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DEFINITION: v. To send out confused or conflicting signals when driving or dating. n. A person who signals their intentions to do one thing, then does something else completely different.

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Misleadership

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: mis-lee-der-ship

Sentence: Janet thinks she is such a great boss that she deserves the title of Miss Leadership. Her staff thinks it should more like misleadership. Her action plan has more switchbacks than a mountain road in Peru.

Etymology: mislead (tend to deceive) + leadership (a person who guides or directs a group)

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Enigmathick

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: enn igg math ik

Sentence: her style of driving and dating was a trifle enigmathick, leaving a series of overheated wrecks in her wake as she careered through life.

Etymology: enigmatic, thick

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COMMENTS:

Galwaywegian, Great create! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-24: 06:56:00

It lilts and with the great blending is fun to lisp into the last syllable. Wonderful etymology and word! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-24: 12:32:00

She needs her license revoked! - Nosila, 2009-04-24: 22:04:00

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Gostopper

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Whenever I am with her it's like all the lights are green but she always turns out to be a gostopper.

Etymology: go + stop

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Semidiotic

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: sem-id-ee-ott-ick

Sentence: Lars was given a dishonourable discharge after the disaster of the destroyer. He semaphored that it was going about, so the container ship changed course and the destroyer crashed into its hull and promptly sank to the bottom of the channel, leaving the crew swimming for their lives. His discharge papers cited his semidiotics as the reason for his dismissal.

Etymology: semiotics + idiots

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COMMENTS:

Don't you love a man in uniform?? Or in Lars' case, out of it! - Nosila, 2009-04-24: 22:01:00

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Pheromoans

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ferrow mowns

Sentence: The pheromoans he was sending out were confusing, treating her like a lifelong partner in all the wrong ways

Etymology: pheromones moans

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Seductshun

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sed uk shuhn

Sentence: Victims of her bizarre seductshun techniques never knew whether they were coming or going.

Etymology: seduction shun

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Datenswitch

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: date-inz-wich

Sentence: I thought the evening was going well until Magda suddenly turned into the wicked Datenswitch. That's what I get for picking up girls at my Conflicting Singles Group.

Etymology: Bait-n-Switch; witch

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COMMENTS:

Apt and Clever. Great Pun! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-26: 20:21:00

DrWebsterIII great word & brilliant sentence - DrWebsterIII, 2009-05-01: 00:20:00

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Misbraken

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: miss-break-en

Sentence: The charming, alluring, Miss Taken; Was the queen of mis'cue'munication. She'd flirt and invite, Then she'd feint to the right. You could say that she was misbraken.

Etymology: Miss: young lady + mistaken: error in judgment + brake: to slow or to stop; dampen, hinder.

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COMMENTS:

Clever Limerick. Fun word plays. Double Great Verbotomies! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-24: 12:34:00

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Moxiemoron

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mok see mor on

Sentence: Raoul was a moxiemoron when it came to matters of driving and courtship. He wanted to get married, but picked women who didn't. He wanted to get his driver's license, but failed to pass his test, because he did not study the highway code. Was he doomed to always spend his life with just a learner's license? Not quite qualified and driving the wrong way on the one way street of love?

Etymology: Moxie (fortitude and determination) & Oxymoron (conjoining contradictory terms) & Moron (a person of subnormal intelligence)

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Zigwag

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: zigwag

Sentence: Some say that Buddy was affected by being the runt of the litter. Some say he was dropped on his head. Whatever the case, the wiring in his brain is clearly crossed up. He will snarl viciously as he licks your face and in a ugly case of zigwag, will wag his tail happily while he tries to bite your fingers. The only thing that keeps this behavior from being dangerous is the fact that this chihuahua mix is about the size of a large mouse.

Etymology: zigzag (a line or course having abrupt alternate right and left turns) + (tail) wag (move or cause to move rapidly to and fro)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-24: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by memyselfandbo who was thinking of those irritating drivers who make left turns without signaling, or worse putting out the wrong signals. And I agree. When you're cruising, there's nothing more annoying than someone who sending out mixed signals. Thank you memyselfandbo. ~ James

Biscotti - 2009-04-24: 00:15:00
Awesome definition! I agree that these same drivers frustrate me as well James! Great work to both you and memyselfandbo! Very creative and fun!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-24: 10:33:00
Thanks for sending a clear signal! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-11-08: 00:15:00
Today's definition was suggested by memyselfandbo. Thank you memyselfandbo. ~ James