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'How did you get your boyfriend to stop scratching his nuts?'

DEFINITION: v. To prevent someone from participating in an undesired activity by engaging them in another activity which makes it impossible to do the first. n. Two things cannot be done at the same time.

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Haltitasking

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: hôltētasking

Sentence: Sharon can't stand it when her husband has nothing to do, defined as spending hours playing video games. To keep this from happening she makes sure to keep a full complement of haltitasking items on his honey-do list. Today he is cleaning the dental molding on all the furniture with a toothbrush.

Etymology: halt (bring or come to an abrupt stop) + multitasking (the simultaneous execution of more than one program or task)

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good word - Nosila, 2009-07-02: 13:20:00

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Occusly

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: OCCUpy+SLY

Sentence: To get him out of the house while the guests arrived for the surprise party, I occuslied him by begging him to walk with me to the store, and I made sure we took the long way.

Etymology: OCCUpy+SLY

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Divertrickery

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Dy-ver-trik-eree

Sentence: To stop Ted's disgusting smoking habit, Sue thought she would try a bit of divertrickery, so she invested in a computer generated football game(football being his passion). Soon he was so engrossed in the game that all thoughts of smoking were forgotten, after all it does take two hands to use the control pad.

Etymology: Divert(to distract attention away from) + Trickery(A skilful act or scheme intended to outwit someone) = Divertrickery

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COMMENTS:

I like it. - Mustang, 2008-05-22: 06:43:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-22: 13:36:00

Very good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-22: 18:59:00

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Resequentiate

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ree - see - quen - chee - ate

Sentence: When Lenny's behavior went off-track, Mona decided to resequentiate him.

Etymology: re (again, repeat, change) sequential (one at a time), suffix "tiate" (as in initiate, substantiate)

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Distractitask

Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: di-strakt-ih-task

Sentence: "Hey Jim, look over here! Pie!" Mary vigorously pointed to the counter where a freshly baked pie was waiting to be dished out, trying to think of a way to get him to stop playing pocket pool. Jim's eyebrows raised as he took his hands from out of his pockets to reach for a plate. Just then, Mary's best friend walked in. The distractitask was successful.

Etymology: distract + task

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COMMENTS:

a bit disdrastic but cunning - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-22: 13:36:00

This aint just "Pie in the Sky" stuff. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-22: 18:58:00

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Dimswitch

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dimswich

Sentence: Jill’s boyfriend Donny is not the sharpest tool on the bench. If he starts to perform embarrassing bar tricks at a party she employs her patented dimswitch technique, a.k.a. the ooh-look-a-shiny-thing tactic. It never fails.

Etymology: dim (not bright) + switch (change the position, direction, or focus of)

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Flikker

Created by: josje

Pronunciation: flikker

Sentence: stop this you flikker

Etymology: fucker and licker, witch you can't do in the same time.!!!!

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Distractivity

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: dis-trac-tiv-i-ty

Sentence: Jill learned to keep a distractivity in her purse for social situations with Jack. If he became bored, he would get into trouble. At her mother's dinner party she heard him start a lively conversation about the elections with Uncle Will. Quickly, she pulled a Game Boy out of her purse and sent him into the game room to wait for dinner.

Etymology: distract: divert attention + activity: an educational aid designed to stimulate learning through hands-on experience

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Sublimatention

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: sub-lim-a-ten-shen

Sentence: Karen used sublimatention successfully to redirect Ron's focus from a bad behavior to a good one. Now, instead of nose mining in public, he cleans his glasses.

Etymology: subliminal: below the threshold of conscious perception + sublimate: direct energy from a socially improper behavior to an acceptable one + mate: spouse + attention: concentrated focus of the mind

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Incompaticake

Created by: diyan627

Pronunciation: in cum pat eee cayk

Sentence: Barry is so dense...Nina plays incompaticake with him all the time to get him to stop doing things she doesn't like.

Etymology: incompatible + patty cake (game that would entertain a nearly primordial person :) The funny thing is, this is a real definition out there in Behavior Analysis Academia.. The real term for the technique is called Differential Reinforcement of Incompatible behaviors (DRI)

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COMMENTS:

wonderful etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-22: 13:38:00

Is incompaticake the same as wedding -cake? - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-22: 18:53:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-21: 00:00:01
Today's definition is inspired by the "Joy of Incompatible Behaviors". It's Amy Sutherland's secret weapon for dealing with people who have annoying habits which they can't seem to control. The secret is not to try to stop them, but rather get them on another track. See: "What Shamu Taught me About Life, Love and Marriage". Thanks Amy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-07-02: 00:00:01
Today's definition is inspired by the "Joy of Incompatible Behaviors". It's Amy Sutherland's secret weapon for dealing with people who have annoying habits which they can't seem to control. The secret is not to try to stop them, but rather get them on another track. See: "What Shamu Taught me About Life, Love and Marriage". Thanks Amy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-07-22: 01:14:00
Today's definition was suggested by amysutherland. Thank you amysutherland. ~ James