Verboticism: Wearrorism

'I said to dress business casual!'

DEFINITION: n. The feeling of anxiety created by the realization that you've arrived at a social event "wearing the wrong thing". v. To arrive at a social function and suddenly realize that you are you are completely over-dressed or worse -- under-dressed!

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ill/burthday/sooted

Sentence: Owing to an inner ear infection, he thought his girlfriend told him that her parents were nudists when she really said they were prudish - hence the illbirthdaysuited entrance.

Etymology: ill suited + birthday suit


Bare-el of Fun! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 13:02:00

At least, they got the bare facts. Another clever creation! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:11:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: fash-uhn-NO-no

Sentence: Whether he frequently misunderstands dress requirements for gatherings or is just plain ignorant, Clint repeatedly commits fashionono's that are often bizarre and always very noticeable.

Etymology: Blend of 'fashion' (style or mode) and 'no no' (something forbidden or not recommended)

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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈblu ˈtaɪ/

Sentence: My plaid shorts and tye-dye t-shirt were definitely inappropriate for the formal dance, but then again, they'd probably be blue-tie for just about any situation.

Etymology: indicating the wrong color tie with respect to a "black tie" or "white tie" dress code


You collared it! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 12:52:00

So very clever! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:23:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sad ty erd

Sentence: Mona was humiliated when she asked her boyfriend to meet her at her boss' house for a luncheon. She specifically told him that it was a speed lunch..he thought she said speedo lunch and arrived pitifully sadtired for the event!

Etymology: Sad (bad; unfortunate) & Attired ( dressed or clothed especially in fine attire; often used in combination)

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dis-dres

Sentence: As she stepped through the door of the formal affair, Sally felt nothing but disdress realizing that her low-cut red disdress was completely inappropriate.

Etymology: dis (short for disrespect) + distress (great pain, anxiety, or sorrow; acute physical or mental suffering; affliction; trouble) + dress (an outer garment for women and girls, consisting of bodice and skirt in one piece)

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Created by: valevans

Pronunciation: sens-awk

Sentence: When John came to the business casual party thinking Anne said bedroom casual everyone immediatly overlooked Sam's choice of clothing with shorts and a t-shirt. Though Sam was happy to not have the bad judgments being made about him, he still felt bad for John and his obvious sensawk situation.

Etymology: sens- to feel, to think. awk- awkward

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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: breef - greef

Sentence: Polly was not happy with Roger when he showed up to her art gallery opening wearing short shorts and a tee. Roger started to feel a bit of briefgrief as he realized that he should have donned a bit more formal apparel.....

Etymology: Brief - Close fitting, knitted undergarment with an elastic waistband, with or without an overlapping fly front, concise and succint + grief - mental suffering arising from any cause, as misfortune, loss of friends, misconduct of one's self or others, etc

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fee/as/klohz

Sentence: It was embarrassing and a total fiasclothes when I showed up to my boss' daughter's Baptism in shorts, T-shirt, bathing suit, towel and a case of beer. I didn't quite read the invitation past the address 2206 Sunnyside Beach. Unfortunately, it was Sunnyside Beach United Church.

Etymology: FIASCLOTHES - noun - from FIASCO (A complete, or ridiculous failure) + CLOTHES (garments for the body; wearing apparel)


Excellently crafted word, sentence and etymology. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-08: 12:39:00

This is a great word which totally hits the definition!! - mweinmann, 2008-12-09: 10:29:00


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Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: dum-bare-es-ment

Sentence: Jane felt a strange sense of dumbarassment when she showed up to the Fright Night Halloween Party dressed up like the Easter Bunny.

Etymology: dumb + embarassment


Dumbfoundingly clever! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 13:24:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dis aray ment

Sentence: Calvin D. Klein specialized in disaraiment. He always wore the wrong attire to whatever function. Not that it mattered, of Kors, because he looked aDiorable in anything. His Missoni in life was to Chanel his inner Worth and Givenchy all his Lagerfeld energy to Balenciaga the best he could be. He always said his ancestors had been Dolce & Gabbana Boys and sailed to Perry Ellis Island in a Spanish Galiano and danced the Pucci Gucci on Balmain Street, USA. They were poor and could not afford the De La Renta, because it cost them an Armani and a leg to be Vuitton very poor food and living in a Cole apartment. Lauren behold, young Calvin had Herrara about a great job on New Years Yves and had Gautier himself hired in a design house. As a result he could wear a Cardingan and Valentino shorts to the opera Cavalli-ero Rusticana and still look like he was a Wangster. For better or for Versaci.

Etymology: Disarray (a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior)& Raiment (especially fine or decorative clothing;provide with clothes or put clothes on)


You are the Boss of punnery in this fabulous story! - dochanne, 2008-12-08: 04:16:00

Gucci Good! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-08: 12:22:00

Love how you dance through the puns with the grace of Bolle - emdeejay, 2008-12-08: 19:21:00


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