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DEFINITION: The feeling you get when fate plays a stupid little trick on you, just to remind you that life isn't fair.

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Created by: Nettle

Pronunciation: in-kon-STRAY-shun

Sentence: To Percy's great inconstration, the cat knocked his glass of cola onto his carefully-completed passport application form.

Etymology: In as a negatory + contentment + frustration = inconstration

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Created by: Nicked

Pronunciation: ser' en dem' mon tee

Sentence: When I typed the final keystroke on my thesis and jubilantly threw up my hands thereby sending my laptop crashing to the floor broken beyond repair, I knew serendemonty was at work.

Etymology: "sere____ty" from serendipity--"the ability of making fortunate discoveries by accident" "demon" from demon--"an evil spirit"

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Created by: graypenguin

Pronunciation: re-al-i-trick

Sentence: He was up all night writing that paper only to realize that his printer was out of ink. One of life's cruel little realitricks...

Etymology: reality + trick

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Created by: Hyperion

Pronunciation: In-im-ist-a-tion. I'm not very experienced with pronunciation guides, but I hope that helps...

Sentence: She felt utter despair at the inimistation that Destiny has dealt her today.. When would this day end?

Etymology: An amalgamation of the Latin word for unfair and the Greek word for fate, in the a vague sort of way. It is also related to inimical, with station referring to a place in life. The description continues in the Comments section of this Verboticism.


I hope this qualifies... The spelling's a little odd, though... - Hyperion, 2007-09-09: 08:34:00

I've changed the spelling of the word, and refined its meaning. Continuing on the description... Therefore, it means both an unfair fate and a part of life that's bad for you, as well as a feeling of inimicality in relation to the world and frustration with it. Clever, huh? - Hyperion, 2007-09-09: 08:53:00


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Created by: FreeToys

Pronunciation: murf' - smak

Sentence: Those contributors expecting obedience from the usual candidates are about to get a Murphsmack from Ron Paul

Etymology: Murphy's Law / Smackdown

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Created by: brankoz

Pronunciation: MURF-imm-eyezd

Sentence: Ed McMahon just knocked on my door ... to ask when my neighbor would be home. It made me feel quite murphimized

Etymology: adjective, from the murphy guy that wrote all those "life sucks" laws

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Created by: earljw

Pronunciation: DAY-e-trik

Sentence: I had an overwhelming sense of deitrick when I realized I was late for an interview and my car wouldn't start.

Etymology: deity + trick

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Created by: apathy42




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Created by: Poeiden

Pronunciation: fa-tal

Sentence: Ever had that fatel feeling every time something screws up your life?

Etymology: fate + fatal


It's a nice word, but I would expect that in everyday use the pronunciation wouldn't be distinct enough from 'fatal' to be entirely satisfactory. - Nettle, 2007-09-07: 08:52:00

ITS a bit good but its too relevant to the word 'fatal' , you kno wat i mean? - RachelPhillipson2007, 2007-09-08: 08:03:00

Yeah, I know what you mean - Poeiden, 2007-09-08: 09:28:00


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Created by: Jeaneai

Pronunciation: Mirf-oh-late-id

Sentence: Janine felt so murpholated when her shatterproof vase fell right on the linoleum floor and, you guessed it, shattered completely.

Etymology: From Murphy's Law, which is basically that everything that can go wrong will.

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FreeToys - 2007-09-07: 06:59:00

FreeToys - 2007-09-07: 06:59:00
dang, asleep again

RachelPhillipson2007 - 2007-09-08: 08:00:00
aw im last

Delilah - 2007-09-09: 16:24:00
The only way to truly beat this thing is to switch to cereal for breakfast. lol!