Verboticism: Enlighteningjolt

'My wheelbarrow needs a seat...'

DEFINITION: v. To ask a someone a bizarre question in order to get them to think outside their mental little boxes. (And to see if they are actually listening.) n. A creative provocation designed to pull people out of their daily stupor.

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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: en + lite + ten + ing + jolt

Sentence: Clyde was hit with an enlighteningjolt when Melissa told him that the recent merger between Charmin and Microsoft would contribute greatly to Cloud Computing and that Software would now become much softer.

Etymology: Enlightening + jolt >> Enlightening (tending to increase or impart knowledge) Jolt (sudden jarring impact)

Points: 860

Comments: Enlighteningjolt

silveryaspen - 2009-03-11: 21:33:00
Sentence left me smiling as much for what it did say, as what it implied. You lit a fire with this one, it burns ever so brightly.

kateinkorea - 2009-03-12: 22:02:00
Good word and good sentence.