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'Why do you keep looking at your spoon?'

DEFINITION: v. To steal a look at your reflection in a window, mirror or other reflective surface; often done furtively so not to be seen as vain. n. A reflected image which is distorted by vanity.

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Windowcopping

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: winn doe kop ping

Sentence: she windowcopped her way down high street and assured herself she looked great, but, having stepped in three different sample of dog excrement while checking herself out, she didn't smell really as good!

Etymology: window-shopping, copping a look.

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COMMENTS:

very funny galwaywegian - Jabberwocky, 2007-04-13: 10:00:00

I like that! - jedijawa, 2007-04-13: 12:34:00

funny! - wordmeister, 2007-04-13: 23:15:00

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Espionarcissism

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: ess-pee-oh-nar-siss-iz-um

Sentence: he couldn't tell if she was really interested in all of these window displays or was she simply indulging in some espionarcissism

Etymology: espionage, narcissism

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COMMENTS:

oooh I like ... - sabbychankicksass, 2007-04-28: 14:21:00

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Reflecticheck

Created by: jonobo

Pronunciation: Reefer minus er + affleck minus af & k + ti like the T in Tshirt + check like in what the hack !

Sentence: After a quick reflecticheck i knew that my spot was still rocking the spot. She was going on a short reflecticheckation and got lost in her looks.

Etymology: reflection + check = reflecticheck

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Reflectompous

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Re-flekt-OMP-us

Sentence: Maribel is exceedlingly reflectompous, beyond thrilled to see her own image in reflections, believing herself to be the most gorgeous creature around.

Etymology: Blend of the words 'reflection' and 'pompous'.

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Smugmugging

Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: smug-mug-ing

Sentence: Jan couldn't resist smugmugging every time that she saw a reflective surface in which she could steal an admiring glance at what she thought were her best features.

Etymology: smug (to be conceited) + mugging (relating to the face and striking a pose ... i.e. "mugging for the camera")

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Boneforaled

Created by: willster

Pronunciation: bo-n-fo-rald

Sentence: It was almost boneforaled that the woman was alone.

Etymology: self aware

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Stealthreflection

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: stellth-ree-flek-shun

Sentence: Maria was a master at stealthreflection, seizing every shopportunity to surreptitiously glance at her image in the frozen food and dairy cases.

Etymology: stealth, self-reflection

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petaj Maria's eyes would glaze over shopping for bathroom fittings. - petaj, 2007-04-13: 04:45:00

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Imagic

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: imaj - ik

Sentence: Penelope was mesmerized. She kept sneaking peeks at herself and she looked better than she thought. It was imagic. Her vanity skewed her reflection so much that she did not even know how she really looked ---and perhaps that was a blessing.

Etymology: image, magic

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Good reflection on you, mweinmann! - Nosila, 2009-10-31: 01:12:00

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Warrenbeauttyspot

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: warren-beauty-spot

Sentence: "Clouds in my coffee", he sung as he swung his eyes quickly towards the shop windows every few steps. Warrenbeauttyspotting was his favourite pasttime.

Etymology: Carly Simon's song You're so vain, I bet you think this song is about you (Warren Beatty) + beauty + spot (as in trainspotting)

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COMMENTS:

petaj Sorry Purpleartichokes, if you get this song stuck in your head too. - petaj, 2007-04-13: 04:31:00

I was quite pleased that I'd never heard "Clouds in my Coffee", unfortunately, it brought to mind Tears on my Pillow. Then I read the etymology. (...and your horse, naturally won.) Me and my dittyfliction will be going now. - purpleartichokes, 2007-04-13: 04:48:00

petaj Love that dittyfliction. - petaj, 2007-04-13: 05:00:00

It's a bit out there this time Petaj but I love the references - great song - great movie - Jabberwocky, 2007-04-13: 10:29:00

petaj I like to mix it up every now and then. Had a couple of loooong ones this week. - petaj, 2007-04-13: 22:04:00

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Abssorb

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Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: abs-orb

Sentence: Phil was feeling pretty damn hot. He sent a poor old lady flying, so abssorbed was he in the fine reflection of his six pack in the shop window. It was his slice of window fame.

Etymology: abs (abdominal muscles) + absorb (to occupy one's interest, to engross)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-13: 01:53:00
Today's definition was suggested by pinwheel.
Thank you pinwheel! ~ James

petaj petaj - 2007-04-13: 04:56:00
If she's even using the cutlery, then the perception is hardly false -- but full marks for persistence. It's hard to look hot in the warped reflection of a spoon or fork.

purpleartichokes - 2007-04-13: 08:56:00
Perhaps she's not looking at her reflection at all. As I recall, the dish ran away with the spoon, so there may be something hot about the spoon itself, and she is depicted here spwooning.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-13: 11:18:00
Good comment Petaj. Perhaps the definition should say "to prevent a warped reflection of your vanity", or the more clear: "so as not to be seen as vain." Which do you like better? Let me know and I will change it. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-13: 11:23:00
I think purpleartichokes is right -- the spoon is hot! If you look closely, you'll see the reflected woman is wearing oven mitts. ~ James

purpleartichokes - 2007-04-13: 19:31:00
Wow... I hadn't noticed the mitts before. I must have been looking at a defiction. Definitely lends credence to to dish's side of the story; I hope he gets cupsody of the children. Uhh... sorry for the verbanter. Guess I better get ready for bed.

petaj petaj - 2007-04-13: 22:14:00
If it's not an oven mitt, she has a bad case of oedema -- in which case her self-image (as seen in the spoon) is much healthier than she is.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-10-30: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by pinwheel. Thank you pinwheel. ~ James