Verboticism: Twingineering

'My nose hairs are scary!'

DEFINITION: n. A tool which has been re-purposed and is now being used (perhaps unsafely) to perform a completely different function. v. To use a tool for a different purpose than for which it was originally designed.

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Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: /TWNJNRNK/

Sentence: Carol's use of the wiffleball bat, a feral cat, and 22 binder clips in her perverse twingineering experiment resulted in the summoning of no less than three ambulances to attend to the neighbor who was mistaken for a burglar.

Etymology: twin + engineering (as if you hadn't already figured that out...)

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Comments: Twingineering

Jabberwocky - 2009-03-09: 13:53:00

silveryaspen - 2009-03-09: 14:15:00
got a big laugh from the things you chose to twingineer. Excellent word!

kateinkorea - 2009-03-09: 18:42:00
Good word.

Nosila - 2009-03-09: 22:55:00
I twin-ge with laughter!