Verboticism: Subterguile

'How did you get your boyfriend to stop scratching his nuts?'

DEFINITION: v. To prevent someone from participating in an undesired activity by engaging them in another activity which makes it impossible to do the first. n. Two things cannot be done at the same time.

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Subterguile

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: SUB - ter - gile

Sentence: Ambrosia employed a two pronged game of subterguile on her couch potato fiance, Guilford, first distracting him with alluring smiles and suggestions and then offering other options to lure him away from another weeked of non stop gaming with his LAN buddies on his computer.

Etymology: Blend of subterfuge and beguile

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Comments: Subterguile

petaj - 2008-05-22: 06:15:00
Inspired choice of names. Ambrosia and Guilford, Troilus and Cressida, Romeo and Juliet

Jabberwocky - 2008-05-22: 13:40:00
excellent

OZZIEBOB - 2008-05-22: 18:56:00
Beguiling!