Verboticism: Aacknowlagement

'Do you think she is overreacting to our surprise party?'

DEFINITION: n., The shock and embarrassment felt after innocently implying that you are much younger, only to discover that everyone actually knows how old you really are. v., To be embarrassed when caught lying about your age.

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Aacknowlagement

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: ak NAHL age ment

Sentence: When Miss Leed walked into her surprise 50th-birthday party, she suddenly understood that everyone had known for a long time what her real age was. Her becoming speechless was an indicator of aack-knowlAGEment of her realization, since she had never been known to lack something to say. One of her coworkers slapped her on the back and said, "Come on, do the math. You just got your 20-year pin last year. You couldn't have started working as a doctor when you were 19!"

Etymology: AACK (expression of embarrassment or shock) + knowledge + age (A play on the word "acknowledgment")

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