Verboticism: Wishwarranty

'I wish that girl would talk to me...'

DEFINITION: v. To get what you wished for, but not exactly what you wanted. n. A wish come true that's a total let down.

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Stubsidy

Created by: deadpanwalking

Pronunciation: STUB-sid-ee

Sentence: When I saw that my raise just barely qualified me for a higher tax bracket, I thanked my boss for the stubsidy.

Etymology: Stub + Subsidy

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Semanticism

Created by: iceburgamy

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Geniusfooled

Created by: labareda

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Wishwarranty

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: wish/war/an/tee

Sentence: Regretfully, his "wishwarranty" did not cover this unexpected exigency.

Etymology: It's a pity that a "wish", like unrequited love, does not come with a no questions asked money-back guarantee.

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Desirefluous

Created by: thedreness

Pronunciation: Dee-zigh-err-flu-us

Sentence: To gaze into her yearning eyes longingly was sufficient. To have her boyfriend come from their table to mine to ask me if I had a problem was desirefluous...

Etymology: Desire + Superfluous

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Obliteraled

Created by: jboehnker

Pronunciation: uh blit' er eld

Sentence: Bob's hopes were obliteraled the moment he saw the twelve-inch pianist appear; the genie had obviously misheard his wish.

Etymology: obliterated + literal

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Nixwish

Created by: cannibalgymnastics

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Mishwish

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: mish-wish

Sentence: Jonny was playing his song on the street corner when he closed his eyes and mishwished for a huge hit. The last thing he heard was a roar and screech, which he imagined as a crowd of fans. Unfortunately, it was a cement truck and it didn't stop until it hit the wall behind him.

Etymology: mistaken wish

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Wishboned

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: wishbohnd

Sentence: The young comedian wanted more than anything to make the beautiful blonde in the front row laugh. He was completely wishboned when she started braying like a donkey with hiccups.

Etymology: wish (desire)+ boned (screwed)

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Snarecastle

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: SNARE cass el

Sentence: I got caught in another snarecastle in the grocery store when I saw a beautiful woman looking at me and then after I smiled at her, realized she thought I worked in the store.

Etymology: SNARE: trap AIRCASTLE" head in the clouds, dreams, fantasies

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