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'Come on! You must be pregnant...'

DEFINITION: v., To enthusiastically congratulate a woman on her pending motherhood, only to be told that you are mistaken. n., The dashed expectations and pregnant silence that follows mistaken congratulations.

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Fauxpaunch

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Foe - ponch

Sentence: Royston made a serious fauxpaunch when he mistook the bosses wifes recent weight gain for pregnancy.

Etymology: Faux = false, Paunch = protuding belly.....a play on 'faux pas'

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COMMENTS:

great word - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-13: 14:17:00

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Jestashun

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: jes/tay/shu

Sentence: Phil experienced total jestashun after he incorrectly speculated that he could feel the baby kick against the palms of his hands. After a pregnant pause he was told that it was just gas.

Etymology: jest + shun + gestation

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Hilarious diagnosis, Doctor J ! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-04: 09:05:00

Good! - TJayzz, 2008-11-04: 14:36:00

Very clever! - Mustang, 2008-11-04: 17:44:00

libertybelle terrific word!! - libertybelle, 2008-11-05: 09:45:00

Very clever combination - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-05: 15:44:00

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Oopsybaby

Created by: looseball

Pronunciation: oopsy+baby

Sentence: Man did they scare him with a look from hell when he oopsybabyed the wife.He thought boy she needs the Marino diet.

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COMMENTS:

Stressing the first syllable makes this a fun word to say and the 2nd and 4th syllables rhyme ... fun word. Could have other daffynitions ... like: 1) what you say when you drop a baby. 2) what you say when you spill a drink on your date's lap 3) what you say when you baby, filling his diabper, smells up the room! I think you could have a lot of fun thinking up daffynitions for this word! - silveryaspen, 2007-12-13: 15:16:00

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Pregerr

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: preg…ôr

Sentence: The newest memo from the head office said that cashiers should find some way to compliment each customer, whether that be their clothing, their hair or jewelry. Bill was anxious to be the first to get on the company bandwagon but only succeeded in putting his sizable foot in his mouth. In congratulating the next person in line on an upcoming maternity, he offered up the ultimate pregerr. The man he was talking to was not even slightly amused.

Etymology: pregnant (having a child or young developing in the uterus) + err (be mistaken or incorrect; make a mistake)

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Embarrask

megaperl

Created by: megaperl

Pronunciation: emb-r-ask

Sentence: - You're pregnant, don't you? - Don't embarrask me with stupid questions, Bob!

Etymology: Embarrasing+Asking

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COMMENTS:

could apply to more one embarrassing question faux pas ... but I really liked it - silveryaspen, 2007-12-13: 14:23:00

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Immaculatemisconception

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: i/mak/yuh/liti/mak/yuh/lit

Sentence: When Joe innocently and mistakingly mistook twenty extra pounds on the wife of his boss and congratulated her for "the baby on the way", it was truly an immaculatemisconception.

Etymology: IMMACULATE (blameless) + MISCONCEPTION (A mistaken thought, idea, or notion; a misunderstanding)

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COMMENTS:

Love it. - lumina, 2008-11-04: 01:33:00

metrohumanx .....and a lesson for us all. Good work,Steverino! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-04: 09:09:00

nice - galwaywegian, 2008-11-04: 09:22:00

Good one. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-05: 15:56:00

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Fetalerror

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: fee-tal-ERR-or

Sentence: Mark knew he had made a fetalerror at the party when he congratulated Karen on her pregnancy. Karen coldly informed him that the celebration was for having lost five pounds that month with her Weight Watcher's group.

Etymology: Fatal error + Fetal

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Erroraparent

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: er or ap per rant

Sentence: Trust Richard Dufus to say to the boss' wife at a party that she looked pregnant, when she wasn't. You could always count on him to make an erroraparent comment. He only ever opened his mouth to change feet. As if that remark did not endear him enough, he spied a person with lots of make-up, jewellery, a fancy wig and gaudy outfit on his way to the bar. When he asked the boss' mother what her Drag Queen name was and which drag bar she worked in, he found himself looking for another line of work...

Etymology: Error (mistake) & A Parent (someone who has offspring)/ Apparent (clearly apparent or obvious to the mind or senses) & WordPlay on Heir Apparent (an heir whose right to an inheritance cannot be defeated if that person outlives the ancestor)

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artr Richard is aparently good at erroronious assumptions. - artr, 2010-04-01: 07:00:00

To err is human, but not in his case! Cheers & Happy Easter - Nosila, 2010-04-01: 16:36:00

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Dumbgratulate

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: dum/grach/u/late

Sentence: While high school reunions tend to be alot of "Oh my God, did you see how bad so and so looks?" Blaire's was even a bit worse than that. Sure she had put on a "couple" of extra pounds since she was voted Hottest Cheerleader," but to be dumbgratulated all night long on her pregnancy was just plain wrong.

Etymology: mix of dumb and congratulate.

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Dumbfounded...isn't it at what some people say to you! - Nosila, 2008-11-04: 22:17:00

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Pregnot

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: preg - not

Sentence: That glow about Edna must have been caused by her quick trip up the stairs. I humbly withdrew my congratulations to herself and her mom upon discovering that she was pregnot.

Etymology: pregnant + not

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COMMENTS:

Good one. Like your sentece also. - Stevenson0, 2007-12-13: 10:12:00

****sentence**** - Stevenson0, 2007-12-13: 10:12:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-13: 00:30:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang Thank you Mustang ~ James

silveryaspen - 2007-12-13: 14:19:00
very nice play on words ... but the meaning could be mistaken for a man's padded belly while playing Santa.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-01: 00:02:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James

rickki - 2011-02-05: 18:22:00
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