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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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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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Pregerr

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pregər

Sentence: The newest memo from the head office said that cashiers should find some way to compliment each customer, whether that be their clothing, their hair or jewelry. Bill was anxious to be the first to get on the company bandwagon but only succeeded in putting his sizable foot in his mouth. In congratulating the next person in line on an upcoming maternity, he offered up the ultimate pregerr. The man he was talking to was not even slightly amused.

Etymology: pregnant (having a child or young developing in the uterus) + err (be mistaken or incorrect; make a mistake)

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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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Misconceivetion

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: mis/kuhn/seev/shun

Sentence: Johnny was totally embarrassed about his misconceivetion and congratulations in regards to Joe's wife because of where she carried her excess weight. He spent the rest of the evening dancing to Joe and his wife's stares about his unmaculate misconception.

Etymology: misconception + conceive

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COMMENTS:

I like unmaculate misconception - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-13: 14:19:00

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Jestation

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: jes/ta/tion

Sentence: Sally gave up jestating when a friend announced that he could feel the baby kick against the palms of my hands only to be told, after a pregnant pause, that it was just gas.

Etymology: gestation + jest

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COMMENTS:

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-13: 16:10:00

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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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Falsguestation

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: Falls + Gess + Tay + Shun

Sentence: I hadn't seen Cheryl in a few years. It was a magical evening, our sorority sister reunion couldn't be more special. We had great food, wonderful weather poolside, listening to one of our favorite college bands. I was so eager to talk to Cheryl, relive old times and catch up on news. "Pink or blue, when is it due?", I gaily sung, as I approached my obviously pregnant friend. She wheeled around, glaring at me and retorted "Wow, I must have gained more than I realized." "I have been unable to have children, Lindsey". I was totally mortified by my falsguestation.

Etymology: The word "false" (meaning wrong, not true) starts off this word, joined by most of the word "guess" (to expect, believe or suppose)and finally, the word "gestation" is added (the period of time a baby is carried in the womb, pregnancy)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Great word. The story smacks of reality. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-04: 09:07:00

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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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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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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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