Verboticism: Socionotoriety

'You're going to step on my droppings...'

DEFINITION: v. To display your power in social network by picking on the weaker members of the community. n. A person who steps on other people's toes and kicks bunnies.

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Membrrrr

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: mem-burrrr

Sentence: Hitting the "Create-a-Word" button on Verbotomy, purpleartichokes was "rewarded" with James' pre-programmed response: “Membrrrr” Loading: Checking dictionary for possible matching words... Spelling: Looks like your keyboard got stuck on one letter. Do you want to spell it like that? Existing: As expected, with such random letters Membrrrr does not match any existing dictionary words. Unique: And... (another insult that didn't copy. Care to fill in the blank James?) Purple now suspects that James is not only the host, but also a membrrrr.

Etymology: member, brrrr (an icy reaction to being given the cold shoulder)

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COMMENTS:

Verbotomy Are you suggesting that the our automated tech support and creativity hints are a little icy? ~ James - Verbotomy, 2008-04-02: 07:26:00

suggesting?! heh! Very creative, purple! (May I call you purple?) - Jamagra, 2008-04-02: 07:53:00

I dunno James, why don't you just make the comments more succinct; say something like, "Wow, that's a really, really, crappy word! Care to join another site?", and give a link to Hooked on Phonics. Of course I jest... I love the verbsnottery! And thanks for the sentence! Jamagra, I think Miss Speller may be a better moniker for me. - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-02: 09:44:00

and her's one for you purple 'Try to remembrrrr the kind of Septembrrrr' - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-02: 12:51:00

oops should have been 'here's' - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-02: 12:52:00

Gawd, I hate that song. (then follow, follow-follow-follow...) Gee, thanks. - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-02: 19:07:00

Very interesting! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-02: 20:34:00

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Besiegious

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: beh seej ee us

Sentence: Gretta suffered from an ingrown sense of entitlement and superiority. Often she would join a group and try to quickly assess how to rise up in the ranks of coolness by selecting the weakest link. Her years in middle and high school prepared her with many opportunities to crush anyone who were not worthy of her attention and who would not be spineless followers of her entourage of cliquiness. However, this all came to a screeching halt when she decided to enter the workforce and had to make nice with all of the other employees. Her besiegious behavior was not tolerated and when she attacked the nicest person within the established office culture, she was immediately shown a different pecking order.

Etymology: besiege + egregious

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Villainet

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: vill - an - net

Sentence: Flossie became a villainet soon after she joined Facebook. One minute she was your friend; the next she was making cruel, nasty comments on your "wall"....weaving a net of wicked social networking.

Etymology: villain (wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately) --> i-net (The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that interchange data by packet switching using the standardized Internet) -- > net (a trap made of netting, or short for internet)

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Antacony

Created by: torontorc

Pronunciation: an-tay-cone-ee

Sentence: Antacony is the act of a bully picking on the weakest person.

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Sociabully

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: so-sha-bul-ly

Sentence: Janet,the sociabully vilified Mrs. Sweetly at the red hat ladies luncheon so nastily that even Mr. Rodgers would have imagined booting her out of the neighborhood.

Etymology: social:relating to human society and its members + bully: a person habitually cruel and overbearing (wordplay on "sociable")

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Dreadbeat

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: dred-beet

Sentence: Behind her back, all of Sandra's social circle called her the dreadbeat as they all dreaded the malicious and mean spirited attention she would give them at parties, on Facebook and even thru emails.

Etymology: Bleand of 'dread' (horrible, terrifying) and 'beat' (to sound, as on a drum) - also, a play on the word 'deadbeat'

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Browserbeat

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: brow ser beet

Sentence: By day, Faye was a mild mannered person. But at night, in front of her screen with several cocktails under her belt,Faye loved to browserbeat others on websites and networks where she could remain anonymous and insulting to vent her spleen at will. It's like addiction fed the other.

