Verboticism: Embhellishment

'I can't breathe with this tie on!'

DEFINITION: n. A fashion accessory or style of dress which purports to improve one's appearance and attitude, but actually does the opposite. v. To follow a fashion dictum in an effort to improve your social standing even when it causes physical discomfort.

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Gagrag

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: gagrag

Sentence: Though he hated the choking feeling they induced and the ridiculous expense Tom knew that to get ahead as a manager he had to conform and wear a gagrag. His only solace is that someday when he owned his own company he would outlaw the stranglestrap.

Etymology: gag (choke or retch) + rag (a piece of old cloth)

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Hautecoutorture

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /oht-koo-tor-cher/

Sentence: Irene had spent half of her last paycheck on a pair of Manolo slingbacks, and she took satisfaction in knowing that she was wearing the most fashionable shoes of anyone at the party. Unfortunately, the new, stiff leather had raised and torn open blisters on her ankles and squished her toes, so that now she was barely able to walk. This miserable hautecoutorture she was experiencing must just be part of the price of high-fashion. On top of that, her dress pinched under her arms and dug painfully into her bladder whenever she sat down. Her dress was a Versouchie.

Etymology: Haute-couture - high fashion (French, haute "high" & couture "sewing") Torture - to afflict with severe pain (from Latin, torquere "to twist, turn, or wring")

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COMMENTS:

Love it! - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-08: 09:25:00

Great word. - Mustang, 2008-04-08: 16:57:00

She probably also wear Prodda and Calvin DeKlein! Good word, Tigger! - Nosila, 2008-04-08: 20:35:00

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Apperil

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: a/par'/el

Sentence: On a beautiful spring morning Jamagra could not decide what to wear to work. She always found this standing-in- front-of-the-closet part of the day disdressing and attiresome. After going through all of her apperil once again, Jamagra decided to skip the chafing and agcessorizing for one day. She phoned her excuses to the office ("illness and fatigue" because she was sick and tired of working) then went out to the garden. After donning her (non)tortureshell sunglasses, Jamagra pinched back some blooms and bound the peas to their trellis. "Much better than pinchy shoes and binding skirts," thought Jamagra.

Etymology: apparel (clothing) + peril (something that may cause injury; grave risk) "agcessorizing" - agonizing + accessorizing

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COMMENTS:

Great word! Even lovlier sentence. Think I'll call in sick tomorrow and get the peas planted! - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-08: 10:42:00

I agree with purple - can't wait to get into the garden - wonderful sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-08: 12:30:00

Rudolph the Red-Toes Pain-Fear! (uh, that was bad, sorry.) - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-08: 19:34:00

Peas on Earth, Jamagra! - Nosila, 2008-04-08: 20:38:00

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Abcessory

moonquakes

Created by: moonquakes

Pronunciation: ab-sess-o-ree

Sentence: As Joel saw it, Karen's tie was no less offensive to his senses than the bloody pustule he once bravely bore on his 11 year-old wrist for a whole month after his 5th grade 'girlfriend' broke up with him by stabbing him with a pencil -- it was, in other words, an abscessory.

Etymology: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abscess

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COMMENTS:

moonquakes damn, I spelled it wrong. I meant 'abscessory.' - moonquakes, 2010-06-14: 23:18:00

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Crapparel

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: krap per el

Sentence: Henry resented the dress code at his work. Mainly because he hated having to wear a tie. He called it crapparel and was always pushing for casual Fridays, without much luck. Finally one day, he snapped. He marched into the boss' office and removed his tie and that of the boss. The boss was taken aback, especially when Henry ranted that wearing a tie did not make him a better executive and not wearing one would not make him a worse one. He continued that the tie made everyman look uptight and not relaxed and was only good for catching his lunch spillings on it (or as he called it Tie Food). The boss turned red, banged his desk and smiled. He agreed and declared that the office would now be a tie-free zone everyday. After work they went out for a My-Tie.

Etymology: Crap (obscene terms for feces;obscene words for unacceptable behavior) & Apparel (clothing in general;attire)

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Hautecutyours

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: oat cut yers

Sentence: Vinny was all for dressing to kill in his teddy and heels, but his hautecutyours were so tight he got an atomic wedgie and strap tracts in his shoulders.

Etymology: Haute Coutures (trend-setting fashions) & Cut yours (slice)

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Mumubooboo

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: moo moo boo boo

Sentence: The striped overalls, red socks, v-neck sweater and clogs seemed like a cool choice for the power lunch, but as he entered the restaurant Bill realized it had been a big mumubooboo.

Etymology: mumu-hawaiian smock; boo-boo-error

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Stylashed

Created by: Moosehead

Pronunciation: style-lashed

Sentence: Look at the dude with the black rubber shirt, it looks like he's about to die from heat! He got totally stylashed.

Etymology: Style -wearing fashionable clothes. Lashed -whipped or beaten.

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Azzcesortized

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Azz-ces-or-tized

Sentence: Lilly was squeezed tight...while Leo's rear was azzcesortized in his latex corset.

Etymology: Azz-(Figured that one out...) cesortized - to be traumatised by your accessories and clothing.

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Accessorry

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ak-ces-sor-ee

Sentence: Matt realized that the peacock blue sequin jacket was an accessorry that didn't help him achieve his goal of becoming police chief, especially when the city council members stared at him in disbelief. "Perhaps it's a bit over the top," he thought. "Next time I'll go with the periwinkle scarf."

Etymology: accessory: something nonessential that contributes to an effect + sorry: feeling regret or shame

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Making a fashion statement....clever. - mweinmann, 2009-05-27: 09:51:00

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