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'What's with this stupid pen?'

DEFINITION: v., To search for and find a pen to write down an important note, only to discover that the pen does not work. n., A moment in time when the only pens you can find, are pens that do not work.

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Abicphany

Created by: fourgirls

Pronunciation: ah-pif-uh-nee

Sentence:

Etymology: abic - Without a pen epiphany - a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something

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Peninkless

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: PEN-ink-less

Sentence: Farley finally found a pen but he was again frustrated,as the pen was completely out of ink but it was bitter irony since he had intended to write a check on an empty bank account...he was both peninkless and momentarily penniless as well.

Etymology: Blend of 'pen', 'ink' with suffix 'less' (without) play on the word penniless

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Inkconspicuous

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: in/kon/spic/yu/us

Sentence: Maybe if he pressed hard enough on the paper he would be able to see an outline of his words but the pen was virtually inkonspicuous.

Etymology: ink + inconspicuous

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Like it! - TJayzz, 2008-10-03: 14:28:00

good one! - Nosila, 2008-10-03: 20:15:00

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Forsakepen

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: for-SAYK-pen / KWILL-kwest

Sentence: Joel was feeling foresakepen. His quillquest netted him a handful of nibarren plastic rods useful for little more than stirring coffee. Nibarren = empty nib (the thing that dispenses the ink)

Etymology: foresa(ken) + pen / quill (a quill is always useless without ink) + quest

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COMMENTS:

very good - lots of great words in your sentence - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-06: 11:40:00

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Extink

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: ehks-TINGK

Sentence: Alex scrambled to write down the girl's phone number, only to find that the only writing utensil was extink.

Etymology: extinct + ink

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Capentulate

Created by: mvsmyth

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Pendemonium

ahniwa

Created by: ahniwa

Pronunciation:

Sentence: "I can't ... what!? Hold on ... no, I need to write this ... yeah, one sec ... crap, no ... the pen's broken! Yeah, no ... it's pendemonium over here, no doubt."

Etymology: Inky pandemonium.

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I like it! - lumina, 2008-10-05: 11:36:00

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Yeahuhholdonasec

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: yeah-uh-hold-on-a-sec

Sentence: Kimberly was in for a frustrating day when Zinnia traded all of her well-hydrated pens with their desiccated cousins from long forgotten junk drawers. Zinnia could hardly contain her amusement as Kimberly constantly yeahuhholdonasec'ed with customers placing large scale orders of sweaters.

Etymology: it's what you say on the phone when you can't find a pen

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Inkonspicuous

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: in/kon/spic/u/us

Sentence: Maybe if he pressed hard enough on the paper he would be able to see an outline of his words but the pen was virtually inkonspicuous.

Etymology: ink + inconspicuous

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sweet - leechdude, 2007-11-06: 21:14:00

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Frupenstration

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: fruh-pen-strey-shun

Sentence: By digging a small grave for all his old pens helped his frupenstration anxiety, but he did keep his favorite purple pen under his pillow - in case the pen fairy happened to come around.

Etymology: frustration + pen

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COMMENTS:

has a great sound to it - would be very satisfying to mutter when searching for a pen - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-06: 14:03:00

thanks! I was going to go with fruspentration, but it sounded odd...! - remistram, 2007-11-06: 16:20:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-06: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by vixphilia. Thank you vixphilia! ~ James'

OZZIEBOB - 2007-11-06: 16:53:00
Good word!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-03: 00:16:00
Today's definition was suggested by vixphilia. Thank you vixphilia. ~ James

Petrikreink - 2020-03-03: 05:14:00