Verboticism: Expostfatto

'Yikes! Spring is almost here and this stupid scale is still wrong.'

DEFINITION: n. That sinking feeling you get when you realize that you will be shedding your winter coat, before you can possibly shed the extra layer of insulation (i.e. fat) that you gained over the winter. v. To worry about your weight.

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Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: Ex-post-fat-toe

Sentence: Brenda was more blue than the blues, more down than the Downs, and more depressed than her mattress springs. She was experiencing the post-Christmas dieter's syndrome of expostfatto.

Etymology: From "ex post facto", a legal term referring to laws that change the legal status of events that happened before the law is enacted. (i.e. Hoping that the effect of overeating can be changed.)

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Comments: Expostfatto

purpleartichokes - 2007-02-28: 06:42:00
The mattress reference is hillarious!!

Discoveria - 2007-02-28: 07:49:00
Took me a while to think up...but I didn't want to get rid of the beginning of the sentence!

ErWenn - 2007-02-28: 11:57:00
Silly, but amusing.