Verboticism: Lieabilletaunt

'You've done such a good job emptying your beer bottles.'

DEFINITION: v., To imply that person is usually unhelpful when asking for their assistance. n., An unwilling, unproductive and uninhibitedly useless helper.

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Lieabilletaunt

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: lie-uh-BILL-uht-ont

Sentence: Sally tried to LIEABILLETAUNT Oscar into getting off his chromium sofa and helping her compose a winning sentence to submit to Verbotomy, but he chose to lie around in a semi-catatonic state and dream of imaginary guitar notes that would irritate...his irritatingly overproductive girlfriend Camouflossie. No amount of LIEABILLETAUNTING could make Oscar expend even a single erg of his preciously guarded energy...if he ever HAD any.

Etymology: LIE+ABILITY+BILLET+LIABILITY+TAUNT=LIEABILLETAUNT......... LIE: to be or to stay at rest in a horizontal position : be prostrate on someone’s couch-Middle English, from Old English licgan; akin to Old High German ligen to lie, Latin lectus bed, Greek lechos..... Ability: the quality or state of being able yet reluctant-Middle English abilite, from Anglo-French, from Latin habilitat-, habilitas, from habilis apt, skillful..... Billet: an official order directing that a slacker be provided with board and lodging (as in a private home)- Middle English bylet, from Anglo-French billette, diminutive of bille bill..... Liability: one that acts as a disadvantage to all..... Taunt: a sarcastic challenge or insult

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Comments: Lieabilletaunt

metrohumanx - 2008-09-05: 11:51:00
http://www.shibumi.org/eoti.htm

Jabberwocky - 2008-09-05: 15:39:00
can't argue with such a persuasive etymology

metrohumanx - 2008-09-05: 23:08:00
Thanx, Jwock...I guess i did get carried away.