Verboticism: Pollytechnique

'I think Uncle Mikey taught our parrot a new word!'

DEFINITION: v. To leave your pet, child or lover in the care of a friend or relative who teaches them a stupid trick or bad habit. n. A stupid trick or bad habit learned from a caregiver.

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Chaffectation

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: Chaffe ektation

Sentence: Willow was never convinced that allowing her brother Mikey to look after the parrot was a great idea, but with a day to go before the family holiday she was out of options. Alas when they returned her fears has been realised: Silver the parrot had taken to uttering "Seeds of dissent! !@#$ you hippy!" during her yoga classes. She cringed as she imagined what other chaffectations may be lurking in Silvers vocabulary.

Etymology: Chaffe(1): Tender lesions that develop through abrasion of the epidermis. Chaffe(2): Annoying behaviours/happenstance that 'grates' on your nerves. Affectation: a new and/or unnatural behavoural tendency.

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Misdeminder

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: miss de mine der

Sentence: Rex's new misdeminers had increased since she left him for a fortnight with her teenage nephew. Chief among the new ones was his ability to whip the knickers off any visiting lady who got near enough to pat his head.

Etymology: misdemeanor, minder

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COMMENTS:

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-26: 11:28:00

like it - yellowbird, 2008-02-26: 15:28:00

Very good! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-26: 16:00:00

So innovative! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-26: 19:10:00

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Manureism

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: man/ur/ism

Sentence: A weekend with his 8 year old twin cousins was all it took to teach the toddler all sorts of manureisms. Talk about potty mouth

Etymology: manure + mannerism

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COMMENTS:

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-26: 16:14:00

Would you like some Mum spray deodorant for the manureism mouths? - silveryaspen, 2008-02-26: 18:55:00

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Shenannygans

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ʃənæniˌgæns/ Sounds like "shenanigans" if you say it fast enough, but make sure you pronounce the y as a long "ee" and not as a schwa.

Sentence: Don't believe what you see in the movies; the shenannygans of most flying babysitters do not end well.

Etymology: from she(nani)gans + nanny

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COMMENTS:

like it! - galwaywegian, 2008-02-26: 11:27:00

Really fits the definition and is a great choice of words with great blending! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-26: 18:39:00

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Zootard

Created by: XMbIPb

Pronunciation: /zo-o-tard/ (note: each of the “o”s is a distinct sound as in “zoology,” for example; /zu-tard/ is INcorrect)

Sentence: Q. “Can you believe it?! We left our pet beagle with my idiot brother-in-law for a mere fortnight and that zootard taught it how to leg-hump anyone who sits in my favourite recliner!” A. “What’s so strange about that? I thought all dogs leg-hump?” Q. “Male dogs do. But Betsy’s a bitch!”

Etymology: zoo – fr. Greek for “animal” -tard – a slang root derived from the word “retard”

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Pollygraft

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: paw lee graft

Sentence: When the family went on their long vacation, they had left their green conure, Polly, with Uncle Mikey to "birdsit". Polly had developed an good vocabulary saying things like "Hello", "I love you", "Give me a kiss" and of course, "Polly wanna cracker". After they had taken Polly home, they noticed strange words crept into his vocabulary. Phrases like "Hand over all your money", "Just co-operate and no one gets hurt" and "Curses, it's the cops" were liberally sprinkled with swear words through his everyday chats. Horrified, they confronted Uncle Mikey and he admitted that he had pollygraft Polly and had used him in some of his criminal activities. Uncle Mikey was then polygraphed himself and sentenced. These days, Mikey is the one locked up in a cage and Polly now sings "Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna doi when they come for you?"

Etymology: Polly (common name for a Parrot or other talking bird) & Graft (corrupt actions of official: the use of dishonest or illegal means to gain money or property by somebody in a position of power or in elected office or money obtained corruptly: something obtained illegally by taking advantage of high position or office)...Wordplay on Polygraphed (a medical instrument that records several physiological processes simultaneously (e.g., pulse rate and blood pressure and respiration and perspiration) most commonly called a Lie Detector when used in police interrogations)

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Umorupt

Created by: ddove60

Pronunciation: u mor upt

Sentence: "If uncle Mike umorupts one more child in this house, he will not be welcome for next weeks Nascar race."

Etymology: Humor + Corrupt

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Prankma

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: prank-mar

Sentence: Bonny was starting to suspect that her mother was behaving subversively when babysitting her toddlers. Every time they stayed at Nanna's they would spend the following days saying that singlets were uncool, only dweebs wore hats and that making them tidy up their toys was inhibiting their creative development. Bonny was ready to confront Nanna about the prankmas.

Etymology: prank (joke, jape, trick) + grandma (an overly put upon family member who often cares for their grandchildren)

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COMMENTS:

welcome back petaj - great little story - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-26: 13:14:00

Good comeback! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-26: 16:13:00

Clever interplay! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-26: 19:25:00

petaj thanks for the welcome back - although I did verbotomize a couple of days back it has been weeks since i played regularly. - petaj, 2008-02-27: 05:29:00

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Facturb

Created by: Haydon

Pronunciation: fac- turb

Sentence: Bobby facturb his little sister when he babysat her.

Etymology: Fac-to make turb- disturb

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Swindlebreaker

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: swin/dil/brake/ur

Sentence: Joey was supposed to keep our puppy on a rigorous diet while we were away but instead fed it junk food which lead to uncontrolable farting. Henceforth we think of Joey as a swindlebreaker.

Etymology: swindle (take advantage of, cheat) + break wind

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