Verboticism: Divertrickery

'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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Divertrickery

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Dy-ver-trik-eree

Sentence: To stop Ted's disgusting smoking habit, Sue thought she would try a bit of divertrickery, so she invested in a computer generated football game(football being his passion). Soon he was so engrossed in the game that all thoughts of smoking were forgotten, after all it does take two hands to use the control pad.

Etymology: Divert(to distract attention away from) + Trickery(A skilful act or scheme intended to outwit someone) = Divertrickery

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Comments: Divertrickery

Mustang - 2008-05-22: 06:43:00
I like it.

Jabberwocky - 2008-05-22: 13:36:00
nice

OZZIEBOB - 2008-05-22: 18:59:00
Very good word.