Verboticism: Oliberate

'Do you have anything to say about your predecessor?'

DEFINITION: v. To pretend to forget an embarrassing act or event. n. A person who pretends to forget embarrassing moments or actions.

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Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: o-lib-er-ate

Sentence: Rather than obliterating his vanquished foe, the commander-in-chief demonstrated his ultimate coolness by oliberating him instead. With the whole world watching, he took the high road, though he had to clear a lot of brush off it because it had been untraveled for so long. If only he knew someone who was good at clearing brush. Oh yeah, not going to go there.

Etymology: A twist on the word obliterate, to incorporate liberate and to pay tribute to the O of the mOment.

Points: 2357

Comments: Oliberate

silveryaspen - 2009-01-22: 01:36:00
Well-crafted endings ... of both sentence and etymology! Oliberate is such a highly hopeful word. Obama has inferred comparisons to Lincoln, MLK, Kenedy and so many others, so I also thought it very clever that this brings to mind The Great Liberator, Simon Bolivar.

Nosila - 2009-01-22: 20:14:00
Good word and interesting sentence, good wordplay!