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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: win doh kop ping

Sentence: har penchant for windowcopping was discovered when she spent fifteen minutes ogling over some vetinerary products next door to a shoe shop.

Etymology: window shopping, copping a glance

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Narcissipeek

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: närsəsipēk

Sentence: Joy thinks she looks pretty good. She tries to not be too vain but can’t help but take a narcissipeek as she passes by the mirrored windows of the office building.

Etymology: narcissism (excessive or erotic interest in oneself and one’s physical appearance) + peek (look quickly, typically in a furtive manner)

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Narcisstealth

Created by: Henshin

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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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Windowvain

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: win do vane

Sentence: Maria being a classic narcissistic person could never pass a building or car window, mirror or other shiny surface without adoring herself. She was windowvain. Her boyfriend Peter noticed this and asked her why one day when they passed a department store window did she pause to admire herself? She told him that it was no reflection upon him...

Etymology: Window (a framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air)& Vain ( characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance) & Wordplay on Windowpane (a sheet of glass with a clear reflection on a window)

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libertybelle clever!! - libertybelle, 2011-03-21: 09:40:00

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Soulgrowl

AnnieChandon

Created by: AnnieChandon

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Stealthcheckout

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: stellth-check-out

Sentence: Jill enjoyed working the stealthcheckout line at the FoodMart. She could see her reflection on the register screen and knew at all times just how perfect her hair looked and whether or not her lipstick needed refreshed. Best of all, no one really knew that she was checking herself out because it appeared as though she was working hard.

Etymology: wordplay on self-checkout: an alleged way to avoid long lines at the grocery store (not true), which is really an excuse for not hiring enough people to assist customers -- stealth: being furtive or covert + checkout: to look at or inspect thoroughly

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Likenessmonsters

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lyke ness mon stirs

Sentence: Young Bonnie was a canny lass. She was gorgeous and knew it. She threw it in the faces of all her suitors, playing one against another....Angus, Jock, Duncan and Alistair. When the lads met for a pint in their local and started comparing notes, as only lads do, they discovered she had fooled them all with her beauty and need for acknowledgement of her famed vanity. She had left no mirror ungazed upon, no window unlooked at and no other shiny surfaces unobserved. That is when they decided that Bonnie, not Nessie, became all the Likenessmonsters of their lonely lives.

Etymology: Likeness (picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing;similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things); Loch Ness Monsters (large aquatic animal supposed to resemble a serpent or plesiosaur of Loch Ness in Scotland, plural: more than one)

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Narcissusneak

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: nar-SIS-uh-sneek

Sentence: Marsha is a chronic narcissusneak. The other day she was checking herself out in a store window and walked straight into a street musician.

Etymology: narcissus (myth. - fell in love with own reflection) + sneak

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COMMENTS:

petaj Could have been worse. She could have walked under a busk. - petaj, 2007-04-13: 04:47:00

Dammit, I should've looked before I verbed. Oh well, at least mine flows a little better? - PythianHabenero, 2007-04-14: 15:25:00

perhaps, but this one produces more spittle! - Alchemist, 2007-04-16: 06:52:00

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Bodycheck

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: body/chek

Sentence: Several bodychecks an hour kept her happy

Etymology: body check (heavy hit) + body + check

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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