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'Look at that big smile!'

DEFINITION: v. To have difficulty recognizing, and correctly interpreting, human facial expressions. n. A person who cannot read faces.

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Empaphy

Created by: mustilicor

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Sentence: While most people eventually overcome their ignorance of other's discomfort, for some this utter empaphy lingers indefinitely.

Etymology: empathy pronounced with the lisp of a small child

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COMMENTS:

Very creative. I tend to just mash words together, which gets old after awhile. - purpleartichokes, 2007-05-09: 19:57:00

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Myopique

Created by: pinwheel

Pronunciation: my/op/eek

Sentence: George decided that Polly was totally myopique when she misinterpreted his grimace of horror after showing him the dress she intended to wear to the party.

Etymology: myopic (short-sighted) + pique (emotional excitement or irritation)

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probably left her in a myopickle. - galwaywegian, 2007-05-09: 06:50:00

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Visagidiot

Created by: daisy

Pronunciation: vi-za-ji-di-it

Sentence: He can't seem to tell the difference between a cringe and a wink - he's a visagidiot!

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Antidisefacialism

Created by: Sharpedgeshurt

Pronunciation: Anti-Dys-uh-fa-shull-izm

Sentence: When Bob looked in to her eyes, he knew, or he thought he knew, by her smile, or was it a wince?, or a moan?--Actually, she was probably asleep--Anyway, Bob had antidisefacialism, and continued staring in to her sleeping face trying to figure out what it meant.

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Clueless

Created by: napster14

Pronunciation: klooless

Sentence: this guy is clueless

Etymology: clue...a sign...less...little

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Sneermiss

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: sneer-MIHS

Sentence: Alex sneermissed the girl in the bar, and left befuddled as to why he was drenched in mojito.

Etymology: sneer + miss (to rhyme with near-miss--in this case, it is literally nearly a miss, whereas "near-miss" usually means "near-hit".)

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Auspockling

Created by: thefreewheeler

Pronunciation: awe - spock ling

Sentence: You have to spell it out literally for Timmy--the damm freak has auspockle syndrom; that's right--he's auspcokling big time.

Etymology: "au" from autism. "spock" from Spock, the character whose Vulcan half rejects emotional, non-logical input.

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Wroxpression

Created by: grahaff

Pronunciation: rox presh in

Sentence: The man was such a wroxpression. Whenever he saw someone giggling he would say to them, "What is wrong."

Etymology: wrong (not correct or true) + expression (the look on someone's face that conveys a particular emotion)

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Faceilliterate

Created by: pifty

Pronunciation: fejsilitereit

Sentence: he's so faceilliterate that he can't even tell wheather she likes him or thinks he's an idiot!

Etymology: face, facial + illiterate

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Spragnolen

Created by: 711881

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-09: 02:26:00
Today's definition was inspired by Cory Doctorow's short story "I, Row-Boat", where a sentient, and very sensitive Row-Boat has some difficulty reading a woman's facial expressions. See the full story in Overclocked. Thank you Cory! ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-07-09: 02:49:00
MIENBLIND is very good- and far more cerebral than my entry. Good work, Ozziebob.

MaybeLater_x - 2008-08-19: 19:10:00
Visagenary is also a play on Imaginary, nay?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-11-25: 00:48:00
Today's definition was suggested by doctorow. Thank you doctorow. ~ James

ldikarev - 2012-09-06: 16:44:00

ldikarev - 2012-09-06: 16:45:00
Prosopagnosia -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosopagnosia Prosopagnosia (Greek: "prosopon" = "face", "agnosia" = "not knowing") is a disorder of fa