Verboticism: Macgyvervise

'My nose hairs are scary!'

DEFINITION: n. A tool which has been re-purposed and is now being used (perhaps unsafely) to perform a completely different function. v. To use a tool for a different purpose than for which it was originally designed.

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Macgyvervise

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: mak-gai-ver-vais

Sentence: When Dean returned to the parking lot only to find that some vandal had ripped the spark plug wire off his motorcycle, he pulled out his handy little wire-bound notebook, unwound the wire, and used that to MacGyvervise the spark plug wire, and was quickly on his way home.

Etymology: MacGyver - fictional television character known for his inventive use of common items, and practical science, to solve problems. + Improvise - to make or provide from available materials.

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Comments: Macgyvervise

Tigger - 2009-03-09: 01:57:00
If you read my sentence, that really happened to me.

metrohumanx - 2009-03-09: 02:04:00
I believe, Tigger. I once plugged a vacuum hose on my Toota Corolla with a golf pencil and escaped from very unsavory suburb just in the nick of time.

metrohumanx - 2009-03-09: 02:22:00
And iu repaird my muffler at a rest stop with an empty tomato paste can, aluminum foil, and the ever-useful coat hanger!

metrohumanx - 2009-03-09: 02:24:00
Mye pennmonchip seams toobe deteriorating az da nite wears on....zorry!

silveryaspen - 2009-03-09: 11:07:00
Truth is always stranger than fiction. Great Create!

galwaywegian - 2009-03-09: 12:00:00
what do you mean fictional?

abrakadeborah - 2009-03-14: 19:01:00
he pulled out his handy little wire-bound notebook, unwound the wire, Very inventive and good word there & fast thinking on your part to repair your motorcycle!> (and used that to MacGyvervise the spark plug wire, and was quickly on his way home.)