Verboticism: Prankma

'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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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: prank-mar

Sentence: Bonny was starting to suspect that her mother was behaving subversively when babysitting her toddlers. Every time they stayed at Nanna's they would spend the following days saying that singlets were uncool, only dweebs wore hats and that making them tidy up their toys was inhibiting their creative development. Bonny was ready to confront Nanna about the prankmas.

Etymology: prank (joke, jape, trick) + grandma (an overly put upon family member who often cares for their grandchildren)

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Comments: Prankma

Jabberwocky - 2008-02-26: 13:14:00
welcome back petaj - great little story

OZZIEBOB - 2008-02-26: 16:13:00
Good comeback!

silveryaspen - 2008-02-26: 19:25:00
Clever interplay!

petaj - 2008-02-27: 05:29:00
thanks for the welcome back - although I did verbotomize a couple of days back it has been weeks since i played regularly.