Verboticism: Masqueraid

'Guess what I'm giving you for your birthday?'

DEFINITION: v. To wear special uniforms and carry around unusual props in order to stimulate social interaction. n. A person who compensates for their lack of personality and weak social skills by resorting to props and costumes.

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Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: mas-kuh-raid

Sentence: Agnes peered out at the world through narrowed eyes shielded behind cat's eye eyeglasses. She shifted her weight and raised her copy of Atlas Shrugged a little higher, so it could easily be seen over the divider between the booths in the coffee shop. Pretending to stare intensely at her masqueraid novel, she instead glowered out at all of the other patrons, the sheep, who sat there reading their John Grisham tripe or their Danielle Steele fluff. No one had the good taste thus far to come over and compliment her on her sublime taste in literature, so she surreptitiously slipped her copy of "On the Road" out of her oversized shag carpet purse, split the book open around the halfway mark, and began her charade anew.

Etymology: masquerade - a social gathering invovling people wearing masks or costumes + aid - something that assists in a task

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Comments: Masqueraid

ErWenn - 2008-02-14: 10:08:00
Good sentence--er, paragraph

Banky - 2008-02-14: 13:53:00
Yeah, sorry...I'm a scientist by trade, so verbotomy is my sole creative outlet some days :(

OZZIEBOB - 2008-02-14: 17:07:00
Love your words and sentences. Cura masqua!

silveryaspen - 2008-02-14: 18:26:00
Your verbot is r-aid-iant! It shines!

purpleartichokes - 2008-02-14: 19:40:00
Banky - you should be writing on the side! I love the way you can draw pictures with words. What a great imagination you have!