Verboticism: Inadveritas

'Those drugs were my wife's drugs...'

DEFINITION: v. intr. To be accused of something you didn't do, then do that exact same thing later, completely by accident. n. A false accusation which coincidentally happens to be correct.

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Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: in-ad-vehr-ih-toss

Sentence: Midway through the master bedroom closet Hank found the diary. He and his wife had been cleaning out his childhood home for three days now, throwing out grade school spelling assignments, and obituaries of every person in the small Arkansas town that his mother had ever known. He began leafing through the journal, hoping that he might begin to understand more about what his estranged mother was like in her youth, and realize how she had become the dour and world-beaten woman that he had buried not a week ago. Engrossed in how she had met his father and their courtship through the Korean war, he paused, with a look of abject terror at the next entry. It described the birth of a baby girl named Elizabeth Marie, who had been given up for adoption in that very town. "How's it going in there, honey?" rang Liz's voice down the hallway. Hank snapped out of his trance, "''s okay. Sweetheart, what children's home did you grow up at?". A long pause deafened Hank, and a quizzical "St. Joseph's?" answered. The pit in Hank's stomach grew harder, and trickle of cold sweat wound down his back as he found the name on the page. Every time his college friends had taunted him about Arkansians and incest replayed in his mind, their inadveritas jokes hardening the lump in his throat.

Etymology: inadvertent - unintentional, veritas - Latin for "truth"

Points: 1070

Comments: Inadveritas

silveryaspen - 2008-02-19: 11:46:00
Shockingly, heartbreaking sentence! Great etymology! Great creation!

ErWenn - 2008-02-19: 19:03:00
This word's right on the money.

Tigger - 2008-02-19: 21:00:00
Banky, your stories are as good as your verbots... better even. Very entertaining!