Verboticism: Cornament

'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: Tigger

Pronunciation: /kor-nuh-ment/

Sentence: Eugene, undeterred by his previous failures, showed up at the pub with his latest cornament ― a 2x4 piece of lumber and a tee shirt that said, "Got wood... Looking for beaver."

Etymology: corny - trite, or lacking in subtlety (1930's slang, originally "something appealing to country folk") + ornament - something that decorates or adorns; an embellishment (from Latin, ornare "equip, adorn")

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Comments: Cornament

OZZIEBOB - 2008-02-14: 16:39:00
Perhaps he was on beaver patrol. Sorry, I know, it's a bit cornary!

silveryaspen - 2008-02-14: 18:49:00
Until I read your sentence, cornament conjured up visions of younicorns! Clever creation!

purpleartichokes - 2008-02-14: 19:24:00
HA! LOL sentence!

ErWenn - 2008-02-14: 22:38:00
Good stuff.