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'What do mean you're canceling our date'

DEFINITION: n. Something, or someone, that/who always seems to break or fall apart, just when you need it/them the most. v. To fall apart just when you need to get it together.

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Focusbrokeus

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: fo-kus-bro-kus

Sentence: Even though he was a prolific writer, Bob was unbelieveably ADHD to the point where he couldn't keep a relationship because his mind and his boot heels would go wanderin' all the time. Alice would try to talk to him, but he would get a faraway look in his eye and she knew he was off in some mental magic swiriling ship and not really with her. The day he forgot that he was supposed to be going to see her and instead spent the entire day dancing with a corner street musician she had enough and sent him packing. When asked about the sad ending of their relationship she would quietly explain, "Focusbrokeus."

Etymology: focus: attention to a particular point or detail, have a direction in life + broke: broken + us

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COMMENTS:

excellent - galwaywegian, 2009-05-07: 08:43:00

magic, even :-) - emdeejay, 2009-05-07: 19:51:00

Love it... - Nosila, 2009-05-07: 21:43:00

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Reliefragile

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: really fragile

Sentence: Sandra spent most of her time on tenterhooks as steward of the women’s shelter relief kitchen. Lately, she had become reliefragile in her personal affairs as well. It was a relief for her to lean on the pillars around her for support.

Etymology: From the words relief and fragile.

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COMMENTS:

Slendid!!!! Splediction :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-08: 05:25:00

Ooops SPLENDID*....dang where's the spell check LOL! It's way to late and I'm way too tired....after 5 am here...(I'm a night owl) - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-08: 05:27:00

Thanks abrakadeborah! - splendiction, 2009-05-08: 18:25:00

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Voilater

Created by: ankur

Pronunciation: voi-later

Sentence: he again proved to be a voilater by not turning up to take his friend for his(friend's) appointment with the dentist. my cellphone is doing a "voilater" again, i have to make a call and i cant find it...

Etymology: voila = word used by magicians when they make something disappear.. so... voilater = who / which disappears..

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Phondrome

Krixwell

Created by: Krixwell

Pronunciation: fon-drowm

Sentence: He would be there for her at all times, except when she really needed him to. He kept phondroming her. He was a real phondromist.

Etymology: Phone (telephone) + syndrome (disease), shortened from idea "broken phone syndrome".

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Vacellate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: va sel layt

Sentence: Mona's phone was often on the fritz. It never happened when robocall election polls came through, heavy breathers or debt consolidation recordings happened. It would only vacellate when Mona needed it for emergencies, work calls, making important appointments or talking to cute guys on the 1-900 numbers.

Etymology: Vacillate (to be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action)& Cell (Cellular telephone)

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Widgetwreck

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: WID-jit-rek

Sentence: Sandra calls her appliances, tools, cell phone and other gadgets widgets and sadly for her many of them seem to fail at the most inopportune moment, a condition she lugubriously refers to as widgetwreck.

Etymology: Blend of widget and wreck

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COMMENTS:

wizard of widgets! - Nosila, 2009-05-07: 21:41:00

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Dylanthropologist

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dil anth ro pol ojist

Sentence: His card stated he was a Dylanthropologist, so when Joan kept calling to make an appointment, she would invariably get his answering machine which would either play "It ain't easy"; "It ain't me, Babe"; "Lay, Lady, Lay" or "Don't call me no more, cause I'm knock, knock, knockin' on Heaven's Door!".

Etymology: Dylan (Bob Dylan, stage name of Robert Allen Zimmerman, an American songwriter noted for his protest songs (born in 1941) & Anthropologist (the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings) & Apologist (A person who expresses regret at having caused trouble for someone)

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COMMENTS:

perfect! - splendiction, 2009-05-07: 22:26:00

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Crapitulate

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: crap IT you late

Sentence: It was the last straw. Jenny did not care if it was Dennis or his phone that was crapitulating this time, but she was going to emancimate him. He was a Broke Down Engine, and ain't got no drivin' wheel!

Etymology: Crap: somewhat vulgar universal noun used to refer to something that's substandard (this crap phone has crapped out again!). Capitulate: To give up or in, usually at an inopportune moment. Emancimate: see Monday's verbotomy.

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COMMENTS:

You crap it late if on short notice too! - dochanne, 2009-05-07: 03:44:00

hyperborean Many of the words today are creative, but very few stick to the definition. Yours does, and it also works with the cartoon AND the Dylan theme! You've got my vote! - hyperborean, 2009-05-07: 23:30:00

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Humptydumptease

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: hum/tee/dum/teeze

Sentence: Bob was such a humptydumptease. Every time Sarah felt secure in their relationship he would fall apart and go off singing How does it feel To be on your own With no direction home Like a complete unknown Like a rolling stone?

Etymology: humpty dumpty + tease

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The Yolk is on him. - Nosila, 2009-05-07: 21:42:00

Eggcellent word! - splendiction, 2009-05-07: 22:24:00

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Hollalization

Created by: Keeah

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-07: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by abrakadeborah , who was wondering why some people break their promises, and by Bob Dylan's answer in song "Everything is Broken" ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-05-07: 03:14:00
WOW James thanks a LOT for using my definition and cartoon was great too :) Deb :)~

abrakadeborah - 2009-05-07: 04:20:00
NoJokingitisallbroken...is my word James~ ! I really enjoyed making up my word and sentence for this one the most of any one I've written! Along with Bob Dylan's music. He is SO PROFOUND :) People breaking their word of honor,the economy,poverty,the government...all need to be repaired...

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-07: 07:08:00
Broken cutters, broken saws,
Broken buckles, broken laws,
Broken bodies, broken bones,
Broken voices on broken phones.
Take a deep breath, feel like you're chokin',
Everything is broken.
Bob Dylan
See: http://www.bobdylan.com/songs/everything-is-broken. ~ James

mrskellyscl mrskellyscl - 2009-05-07: 08:09:00
Depressing. In the words of one of my favorite gurus, "Quitcherbitchin and get off your butt and fix it."

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-07: 14:22:00
I like "Quitcherbitchin." A great verboticism. ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-05-08: 05:20:00
Yes! James~ so much in the world is broken...but how many are willing to attempt to repair OR put forth the effort to make a difference...very few. Bob Dylan is so PROFOUND in his lyrics! YOU James made me slow down and get deep into listening to Dylan! So thank you~ :)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-11-19: 00:10:00
Today's definition was suggested by abrakadeborah. Thank you abrakadeborah. ~ James