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'I'll just wait here until you're free.'

DEFINITION: v. To hover near, or directly on top of, a person who is busy doing something else, in order to force them to immediately surrender their full attention. n. A person who invades other people's private spaces and uses the social discomfort to demand attention.

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Smotherlover

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: smuthr-luvr

Sentence: Andrea was an annoying smotherlover, believing that by dominating the time and attention of others she was giving them her affection, not realizing she was being extremely annoying.

Etymology: Blend of smother and lover

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COMMENTS:

It's also what you call someone who loves the Smothers Brothers! Good Word - Nosila, 2009-05-19: 18:11:00

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Closedistraction

Created by: SpringSteel

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The man had a closedistraction with the president

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Hovingbird

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: huving/burd

Sentence: A hovingbird hovers constantly about you flapping it's wings and poking you.

Etymology: hover + hummingbird

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COMMENTS:

petaj Sounds pretty but annoying. A perPETual pest. - petaj, 2008-04-12: 02:12:00

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Corpuspress

Created by: Haydon

Pronunciation: Corp us press

Sentence: She corpuspressed her friend to death.

Etymology: Corpus- body press- to press against

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Pestaside

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pest a syd

Sentence: Marilyn became a pestaside to Mortimer as he tried to do his work. She was jealous of his phone and computer.

Etymology: Pesticide (a chemical used to kill pests (as rodents or insects)& Aside (on side)

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Mesurp

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: me/zurp

Sentence: Self centred Betty always mesurps who ever she can, whenever she can, even when they are busily engaged in important activities. She is a career mesurper.

Etymology: me (because it's always about me, look at me, listen to me, me, me, me, me) + usurp (encroach, butt in, take over, commandeer)

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COMMENTS:

Met many like her, unfortunately! - Nosila, 2008-04-11: 22:47:00

Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-12: 02:32:00

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Illoiterate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ill - LOYT - ehr - uht

Sentence: Marjorie was an illoiterate who was beyond obnoxious with her insistence on having the attention of whomever she wanted to engage in conversation.

Etymology: Blend of ill or 'objectionable', and loiter. A play on the word illiterate as well.

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COMMENTS:

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-11: 13:18:00

Good word, Mustang. I really hate illoiterates who cannot read! - Nosila, 2008-04-11: 22:44:00

great blend. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-12: 02:48:00

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Attentaphobia

Created by: taylorhuewe

Pronunciation: Attent a phobia

Sentence: The girl had attentaphobia when she couldnt get her friends attention.

Etymology: phobia- fear

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Hovernearkeeler

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: Hov er neer kee ler

Sentence: Mervin Keeler was a respected accountant and chief executive in the firm of actuaries, Keeler Over and Howe. He was a very busy man. His new assistant, Juwanna, was becoming a royal pain to him. She demanded his attention 24/7 and got it into her head that they were an item. Because she had become a Hovernearkeeler, all the staff would hum the Hava Nagila song when she was pestering him. It was becoming embarrassing to Mervin, who was already happily wed to the senior boss' daughter. The doodling on his assistant's notepad suggestively summed his feelings...she had daydreamingly written over and over "Juwanna Keeler...Juwanna Keeler...Juwanna Keeler". And Mervin thought he did!

Etymology: Hover (linger, lurk near someone/thing); Near Keeler (by someone named Keeler) and rhymes with:Hava Nagila (translates from Hebrew as "Let's Rejoice";traditional song to dance the Hora, traditional Israeli dance; the most famous Israeli folk song, danced at weddings and Bar Mitvahs! Everybody sing: Hava nagila, hava nagila Hava nagila venis'mecha Repeat Hava neranena, hava neranena Hava neranena venis'mecha Uru, uru achim!)

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COMMENTS:

Eggzellunt! - Mustang, 2009-05-19: 05:41:00

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Conmolestment

Created by: ThomasCannaday

Pronunciation: Con-mole-est-meant

Sentence: The woman was violently Conmelesting the man attempting to do his work, for which he became very upset.

Etymology: Con- Together Molest- Annoy/Troublesome Ment- Result of

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-11: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by shoeshineboy. Thank you shoeshineboy. ~ James

stache - 2008-04-11: 00:40:00
My verboticism have been updated? Hmm. I think this calls for a grammarauder.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-11: 08:01:00
Hey stache, thanks for your gentle grammaraudity. I has fixed the offending word. And by the way, if you notice any other stupid errors -- I mean miscommunications -- let me know and I will fix them. ~ James

stache - 2008-04-11: 17:45:00
you'se welcome.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-19: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by shoeshineboy. Thank you shoeshineboy ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-06-17: 00:15:00
Today's definition was suggested by shoeshineboy. Thank you shoeshineboy. ~ James