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'All I had was a wooden brain...'

DEFINITION: n. A person who, using an example from their own life, steers people away from a line of speculation by reducing it to an absurdity. v. To dismantle a logical argument with piles of passionate incoherence.

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Foolluminati

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: f-loo-muh-Nah-tee

Sentence: "Emily, this is Dad. I only have a minute, so listen closely. Do you have a pencil and paper at hand?'' "No, Dad, but I'm at my computer, so go ahead." "Quickly. Turn it off now and keep it off for at least a week, so the system doesn't overheat. Don't you remember what I told you about machines:treat them with care and they'll never wear out; that computer will still be working when you're a grandmother." Although others may have been deeply shocked by this kind of advice, Emily replied "Yes, I understand; no problem...Dad." By the time Emily had put the phone down, she had already made up her mind to leave it off-the-hook for the next week, although she knew that he would try to contact her by telegram. Thankfully, after all, he was busy at the "Quill and Abacus Restoration Society's" annual meeting, and would after be attending the "Gaslighter's Guild" for a few days. At least, she consoled herself, she would be free for a little while from the inanities of this fatherly foolluminati. (last try: Sillustrator)

Etymology: FOOL: a silly or stupid person; a person who lacks judgment or sense. IILLUMINATI: People, or person, claiming to be unusually enlightened with regard to a subject

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COMMENTS:

love the way this sounds - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-25: 12:24:00

LOVE that word AND the "sentence" is hilarious! :) - lumina, 2008-06-25: 12:58:00

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Lamentor

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: lah-men-tor

Sentence: My lamentor warned me that if I didn't stop indulging my dark chocolate passion, I would end up as he used to be - a depraved chocoholic, selling my plasma and collecting discarded aluminum cans in order to get my next "fix".

Etymology: lament, mentor

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you lead a very colourful life purple - I always get a chuckle out of your sentences - Jabberwocky, 2007-04-18: 13:33:00

Oh dear. There goes the last vestige of normalcy I was clinging on to. By the way, don't bother searching Ebay for cow manure to feed your purple artichokes - apparently, cows don't poop anymore because there are no listings. - purpleartichokes, 2007-04-18: 15:10:00

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Dissqualifighter

Created by: jonobo

Pronunciation: diss - qualify - fighter ;)

Sentence: My dad was the hardest Dissqualifighter in the field.

Etymology: Diss (disrespect) + Disqualify + fighter = Dissqualifighter

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Tangentvangelist

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: tan/jent/van/jel/ist

Sentence: My sixth grade teacher was a tangentvangelist who answered every question with a reference to the black plague

Etymology: tangent + evangelist

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COMMENTS:

Probably the best use of "evangelist" outside occult circles (or should that be pentagrams?). - Bulletchewer, 2007-04-18: 12:14:00

playdohheart Good word. Also made me think of that SNL sketch, "In a vannn down by the rivvver". That guy was a tangentvangelist if anyone ever was. - playdohheart, 2007-04-18: 15:09:00

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Anecdontalist

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: an-eck-dohn-tul-ist

Sentence: for every hair brained sceme i came up with, grandpa had a story that would convince me to forget about it...he was a master anecdontalist

Etymology: anecdote, don't

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Clever anecdote! I hope you had a doting grandma, to counter-balance your donting grandpa. - wordmeister, 2007-04-18: 02:54:00

could be a long anecdonta list - galwaywegian, 2007-04-18: 05:10:00

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Nonsequinfer

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: non - SEC - win - fur

Sentence: When his daughter asked for a new computer and internet access Eldridge launched into a rambling, disjointed nonsequinfer based on his own life's experiences that not only left Lucretia disappointed and crying, but thoroughly confused as well.

Etymology: Blend of infer and non sequitur, 'an inference or a conclusion that does not follow from the premise.'

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nice blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-25: 12:25:00

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Disingenue

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: dis-in-jen-oo

Sentence: Doug really believes that by being a disingenue he can make people change their viewpoints.

Etymology: a contraction of "disingenuous" (not candid or sincere, typically by pretending that one knows less about something than one really does) and "ingenue" - a harmless, naive character

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Anecdoltal

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: anikdōltl

Sentence: He is known for his rambling anecdoltal stories. He doesn*t exactly win arguments, he just wears out people with exuberant drivel.

Etymology: anecdotal (not necessarily true or reliable, because based on personal accounts rather than facts or research) + dolt (a stupid person)

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mrskellyscl terrific! - mrskellyscl, 2009-11-04: 05:25:00

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Distracdoter

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /dɪsˈtɹækˌdoʊtɚ/

Sentence: In the hands of her sin-wat, a distracdote was not merely a foma, but a weapon of war.

Etymology: From distract + anecdote

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Sounds like a set-up for slaughterhouse five -- nice homage to kv. - wordmeister, 2007-04-18: 09:38:00

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Prehistorer

Created by: greenheatherbutterfly

Pronunciation: just say it as you see it.

Sentence: He had such prehistoric values in life, he was such a prehistorer!!!

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-18: 02:13:00
Today's definition was suggested by Kurt Vonnegut and first appeared in his novel Cat's Cradle.
Thank you Mr. Vonnegut! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-06-25: 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

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-11-04: 00:33:00
Today's definition was suggested by vonnegut. Thank you vonnegut. ~ James