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'I can open this thing!'

DEFINITION: v., To strain with all your might in a desperate effort to open a sealed container, such as a jar of pickles. n., A small jar which cannot be opened.

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Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: CON-voh-lid

Sentence: Mack convolidded his body until he heard the popping release. But examining the pickles he discovered that the noise had come from his elbow.

Etymology: Convo(lute) + lid

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bryne tee zer

Sentence: Mason did not relish the brineteaser that Marsha had just given him. That jar of gherkins would take Herculean effort to open. He ran it under hot water and banged the lid with a knife, all to no avail. That lid was dilliberately stuck on for good. He had tried to be a dillagent, but if he thought that lid was coming off anytime soon, he was dilluded. When he dillvered the still-shut jar back to Marsha, she opened it first try. "You mustard loosened it for me, Mason!"

Etymology: Brine (a strong solution of salt and water used for pickling) & Teaser (a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct on BrainTeaser (A mentally challenging problem or puzzle)


mrskellyscl great word - mrskellyscl, 2010-02-25: 05:03:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: maw-choh-GOT-cha

Sentence: Having always considered himself to be very manly and virile, Hector's self confidence suffered a major case of machogotcha when he failed at all attempts to open the jar of pickles at the office picnic.

Etymology: Blend of 'macho' (an assertively virile, dominating, or domineering male) and 'gotcha' (the fact of having beeen caught or defeated)


artr Rolls off the tongue nicely - artr, 2008-09-26: 07:35:00

I like it. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-26: 18:17:00


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Created by: QuantumMechanic

Pronunciation: uh JAR uh Plex ee

Sentence: After trying to open the tiny jelly jar, his ajaroplexy left him red-faced and hungry.

Etymology: a- + jar (container) + -oplexy (from apoplexy, strain)

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Created by: looseball


Sentence: He looked so dang funny swartsnagering that jar of salsa.


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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: ress-el-vess-el

Sentence: No matter how hard Tony tried to wrestlevessel with the jar of pickle onions he could not manage get the lid off. His wife persuaded him to let her try and with a quick twist the seal was broken in no time, the grin on her face said it all but she insisted it was all in the wrist action.

Etymology: Wrestle(To grapple with, to overcome an opposing tendency or force) + Vessel(an object used to hold or contain something) = Wrestlevessel

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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: jahr-CHAH-chah

Sentence: Bob found himself totally in a jarchacha, when in front of Mrs Sanchez, who he wanted to emundorosape perfectly, even to her love of Latin-American dancing and body-building, he couldn't, despite straining every muscle, open a jar of gerkins.

Etymology: Blend of Jar & Cha-Cha


funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-26: 15:00:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Mawtch-o-lim-in-ayshun

Sentence: Failing to open the jar after four attempts Delbert suffered a bout of depressing macholimination.

Etymology: Macho + elimination

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: järzilə

Sentence: John is often called upon to do battle with jarzilla. His manhood is truly challenged when he can’t get a simple pickle jar open. The insult is even worse when his petite wife opens one with ease. He always claims he had it 90% open when she got it.

Etymology: jar (a wide-mouthed, cylindrical container made of glass or pottery, esp. one used for storing food.) + Godzilla (prehistoric monster featured in a series of Japanese films from 1955)

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: twist/zur/shun

Sentence: Joe's twenty minute twistertion with the mustard jar ended with him smashing it on the kitchen floor and angerily yelling, "I got the #@&^*ing jar open, honey."

Etymology: TWISTERTION - from TWIST (to cause to move with a rotary motion) + EXERTION (vigorous action, or effort)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-30: 04:21:00
Today's definition was suggested by Clayton. Thank you Clayton! ~ James'

petaj petaj - 2007-10-30: 09:11:00
That guy in the cartoon ought to have some droolpickles with all that effort.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-30: 11:38:00
Hey Petaj, Good idea! I have added some Pavlovian droolpickles. (You may need to reload to see the updated image.) ~ James

Kevcom - 2007-10-30: 15:39:00
Print it out! Print it out! Soooo Good just like the last!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-31: 00:56:00
Thanks Kevcom! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-31: 01:21:00
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petaj petaj - 2007-10-31: 04:20:00
The droolpickles look great. He must have been salivating in anticipation.

November - 2008-09-30: 07:53:00
or Ajarafarce Where the ending is also the word *farce • noun 1 a comic dramatic work or genre using buffoonery and horseplay and typically including ludicrously improbable situations. 2 an absurd event.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-25: 00:02:00
Today's definition was suggested by Clayton. Thank you Clayton. ~ James