Verboticism: Apperil

'I can't breathe with this tie on!'

DEFINITION: n. A fashion accessory or style of dress which purports to improve one's appearance and attitude, but actually does the opposite. v. To follow a fashion dictum in an effort to improve your social standing even when it causes physical discomfort.

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Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: a/par'/el

Sentence: On a beautiful spring morning Jamagra could not decide what to wear to work. She always found this standing-in- front-of-the-closet part of the day disdressing and attiresome. After going through all of her apperil once again, Jamagra decided to skip the chafing and agcessorizing for one day. She phoned her excuses to the office ("illness and fatigue" because she was sick and tired of working) then went out to the garden. After donning her (non)tortureshell sunglasses, Jamagra pinched back some blooms and bound the peas to their trellis. "Much better than pinchy shoes and binding skirts," thought Jamagra.

Etymology: apparel (clothing) + peril (something that may cause injury; grave risk) "agcessorizing" - agonizing + accessorizing

Points: 1040

Comments: Apperil

purpleartichokes - 2008-04-08: 10:42:00
Great word! Even lovlier sentence. Think I'll call in sick tomorrow and get the peas planted!

Jabberwocky - 2008-04-08: 12:30:00
I agree with purple - can't wait to get into the garden - wonderful sentence

purpleartichokes - 2008-04-08: 19:34:00
Rudolph the Red-Toes Pain-Fear! (uh, that was bad, sorry.)

Nosila - 2008-04-08: 20:38:00
Peas on Earth, Jamagra!