Etymology: Browser (Computer Science A program that accesses and displays files and other data available on the Internet and other networks) & Browbeat (bully;dominate;intimidate)

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Hostylist

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hoss sty list

Sentence: Joy was the nicest hairstylist in town. Her clients loved her manely because she did the best coifs for miles around. Her sweet nature was an extension of the fact she loved her work. She worked with Bobbi Pin, Al Lopecia, Hairy Mullet and Dan Druff, who all loved her too. One day a new stylist joined their team. Her name was Delilah and after a short time, it became evident that she was jealous of Joy and made it her mission to be mean to her, lock, stock and barrel. The highlights of any given day were to shampoo-poo her work, upbraid her in front of clients, tease her mercilessly and cut her no slack. She combed Joy's work for flaws and ratted her out whenever she could. Poor Joy was getting s-tressed from all these brushes with Delilah. She had to find a permanent solution to her dilemma. Nothing she said or did could straighten Delilah out. On a tip from a client, Joy went to the bank and borrowed enough money to buy the salon. She renamed it The Joy of Hair. Delilah's face was colored red (actually auburn, with vermilion tints) when she found out that Joy would be her new head boss. As she streaked out of the salon to flyaway, she cursed Joy and the others(who gave her a finger wave)with that age-old hostylist's curse: "Curl up and dye!" Unfortunately for Delilah, outside, in her haste, she banged into a large mousse. The coroner later ruled her death a barbericide. The moral of this hair-raising story is that evil is at the root of all evil.

Etymology: hostile (characterized by enmity or ill will or impossible to bring into friendly accord) & sty (a place where pigs abound)& stylist (an artist who is a master of a particular style or someone who cuts or beautifies hair)

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COMMENTS:

Great fable!I gues Delilah had hell toupe! - arrrteest, 2008-04-02: 16:28:00

Great sentence Jammy! - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-02: 19:09:00

Sentensational! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-02: 20:32:00

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Camaraderaptor

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: kä'mə-rä'də-rāp'tər

Sentence: After Georgette appended gushingly complimentary comments to every one of the submissions on the poetry blog, Flo just couldn't help herself. She was, by her very nature, a camaraderaptor. She posted a stinging limerick, the first line of which was, "A bunny rabbit named Georgette... ."

Etymology: 'camara,' var. of 'kamara,' soviet-era spy technology popular with kgb notable Boris Badinov; 'der,' German article; 'apt,' particularly appropriate, as this definition vis. doseydotes; 'or,' denoting approximately equally-weighted alternatives, as in 'defecate or vacate the porcelain receptacle.'

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COMMENTS:

Still laughing over the last line. Great! - Jamagra, 2008-04-02: 08:41:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-02: 12:55:00

Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-04-02: 18:06:00

Nice! - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-02: 19:03:00

Stache, you are an etymologizing animal! Very funny; good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-02: 20:30:00

thanks, y'all. from giants among verbotomists such as yourselves these kind words mean much. - stache, 2008-04-02: 23:21:00

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Steporidae

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: step/or'/i/dee

Sentence: Warren loved to surf to leporidae.com where he could chat about all 54 species of rabbits with other rabid fans. He didn't like to log on, however, if "Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog" was already online. Caerbannog was the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered creature ever to visit a website, and Warren could just imagine Caerbannog's big, pointy teeth! Warren had plans to attend night school and become a veterinarian. After getting his degree, he would finally be able to leave his current job at "Hoppers", the pet store specializing in rabbits and hares. Caerbannog, on more than one occasion, had steporidaed all over Warren's idaes about self-betterment which made Warren furryous. "Some people just don't carrot all," sniffed Warren as he surfed to a different site.

Etymology: step + leporidae (the rabbit "family" in scientific classification)

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COMMENTS:

I hope Warren finds somebunny to love. - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-02: 09:54:00

"Caerbannog was the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered creature ever to visit a website" He might have bunion or myxomatosia - he should seek treatment. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-02: 20:50:00

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