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'I don't think that I can take it!'

DEFINITION: n., The deep feeling of despair, pain, and swelling need for revenge, which occurs when someone thoughtlessly trashes one of your pet projects. v., To cry out at the injustice of it all, especially if it is someone else's fault.

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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Suff-er-ayge

Sentence: Fiona had spent months on her self portrait, so when her partner came in out of the rain with his mansize brolly he unfortunately stabbed the painting with the pointed end as he as putting it down, leaving a large hole right through the forehead. Fiona gasped and then started to howl, the sufferage she was feeling was beyond words. She was so angry she didn't know whether to hit him with the offending object or throw her masterpiece out of the window.

Etymology: Suffer(be affected by, experience something bad or unpleasant) + Rage(uncontrollable anger, a desire for revenge)


My vote goes to 'sufferage' for today. :-) - logarithm, 2008-11-25: 06:46:00


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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: miz-er-e-diss-card-e-a

Sentence: Without so much as a second glance, Geraldine tossed the paper tole in the bin along with the newspapers to be recycled. It wasn't until her sister, crazed with miseridiscardia, came at her with a dagger and babbling about her cutouts that Geraldine realised what she had done.

Etymology: misericordia (a dagger used to give the death wound; mercy from wretched heart) + misery (wretchedness) + discard (throw away)


metrohumanx Excellent word! I happen to live near Misericordia University. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-25: 10:00:00

metrohumanx I haven't seen many words derived from ancient armour terminology. Wow! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-25: 11:05:00

Miseridigscompany! - Nosila, 2008-11-26: 02:11:00

petaj you will think of the university in a whole new light now - petaj, 2008-11-26: 02:43:00


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Created by: dlxwdave

Pronunciation: reck-mai-oh-pus-itis

Sentence: I spend all my life building beautiful sandcastles, and all you do is send waves to give me wreckmyopusitis.

Etymology: wreck my + opus + itis


A tongue twister - but a good one! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-06: 21:01:00


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Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: Uber-grossen-peest-off-dam-U-angst

Sentence: According to Sigmund Freud, the repeated exclamations of the German radio star Blaubuttle "Du dirtish gerotten schweinehunds, du hast totenknacked mich!" is a perfect example of Ubergrossenpisteoffdamyuangst

Etymology: Ubergrossen: (German) to be elevated. / Pisteoff: (Russian) a negative emotional state. / Damyu (Japanese) deep knee bends that cause pain. (See Tai Chi) / Angst: (German) A negative introspective feeling.


Quite the longest verboticism I've seen! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 15:37:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: vik dim dik tiv

Sentence: Betty felt understandably victimdictive because the regrettable MacArthur Park incident gave a whole new meaning to the phrase "cake batter".

Etymology: victim (an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance) & vindictive (revengeful)


Nice strong verboticism that nailed the definition! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 07:17:00

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-06: 11:52:00

good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-06: 16:51:00

Cheers,all! Nosila - Nosila, 2008-02-06: 18:59:00


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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: swenj-i-cry

Sentence: With hard-hearted jealousy, he fashed (found fault and trashed) every suggestion she had carefully prepared to present at the staff meeting. Eventually, she rose, stood facing him in deapiranguish, and with a great swengicry, "you spoilhater" she beat her fists upon his chest.

Etymology: Swelling with vengence as you cry out for justice ... swengicry


Yikes - I think she's really upset - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-06: 13:16:00

Thanks Jabberwocky! My attempt at being overly dramatic worked! The expression and the fists in the cartoon were the inspiration for it! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 15:57:00

nice hi five lol - purpleman, 2008-02-06: 19:58:00

You got It right! luv fashed & spoilhater too. Bravozulu! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-06: 21:13:00


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Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: hawb-byoos

Sentence: Randall took a great deal of hobbuse from the other Hell's Angels because of his extensive scrapbooking, usually featuring his pomerdoodle Mitsi.

Etymology: hobby + abuse


Humorously clever! Easy to say. Meaning immediately evident. Nice creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 07:18:00


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Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: thwart itis

Sentence: Jerome experienced acute thwartitis when his sand castle was struck by an errant beach ball

Etymology: From thwart, and itis (implying inflammation)

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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈkɑɑɑɑn/

Sentence: The power went out last night while I was halfway through an unsaved project, and I became so filled with khaan that I left a handprint on my mouse.

Etymology: 2008, from Khan Noonien Singh, character in the television series "Star Trek" (1967) and in the film "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982), whose name was famously screamed by Captain Kirk. Khan's first name is possibly coined from khan (n.), c.1400,


Very unique and stunning in it's simplicity ... once I read the etymology ... I got it! Finally! Very unique! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 07:38:00

Eponymic words, a great way to go! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-06: 16:32:00

Apparently I exceeded the character limit on the etymology here. And the sentence is absolutely true. Except that I really had only just started the project. And I didn't actually deform my mouse. And I guess I wasn't really all that upset either. - ErWenn, 2008-02-06: 23:19:00

I try to change it up every now and then. Only so much portmanteau I can take, so sometimes I try to coin words after people, conjugate or rearrange phrases (a la Mustang's "heartwrench"), or piece together a word from prefixes, roots, and suffixes (as in "necrohippoflict"). Sadly, I rarely get any votes when I do. - ErWenn, 2008-02-06: 23:22:00

Anyone have any other gimmicks that they use to construct words? - ErWenn, 2008-02-06: 23:23:00


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Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: pro/ject/dee/cry

Sentence: All he could do was projectdecry when his mother came to visit and carefully stored away all his lego pieces that had formerly been a perfectly replicated Mount Everest.

Etymology: project + decry + objectify


Interesting choice of words to blend! bit of a tongue twister when you try to say it three times real fast! Unique! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 16:44:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-06: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Dougalistic. Thank you Dougalistic. ~ James

libertybelle libertybelle - 2008-02-06: 12:36:00
perfect visual with the drawing for today!!And i understand that old song a little better, too!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-06: 13:12:00
Yes, the sweet green icing is flowing down... Oh no!!!!!! ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-02-06: 16:05:00
The face and fists were an excellent portrayal of her anger and frustration! I tried to match that drama in your caricature with the words in my sentence. Very inspiring!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-07: 03:25:00
And I will never have that recipe again! Thank you silveryaspen! ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-11-25: 11:53:00
So many great creates every day by such excellent wordsmiths, that I have trouble voting because it's hard to limit my choice for best to just two! I'm also amazed at all the new creations for the temporary re-run of old definitions! Almost proves everything is better the second time around!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-26: 00:06:00
Today's definition was suggested by Dougalistic. Thank you Dougalistic. ~ James