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DEFINITION: n. A chronic slow talker, who plods relentlessly, even when everyone else has figured out what they are trying to say. v. To talk in a painfully slow manner.

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Insomniyack

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: in/som/ni/yak

Sentence: Chris was a motivational speaker at sleep deprivation conferences - his sessions always sold out first

Etymology: insomnia + yack

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erasmus I likes this one. - erasmus, 2007-03-02: 10:39:00

thanks erasmus - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-02: 10:46:00

when i need to sleep its hard to decide between an imsomniyak and a saidative - rikboyee, 2007-03-02: 17:06:00

petaj I've found tranquspielizers quite effective. - petaj, 2007-03-02: 20:19:00

Narcotalks work too! - Discoveria, 2007-03-02: 21:35:00

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Lowgear

Created by: josje

Pronunciation: lowgear

Sentence: Just let him talk, he is talking in lowgear

Etymology: low and gear as in gearbox

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Sprechenlager

Created by: catgrin

Pronunciation: shprek-en-lah-ger

Sentence: I'm sorry I'm late! Some sprechenlager at the DMV kept me there for two hours while he explained why it's bad to run a red light!

Etymology: Take off on the German for "speak"="sprechen" + "lag" meaning "to delay" + "er" which is the ending for changing a verb into a personal noun in German

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Romchronicdum

Created by: rickki

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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Snailocution

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: snay lo kew shun

Sentence: Sheldon Sluggdon spoke very slowly, in fact his snailocution was famous. As a result, people avoided him, because it took him so long to talk about anything. People were astounded when he got his job as a lecturer at the college. If you were unlucky enough to end up in his class, your education would take much longer, but you would be able to catch up on your sleep!

Etymology: Snail (very slow-moving gastropod) & Elocution (a manner of speaking involving control of voice and gesture)

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COMMENTS:

up to your usual standard :) - galwaywegian, 2009-09-22: 10:22:00

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Blahguy

Created by: paintergrl1313

Pronunciation: Blah-guy

Sentence: That blahguy is so slow.

Etymology: blah+ guy

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Treaclespeaker

Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: Tree-cull-spee-curr

Sentence: The lecturer's voice was like honey: smooth, sweet, and thick. By the end of the hour the treaclespeaker had lulled half the class to sleep.

Etymology: Treacle + speak. Treacle is sort of a sugary substance that doesn't flow very well (viscous).

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I'm going to use this word - very clever Discoveria - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-02: 10:31:00

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Multisyllabadroner

Created by: crazymuso

Pronunciation:

Sentence: He was a multisyllabadroner - it took him 3 hours to tell me what the time was, whilst I was looking at his watch.

Etymology: Multi + syllable + drone

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Dallygabber

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: dal/ly/gab/ber

Sentence: It took Frank, a classic dallygabber, three minutes to say what most people could in thirty seconds. It became so frustrating that everyone was finishing his sentences for him.

Etymology: dally + gab + gabber

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COMMENTS:

Is the Dalai Lama a dallygabber? - porsche, 2007-03-02: 10:30:00

I suspect the Dalai Lama is a dilly dallying dallgabber. - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-02: 10:33:00

oops I meant a dilly dallying dallygabber - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-02: 10:34:00

A dillying dallygabber? I guess he would go on, and on, and on... Which might be good, unless it was all talk and no action. - wordmeister, 2007-03-02: 10:50:00

I think this has become a silly dilly dallying dallygabber discourse. - Stevenson0, 2007-03-02: 17:54:00

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Borator

Created by: iwasatripwire

Pronunciation: bore-ate-er

Sentence:

Etymology: bore+orator

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COMMENTS:

Good word!! - Stevenson0, 2007-03-02: 17:56:00

petaj Yes, A boring speaker at a function for the make-glorious benefit of Kazakhstan! - petaj, 2007-03-02: 20:06:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-03-02: 00:00:01
Today's definition was suggested by Stevenson0.
Thank you Stevenson0! ~ James

BMott - 2007-03-09: 00:10:00
Loved this one!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-09-22: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Stevenson0. Thank you Stevenson0. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-09-22: 07:12:00
Hey Verbotomists, Jasper Fforde is sending us signed copy of The Eyre Affair for the top writer this week. I guess Fforde did not want to see his heroine, Thursday Next, trapped in verbalaze of boratoric snailocution. ~ James