Verboticism: Girthumstances

'I've been working out on this ab machine every day for a week'

DEFINITION: n. The creepy pounds that sneak onto your waist even though you've been exercising and watching what you eat. v. To exercise rigorously, diet fastidiously, and yet still gain weight.

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Girthumstances

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: GURTH-kuh.m-stansz

Sentence: Bob used every motivational tool and slimming trick out there in endeavouring to be trim, taut and terrific. And he believed that it was only a matter of time before he hit upon the right formula to overcome his adipose issue. However, friends discovered the unhoggable truth about his girthumstances; when, at 2am, they spotted him, somnambulatory, at his local all-night eatery, flaboyant in his dressing gown and slippers, ordering for himself enough food to feed a family of ten.

Etymology: Conflation of GIRTH:the distance around a persons body & CIRCUMSTANCES:The surrounding or pertaining facts, means, influences, etc.,especially asrelated to one's/ones support and way of living.

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Comments: Girthumstances

silveryaspen - 2008-03-19: 10:10:00
Girth is a great word ... rounds off your creation very nicely! Outstanding Won!

Jabberwocky - 2008-03-19: 11:48:00
love it

purpleartichokes - 2008-03-19: 20:57:00
Great word Oz!