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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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Hollalization

Created by: Keeah

Pronunciation:

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

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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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Paragone

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: parəgôn

Sentence: Just when they were needed most the aging quarterback’s legendary comeback abilities were paragone.

Etymology: paragon (a person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality) + gone (no longer present; departed)

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Emergencyalater

Created by: dekra

Pronunciation: emergence-see-u-later

Sentence: Dan always disappeared when it came down to crunch time, definitely an emergencyalater kind of guy.

Etymology: Emergency + See you later

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Nojokingitisallbroken

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: No-joke-ing-it-is-all-broken

Sentence: Bob Dylan tells the world, Nojokingitisallbroken,including you and me.

Etymology: No:Used to express denial, no way! an expression of emphatic refusal or denial [Old English nān none] disagreement, or refusal. Joking: To not be real to make things appear as not real a joke,an amusing or ludicrous incident or situation. It: Used to refer to a general condition or state of affairs... Is: Third person singular present indicative of "be". All: The entire or total number, amount,quantity or totality. Broken: Being in a state of disarray; disordered,to be torn apart and unable to pull it together,subdued totally; humbled: a broken spirit,a broken promise weakened,crushed by grief,financially ruined,not functioning; out of order... (Unable to keep their word)

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Vexamate

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Vecks-a-mate

Sentence: Dave did his best to avoid looking self-absorbed by offering his help where he could, but when the time came he always had a good excuse to renege. He prided himself on being just retreatimate enough with his female friends that they would be left wanting more, never realising that the VXM he saw in texts was a referral to him, the ultimate vexamate.

Etymology: Vex - annoy; mate - friend, buddy, chum or partner; vaccinate - unpleasant treatment required before people become immune to nasty things.

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Reliabull

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: ree-lie-ah-bull

Sentence: "Sure, I'll be there for you whenever you need me, anytime, anyplace I promise." At that, she stealthily slipped out the door. He knew at this moment he was being fed a hefty dose of reliabull.

Etymology: reliable (trustworthy, dependable) + bull (as in bullcrap, lies, nonsense)

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Vodkatage

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: vod-kah-tahj

Sentence: I thought a little liquid courage would smooth out my nerves, but when she asked me why I wanted to work for her company I cursed her out. I vodkataged another big interview.

Etymology: vodka (booze) + tage from sabotage (treacherous action to hinder an endeavor)

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Comments:

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