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'You can't fool me. You're fake yawning.'

DEFINITION: v., To yawn or sigh repeatedly in an effort to subtly communicate one's lack of interest in the current conversation. n., A series of long, exasperated, and often escalating sighs indicating extreme boredom.

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Hohumdrumming

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ho/hum/drum/ing

Sentence: Whenever a conversation got boring Stu would begin a chorus of ho hums which quickly escalated into a rythmic beat of hohumdrumming.

Etymology: ho hum + humdrum + drumming

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Beat out that rythm on the tung. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-10: 07:01:00

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Borishassity

Created by: wjames

Pronunciation: bor-ish-ass-ity

Sentence: George's maddening, overt, borishassity while his wife Jane tried to tell him about her day's work adventures, ended when Jane unexpectedly stuffed a sock in his mouth.

Etymology: borish= act of being a bore, ass= (need I say more)

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COMMENTS:

Strong and natural! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-15: 21:44:00

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Yawnui

Created by: Boomertoo

Pronunciation:

Sentence: He struggled to suppress the yawnui induced by the unending series of speakers at the graduation.

Etymology:

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COMMENTS:

Good one! :D - Lolagrrl, 2007-10-19: 11:03:00

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Monotonotice

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: muh-NOT-n-noh-tis

Sentence: Whenever Elwood became bored with a conversation he would issue a monotonotice, usually in the form of repeated and exaggerated yawns.

Etymology: Blend of 'monotony' (wearisome uniformity or lack of variety) and 'notice' (to give notice to; serve with a notice)

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COMMENTS:

Good one! - TJayzz, 2008-09-09: 06:37:00

Mo-No-TO-No-Nice! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-10: 07:00:00

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Sighlencing

Created by: Navalon

Pronunciation: sigh-lens-ing

Sentence: It was around 15 minutes into Mindy's riveting tale about her grocery exploits that John began his repeated attempts at sighlencing her seemingly unstoppable barrage of words.

Etymology: To sigh with the effect of silencing another.

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COMMENTS:

good word - Nosila, 2008-09-09: 19:24:00

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Napathy

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: nap/a/thee

Sentence: Body stretches, yawning and running on the spot are sure signs of napathy.

Etymology: nap + apathy

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COMMENTS:

MrDave2176 I used this word in my sentence before i read you entered it here. Good word! - MrDave2176, 2007-10-15: 10:13:00

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-15: 21:40:00

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Sighage

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: sahy/age

Sentence: We all unconsciously use sighage to politely and subtlely let those who we are talking to, know we are totally bored with the topic of conversation.

Etymology: SIGHAGE noun - from SIGH (to let out one's breath audibly from weariness) + SIGNAGE (sign, or symbol; the use of signs and symbols)

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Sighborespace

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sye bor space

Sentence: Anne had really looked forward to this party. It was a mixer at the University, designed to introduce students and staff to each other. Being an Arts Major, she was naturally drawn to those gents of similar minds. A handsome, albeit serious-looking young man had caught her eye and offered her a drink. She was delighted and after accepting the glass of wine had asked him about his faculty (Nuclear Physics)and his hobbies. Big Mistake. Turns out Jim T. Kirk (his real name) was a Star Trekkie. Not just a mindless follower, but President of the local Chapter and organizer of the Annual Star Trek Convention. It was like a religion to him and when she made the error of asking him how he got into it, he told her e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. How his Dad was a Trekkie and how he was sure his Mother was really a Vulcan. How there were Klingons amoung us dressed like Earthlings.(On that point, she had to agree.) He went on ad nauseum and Anne felt paralysed (Phasers on Stunned) and could not escape. She yawned and sighed and acted as though she were in Sighborespace. Guys like Jim T. Kirk hover in their own orbit, so he did not notice. How could she beam herself up and escape the entire narration of Episode 27? Oh, to be the disposable crew member in each episode...how she envied them. Hoping the mixer, or the destruction of the earth, would end soon, she heard the words of Scotty (in her head) in his Scottish burl say, "Cap'n, She'll nay go any faster!" At that point she knew, that all Jim T. Kirk and his ilk took up in School was Space!

Etymology: Sigh (an utterance made by exhaling audibly; a sound like a person sighing;heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily) & Bore (cause to be bored;tired of the world;uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence)

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COMMENTS:

It computes - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-10: 07:02:00

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Innuyawndo

Created by: jmckays

Pronunciation: in-yu-yawn-doh

Sentence: I was putting as much innuyawndo into the conversation as I could, but she just couldn't seem to understand that I could care less about how her day went.

Etymology: innuendo; yawn; crescendo;

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COMMENTS:

good one - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-15: 15:51:00

Nice use of innuendo! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-15: 21:41:00

petaj if you added crescendo to your etymology that would tie in nicely with the escalating sighs. - petaj, 2007-10-16: 09:06:00

thanks to petaj for the ent. suggest. - jmckays, 2007-10-16: 11:26:00

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Boresigh

Created by: parm289

Pronunciation: boar - sigh

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Etymology: boredom + sigh

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-15: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram and Pseudonym. Were you two talking to each other when this idea popped into your heads? Thank you remistram and Pseudonym! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-10: 00:13:00
Today's definition was suggested by Pseudonym. Thank you Pseudonym. ~ James