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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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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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Tonsiltatious

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: ton-sil-tay-shis

Sentence: Doug was quite tonsiltatious in his response to Rachel's monologue

Etymology: the ostentatious display of one's tonsils

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Monotonote

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: mo-NOT-oh-note

Sentence: Whenever Gerard became bored with a conversation he would 'send' a monotonote, usually in the form of repeated and exaggerated yawns.

Etymology: Blend of 'monotony' (wearisome uniformity or lack of variety) and 'note' (give attention or heed to)

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Borescode

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: bors-cohd

Sentence: he would use borescode to signal to his partner that he needed rescuing from a dull converstion...3 sighs, 3 yawns, 3 sighs and she knew she had to quickly SMS him, then when his phone beeped he would politely excuse himself and make his getaway.

Etymology: bores, morse code

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Sighgnal

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: si-gnal

Sentence: As Andrea droned on about her film class, Mark began to drift. he sighgnaled her repeatedly but she, rapt in her subject, was undeterred. Mark's subtle napathy was ignored. napathy: to pretend to sleep in an attempt to signal disinterest.

Etymology: sigh + (si)gnal

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COMMENTS:

we must both be napathetic - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-15: 15:55:00

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Yawnotonous

Created by: crmow

Pronunciation: yaw-NOT-n-uh-s

Sentence: Listening to the insurance salesman pitch his product became very yawnotonous.

Etymology: yawn + monotonous

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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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Repetitediyawn

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ripetətēdēyôn

Sentence: Despite her coworkers repetitediyawns, Gloria didn’t get that she was boring them to tears.

Etymology: repetitive (containing or characterized by repetition) + tedium (the state of being tedious) + yawn (involuntarily open one’s mouth wide and inhale deeply due to tiredness or boredom)

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Lassisnooze

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: lass-i-snooze

Sentence: Carole had long passed napathy and was now deeply lassisnoozing through the presentation.

Etymology: lassitude + snooze

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Fascigh

Created by: MadTripper

Pronunciation: fuh-sahy

Sentence: Although the 4 girls appeared interested in the story about my spiritless dog, I could tell they were truly attempting to fascigh and were ready for me to end my ramblings.

Etymology: Facade Sigh

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COMMENTS:

You are our inspiration. YAWN. - fourgirls, 2007-10-15: 11:18:00

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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