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DEFINITION: n., The shock and embarrassment felt after innocently implying that you are much younger, only to discover that everyone actually knows how old you really are. v., To be embarrassed when caught lying about your age.

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Top verboticism of the day created by logarithm

Pronunciation: ehm-bae-rej

Sentence: Imagine the embarragement Julie had at her surprise birthday party organised by her colleagues, when the number of candles on the cake correctly indicating her true age of 45, but all the while she has been telling them she was only thirty-something.

Etymology: 1) Embarrass: cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious. 2) Age: grow old or older.

Created by: logarithm.

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(Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Crimsenescence: /KRIM-si-NES-uht/ When celebrating a surprize birthday party with her twin brother, Roxie's friends found out that they were not identical: he was forty-five and she was only thirty-one! Despite her candleblush, crimsenescence and muttonrouge, she quickly explained to all and sundry, "I never forgotten my age - once I decided what it was to be!" Etymology: CRIMSENESCENCE: Blend of CRIMSON: reddened, red-faced, flushed & SENESCENCE: growing; old,aging. CANDLE: (the number of) as a symbol of age on a birthday cake & BLUSH: To become red in the face through embarassment. MUTTONROUGE: as in "mutton done up as lamb;" Rouge: as in red for embarrasment. Also a play on, or antonym of, the "Moulin Rouge." Created by: OZZIEBOB.

Yodaling: /yoda-ling/ His yodaling was heard for miles when he was outed at his 90th birthday. Etymology: yoda + yodeling Created by: porsche.


Funny! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-05: 16:23:00

wow nice combo - purpleman, 2008-02-05: 19:11:00

Chagrinamite: /cha-GRIN-a-myt/ Betty's chagrinamite was obvious behind her wrinkled facade. Etymology: chagrin + mite Created by: DaddyNewt.


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-05: 00:55:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-02-05: 06:56:00
Had so much fun with your definition remistram! All kinds of related verboticisms popped into my mind, some of which I couldn't resist putting in my sentence as I sat here laughing out loud. Everyone's great creations made me laugh more. Fun definition!

ErWenn - 2008-02-05: 10:09:00
I've made it a point to let my friends know that on my birthday cake, I expect one candle for every year of my age. (Next is the big three-oh.) You can't stop getting older, so you might as well enjoy the fire hazard that your birthday cake is slowly becoming.

remistram - 2008-02-05: 12:05:00
Can relate - turned the big 4-0 in January....ack!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-06: 07:14:00
Yes the fires are getting bigger ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-11-28: 14:10:00
Lots of fun and funny sentences today!

Nosila - 2008-11-28: 21:50:00
When I red your story I knew it was one in vermilion!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-23: 00:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

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