Verboticism: Guardiantic

'I think Uncle Mikey taught our parrot a new word!'

DEFINITION: v. To leave your pet, child or lover in the care of a friend or relative who teaches them a stupid trick or bad habit. n. A stupid trick or bad habit learned from a caregiver.

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Guardiantic

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /gahr-dee-AN-tik/

Sentence: It was only Eliza's third week teaching the 10-year-old class in Sunday School, but when the organist was late, she had to help out with choir practice, too. She reluctantly asked her father to stand-in and watch the Sunday School class. When she returned, she found her dear ole' Dad teaching the kids how to run a football pool, how to build a moonshine still, and other guardiantics.

Etymology: guardian - a person entrusted with the care of a minor (from Middle French, garde "guardian, warden, keeper") antic - a ludicrous or grotesque act (from Italian, antico "antique", originally referring to 'grotesque' Roman art)

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Comments: Guardiantic

Tigger - 2008-02-26: 01:58:00
This is a true story... mostly. "Eliza's" father was actually teaching 10-year-olds how to run a football pool.

OZZIEBOB - 2008-02-26: 16:00:00
Nice word!

silveryaspen - 2008-02-26: 18:42:00
Clever blend of two words that really nailed the definition!