Verboticism: Fashunclutz

'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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Ugguilera

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: UGG-gwah-leer-ra.

Sentence: When Roxie arrived late to the funeral of Bob's managing director's parents, wearing a moth-riddled, mauve micro-mini, a long platinum blonde, nidamental wig, garish make-up and ugg boots, she immediately knew it was the beginning of a janetic dressaster. Not only were the uggs impossible to pull off, even a professional stylist wouldn't have been able to match them with her ugguilera outfit.

Etymology: Blend of Ugg boots or uggs, Australian designed item of "footwear" ;UGH: interjection of disgust; ugly. Aguilera: Spanish for eyrie or eagle nest. PS: Aguilera. The surname of Christina Aguilera, current pop superstar.

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COMMENTS:

Great word to describe the clothes the famous often wear in public. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-08: 12:32:00

You also fooled me with the etymology. Ugly and Ugh! not uggs came to mind. Uggs was a totally new word for me. Thanks! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-08: 12:36:00

Thanks for the reminder: realized, only after I had logged out, that I had forgtten to include "UGH." From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ugg boots are a style of sheepskin boot, with wool as the inner lining and a tanned outer surface worn by both men and women. Ugg boots often have a synthetic sole, although this is not universal. Uggs have been identified as a fashion trend for men and women since the early 2000s. In recent months, Ugg boots have grown again in popularity with men with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio being spotted in them. They were originally designed to provide bare minimum footwear for under privileged children in southern Australia. They somehow managed, despite their appearance, to gain popularity among boys and girls in the United States and Europe. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-08: 16:24:00

Ugg has its own website, too! Looks like a good boot for the snow here, too! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-09: 00:14:00

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Apparalysed

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: Apparel eyes'd

Sentence: Todd was a creative and exuberant fellow whose wardrobe was so extensive, it had been described by his friends as being "Bigger than Texas". Unfortunately, his addiction to fashion had grown to be a very expensive habit, and had begun to place a great strain on his relationship with Betsy, his far more conservative partner. In an attempt to spice things up, Todd raced home one evening and adorned himself with a rather fetching pair of magenta underpants. Just as he was about to wrap himself in his favourite leopardskin loincloth, Betsy burst in, aghast! Poor Todd. He was normally apparalysed after he'd arrived at the party, not before he'd finished getting dressed!

Etymology: Apparel: see clothing. Paralysed: see Todd.

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COMMENTS:

Especially like the "eyes'd", as the magenta speedos have real impact on the vicariously apparelysed observer. - dochanne, 2008-12-08: 04:04:00

Captivating Create. Captures that feeling when everyone is staring, that makes us unable to move. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-08: 13:03:00

Magenta underwear-Bloody hell! Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-13: 16:08:00

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Dumbarassment

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

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COMMENTS:

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

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Tangsttop

TheStorialist

Created by: TheStorialist

Pronunciation:

Sentence: After seeing her son's teacher's eyes perusing her cleavage during the conference, Jane realized she'd pulled a tangsttop by wearing such a revealing camisole.

Etymology: Tank top + angst

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Cretincouture

Created by: XMbIPb

Pronunciation: /kre-tin-cu-tur/ alt. /kre-tin-cu-chur/

Sentence: “Not realizing that a clown outfit does not qualify for ‘casual Fridays’ at his new banking job, Kim abstained from any other forms of cretincouture like Hawaiian shirts, parrot-head hats, and bow-ties that squirt water.”

Etymology: -cretin – a medical condition formerly know as “dwarfed and deformed idiot” used to be common in Alpine communities due to lack of iodine, causing hypothyroid state (disease of the thyroid gland; goiter); modern meaning: just an average idiot without an underlying medical condition . -couture (Fr.,) n. – dressmaking, fashion design

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Anxietshirt

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: angzī-itēʃərt

Sentence: Hal was very happy to hear that his new company followed the practice of **Casual Friday**. He was less than happy when he discovered that their definition of casual was allow employees to loosen their ties and maybe take off their suit jackets when not with a client. On his first Friday Hal needed to make a quick u-turn to change out of his jeans and anxietshirt. The raised eyebrows might have been because he was too casual, certainly not helped by his choice of a logo-emblazoned shirt from the fashion brand fcuk.

Etymology: anxiety (a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease) + t-shirt (a short-sleeved casual top, generally made of cotton, having the shape of a T when spread out flat)

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Blunderwear

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.

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COMMENTS:

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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Naughtcouture

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: nawt-co-toor

Sentence: Trevor realized that he was sporting his finest example of naughtcouture when he chose to hear his tuxedo style t-shirt to his sister's black tie wedding.

Etymology: naughty + haute couture

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This won't be aught/aut/out of my mind for a long time! Very notable! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 13:19:00

Very good verboticism. - Mustang, 2008-02-25: 17:26:00

I LIKE IT! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:14:00

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Fauxparel

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fo par el

Sentence: Mitch, the Aussie hunk in the office, showed up at Brenda's house wearing nothing but a skimpy speedo, high heels and Drag Queen make-up and jewels. Brenda in her best dress suit was shocked. With her boss and co-workers present and aghast, Mitch had a feeling of fauxparel...or in his case, fauxperil. To answer her dismayed expression, he said, "You did say it was a Gayla tonight, right?" To which she replied, "I said, GALA, not Gayla and how is it you just happened to have all this campy gear"? "Now I feel like a right flaming Galah!" cried Mitch.

Etymology: Faux Pas (French, literally false step...a socially awkward or tactless act) & Apparel (clothing in general;provide with clothes or put clothes on) P.S. Galah (Australian term for a Rose Breasted Cockatoo. "Galah" is also derogatory Australian slang, synonymous with 'fool' or 'idiot'. Because of the bird's distinctive bright pink, it is also used for gaudy dress.

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COMMENTS:

Hilarious! Terrific blend, Nosila! - splendiction, 2010-05-06: 21:35:00

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Speedono

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: spēdō nō

Sentence: Murray hated the English language, at least as far as his new bosses use of it on the recent party invitation was concerned. When he read pool party he saw himself really impressing the secretarial pool with his tight 6-pack and stories of his college swim team accomplishments. Instead he had an unfortunate speedono moment. He saw a pool as he drove up to the house so as soon as he got inside he found a bathroom and jetisoned the shorts and t-shirt. As he strode into the room with the pool table he understood that the picture on the invitation was intended to be an 8 ball not a beach ball. Turns out the pool belonged to the neighbor. It was bad enough that he was so badly underdressed, but his buddy Paul kept shouting about "racking up those balls". All he could do was laugh and try to regain a modicum of dignity along with his clothing. As he waited to get back into the now occupied bathroom, he could only think, "What's wrong with the word billiards?"

Etymology: Speedo (Swimsuit brand known for their brevity) Oh No (an expression of error)

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COMMENTS:

The majority of people wearing Speedos cause speedono in others! - dochanne, 2008-12-08: 04:10:00

The thought of someone playing pool (billiards) in a Speedo makes my blood run cold. Just me? - wayoffcenter, 2008-12-08: 04:54:00

You were really on the ball with this one. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-08: 12:43:00

As if on cue...another great story! - Nosila, 2008-12-08: 23:27:00

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