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'Come on! You must be pregnant...'

DEFINITION: v., To enthusiastically congratulate a woman on her pending motherhood, only to be told that you are mistaken. n., The dashed expectations and pregnant silence that follows mistaken congratulations.

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Faterring

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: fat err ring

Sentence: if he had fathere half as many children as he had faterred, he could have had his own republiv

Etymology: fat erring, fathering

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Pregnonsee

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: preg-non-see

Sentence: Jack's biggest gaffe happened when he congratulated his boss's wife on her pregnancy, but it was a pregnonsee.

Etymology: pregnancy: to be pregnant + non: not + see

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good one - Nosila, 2010-04-01: 16:34:00

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Erroraparent

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: er or ap per rant

Sentence: Trust Richard Dufus to say to the boss' wife at a party that she looked pregnant, when she wasn't. You could always count on him to make an erroraparent comment. He only ever opened his mouth to change feet. As if that remark did not endear him enough, he spied a person with lots of make-up, jewellery, a fancy wig and gaudy outfit on his way to the bar. When he asked the boss' mother what her Drag Queen name was and which drag bar she worked in, he found himself looking for another line of work...

Etymology: Error (mistake) & A Parent (someone who has offspring)/ Apparent (clearly apparent or obvious to the mind or senses) & WordPlay on Heir Apparent (an heir whose right to an inheritance cannot be defeated if that person outlives the ancestor)

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artr Richard is aparently good at erroronious assumptions. - artr, 2010-04-01: 07:00:00

To err is human, but not in his case! Cheers & Happy Easter - Nosila, 2010-04-01: 16:36:00

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Immaculatemisconception

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: i/mak/yuh/liti/mak/yuh/lit

Sentence: When Joe innocently and mistakingly mistook twenty extra pounds on the wife of his boss and congratulated her for "the baby on the way", it was truly an immaculatemisconception.

Etymology: IMMACULATE (blameless) + MISCONCEPTION (A mistaken thought, idea, or notion; a misunderstanding)

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COMMENTS:

Love it. - lumina, 2008-11-04: 01:33:00

metrohumanx .....and a lesson for us all. Good work,Steverino! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-04: 09:09:00

nice - galwaywegian, 2008-11-04: 09:22:00

Good one. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-05: 15:56:00

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Falsefestiprego

Created by: kingdio

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Mark's falsefestiprego led him to serious hurt when the non-pregnant mammoth of a woman sat on him.

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Mistorken

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Mis-stork-en

Sentence: Zak was totally mistorken when he asked Angela when the baby was due. He realised his mistake when he saw the look of horror on her husband's face and noticed the stoney silence that followed, and knew that she had just eaten too many pies.

Etymology: Mistaken(incorrect,an error) + Stork(a long-legged bird associated with pregnancy and birth) = Mistorken

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metrohumanx Verrrrry clever, Big M! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-04: 09:07:00

metrohumanx BIG Mistork! Humble pies for ZAK! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-04: 09:11:00

heh - galwaywegian, 2008-11-04: 09:22:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-04: 10:33:00

libertybelle i love it!! - libertybelle, 2008-11-05: 09:46:00

terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-05: 15:43:00

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Falsguestation

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: Falls + Gess + Tay + Shun

Sentence: I hadn't seen Cheryl in a few years. It was a magical evening, our sorority sister reunion couldn't be more special. We had great food, wonderful weather poolside, listening to one of our favorite college bands. I was so eager to talk to Cheryl, relive old times and catch up on news. "Pink or blue, when is it due?", I gaily sung, as I approached my obviously pregnant friend. She wheeled around, glaring at me and retorted "Wow, I must have gained more than I realized." "I have been unable to have children, Lindsey". I was totally mortified by my falsguestation.

Etymology: The word "false" (meaning wrong, not true) starts off this word, joined by most of the word "guess" (to expect, believe or suppose)and finally, the word "gestation" is added (the period of time a baby is carried in the womb, pregnancy)

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metrohumanx Great word. The story smacks of reality. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-04: 09:07:00

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Blimpstaken

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Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Blimp ms taken

Sentence: Blimpstaken for the fifth time today, Tom pondered why circumstances, (he preferred to accuse Lady Destiny) thrust him towards lactating females who were not in fact lactating. He then wondered if his constant blimpstakes was his psyche trying to tell him something... he looked at his wife, shuddered, and turned over. Thank God for birth control! The next morning his wife was to exclaim that she was pregnant, and when confronted by an agonized Tom she admitted she had been off the pill for months, that she was tired of people coming up to her with congratulations for an non-existent pregnancy. "To say 'yes, thank you very much' for once, Tom! How wonderful that would make me feel!"

Etymology: Blimp (bloated) & mistaken (in error)

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poor baby!! - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-04: 13:01:00

metrohumanx Inspired ! Bravo! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-06: 23:49:00

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Preggersgoof

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: PREG-guhs-GOOF

Sentence: Bob's chances for future promotion looked rather bleak when his preggersgoof, congratulating his boss's wife on her impending motherhood, turned to profound embarassment; for she, without a pregnant pause, told him that he was speaking from a misconception; and that, furthermore, both she and her husband were dinks- and intended to stay that way!

Etymology: Etymology: PREGGERS: Slang for pregnant & GOOF: to commit a faux pas or fault.

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metrohumanx Hahaha....good one, O-bob! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-04: 09:04:00

nice to say - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-04: 13:00:00

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Confatulate

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: kun-fa-chu-late

Sentence: Not knowing that she was in her third trimester of eating lunch at Burger King, Bob confatulated Sue on what appeared to be evidence of her pending motherhood.

Etymology: congratulate, fat

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COMMENTS:

This one is spot on! Hard to top. - Redrover, 2007-12-13: 08:54:00

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-13: 16:12:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-13: 00:30:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang Thank you Mustang ~ James

silveryaspen - 2007-12-13: 14:19:00
very nice play on words ... but the meaning could be mistaken for a man's padded belly while playing Santa.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-01: 00:02:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James

rickki - 2011-02-05: 18:22:00
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