Verboticism: Gendipulate

'Wow! You're reading a computer magazine!'

DEFINITION: v. To methodically read the magazines dedicated to the opposite sex in an effort to sensitize yourself to, and learn how to manipulate, their needs and aspirations. n., A person who studies gender differences in order to exploit them.

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Crossmopolitan

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: cross/moe/pall/i/tan

Sentence: Dick was a hardened crossmopolitan. He kept the latest issues of Cosmopolitan, Glamour and Allure in a stack under his bed to get the ladies in the mood.

Etymology: cross ( as in crossing over) + Cosmopolitan (magazine)

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COMMENTS:

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-17: 22:29:00

clever combination! - bananabender, 2008-01-17: 22:37:00

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Cosmonipulation

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: koz-moh-nip-yuh-ley-shuhn

Sentence: "What women really want", "How to tell he cares just for you"... The articles in women's magazines read like an instruction manual for men with one thought in mind. Jimmy's Cosmonipulation involves reading through these magazines to glean the best techniques to put that one thought into action.

Etymology: Cosmo (shortened name of a popular women's magazine) manipulation (to negotiate, control, or influence (something or someone) cleverly, skilfully, or deviously)

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Cleowulf

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: klee-OH-woo..lf

Sentence: Whilst on his way to see the movie "Beowulf", Bob was bedazzled by a beautiful blonde reading "Cleo" magazine. Later on, that evening, when asked by Roxie the name of the movie he had seen, he replied - "Cleowulf!"

Etymology: CLEO: Magazine for women featuring the latest in fashion, beauty, love sex, fitness etc & WOLF (or, better, its OE variant WULF): a man who is agressive in making amorous advances to women. Sorta, try to imagine, Beowulf wooing Cleopatra!

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COMMENTS:

You watch too many movies lol. Good word! - Dougalistic, 2008-01-17: 05:18:00

great word ozzie - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-17: 11:35:00

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Finessex

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fi/nes/sex

Sentence: To appear sensitive and aware of issues affecting women today, John decided to finessex them by reading every female orientented magazine he could find.

Etymology: finesse + sex

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COMMENTS:

nice! - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-17: 11:39:00

Clever blend! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-17: 22:30:00

Suave word! - bananabender, 2008-01-17: 22:40:00

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Survoyllance

Created by: Nimbulan

Pronunciation: /sur*voy*llance/

Sentence: This was Fred's first covert operation, women had always been a mystery to him and Mindy was no exception, but he'd be damned if Vouge didnt have the answers.

Etymology: Surveillance: Close observation of a person or group, especially one under suspicion. And voyeur: however slightly less perverted and more a healthy interest in the opposite sex.

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Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-17: 09:01:00

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-17: 22:27:00

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Contemptress

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /kun-temp'-tris/ Masculine: Contempter /kun-temp'-ter/

Sentence: Virginia would always ask to see the football scores, even though she hated football — but most guys dig sports — so, being the contemptress that she is, she used her knowledge like a tool, to bewitch and enchant men.

Etymology: contempt / context - feelings of scorn and aversion / the circumstances surrounding situation (from Latin, contemnere "to scorn") + temptress/tempter - one who entices, or seduces (Latin, temptātor, tempter "to sin")

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COMMENTS:

Glad she's not in my circle of friends! Beguiling word! - bananabender, 2008-01-17: 09:29:00

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Studdy

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: stuh dee

Sentence: His studdy made him an expert on feng shui, the g spot, the enneagram, the GI diet and many other topics.

Etymology: stud, study

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COMMENTS:

I guess he's a Bachelor then! Great word! - bananabender, 2008-01-17: 09:36:00

so simple yet so good - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-17: 11:38:00

Yep. I agree. Very good! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-17: 22:26:00

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Zineophile

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: zeen o feel

Sentence: When Phil started reading all the chick magazines, Xena knew he was fast becoming a zineophile. He was pretending to have philings and was last zine philing pain, when Xena philed his eye socket with her phist for trying to phile her up.

Etymology: Zine (a small magazine that is produced cheaply by one person or a small group of people, and is about a subject they are interested in, also a shortcut for the word Magazine) & Xenophile (A person attracted to that which is foreign, especially to foreign peoples, manners, or cultures...from 2 Greek words: Xeno (foreign) & Phile (love of)

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Harboursbizarre

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: har bers ba zar

Sentence: Kenny hung around the drugstore magazine rack in the faint hope that he could show off his harboursbizarre to unsuspecting females!

Etymology: harper's bazaar

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Heference

Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: heff a runtz

Sentence: The stash of heference mags in her wardrobe was breeding at an alarming rate in accordance with Marla's heightening desperation to breed too.

Etymology: Blend of reference (book), consulted for specific information, and Hugh Hefner of Playboy fame.

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COMMENTS:

you could add heifer (a young cow that has not had a calf)to your etymology - good word - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-17: 11:33:00

Very clever! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-17: 22:28:00

Ta Jabberwocky, I like it! Thanks to all for the comments lately. I'm having fun! - bananabender, 2008-01-17: 22:34:00

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