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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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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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Jerkalist

Created by: jasjamson

Pronunciation: jurk ul ist

Sentence: The jerkalist never returned my call.

Etymology: The act of being a jerk. Even if it means making yourself look good!

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COMMENTS:

Being the jeralist effects everyone to the degree that if you're not careful you'll end up doing the same to others - jasjamson, 2009-05-07: 03:41:00

mrskellyscl I think I know that guy - mrskellyscl, 2009-05-07: 06:07:00

Everyone is bound to run into a jerkalist at some point in our lives. Thanks for the comment mrskellyscl! - jasjamson, 2009-05-08: 07:39:00

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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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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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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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Iphoneular

Created by: BeauKnows

Pronunciation: I-Phone-U-Lar

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Etymology: Iphone + Failure

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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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Vacellate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: va sel layt

Sentence: Mona's phone was often on the fritz. It never happened when robocall election polls came through, heavy breathers or debt consolidation recordings happened. It would only vacellate when Mona needed it for emergencies, work calls, making important appointments or talking to cute guys on the 1-900 numbers.

Etymology: Vacillate (to be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action)& Cell (Cellular telephone)

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Dependafallible

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: deep - pend - eh - fal - eh - bull

Sentence: Everytime I need you, you always seem to leave; you're so dependafallible.

Etymology: dependable, fall, fallible (likely to fail or make errors;wanting in moral strength, courage, or will)

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Mismefunktion

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mis me funk shun

Sentence: Every time her family had a get together, Velma's husband, Harry, would mismefunktion and she'd end up going alone. One time it was migraines, another he'd have to work late or another time his gout was too bad. It really came down to 2 things...he did not like her family and he had a mistress who had a wide screen tv.

Etymology: Misfunction (fail to function or function improperly); Function (a social event)& Me (Myself) & Funk (a state of nervous depression)

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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