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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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Simplifictionalize

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: simp - le - fik - shun - all - iz

Sentence: Since Sally couldn't quite explain the circumstances of her whereabouts, she decided to simplictionalize her story. She felt that it took out the complexity of the situation and put it into a scenario that was better understandable by her family.

Etymology: simplify, fictionalize

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Flubbish

Created by: mac33

Pronunciation: flub-bish

Sentence: "Fluffy's in Cat Heaven now," she said to little Susie, feeling guilty for feeding her child such blatant flubbish.

Etymology: flub - an instance of botching or bungling; failure (here failure to tell the painful truth) rubbish - nonsense (UK)

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Placifier

Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: plah-sih-fie-er

Sentence: Tom told a placifier when he told his aging mother that he was dating again.

Etymology: placid + pacifier

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COMMENTS:

Congratulations on your overall weekly win last week! Some great words!! - Stevenson0, 2007-04-16: 12:53:00

missed this one the first time round - glad I still had a vote left - great word - Jabberwocky, 2007-04-18: 09:08:00

Thanks guys. I'm having hard time with the words this week but you guys are kicking butt! - jedijawa, 2007-04-20: 17:09:00

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Pacifib

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: pass-i-fib

Sentence: Mommy quickly crafted a pacifib when Nora noticed that Goldie was not in her bowl one day after school. She put the little princess on her lap, gave her a hug, and told her a wonderful tale about how Goldie was invited to go with her fish friends to the Wild Water Kingdom instead of admitting that it went belly up and was flushed down the toilet. Nora, an especially precocious five year old wasn't buying it. She became inconsolable and made Mommy take her to the pet store immediately for a new fish.

Etymology: pacify: to calm, mollify or make peaceful + fib: insignificant or childish lie

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COMMENTS:

artr Cute word! - artr, 2009-11-02: 11:27:00

great word! - mweinmann, 2009-11-03: 07:51:00

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Placebalm

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: PLUH-CEE-BALM

Sentence: I told the panic-stricken crowd that all would be well. It was only a PLACEBALM, but it was sorely needed.

Etymology: PLACEBO-a harmless sugar pill which can have theraputic results. BALM- a soothing salve or oinment.

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COMMENTS:

Very pleasant word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-24: 08:12:00

Hehehe lol! GREAT create! ;) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-25: 14:14:00

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Santootheastorkfairbunnyism

Created by: Sharpedgeshurt

Pronunciation: San-tooth-eest-oark-fayr-buh-nee-izm

Sentence: "I don't care, I'm still not using sleeping pills." The insomniac argued when told by the receptionist that he wouldn't be able to get an appointment with the Sand Man because he was a santootheastorkfairbunnyism.

Etymology: First used in mid 1980's during a drunken round of "Say-all-the-fictional-childhood-characters-that-visit-your-house, in-one-breath game." It has rarely been used since.

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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Salvoment

Created by: emmyb2

Pronunciation: sal-vo-mint

Sentence: I'm not feeling bad about that lie; it was just a small salvoment, meant to ease my mother's pain.

Etymology: salv-save ment-lie

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Comments:

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!