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Springdumb

Created by: BMott

Pronunciation: spring-dumb

Sentence: She realized she had suffered a case of springdumb all winter as she munched on twinkies to keep the winter blues at bay, forgetting that spring bikinis would soon be in fashion.

Etymology: Spring: That lovely time of year when everything blooms, but your body isn't supposed to. -- Dumb: The ability to ignore the obvious.

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Heftalump

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: hef-tah-lump

Sentence: Rachel told her friend Sue that when she weighed herself at the end of winter she got a heftalump in her tummy.

Etymology: heft; heffalump; lump

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Poundxiety

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pownd zuy etee

Sentence: When Betsey lived in Montana, she dreaded Spring, because her poundxiety would return. She knew she had gained some pounds over Christmas and winter and had a hard time losing it. At her doctor's office, the scale read 187 pounds...thirty more than normal for her. When her husband was transferred to Canada, she was delighted to find that at her new doctor's office, she only weighed in at 85...she figured all the effort and stress of the move had helped her slim down,until her doctor pointed out that her weight was measured here in kilograms. He told her that if she had transferred to England, she'd only weigh 13.35 (stone that is).

Etymology: Pounds (weight measurement, especially of the body) & Anxiety ( a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune;a relatively permanent state of anxiety occurring in a variety of mental disorders)

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Bulgeblues

Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: bulje-blues

Sentence: Mary got the buldgeblues every time she got on the scales and saw the holiday turkey show up to haunt her.

Etymology: buldge + blues

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Fatulation

Created by: ekath

Pronunciation: fatch-you-lay-shun

Sentence: When someone has flatulation and fatulation too, i don't know which is worse: tolerating the stench or listening to then complain about being overweight.

Etymology: from fat + flatulation a literal "sinking feeling"

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Pudjitters

Created by: iwasatripwire

Pronunciation: pudge-itters

Sentence: Just thinking about bikinis gives me the pudjitters

Etymology: pudgy + jitters

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Blubberization

Created by: bettyann9

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The blubberization he was feeling when he saw that extra 200 lbs was overwhelming. Maybe cut out the side of a cow every other day?

Etymology:

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Expostfatto

Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: Ex-post-fat-toe

Sentence: Brenda was more blue than the blues, more down than the Downs, and more depressed than her mattress springs. She was experiencing the post-Christmas dieter's syndrome of expostfatto.

Etymology: From "ex post facto", a legal term referring to laws that change the legal status of events that happened before the law is enacted. (i.e. Hoping that the effect of overeating can be changed.)

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COMMENTS:

The mattress reference is hillarious!! - purpleartichokes, 2007-02-28: 06:42:00

Took me a while to think up...but I didn't want to get rid of the beginning of the sentence! - Discoveria, 2007-02-28: 07:49:00

Silly, but amusing. - ErWenn, 2007-02-28: 11:57:00

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Autoblubiphobia

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Created by: buck180

Pronunciation: aw/tow/blub/uh/FOE/bee/yah

Sentence: Looking in the mirror Susan realized that she'd never lose her excess winter weight before beach season. It was at that precise moment that her autoblubiphobia kicked in causing her to cringe and despise her perfect size 6 frame.

Etymology: A combining of: The prefix AUTO - pertaining to self. BLUBBER - whale fat. And the Latin suffix PHOBIA - an irrational fear.

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Woewoewoeyourbloat

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: woh-woh-woh-yoor-bloht

Sentence: woewoewoeyourbloat 'nuff to make you scream verily verily verily verily we'll have no more ice cream

Etymology: Woe (an exclamation of grief, distress, or lamentation) + bloat (to become swollen; be puffed out or dilated) A play on (song) Row, row, row your boat

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-02-28: 00:08:31
Today's definition was suggested by purpleartichokes.
Thank you purpleartichokes! ~ James

'Yikes! Spring is almost here and this stupid scale is still wrong.'

DEFINITION: n. That sinking feeling you get when you realize that you will be shedding your winter coat, before you can possibly shed the extra layer of insulation (i.e. fat) that you gained over the winter. v. To worry about your weight.

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