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'Daddy? No it's mommy!'

DEFINITION: v. The moment when a child realizes that they are turning into their mother, or father, or both! n. To suddenly realize that you are turning into your parents.

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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: bread-morf

Sentence: As she wondered why she had so many undesireable traits, it suddenly occurred to her that bredmorphing had taken place.

Etymology: bred + morph

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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: pare/ent/lell/ism

Sentence: There was a definite parentllelism the first time he did a comb over.

Etymology: parent + parallelism (similarity)

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Created by: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: klahy-mahn

Sentence: This is the climan of my life, and I don't dare spoil it by shaving all my hair so I'll look like myself.

Etymology: climax + man

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Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: dee-en-hey

Sentence: experiencing d.n.hey is a rite of passage

Etymology: DNA, Hey!

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Created by: Lapper

Pronunciation: THRESH-skold

Sentence: Mary was in the middle of critizing her son's eating habits when she hit the threshscold; running screaming to the bathroom.

Etymology: Threshold and scold.


wasn't that a Moody Blues album "On the Threshcold of a Scream" ? - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-02: 11:01:00

Lapper I can honestly say that I've never heard of that band or that album, but it is unfortunate that it's not as original as I thought it was. - Lapper, 2007-07-07: 23:50:00


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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: trans/hor/ri/fi/kay/shun

Sentence: The transhorrification took place when he realized that he was more mom than mom.

Etymology: transmogrification (to transform) + horror


Must be the horromoms... - jrogan, 2009-07-14: 23:45:00


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Created by: rahullotli

Pronunciation: par-tyak-parte

Sentence: John be a god child and stop this partyakparte

Etymology: konkani

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Created by: annieb

Pronunciation: Pa-rent-i-ci-tis

Sentence: I've got a bad case of parenticitis - I'm turning into my mother!

Etymology: mixture of parent and -itis

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: mee as maa

Sentence: a terrifying measma occurred when she heard her own recorded message and thought briefly that she had phoned her mother's number, which was unlikely since she hadn't spoken to her since the morning of her graduation three decades ago. It was apparent that she was becoming aparent

Etymology: me as ma, miasma as in terrible odour


Gets it. - Clayton, 2007-07-02: 15:12:00


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Created by: blondibabi121692

Pronunciation: oh crap hood



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Clayton - 2007-07-02: 00:57:00

Clayton - 2007-07-02: 00:57:00

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-07-02: 02:21:00
Hey Clayton, is that "Whoops" or "Whoopee!" for winning the top spot in last week's author ranking. It was very close -- just 3 points between you, galwaywegian and petaj! Congrats to all! ~ James

purpleartichokes - 2007-07-02: 04:50:00
Congrats Clayton!! Where's the party?

Clayton - 2007-07-02: 05:20:00
Hey... I won?! Amazing! How the heck did that happen? I don't think I even had a single word that scored over 20 pts. last week.

Jabberwocky - 2007-07-02: 08:59:00
Never mind that bit - I'm with purple - where's the party? Since Galway and petaj were so close we could have an international one.

Clayton - 2007-07-02: 10:22:00
Listen, I haven't seen any of you guys throw a party following any of your wins. This is total bull$#!+

ziggy41 - 2007-07-02: 12:19:00
Congrats Clayton, and a party, when and where? ;P

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-07-02: 14:07:00
If any artists show up at Clayton's party let them know that we are looking for illustrators and/or cartoonists to participate in our visiting artist program at Verbotomy. Please contact me at ~ James

Clayton - 2007-07-02: 15:14:00

artr artr - 2009-07-13: 13:27:00
Guest artist? New style? Reminds me a bit of Shel Silverstein.

mrskellyscl mrskellyscl - 2009-07-13: 20:19:00
May he rest in peace. What a great writer!