Verboticism: Cladaclysm

'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: 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: dochanne

Pronunciation: Blunder-wair

Sentence: Jamie was nervous about the party, having been unable to conduct any dresspionage, and opted for the cautious option of black. As she entered the room, she saw a sea of bright colours, frills and big hair. Bright sparkling sequins flashed as Brad approached, feathers in his hair. Oh, dear, she thought, having just now remembered what the party was for. Her hembarassment was not finished yet though, as the ankle-length number was downright prudish and her dear friend put his shining arm around her and announced to the room "And here's my darling Jamie - the queen of Blunderwear!". The room exploded with laughter and Jamie sank into an abyss of frockxiety and gloom.

Etymology: Blunder - to err or make an obvious mistake; Wear - what you are wearing when you blunder into undresspionaged situations.


Great create. So straight forward, you immediately know what it means. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-08: 12:47:00

Seams like a great word and threads its way through your yarn like a fancy notion ... that Brad is such a Baste-ard! - Nosila, 2008-12-08: 23:14:00

That Brad, what a fair feather friend he turned out to be....great word!! - mweinmann, 2008-12-09: 10:37:00

Terrific. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-13: 16:10:00


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Created by: nickmarziani

Pronunciation: Dis-ap-too-zhah

Sentence: a powerful wave of disaptusia came over over Niles as he arrived at the party and realized he was offensively under-dressed.

Etymology: from the latin aptus meaning fitting or appropriate

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: disss dr eh ss

Sentence: This dissing adressed at her dissdress distressed her, she stressed as she distressed her long tresses.

Etymology: distress diss dress


Ess-entially terrific! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 12:59:00

how disscourteous - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-25: 13:40:00

Sounds like someone needs a good dressing down! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:13:00

It captured all parts of the defninition! Not many words expressed the 'anxiety' in the definition! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 21:28:00


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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: 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


Smiled awhile over your clever sentence and word. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-08: 12:30:00


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Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: garb/smaked

Sentence: The guests were absolutely garbsmacked when I arrived at the black tie event wearing only a black tie.

Etymology: garb + gobsmacked


Being garbsmacked could make him want to get smackered! Perhaps one of the ladies will give him three smackers! Smacks of greatness to me! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 13:35:00

GOOD WORD! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:15:00


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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: fiasco + clothes


perfect fit! - galwaywegian, 2008-02-25: 07:35:00

excellent! - ErWenn, 2008-02-25: 10:11:00

libertybelle I love it! - libertybelle, 2008-02-25: 10:58:00

Pairfection! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 13:21:00

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:12:00


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Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: Coo-tuu-ris-hore-ib-lis

Sentence: The Recent Academy Awards present the finest example of Couturishorriblis known to exist

Etymology: Couture- General fashion creativity or knowledge / horriblis- Royal term for a total C&%k Up.


hear hear - but they are interesting to see - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-25: 13:37:00

So True! Triple grand slam! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 14:21:00

Very topical - and so true! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:22:00


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Created by: FuzzBuzz


Sentence: He was overwhelmed by afearance when he realized he had just shown up to a business meeting in an elmo-patterned speedo.

Etymology: fear + appearance

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