Verboticism: Missdissive

'I'll drop him at the vets'

DEFINITION: n. A conclusion or an assumption developed after careful listening to, and analysis of one-half of a telephone conversation. v. To listen to one-half of a telephone conversation.

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: heer hur say

Sentence: Phonecia talked to her friends and relations constantly on the phone. George, who had neither friends nor relations, could not do the same. Therefore he tended to listen in on those half conversations and got his exercise jumping to conclusions. He always incorrectly assumed they were discussing him. He was half right. Especially the night he overheard Phonecia talking to her cousin, Vinny, who was an exterminator. Although it was hearhersay, George was pretty sure the pest control solution was meant for him. And he was right...RAID!

Etymology: Hearsay (heard through another rather than directly;gossip;assumption) & Hear Her Say (Hear a woman say, as opposed to hear what she hears).

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Created by: MrBlack

Pronunciation: Tel-e-vok-si-play-shun

Sentence: We cater to most of the casual spy arts here; windowatching, earwalling, and televoxiplation


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Created by: ubgrud

Pronunciation: ov-er-less-on

Sentence: "It's just so matted," she said, stroking the carpet with her foot. "She hates my hair," I overlessoned.

Etymology: overlisten, lesson

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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /"he-mE-'po-th&-sis/

Sentence: She overheard her boyfriend planning what sounded like a surprise birthday for her, but she tried not to get her hopes up. After all, it was just a hemipothesis.

Etymology: From hemi- + hypothesis.

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Created by: ahwinters

Pronunciation: e-vs-duc-sis-e-on

Sentence: After the call he eavesdecided he needed to get out and excersize more.

Etymology: eavesdrop + decision

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Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: miss-call-cue-lay-shun

Sentence: he burst out of the bedroom wearing nothing but a christmas hat only to find her whole family in the room sipping warm cocoa....obviously he'd made a massive miscallculation

Etymology: call, miscalculation


This part is just perfect for Hugh Grant ... lovely! - egonschiela, 2007-01-18: 10:36:00


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Created by: nonpossumus




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Created by: allwise

Pronunciation: te-le-sum-sjon

Sentence: Jenny listend intently on his phonecall from across the room ,and could thus telesume he would take her out to dinner. Unfortunately for him, he had no idea about any such thing...

Etymology: tele - afar assumption - make a conclusion based on limited facts

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Created by: pratyushprasan





derived from semiotics - pratyushprasan, 2007-01-18: 21:29:00


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Created by: chris

Pronunciation: foe-nee-call

Sentence: Roger was an inveterate eavesdropper, but the number of phoneycalls that that had led him to make was legendary

Etymology: Phone + phoney (inaccurate)+ call (double meaning, as in phonecall and 'judgement', as in 'your call')

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