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'Come on! You must be pregnant...'

DEFINITION: v., To enthusiastically congratulate a woman on her pending motherhood, only to be told that you are mistaken. n., The dashed expectations and pregnant silence that follows mistaken congratulations.

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Missedconception

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: mis′d·con·cep′·tion

Sentence: Although Kimberly would never admit it, she desperately wanted to have a child; Loretta did not. But Loretta looked pregnant, and was often asked by strangers "when is your boy or girl due?" This didn't bother Loretta, who would park in expectant mother spaces and convince offices where she occasionally temped to host baby showers. "What are you going to do with all these baby clothes?" asked Kimberly "I don't know," responded Loretta "dress my dolls and plants with them. Come meet Mr. Fern and his kids." Loretta's flippant attitude annoyed Kimberly, who realized that they were both the victims of missedconception.

Etymology: missed (feel absence of) + conception (making a baby) Play on Misconception (a false impression or belief)

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Prenatalapse

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /pree-neyt'-el-laps/

Sentence: Dennis had been expecting a raise until the night of the holiday party, before making a prenatalapse after being introduced to Mr. Roth's wife. He was guilty of a fetal-flaw, and now his hopes for a raise are no more expectant than Mrs. Roth herself.

Etymology: prenatal - preceding birth; pregnant (from Latin, prae- & nātālis) + lapse - a slip or error; also, a pause or break in continuity (from Latin, lāpsus)

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Pregaffulate

Created by: Maxine

Pronunciation: preg 'af yu layt

Sentence: Richard wasn't smart enough to keep his mouth shut after he pregaffulated Megan. He then called her fat. Well, it was nice knowing him.

Etymology: pregnant + gaffe + congratulate

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COMMENTS:

Nifty combobulation of those three words. Very apropos for the definition. Good job! - silveryaspen, 2007-12-13: 15:25:00

REALLY LIKE IT! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-13: 16:03:00

Very good verboticism! - Mustang, 2007-12-13: 19:01:00

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Buffoonokudos

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: buf-FOON-uh-KOO-dose

Sentence: Timmy the Beard's legendary lack of social skills almost caused his death when he offered his heartfelt BUFFOONOKUDOS to Portly Peggy on her advanced pregnancy. His lack of sensitivity and total immunity to any form of embarrasment caused him to argue the point for several minutes, much to the horror of those present. He was hustled away in the nick of time, and after the application of several shots of Yugolavian plum brandy, was finally convinced of his near-fatal BUFFOONOKUDOS, but in the end, it only added to his legendary status as the life of the party.

Etymology: BUFFOON+KUDOS=BUFFOONOKUDOS............BUFFOON:a gross and usually ill-educated or stupid person,a ludicrous figure : clown ;Middle French bouffon, from Old Italian buffone.....KUDOS:praise given for achievement,fame and renown resulting from an act or achievement;Greek kydos.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/05/health/05pseud.html - metrohumanx, 2008-11-04: 09:00:00

great sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-04: 12:59:00

Interesting word blend; fantastic yarn. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-05: 15:49:00

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Guterr

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: gut ur

Sentence: He guterred, and the misconception was badly disguised when he sympathised with her trapped wind issues

Etymology: gut err

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what a gas - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-04: 13:02:00

He should keep his mind out of the gutter! - Nosila, 2008-11-04: 22:22:00

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Fetalerror

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: fee-tal-ERR-or

Sentence: Mark knew he had made a fetalerror at the party when he congratulated Karen on her pregnancy. Karen coldly informed him that the celebration was for having lost five pounds that month with her Weight Watcher's group.

Etymology: Fatal error + Fetal

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Embarazadsume

Created by: Niktionary

Pronunciation: em-bare-a-sad-soom

Sentence: "Dude, where did you get that shiner?" "I was at Taco Bell and the woman before me ordered two dinners and....." "Man! I told you you were gonna decked if you kept embarazadsuming." "I know, I know."

Etymology: embarazada- Spanish word for pregnant+ embarresed+ assume

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Notsobirthingfat

Created by: gemmgemms

Pronunciation: nawt-soe-ber-thing-fat

Sentence: He toasted her new motherhood only to find a black eye and some serious notsobirthingfat.

Etymology: not + so + birth:reproduction + fat:obesity

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Obstetrickall

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ob stet rik all

Sentence: Wearing a flowing Kaftan coupled with her recent surgery, Jim's beer-addled brain thought his boss Fred's wife Kathy looked very pregnant. When he commented on their new addition, by saying all deliveries were to go to the rear of the building, he realized that it was an obstetrickall illusion. After she slapped him, at the Labor Day barbeque, he realized he was a victim of suggestation. Soon-to-be unemployed dunce that he was, he further joked in his Miss Prissy accent, "I don't know nothin' about babyin', Miss Scarlett!" This started a fight in which he became embryoled in a breech of the law. His confinement in the county jail should end soon, in about 9 months.

Etymology: obstetrics (dealing with childbirth and motherhood) & trick (deceive somebody ) & all (everyone)

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metrohumanx Another classic! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-04: 09:03:00

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-04: 13:03:00

Terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-06: 17:28:00

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Mistorken

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Mis-stork-en

Sentence: Zak was totally mistorken when he asked Angela when the baby was due. He realised his mistake when he saw the look of horror on her husband's face and noticed the stoney silence that followed, and knew that she had just eaten too many pies.

Etymology: Mistaken(incorrect,an error) + Stork(a long-legged bird associated with pregnancy and birth) = Mistorken

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Verrrrry clever, Big M! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-04: 09:07:00

metrohumanx BIG Mistork! Humble pies for ZAK! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-04: 09:11:00

heh - galwaywegian, 2008-11-04: 09:22:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-04: 10:33:00

libertybelle i love it!! - libertybelle, 2008-11-05: 09:46:00

terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-05: 15:43:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-13: 00:30:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang Thank you Mustang ~ James

silveryaspen - 2007-12-13: 14:19:00
very nice play on words ... but the meaning could be mistaken for a man's padded belly while playing Santa.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-01: 00:02:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James

rickki - 2011-02-05: 18:22:00
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