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'The victim of an extremely vicious browbeating'

DEFINITION: n. Annoying neighbors who spend endless hours mowing their lawns, painting their fences, washing their cars, and browbeating you because you have a life. v. To express disapproval for someone's lifestyle.

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Abuttinski

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ay but in skee

Sentence: In our sleepy suburban town, we had an abuttinski. She was Old Lady Burns, the bitter divorcee who lived next door to us and found fault with everything people did for enjoyment. She was the Neighbourhood Witch, the one who you could never please. If we didn't mow the lawn when she felt it needed it, she called the Noxious Weed Dept. If we did start up the mower to tackle the lawn, she called the Noise Abatement Dept. If our dog was out in our fenced off back yard, she called the Humane Society. We came this close to having to toilet train Sparky on the potty inside. If we even started up the barbecue, we would have to ensure we had enough food for the whole fire crew, as she would call them the minute we opened the lid. If we cooked something spicy, like curry, the HazMat Team was forced on the scene. The police practically lived on our street because she called them for everything from suspicious persons going door to door (like the paper boy and mailman) to recording license plates of vehicles not know to dwell on our street (like all these enforcement officers' vehicles from all the various city departments)and for attempted break-ins on her property (the gas meter reader,census-takers, the Avon lady). Reasoning, bribes,acts of kindness and inclusion,threats and logical persuasion all failed to change her behaviors. She was always in the right and she had her lawyer on speed-dial to launch suit over anyone who stood up to her underhanded, second-party bullying. She would hide in her house and have every civil servant at her beck and call to do her dirty work. Being self-righteous and thinking herself an upstanding and virtuous Christian, she did speak to every religion peddlar who came to her door. Many thought it poetic justice that the horrid smell coming from her home one day was due to the fact that one of these zealots had taken exception to her smug beliefs and bashed in her cranium several weeks before and helped himself to her valuables. The police, while appearing professional, were secretly glad she no longer controlled their work duties, so they could finally concentrate on real crimes; the Fire Dept. was relieved to have an opportunity to actually fight real fires elsewhere. The moral: if you are not nice to people, there will be no one around to close your lids when your time comes!

Etymology: Abut (lie adjacent to another or share a boundary) & Buttinski(a meddler who tends to butt in)

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COMMENTS:

Good one Nosila! :)You are a great writer! - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-17: 01:37:00

metrohumanx I was just kidding about the brevity of "hydroflobia"....This is an excellent parable and one helluva mico-novel! I hope you're in charge of refreshments at the upcoming First Annual International Verbotomixer and Wordswap Extravaganza! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-17: 03:16:00

Amdire the way you captured that butt mentality! Great etymology. Terrific word! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-17: 13:54:00

Cheers, all...sadly my sister and her family had to move far away from us to escape such a neighbour...coming home was the most stressful and scary part of their day, because she spent long hours plotting fresh Hell for them. This creature outlived every elected official we had and there is finally a cease and desist response in her flagged file to warn emergency services not to respond to her calls, as she became a permanent nuisance. Of course, charging her $250 for every wasted call went a long way to curbing her behavior! It is sad that someone has nothing better to do but terrorize others...personally I think she'd give the Guantanamo guys a run for their money! - Nosila, 2009-03-17: 23:40:00

My heart goes out to you and your sister and your families. I am so thankful that I have exceptionally good neighbors! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-18: 12:56:00

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Yardsell

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: yard cell

Sentence: My neighbors were constantly gardening and telling me that I needed to do the same. I am sick of their constant yardsell.

Etymology: YARD, SELL being a play on yard sale. Also a play on hard sell. YARD - the area of land immediately surrounding a house, often covered with grass or landscaping. SELL - persuade somebody of something: to make an idea or proposal acceptable to somebody. Cell - a confining and very limiting place.

