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'Oh yes, I keep notes for everything.'

DEFINITION: v., to post sticky notes all over the place, including sticky notes to remind you to read the previously posted sticky notes. n., an obsessive compulsive dependency on sticky notes.

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Pafflement

Created by: Durotriges

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Sentence: Penelope was overcome by pafflement as she struggled to remember the purpose for her existence but was unable to find a meaningful answer in the multitude of notes crowding around her.

Etymology: pap/paper+baffle+cement

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Jotmad

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: jot-mad

Sentence: Jenny was jotmad. She was postsessed with 3M squares of paper with adhesive edges. Eventually, she learned how to turn her obsession into art and developed a talent for creating mosaics from pastel paper.

Etymology: jot (to write short notes) + mad (crazy for)

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petaj http://www.flickr.com/photos/ih8gates/sets/444219/ - petaj, 2007-09-24: 03:06:00

Neat link! - Scrumpy, 2007-09-24: 09:30:00

Cool! - remistram, 2007-09-24: 09:40:00

Very pithy and clever. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-09-24: 18:52:00

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Stickyddiction

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: stikēdik sh ən

Sentence: Brenda has a serious stickyddiction. Whatever inane little thought pops into her addlepated mind gets jotted down on a Post-it and stuck to the fridge. There are so many now that there is no surface of the ice box visible. Brenda doesn*t know how many layers deep they go but last week the weight of these little papers sheered off the hinge of the refrigerator door. After a short panic attack and a few deep breaths Brenda duct taped the door back in place and has taken to eating only dry cereal and stuff out of her freezer. Her friends are considering an intervention.

Etymology: sticky note (a piece of stationery with a re-adherable strip of adhesive on the back, designed for temporarily attaching notes to documents and to other surfaces: walls, desks) + addiction (the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity)

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Notivated

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: noh/tuh/veyt

Sentence: Jenny's yellow stickies posted everywhere keep her notivated and on track to accomplish every deed and detail of the day and of her life.

Etymology: NOTIVATE - verb - from NOTE (something written down to assist the memory) + MOTIVATE (To provide with an incentive; move to action; impel)

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metrohumanx Thanks. Now I'm NOTIVATED to go out and buy a ream of them. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-25: 08:36:00

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Obscribblesess

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: ob-skrib-uhl-sess

Sentence: One of the symptoms of mushy-brain syndrome is the compulsion to obscribblesess everything that comes to mind (or doesn't come to mind).

Etymology: obsess + scribble

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Papyrupylump

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: puh-PIE-ruh-PIE-lump

Sentence: Cynthiana acquired a lifetime supply of sticky notepads as a result of her long dating relationship with Art, who owned an office supply store. 3,691,140 little sheets of semi-adhesive paper of many colors festooned her work area, and began to spread across the office like a slime mold on steroids. She would hand them out like after-dinner mints, and all her co-workers had piles of the little pads jamming their desk drawers. One day her PAPYRUPYLUMP had reached ridiculous proportions and prompted a written warning from the Fire Inspector. The boss gave her two options: seek immediate help or be terminated at once. With her pouty lips frozen in a grimace of defeat, she returned to her PAPYRUPYLUMP and penned one last flourescent orange note to herself: " Call Therapist A.S.A.P."

Etymology: PAPYRUs+PYlon+LUMP=PAPYPYLUMP.....PAPYRUS:the pith of the papyrus plant especially when made into strips and pressed into a material to write on- Middle English papir, from Anglo-French, from Latin papyrus papyrus, paper, from Greek papyros papyrus .....PYLON:Greek pylōn, from pylē gate - a monumental mass flanking an entranceway or an approach to an office.....LUMP:middle english 14th century-a piece or mass of indefinite size and shape.....thus:PAPYRUPYLUMP

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metrohumanx 3M post-it pads were co-invented by Art Fry and Stephen Silver-Patent No.3.691,140- and are manufactured in Cynthiana, Kentucky. http://www.thistothat.com/ - metrohumanx, 2008-08-25: 08:30:00

makes me think of the little drummer boy 'parumpapumpum' - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-25: 09:11:00

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Threemnesia

hooterbug

Created by: hooterbug

Pronunciation: 3/M/nezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzia

Sentence: Hillary was having Staple's withdrawal. Her Office Manager had forbidden her to order anymore of the colorful post-it notes that covered her desk, adorned her monitor and every free-space available in the office, hoping to cure her of her threemnesia. Where's the EASY button now?

Etymology: Blend of 3M and Amnesia

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so many good words - terrific - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-25: 13:17:00

Good word,hooterbug, Stick to it! - Nosila, 2008-08-25: 22:14:00

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Memogamy

Created by: SethelMerman

Pronunciation: Mem-AHH-guh-mee

Sentence: Four of my Five wives agree, I'm really married to post-it notes. Remind me to remind them to not tell the neighbors I practice Memogamy.

Etymology: From (Memo: a note) + (gamy: marriage as in menogamy or polygamy)

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Postengrossed

Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: poe-st-enn-growst

Sentence: I admit it, I'm postengrossed. This verboticism is totally me.

Etymology: Post from post-it note + engrossed (wholly absorbed) = a good source of your RDA of rhyming goodness.

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DrWebsterIII funny and honest !!! - DrWebsterIII, 2012-10-25: 15:54:00

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Postpronement

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: post-PROWN-ment

Sentence: Bob told his "shrink" to stick it, when he suggested that the solution to his postpronement was to say seven times over: "Sensible scientist Spencer Silver so serendiptious special simple solution "stick-it" stuck."

Etymology: Post (as in Post-it"), prone (apt, liable to, inclined to), -ment (an act or process) To postprone v.intr

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There should be a sentence award. It would be all yours today. Great! - Scrumpy, 2007-09-24: 09:29:00

simply splendid - you get my vote - Jabberwocky, 2007-09-24: 15:55:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-09-24: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-27: 00:14:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

hyperborean hyperborean - 2012-10-25: 12:37:00
You nailed it!

hyperborean hyperborean - 2012-10-25: 12:58:00
My comment was meant for Nosila.

DrWebsterIII DrWebsterIII - 2012-10-25: 16:07:00
CLEARLY, and I agree, Nosilla 'stuck' the landing