza stains.

Etymology: woman, manipulate

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I wonder if lingerie works for Hockey as well...hmmm - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-22: 13:41:00

A good "dressing-down" often works! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-22: 18:46:00

A good "dressing-down" often works! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-22: 18:46:00

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Disattraction

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dis at trak shun

Sentence: Whenever Betsy was being quizzed by her skinflint husband, Cyril, about her spending, she would slip into a sexy nightie and make him forget about finances by being a big disattraction to him.

Etymology: Distraction (an entertainment that provokes pleased interest and distracts you from worries and vexations) & Attraction (the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-21: 00:00:01
Today's definition is inspired by the "Joy of Incompatible Behaviors". It's Amy Sutherland's secret weapon for dealing with people who have annoying habits which they can't seem to control. The secret is not to try to stop them, but rather get them on another track. See: "What Shamu Taught me About Life, Love and Marriage". Thanks Amy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-07-02: 00:00:01
Today's definition is inspired by the "Joy of Incompatible Behaviors". It's Amy Sutherland's secret weapon for dealing with people who have annoying habits which they can't seem to control. The secret is not to try to stop them, but rather get them on another track. See: "What Shamu Taught me About Life, Love and Marriage". Thanks Amy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-07-22: 01:14:00
Today's definition was suggested by amysutherland. Thank you amysutherland. ~ James