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metrohumanx A perfect lawn IS the sign of a sick mind. Leave the Aspen leaves where they lie. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-17: 03:12:00

Good combination of ideas. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-17: 19:51:00

Good word...as metro says, leave the Aspen leaves where they lie and you will be more Poplar! Some people just Birch and Beech all day to get attention. If they want to Spruce up your yard, they should come and do it! - Nosila, 2009-03-17: 23:23:00

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Fastediouswipers

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: fass-TEED-ee-us-WHY-purrz

Sentence: The people next door were disdainful- Of Kate who’d relax on her lawn. While they mowed until it became painful.... She would leisurely laugh and then yawn. His name was Hector and hers didn’t matter- The Grooms were bad neighbors and as they grew fatter, They bullied, they swaggered, they tried to be pushy.... But Kate just reclined on magnificent tushy..... K was aloof and the Grooms domineering- judgemental, pathetic and constantly jeering... But all those who knew her said Kate was sublime, and manicured lawns were a sad waste of time.... We all knew the Grooms were disdainful old gripers- Some even called them FASTEDIOUSWIPERS!

Etymology: FASTidious+tEDIOUs+Swipe+WIPERS= FASTEDIOUSWIPERS.....FASTIDIOUS: scornful, difficult to please, having capricious standards; fastidious Middle English, from Latin fastidiosus, from fastidium disgust, probably from fastus arrogance (probably akin to Latin fastigium top) + taedium irksomeness.....TEDIOUS: tiresome because of length or dullness, dreary fat and boring; Middle English, from Late Latin taediosus, from Latin taedium Latin taedium disgust, irksomeness, from taedēre to disgust, weary.....SWIPE: a sharp often critical remark, a strong sweeping blow; probably alteration of sweep [1739].....WIPERS: a person who wipes(usually derogatory),something (as a towel, sponge or 2-ply paper) used for wiping certain areas; origin obscure [1552]

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metrohumanx GNOME MORE LANDSCRAPING! http://www.freethegnomes.com/ - metrohumanx, 2009-03-17: 02:51:00

Naming him Hector was a stroke of genius. Interesting verbotomy and great etymology! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-17: 14:21:00

Good word. :) - kateinkorea, 2009-03-17: 19:49:00

You are brilliant and so creative :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-25: 14:02:00

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Honebodies

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hone bod ees

Sentence: Marcia was always criticized by her neighbours, because she never stayed home and spent hours working on her house. The Kranks, the honebodies from next door, were the first suspects when Marcia was found dead on her grass. She should have taken fencing lessons to get lawn order.

Etymology: Hone (to sharpen, improve,make perfect or complete) & WordPlay on Homebodies (people who seldom leave home)

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Whoreticulturists

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hor tik kul tur ists

Sentence: When Suzy Floozie moved next door to Mona & Dick, she was always embarrassed that her yard did not look like theirs did...a cover of House & Gardens. Of course, they spent every waking moment outside weeding, watering, mowing and fertilising. They in turn found her lack of yardwork offensive. They noticed she was out all night, slept all day, not often alone and dressed scantily. They harassed and derided her at every turn and eventually attacked her. It appears that Mona & Dick were whoreticulturists and while being cuffed by the police, they shouted out "She should have been spade long ago!" and "The only Ho at work in her yard was her!" and "So much for Lawn Order!"

Etymology: Whore (hooker,streetwalker,prostitute,someone who exchanges sex for money) & Horticulturists (individuals who practice the cultivation of plants)

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Ho ,ho ho - galwaywegian, 2010-09-28: 03:19:00

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Jonesists

Created by: BookWorm579

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Houndskeepers

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: hownds + keep + urs

Sentence: Morrie's neighbors were real houndskeepers. They spent their entire life grooming their yard and house so that it was a "showplace". Because Morrie did not choose to spend all of his free time in the same pursuits, his neighbors continuously derided him and made snide comments about the condition of his lawn.

