Verboticism: Oopsdenial

'Should I call an ambulance?'

DEFINITION: v. To deny that you have stupidly injured yourself for fear of punishment or ridicule. n. A person who won't admit it when they shoot themselves in the foot (which they seem to do quite often).

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Disemvowelment

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dis em vow el ment

Sentence: When Ted found Wendy with her eye hanging out after an eye makeup accident, he was concerned. Her denial became a disemvowelment of the seriousness of her conditon. He reckoned they should call it misscara.

Etymology: Disavow (refuse to acknowledge; disclaim knowledge of; responsibility for, or association with) & Disembowelment (the act of removing the bowels or viscera; the act of cutting so as to cause the viscera to protrude)

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Desticule

Created by: ayyacoco

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Hubristle

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: hew-brihs-el

Sentence: Brianna Sultana was a famous actress. Adam was the director of her latest play. Unfortunately, Brianna had become a bit of a prima donna and Adam was sick of pampering her: constructive criticism or even simple suggestions of any kind would cause her to hubristle, usually resulting in some damage to the set or herself. She always said "My show must go on," and offered no apologies for any of her antics. Brianna had stormed off to her dressing room after Adam, sure he would lose his job, had said, "Take the beam out of your own eye, so you can help me take the speck out of my eye." He didn't know she would take him literally.

Etymology: HUBRIS, meaning excessive self-confidence, arrogance + BRISTLE, meaning to react in an angry, offended manner

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Menodrama

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: mee no draw maw

Sentence: Fay had been clumsy child; and it was no different for her as an adult. In fact she’d become a skilled menodramatist, quick to deny her clumsy acts and carry on. Most times she was accident prone she’d make a menodramatic move to cover the damage.

Etymology: From: ME and NO or not, MELODRAMA. A person who is not melodramatic, especially about being clumsy.

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Dismembermeant

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: dis-mem-ber-meant

Sentence: Rosie would always pretend that her obviously self inflicted bruises and scrapes were no big deal. When she walked into a wall she tried to pass off the black and blue mark as makeup for her performance. When she had a burn mark from making a roast she said that she wanted to get a tatoo and thought she'd see what it looked like first. But the day she came in with two fingers missing after playing with the dog there was no way she could pass it off as dismembermeant.

Etymology: dismember(ment): to lose a limb, sever, amputate + meant: intended, purposeful

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Refutabuse

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: ree-fewt-ah-beuse

Sentence: Usually after she refutabused herself she could piece herself back together swimmingly, but today after she dropped her eyeball on the floor, and after the cat ate it she realised that she should get some therapy.

Etymology: refute (deny) + abuse (injure)

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Oneyedeneyer

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: wun + ahyd + dee + niur

Sentence: Rosemary was clumsy and ashamed to admit that she walked into walls, tripped over air and ripped her skin off when she shaved. But the day she took out her eye tweezing her eyebrows made her a oneyedeneyer..... Despite the fact that she was missing an eye, she could not bring herself to admit that she had done it herself and went into oneyedenial....

Etymology: one + eyed + deny + denier (spelled to match the missing eye)...

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COMMENTS:

We are keeping an eye on you...just the one! - Nosila, 2009-04-14: 20:20:00

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Duhnial

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: duh-NYL

Sentence: Sheena was da queena duhnial. She was clumsy, disorganized and more than a little uncoordinated and frequently injured herself or damage some item she was working with but would instantly duhny any serious damage had occurred.

Etymology: Blend of 'duh' and 'denial'

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COMMENTS:

A word of great duhplicity! Exduhllent! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-14: 11:46:00

Duhlightful, Mustang! - Nosila, 2009-04-14: 20:23:00

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Oopsadummy

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: oŏpsēdəmē

Sentence: Most mothers are happy when their newborn has the requisite number of fingers and toes. Wendel's mother feels the need to take periodic inventory. Wendel is a klutz who has been teased to the point he hides his injuries to avoid ridicule. In doing this he has become an oopsadummy. She has only had to take to the ER once so far when he almost severed his arm with a blade server.

Etymology: oopsy-daisy (used to express encouragement to a child who has fallen) + dummy (a stupid person)

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Flubberup

Created by: memyselfandbo

Pronunciation: fluh-ber-up

Sentence: As Neal looked on, Mandy committed an embarrassing flubberup by tweezing her eyeball instead of her eyelash. Ouch.

Etymology: Flub: to make a mess of. Cover-up: a device or strategy for covering/concealing.

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COMMENTS:

Excellent! - Mustang, 2009-04-14: 23:40:00

Great Create! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-15: 01:29:00

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