Verboticism: Fashionono

'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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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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Wearrorism

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: wer or izm

Sentence: Sally's first experience with wearrorism came when she showed up dressed as a dominatrix, complete with whip, fishnets,handcuffs, high leather boots and a tight black stain teddy over which her bosom threatened to spill out. A Playboy bunny would have found the outfit too revealing. Imagine her surpise when the masquerade party she thought she was attending, turned out to be a surprise bridal shower for her and her fiance, thrown by his religious family, whom she was to meet for the first time!

Etymology: Wear (a covering for the body)& error (a mistake made by incorrect information) & terrorism (an act instilling fear)

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COMMENTS:

libertybelle Clever! - libertybelle, 2008-02-25: 10:59:00

Fun! Fun! Fun! Triple run good! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 12:51:00

Good one! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:12:00

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Disdress

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: diss - Dress

Sentence: Derrick cross-dressed when everyone else was dressed straight. In his dresses, he often got a dressing down from others. Never able to dress right, he went around in a state of disdress.

Etymology: Distress, Dress. Distress - mental suffering. Dress - clothes.

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welcome back silveryaspen!! - galwaywegian, 2008-12-08: 09:29:00

Thanks for the reminder: realized, only after I had logged out, that I had forgtten to include "UGH & "UGLY" in the etymology box. See Wikipedia: "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: 16:30:00

It was Derrick's dresstiny! - Nosila, 2008-12-08: 23:26:00

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Fiasclothes

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fee/as/klohz

Sentence: It was embarrassing and a total fiasclothes when I showed up to my boss' daughter's Baptism in shorts, T-shirt, bathing suit, towel and a case of beer. I didn't quite read the invitation past the address 2206 Sunnyside Beach. Unfortunately, it was Sunnyside Beach United Church.

Etymology: fiasco + clothes

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COMMENTS:

perfect fit! - galwaywegian, 2008-02-25: 07:35:00

excellent! - ErWenn, 2008-02-25: 10:11:00

libertybelle I love it! - libertybelle, 2008-02-25: 10:58:00

Pairfection! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 13:21:00

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:12:00

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Misthreaded

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Created by: kimmarie

Pronunciation: miss-threh-did

Sentence: He could never seem to get it right. Either too much or too little - he constantly misthreaded when trying to hit the fashion mark.

Etymology: From miss and threaded as in threading a needle.

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Miskit

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: miss-kit

Sentence: Buttons looked around the conference room at the 234 perfectly identical faces and bodies, dressed all in charcoal grey suits. In eerie unison they all turned to look at him with cold dead eyes. Feeling quite miskit, he adjusted his rainbow wig, performed an awkward three-point-turn in his size 37 red patent leather shoes, and exited through the door he'd entered. He realized his mistake when he re-read the sign posted by the door, which in bold block letters announced, "Welcome clones!"

Etymology: misfit + kit (British slang for clothes)

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COMMENTS:

I like this one. - ErWenn, 2008-02-25: 10:11:00

clever - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-25: 13:31:00

Erupted in laughter picturing your clone-some miskit! Kit-catchy Creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 13:44:00

Short & sweet! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:21:00

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Apparellynot

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: a - pare - ah - lee - not

Sentence: Manny misunderstood Rose when she gave him the information for the Company Awards Banquet. He thought it was dress-casual but it turned out to be dress with tie. He realized that he was apparellynot dressed correctly and decided not to go home that night as Rose was receiving an award and would be embarrassed by him.

Etymology: Apparel (clothing, garments) + Not (not right, not much, not at all) Also a play on the phrase apparently not.

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Afearance

Created by: FuzzBuzz

Pronunciation:

Sentence: He was overwhelmed by afearance when he realized he had just shown up to a business meeting in an elmo-patterned speedo.

Etymology: fear + appearance

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Bluetie

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈblu ˈtaɪ/

Sentence: My plaid shorts and tye-dye t-shirt were definitely inappropriate for the formal dance, but then again, they'd probably be blue-tie for just about any situation.

Etymology: indicating the wrong color tie with respect to a "black tie" or "white tie" dress code

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COMMENTS:

You collared it! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-25: 12:52:00

So very clever! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:23:00

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Fiasclothes

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fee/as/klohz

Sentence: It was embarrassing and a total fiasclothes when I showed up to my boss' daughter's Baptism in shorts, T-shirt, bathing suit, towel and a case of beer. I didn't quite read the invitation past the address 2206 Sunnyside Beach. Unfortunately, it was Sunnyside Beach United Church.

Etymology: FIASCLOTHES - noun - from FIASCO (A complete, or ridiculous failure) + CLOTHES (garments for the body; wearing apparel)

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COMMENTS:

Excellently crafted word, sentence and etymology. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-08: 12:39:00

This is a great word which totally hits the definition!! - mweinmann, 2008-12-09: 10:29:00

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