Etymology: hound and groundskeepers >> Hound (To urge insistently; nag) groundskeepers (Groundskeeping is the activity of tending an area of land for aesthetic or functional purposes)

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So apt to the definition. Super etymology and verbotomy! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-17: 13:59:00

I agree with silveryaspen! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-17: 20:08:00

metrohumanx I agree with KateinKorea! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-18: 04:51:00

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Preenieacks

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Preen-e-acks

Sentence: The Jones neighbors that lived next to Sliezanna were total "preenieacks" as they tirelessly worked hard to manicure their lawns and detailed their cars every single weekend. Sliezanna she was a "preenieack" about her appearance and she was living life to it's fullest. Yet,the Jones's next door gave her a tongue lashing about keeping her yard as nice as theirs in order to keep up the curb appeal and tax value in the neighborhood. The next thing they knew,poor little Sliezanna fainted over them telling her just how perfect she needed to be. Sliezanna recovered from her fainting and hired a lawn service and mobile car wash company to keep up appearances so the nagging neighbors would mind their own business. All is well in the neighborhood...except for that nagging old Mrs. Jones next door that cuts her eyes every time she sees Sliezanna dressed to the 9's and giggling as she waves goodbye to Mrs. Jones.

Etymology: Preen;grooming. ieacks;(slang); more than one person having a mania about their own preening,cleaning and grooming habits whether personal or objects that need grooming.

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metrohumanx Sliezanna! Good one! Like it! Like IT! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-17: 02:57:00

good one - galwaywegian, 2009-03-17: 05:54:00

In both your sentence and your word ... great humor! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-17: 14:35:00

Preenieactual description of amny neighbors people on this site have met! ANd I love the name Sliezanna, too! - Nosila, 2009-03-17: 23:18:00

Thank you everyone :) I love this site and the challenges to use my creative thinking! Hugs to you all!!! - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-18: 03:14:00

Creative and to the point! Thanks! - jasjamson, 2009-05-08: 02:19:00

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Maintenazi

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: main-ten-a-tzi

Sentence: Tish liked her new neighborhood, however after a few days she began to notice a low pitched, constant hum. It sounded like lawn equipment. The droning never stopped. It was there on Sunday morning and Friday night at 2 am.-- all the time, really. Could it be that she had accidentally moved into a neighborhood run by Maintenatzis? Come to think of it, the woman across the street constantly raked and swept the street. Strange, what would she have to rake in January? Tish looked out the window -- she was out there sweeping. The woman's face was expressionless and her eyes seemed to focus on nothing as she swung her broom back and forth. Here husband was trimming his bushes. Each branch was perfectly trimnmed and all exactly the same size. Tish knew that Maintenazis were not people to be ignored, but who and what are these people she wondered. Just then she noticed the sound -- the lawn equipment -- was it getting closer?

Etymology: To enforce through intimidation lawncare maintenance by strict codes and ideology. Maintenazis are known to leave their homes only to go to Home Depot for more mulch.

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Welcome. Clever sentence and word. Well-crafted! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-17: 14:13:00

Good word and funny sentence. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-17: 20:03:00

metrohumanx Excellent and creepy story! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-18: 04:47:00

Excellent word...welcome! - mweinmann, 2009-03-18: 13:06:00

Great word...ve haf vays off making you look after your yard...it is called Lawn Order! - Nosila, 2009-03-18: 18:59:00

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Moanses

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: /mohn-siz/

Sentence: Charlotte pulled out of the garage to find the Christmas lights torn down to the point that they were dragging through her hair. She clawed at the string of bulbs as she nearly ran the convertible into the mailbox. Looks like the Moanses were trying to give her another hint.

Etymology: Play on words of "Joneses", as in "keeping up with the" and moan, to low with dismay or pain

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Super funny! Truly a great word for complaining neighbors. Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-17: 14:08:00

Funny! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-17: 19:38:00

Sounds like our neighbour, Mona Lott! - Nosila, 2009-03-17: 23:32:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-17: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by kateinkorea. Thank you kateinkorea. ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-03-19: 04:08:00
Oh my gosh!!!!! I actually won today! Does that mean I'm "in?" I'm scrolling up and down! lol :) thank you everybody I'm honored~ bowing head now in gratitude to the wonderful creators and to kateinkorea for suggesting this definition :) Thank you all! You've made my day! MMMMMMMMMMWAH!

abrakadeborah - 2009-03-19: 06:14:00
Ok I see the current winner changes...I thought it was a daily thing? Oh well...I wonder if that means it always changes and it's not a daily winner. DANG! right when I think I have this site figured out ...I don't :/

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-28: 00:22:00
Today's definition was suggested by kateinkorea. Thank you kateinkorea. ~ James