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'I can open this thing!'

DEFINITION: v., To strain with all your might in a desperate effort to open a sealed container, such as a jar of pickles. n., A small jar which cannot be opened.

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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈskɹɛntʃ/

Sentence: Once, when presented with a jar with a lid sealed shut by dried-out shoe polish, my grandfather screnched the jar into pieces.

Etymology: From screw + wrench. Kinda sounds like "clench", which is what one does with one's teeth while screnching.


True story about my grandfather. Cut him up pretty badly, but still a very impressive display of manhood. (As with all impressive displays of manhood, a certain degree of stupidity is a necessity.) - ErWenn, 2007-10-30: 11:06:00

Your word sums up well the effort and feeling of the task. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-30: 16:52:00


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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: dill/cap/i/tate

Sentence: I will dillcapitate you Dave screamed at the pickle jar - even if my eyes remain bloodshot for a week.

Etymology: dill (as in pickle) + dilapidate + decapitate + cap


funny! - remistram, 2007-10-30: 09:23:00


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Created by: sakaesakae




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Created by: libwen

Pronunciation: 'frik-trayt

Sentence: Sadly, the container of yogurt squirted me after I had frictrated too hard to get it open.

Etymology: friction + frustrate

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Created by: KenM2

Pronunciation: Lid-ick-kacion

Sentence: with the many tools available to the modern chef, lidication has become a dying art.

Etymology: Lid + extrication


good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-30: 16:53:00


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Created by: NeuroGlyph




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Created by: justjenny420

Pronunciation: Prostate-a-strain

Sentence: Joe cursed at the pickle jar that caused his prostratastrain difficulty.

Etymology: When one blows out the prostrate due to over straining while trying to open a tightly sealed jar.

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Created by: veranadine


Sentence: He began to emascujarggle with assembling the new bicycle, to no avail.

Etymology: masculine, emasculate, jar, struggle, juggle

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: twist/tort

Sentence: Johnny when opening a tight lid on a ketchup bottle is able to twistort his whole body, especially his face, to help him open the bottle.

Etymology: twist + distort

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Created by: tumblebehr

Pronunciation: Strugg ner



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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-30: 04:21:00
Today's definition was suggested by Clayton. Thank you Clayton! ~ James'

petaj petaj - 2007-10-30: 09:11:00
That guy in the cartoon ought to have some droolpickles with all that effort.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-30: 11:38:00
Hey Petaj, Good idea! I have added some Pavlovian droolpickles. (You may need to reload to see the updated image.) ~ James

Kevcom - 2007-10-30: 15:39:00
Print it out! Print it out! Soooo Good just like the last!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-31: 00:56:00
Thanks Kevcom! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-31: 01:21:00
VERBOTOMY BLOG PARTY: November 1, 2007 is Verbotomy's first birthday! We are having a Blog Party to celebrate. Everybody is invited to the Verbotomy Blog to chat. All comments will be published as soon as you post them, so bring your favorite words and definitions and we'll chat. Go to Talk to you then! ~ James

petaj petaj - 2007-10-31: 04:20:00
The droolpickles look great. He must have been salivating in anticipation.

November - 2008-09-30: 07:53:00
or Ajarafarce Where the ending is also the word *farce • noun 1 a comic dramatic work or genre using buffoonery and horseplay and typically including ludicrously improbable situations. 2 an absurd event.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-25: 00:02:00
Today's definition was suggested by Clayton. Thank you Clayton. ~ James