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Falsexpectation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: fawls-ex-peck-TAY-shun

Sentence: Bradley made a huge faux pas with his falsexpectation comment to his boss's wife, Bernadette, about her 'pregnancy' when in fact she had gained some unwanted pounds and inches since the last time she had been seen by the office staff.

Etymology: Blend of false and expectation, with 'expectation' alluding to the condition of pregnancy.

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Motherhoodwinked

Created by: day4ghee

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Sentence: BEN HAD REALIZED THAT HE HAD BEEN MOTHERHOODWINKED WHEN BECKY KNEED HIM IN HIS BABY-MAKER.

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COMMENTS:

wonderful - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-04: 13:02:00

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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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Missedconception

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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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Pregnonsee

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: preg-non-see

Sentence: Jack's biggest gaffe happened when he congratulated his boss's wife on her pregnancy, but it was a pregnonsee.

Etymology: pregnancy: to be pregnant + non: not + see

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COMMENTS:

good one - Nosila, 2010-04-01: 16:34:00

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Fauxgestation

Created by: Redrover

Pronunciation: fo-ges-tay-shun

Sentence: Bob made a grevious error when he commented on the fauxgestation of his boss's wife.

Etymology: faux = fake; gestation = the carrying of an embryo or fetus inside a female viviparous animal (Wikipedia)

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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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Regretnancy

Created by: jdsimp3684

Pronunciation: Re-gret-nin-see

Sentence: Bob was filled with great regretnancy after he was told that Sarah was not pregnant with twins.

Etymology: intr.

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Notivity

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: noht iv it eeeeeeee

Sentence: The news of her notivity was greeted with surprise and many tears. The tears were due to the escape of all the wind which had caused the rumour in the first place

Etymology: nativity eh... not?

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COMMENTS:

maternally yours... - Nosila, 2010-04-01: 16:33:00

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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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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
reverseolations

'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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