Verboticism: Anecdadalist

'All I had was a wooden brain...'

DEFINITION: n. A person who, using an example from their own life, steers people away from a line of speculation by reducing it to an absurdity. v. To dismantle a logical argument with piles of passionate incoherence.

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Created by: playdohheart

Pronunciation: an-ec-da-da-list

Sentence: "When I was younger I only had one pair of pants. They were purple plaid flares and all the other kids made fun of me. And when you bring up the subject of pants, I think of that and then I get all worried that I'm still just the kid with the proverbial purple plaid flares and you're such an angel of miraculous beauty. I'm going to go lay down now because I'm upset. I don't think I can go out to dinner tonight until I feel validated as a man again... you know... sexually." She sighed, realizing she should have known better than to ask Jim, the master anecdadalist, if she looked fat in these pants.

Etymology: anecdotalist + Dada (an art movement that used nonsense to challenge ideas and concepts)

Points: 752

Comments: Anecdadalist

purpleartichokes - 2007-04-18: 06:00:00
Fantastic sentence! Can't wait til the book comes out!

Jabberwocky - 2007-04-18: 08:54:00
you get my vote for a great story

Bulletchewer - 2007-04-18: 13:03:00
Just realised that your name could've worked for yesterday's definition. I've seen murderers with shorter sentences, mind.

Jabberwocky - 2007-04-18: 13:17:00
Be careful with your acid-ic comments Bulletchewer. Keep in mind Playdoheart's heart is made of playdoh

playdohheart - 2007-04-18: 14:52:00
Ha, you're right about the name relating to yesterday! But I think a playdohheart would be the one having his or her life molded by someone like a domimator. I did get a bit carried away by the novel-ty of my sentence(/paragraph), but it appears I'll do anything to make the punchline work... the best jokes are dangerous.