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'You had to get up an hour earlier?'

DEFINITION: n. The fatigue brought on by the loss of one hour of sleep, especially if caused by something beyond your control, like the conversion to daylight savings time, barking dogs, or an addiction to late night TV. v. tr. To lose one hour of sleep.

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Top verboticism of the day created by purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: spring-ah-hag-gurd

Sentence: Daylight Savings Time always left Alice springahaggard. This year, she poured her coffee directly into the sugar bowl, washed her hair with shaving cream, and ate a tasty bowl of Kibbles 'N' Bits for breakfast.

Etymology: spring ahead, haggard

Created by: purpleartichokes.


Poor Alice! You sure took her out of Wonderland into Springahaggard Land! Kudos to your mind for dreaming up that sentence! Great Word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-12: 09:53:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-12: 15:55:00

More Top Verboticisms:

(Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Narcolapsy: /när'kə-lāp'sē/ Gertrude blearily stumbled toward the coffee bar. She needed a "Big-Gulp-"sized shot of expresso to assuage her narcolapsy. Etymology: narcolepsy + lapse Created by: stache.


great word Stache - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-12: 15:58:00

Thanks! We yanks have to really strain; the Europeans get to cherry-pick while we slumber. - stache, 2008-03-12: 21:14:00

Great choice of words ... Witty ... Wonderful verboticism! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-13: 00:09:00

Remerie: /rem'-e-ree/ Quentin emerged from his REMerie with a crick in his neck and keyboard indentations on his forehead. He hoped these would both disappear before his 1:00 meeting with Les, otherwise he would have to bear another round of "QWERTY Quentin" jokes. Etymology: REM - (rapid eye movement during sleep) + reverie (a state of abstracted musing) Created by: Jamagra.


Unique etymology and word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-12: 09:55:00

Hourxaustion: /ow-err-zaw-st-shun/ It was clear to everyone in Sunday mass that Gina not only slept in to make up daylight saving time, but her ensemble of last nights curlers and her church dress were telling signs of her hourxaustion. Etymology: hour + exhaustion Created by: libertybelle.


Good one! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-12: 10:15:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-13: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-12: 00:36:00
By the way we would have got this done earlier in the week, (i.e. Monday) but I was bit short on sleep. And remistram didn't think of the idea until Monday morning when her Boss yelled at her for coming to work in her pajamas. ~ James

remistram - 2008-03-12: 09:24:00
not true! the pajama part anyway....

purpleartichokes - 2008-03-12: 11:17:00
DLS didn't bother me a bit this year... I reset all the clocks in the house, except for the single one I forgot - the alarm clock. Oops.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-12: 12:01:00
Remistram, I am glad to hear you didn't actually wear your pajamas to work. I guess, I must have just "made that up". I assume that it's part of the hazards of being a sleep-deprived creative writer. Thanks for all the funny ideas! And the wake-up call! ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-03-12: 12:09:00
Not liking DST, I guess today I'll finally change the clocks! My computer and tv clocks have been at me to do it, too. I think remistram and James came up with today's apt definition and cartoon, just to remind me!!!

Jamagra - 2008-03-12: 14:09:00
Once my colleague got a speeding ticket in her jammies and bathrobe. She was driving to school for our "Right to Read Week" pajama party. Heh. Took her a while to live that one down. ~PS~ Loving the site, James. Thanks for all your work.

remistram - 2008-03-12: 15:26:00
Thanks James, I thought this def was timely...hehe...

stache - 2008-03-12: 22:59:00
EXcellent cartoon, James.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-12: 23:42:00
Thanks for the wonderful words! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2011-10-05: 00:06:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

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