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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: xirtam

Pronunciation: kən-Tawrk

Sentence: As I watched my girlfriend contorque to open the jar of peanut butter, I thought to myself, “This is not 'good' naked.”

Etymology: Latin contorquēre Latin torques

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: torrk chewer

Sentence: The torqueture caused the strain of four muscles and at least two little pickles

Etymology: torque torture


excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-26: 15:02:00

The root of this word must be Torquemada, the Grand Torturer of the Spanish Inquisition! - Nosila, 2008-09-26: 20:24:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rivôltng

Sentence: It\'s bad enough that the pickle jar is nearly impossible to open but somehow the juice acts like glue to reseal the jar worse than before. The situation is revaulting.

Etymology: revolting (cause to feel disgust) + vault (a secure room in a bank in which valuables are stored)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: rist sist

Sentence: Stanley could normally open anything but this pickle jar was determined to wristsist all his efforts. Try as he mite, he could not open it. What he did not realize was that he had met the leader of the Wristsistance in his fridge, Colonel Cornichon. The Colonel had dilliberately held his position and mobilized his highly trained commandos, The Gherkins, to hold off Stanley's attacks. When Stanley held their stronghold under hot water and tapped it with a knife, the Colonel knew the siege was almost over and mustard his courage and sent out an SOS (Sweet or Sour) signal: "Mayo-day, Mayo-day, we don't relish this a salt. Although we've worked hard for our bread and butter, pickles, it is time to use our brines and admit defeat, since wristsistance is futile and sing the old war songs. 'Goodbye, Piccallili, Farewell Leicester Square, it's a long, long way to sip a sherry, but my heart's right there'. Dill we meet again, in the Alimentary Canal, I salute you."

Etymology: Wrist (a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones) & Resist (refuse to comply;withstand the force of something;elude, especially in a baffling way)


Can't open the pickle jar? No big dill! Great paranomasiac story... - LoftyDreamer, 2008-09-29: 20:23:00


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Created by: kimbo123

Pronunciation: strain-jury

Sentence: He developed a strainjary trying to open the jar.


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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) + decapitate + cap


Brilliant: now part of my vocabulary. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-26: 18:06:00

Very good word - TJayzz, 2008-09-27: 05:32:00


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Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: Im-per-vee-tay-ner


Etymology: a contraction of the words "impervious" and "container"

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Created by: retoricaljoe




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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: krey-nee-spreyn

Sentence: Was it worth the cranisprain and biting off his own tongue to get at those tasty pickles? The irony!

Etymology: cranial + sprain

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Created by: Justpeachyy

Pronunciation: Stra - strain plexed- perplexed

Sentence: " I have straplexed long enough.. I cant handle the embarrassment any longer."

Etymology: from Latin plexus, plexus involved, Latin struere to heap up

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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
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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