Verboticism: Chatalyst

'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: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈtʃædəˌlɪst/

Sentence: While the chatalyst did its job by starting conversations, they usually didn't consist of much more than "Why are you wearing a plunger?" followed by "To start conversation!" It just goes to show both that there's an art to choosing a good conversation crutch and that one cannot compensate for a complete lack of personality.

Etymology: From chat + (cat)alyst

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Comments: Chatalyst

Banky - 2008-02-14: 13:52:00
Outstanding word.

Jabberwocky - 2008-02-14: 15:07:00
wonderful word and funny sentence erwenn

OZZIEBOB - 2008-02-14: 16:33:00
He was pestischatial, Great word; luv the sentence!

silveryaspen - 2008-02-14: 18:35:00
Cana a chatalyst induce chatelpsy? Fun creation!

purpleartichokes - 2008-02-14: 19:23:00