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'Yeah, I'm in heaven now.'

DEFINITION: n. A harmless untruth, intended to comfort simple souls. v. To use a little bit a fiction to smooth over the perplexities and complexities of life.

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Patricoddle

Created by: Sed8ed

Pronunciation: pa-tree-cod-el

Sentence: Joe found it easier to patricoddle the man who accosted him daily from the alley asking for two bits, rather than being rude and scaring him away.

Etymology: patri from patronize + coddle (to pamper, or whatever you like) = patricoddle

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Lieology

Created by: lingualx

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Prevaricreation

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: pre VARE uh cree AY shun

Sentence: When Sara asked if she were ever going to have a baby brother or sister, her mother was ready for the question. She told Sara a little prevaricreation about how she was "so special that God only gives out one like you every once in a while." Well, actually, that was kind of true, if by "special" one meant "insufferable," "obnoxious," "time-sucking," and/or "über-bratty."

Etymology: prevarication (n.: a statement that deviates from the truth; a fib) + create

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Good one - Nosila, 2009-11-03: 01:09:00

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Coddlie

Created by: WhiteRhino

Pronunciation: Cod-ell-eye

Sentence: She told a coddlie to keep him pacified.

Etymology: Coddle, lie

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Inakurt

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: inn ah kurt

Sentence: the statement was inakurt but onne understood the gut feeling

Etymology: inaccurate, Kurt

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Fibrication

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fibrəkāshən

Sentence: Where did I come from? What happened to fluffy? Does this dress look good on me? What do you think of my artwork? Do you love me? Questions like these can spark fibrication.

Etymology: fib (a lie, typically an unimportant one) + fabrication (invent or concoct (something), typically with deceitful intent)

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Mindgrout

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: MIND-Grrr-OUT!

Sentence: Life is depressing- there can be no doubt . But a blow from a mallet won’t sort it all out. Truth can be awkward, And bullshit can calm… So break out the MINDGROUT It’s a pretty cheap balm!

Etymology: MIND:recollection, memory,the element or complex of elements in an individual that feels, perceives, thinks, wills, and especially reasons; Middle English, from Old English gemynd; akin to Old High German gimunt memory, Latin ment-, mens mind, monēre to remind, warn, Greek menos spirit, mnasthai, mimnēskesthai to remember....... GROUT: thin mortar used for filling spaces (as the joints in masonry), any of various other materials used for a similar purpose; Middle English, coarse meal, from Old English grūt; akin to Old English grēot grit 1638

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metrohumanx http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail.html - metrohumanx, 2009-11-02: 01:49:00

Welcome back, metropoet! - Nosila, 2009-11-02: 09:30:00

metrohumanx Thanks, Wordforge! - metrohumanx, 2009-11-03: 02:16:00

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Love

aditisharma

Created by: aditisharma

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Mythinformed

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: miθinfôrmd

Sentence: Sally spent most of her childhood mythinformed. The stork*s role in child delivery, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, Santa, were just some of the tall tales her mother fed her. As she grew up and these fibs unraveled her mother replaced them with others, Trickle-Down Economics, Aunt Flo, **a good education will get you a good job**, Social Security and Reality TV to name a few. Now as an adult she she is more confused than ever, but that*s OK. She has 8,000 real friends and a farm and fish to take care of on Facebook.

Etymology: myth (a traditional story, esp. one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events) misinformed (given false or inaccurate information)

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good word - splendiction, 2009-11-02: 23:12:00

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Fabriplacate

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fab-ri-pley-keyt

Sentence: Sometimes people just can't handle the truth so sometimes it is easier to fabriplacate them with a little white lie.

Etymology: fabricate (to fake; forge) + placate (calm, appease)

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ErWenn - 2007-04-16: 08:00:00
Best verbotoon ever. So it goes, buddy, so it goes.

ErWenn - 2007-04-16: 08:20:00
Just noticed what was written on the typewriter. Ha!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-16: 15:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by Kurt Vonnegut and first appeared in his novel Cat's Cradle.
Thank you Mr. Vonnegut! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-16: 15:12:00
RE: "Best Verbotoon Ever" Thanks ErWenn! However I must say it was all inspired by KV himself. So it goes... ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-17: 16:11:00
See the top 4 words of the day at Yeah, I'm in heaven now ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-06-23: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Kurt Vonnegut and first appeared in his novel Cat's Cradle.
Thank you Mr. Vonnegut! ~ James

wurdless - 2008-07-12: 15:23:00
Vonnegut is cool!

reverb - 2008-07-12: 15:31:00
cat's cradle rocks

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-11-02: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by vonnegut. Thank you vonnegut. ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-11-02: 01:42:00
Live it or live WITH it!