Verboticism: Op

'Why are you still working on your resume?'

DEFINITION: v. To obsessively work on, shine and polish something which has no intrinsic value. n. A item which has lots of imagined shine in the eyes of the owner, but no real value for anyone else.

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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: en DED ver

Sentence: Inna Fectiv is always working on some futile endeadvor. None of her ideas ever go anywhere, because no one ever wants any of her inventions. Her latest creation is a multi-story cage system for cats, which she calls her "Pet Projects." She keeps forgetting that cats don't like to be in cages, and usually protest it vigorously, so if you have a number of them together, the yowling is almost ear-splitting.

Etymology: endeavor + dead


Pet Projects...cute! - Nosila, 2010-09-22: 00:07:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kuri kyulum wittee

Sentence: Una M. Ploid was working on her resume for the nine hundredth time, to the consternation of her hubby Phil Lee M. Ploid. She had never worked a day in her life, so finding things to fill in the gaps in her work history was a challenge. She decided to list hobbies and achievements instead. She called this work her curriculumwitty, because among her hobbies she knits hats for bald eagles and feeds the squirrels (to larger carnivores). She still cannot figure out why no one ever calls her back...

Etymology: Currculum Vitae (resume;a summary of your academic and work history) & Witty (combining clever conception and facetious expression)


RightOnTheWin Great idea c= - RightOnTheWin, 2010-09-21: 09:21:00


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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: doot dad

Sentence: Mom fiddled around with dad constantly. She especially loved his bald head. It was her favorite trifle. Every morning she would do it up right, and give it a real 'do'. Man, oh man! Could she really do it to it! She sprayed it with water, shampooed it, rinsed it, pumiced it, rinsed it, brushed it dry, waxed it spotless, then polished it to a bright snow white glaze, and topped it off with a kiss. It was mom's favorite doitdad!

Etymology: DO IT - as in "do it to it" ... DOODAD - a trifling!


Pretty heady stuff! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-10: 01:11:00

!!!!!! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-10: 08:40:00

pumice? - ouch - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-10: 12:19:00

metrohumanx ...So THATS why she was SKULLKING around. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:24:00

Go to the HEAD of the class, metro...that's why dad is the Pate-r! - Nosila, 2009-03-10: 21:57:00

Yes, and it sounds like cajouling to dad to "do it"! (All the things many dads are made to do)! - splendiction, 2009-03-10: 22:31:00

Enjoyed all the comments :-) - silveryaspen, 2009-03-11: 01:10:00


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Created by: kalex

Pronunciation: Ee-ez-a-mi(eye)ne, as in it's-a-mine!

Sentence: Would you stop with your eezamine? nobody cares!


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Created by: GlobalGallery

Pronunciation: pozessiv-kom-pul-siv

Sentence: Andrea was possesivecompulsive. She spent nine hours cleaning the motel room. The fridge, oven, carpets, windows, bathroom, walls and ceiling were gleaming. Every piece of cutlery was hand polished. "I don't know why you bother" said Mitchell her fiance. "We have to live here, so why can't it be nice?" was her reply. "Live here? We're staying here for one night and we're outta here before breakfast" he said with some concern.

Etymology: 1.Possessive - the case expressing ownership 2.Obsessive-compulsive - a state of neurosis

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Created by: andrewmcshea

Pronunciation: shine grossed

Sentence: This crazy lady named Caitlin is comletely shingrossed with her iPhone screen and jealous of Maddy's glimmering one.

Etymology: Shine (shiny or bright), Engrossed (to be obsessed or consumed by)


another winner right here boi - andrewmcshea, 2012-02-17: 15:07:00

tyrone jacksin would b proud - andrewmcshea, 2012-02-17: 15:08:00

DIS WORD IS BUMPIN - jessicadobies, 2012-02-17: 15:17:00

DIS WORD IS BUMPIN - jessicadobies, 2012-02-17: 15:18:00


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Created by: toy4769

Pronunciation: Poyn-dif-eye

Sentence: Larry's OCD neighbor, in his usual fashion, trimmed his hedges along the fenceline to nearly a stump to fill his need to poindify something he can control.

Etymology: Poindexter: a pocket-protector wearing over-analyizing nerd. + Modify: to change to suit one's taste.


RightOnTheWin Creative way to combine words, great job. - RightOnTheWin, 2010-09-21: 12:48:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fyne toon

Sentence: No matter what Naomi did to her resume, it always looked like someone had had to finetoon it. How else would her work history look like such a piece of fiction?

Etymology: Fine-tune (polish and perfect) & Toon (cartoon;imaginery, humourous drawing;caricature)

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kwart shy t

Sentence: She spent cleaning and polishing the quartshite ring he gave her, not knowing it was as worthless and trashy as he

Etymology: quartzite, shite

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ekskrəmint

Sentence: When Tom signed up to take something to the Antiques Roadshow he was convinced that he had one of those unique items that would cause a sensation. The only sensation he experienced was disappointment when the appraiser declared his prize to be in excermint condition. No instant retirement here!

Etymology: excrement (feces) + mint (an aromatic plant native to temperate regions of the Old World, several kinds of which are used as culinary herbs)


RightOnTheWin Very interesting. I like your sentence, hah. - RightOnTheWin, 2010-09-21: 09:16:00


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