Verboticism: Mugnorant

'Look at that big smile!'

DEFINITION: v. To have difficulty recognizing, and correctly interpreting, human facial expressions. n. A person who cannot read faces.

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Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /MUG-ner-uhnt/

Sentence: George would stop by the convenience store every day after his morning run to buy Gatorade, and he was sure the young woman who worked there liked him. She would crinkle her nose in the cutest way, and cover her face with her hand when he flirted with her. He figured she was just shy. One day there was a new girl there, even cuter than the regular girl, and she did the same thing when George approached the counter, smiling at her. He decided to ask her out, but when he did, she said "No, you stink! Are you mugnorant or something?"

Etymology: Mug - a human face [informal] (from Norwegian, mugge "pitcher"; usage from cups adorned with grotesque faces) + Ignorant - lacking education or knowledge (from Latin, ignorare "not aware")

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Comments: Mugnorant

metrohumanx - 2008-07-09: 02:46:00

Mustang - 2008-07-09: 07:50:00
George is a real mugnoramus.

OZZIEBOB - 2008-07-10: 05:35:00
I guess george is kind of "mugdumb" Good word.