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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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Pregaffulate

Created by: Maxine

Pronunciation: preg 'af yu layt

Sentence: Richard wasn't smart enough to keep his mouth shut after he pregaffulated Megan. He then called her fat. Well, it was nice knowing him.

Etymology: pregnant + gaffe + congratulate

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COMMENTS:

Nifty combobulation of those three words. Very apropos for the definition. Good job! - silveryaspen, 2007-12-13: 15:25:00

REALLY LIKE IT! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-13: 16:03:00

Very good verboticism! - Mustang, 2007-12-13: 19:01:00

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Buffoonokudos

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: buf-FOON-uh-KOO-dose

Sentence: Timmy the Beard's legendary lack of social skills almost caused his death when he offered his heartfelt BUFFOONOKUDOS to Portly Peggy on her advanced pregnancy. His lack of sensitivity and total immunity to any form of embarrasment caused him to argue the point for several minutes, much to the horror of those present. He was hustled away in the nick of time, and after the application of several shots of Yugolavian plum brandy, was finally convinced of his near-fatal BUFFOONOKUDOS, but in the end, it only added to his legendary status as the life of the party.

Etymology: BUFFOON+KUDOS=BUFFOONOKUDOS............BUFFOON:a gross and usually ill-educated or stupid person,a ludicrous figure : clown ;Middle French bouffon, from Old Italian buffone.....KUDOS:praise given for achievement,fame and renown resulting from an act or achievement;Greek kydos.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/05/health/05pseud.html - metrohumanx, 2008-11-04: 09:00:00

great sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-04: 12:59:00

Interesting word blend; fantastic yarn. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-05: 15:49:00

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Pregnonsee

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: preg-non-see

Sentence: Jack's biggest gaffe happened when he congratulated his boss's wife on her pregnancy, but it was a pregnonsee.

Etymology: pregnancy: to be pregnant + non: not + see

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COMMENTS:

good one - Nosila, 2010-04-01: 16:34:00

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Pregsume

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: preg-zoom

Sentence: They pregsumed to Gladys at the Christmas lunch since she appeared to be "eating for two".

Etymology: pregnant + presume

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Mistorken

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Mis-stork-en

Sentence: Zak was totally mistorken when he asked Angela when the baby was due. He realised his mistake when he saw the look of horror on her husband's face and noticed the stoney silence that followed, and knew that she had just eaten too many pies.

Etymology: Mistaken(incorrect,an error) + Stork(a long-legged bird associated with pregnancy and birth) = Mistorken

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metrohumanx Verrrrry clever, Big M! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-04: 09:07:00

metrohumanx BIG Mistork! Humble pies for ZAK! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-04: 09:11:00

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

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-04: 10:33:00

libertybelle i love it!! - libertybelle, 2008-11-05: 09:46:00

terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-05: 15:43:00

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Pregnut

Created by: biffbig1

Pronunciation: preg+nut

Sentence: Since my girlfriend had a baby I have been a complete pregnut - I see pregnant women everywhere!!

Etymology: pregnant and nut - like crazy

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Confatulate

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: kun-fa-chu-late

Sentence: Not knowing that she was in her third trimester of eating lunch at Burger King, Bob confatulated Sue on what appeared to be evidence of her pending motherhood.

Etymology: congratulate, fat

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This one is spot on! Hard to top. - Redrover, 2007-12-13: 08:54:00

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-13: 16:12:00

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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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