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'Yeah, I'm in heaven now.'

DEFINITION: n. A harmless untruth, intended to comfort simple souls. v. To use a little bit a fiction to smooth over the perplexities and complexities of life.

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: fib/oh/not/chi/can/ury

Sentence: Those wonderful fairytales of childhood are really nothing but fibonaughtchicanery.

Etymology: fib + naught (nothing) + chicanery (deception) + fibonacci


Looks it a tongue twister, but sounds good. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-24: 08:17:00


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Created by: reverb

Pronunciation: troos

Sentence: Some people thought CEO was stealing money from the shareholders, but troose was that he was just borrowing it.

Etymology: loose truth


seems to fit - reverb, 2008-07-12: 15:40:00


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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: chi-ken-poop

Sentence: I thought his concern was sincere when I told him of my hamster Kitty's passing. I later realized it was just chickenpoup for my soul when he suggested I flush her down the toilet.

Etymology: chicken soup for the soul; poop (as in a line of crap)


Never understood the notion of chicken soup being comforting, cos frankly the stuff I've had has always been vile. That opined, the connotation of cowardice is good. - Bulletchewer, 2007-04-16: 14:59:00

Well, after you pick out all the mushy vegetables, add more noodles, a dash of lemon and pepper, it's palatable. I guess chicken soup sounded better than Whopper with Cheese. - purpleartichokes, 2007-04-16: 15:26:00

That sounds suspiciously like actually cooking something to me. Gimme the can of cream of tomato instead. - Bulletchewer, 2007-04-16: 16:11:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: en fay belur

Sentence: Most parents are enfablers to ease their little ones through life's stages. Case in point is when the kiddies start losing their baby teeth. If the tooth in question is put under the child's pillow, their parents tell them that the Tooth Fairy will take it away while they sleep and leave them money. Truth is, they should tell the kids to put away that money for when their adult teeth start falling out and they need to pay a dentist huge sums to replace them...

Etymology: Enabler (one who can render capable or able for some task; makes it easier) & Fable (a deliberately false or improbable account; a short moral story; often using imaginary or supernatural events)


metrohumanx You mean there IS no tooth fairy? I'm shattered! - metrohumanx, 2009-11-02: 01:48:00

Relax, though...there is a Santa Claus and an Easter Bunny! - Nosila, 2009-11-02: 09:29:00

So trutooth. - splendiction, 2009-11-02: 23:13:00

splendid - mweinmann, 2009-11-03: 07:52:00


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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌmɚsəˈfɪkʃən/

Sentence: Most of the new security policy instituted by the TSA are at best mercifiction and at worst malignacity.

Etymology: From mercy + fiction (reminiscent of merciful)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: com fib er rate

Sentence: Jessie was able to comfiberate her young son with the lore of Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy to help him understand and look forward to special holidays and events. Finding a comfiberation for Halloween was a lot harder to do, especially when Uncle Les insisted on dressing up as a female, Aunt Dorothy, each October 31st as well as on many other occasions during the year...

Etymology: comfort ( give moral or emotional strength to or a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment) & fib (tell a relatively insignificant lie)& liberate(to free from confinement or ideas)


Great word AND hilarious usage! - lumina, 2008-06-23: 22:54:00

Good word and sentence. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-24: 08:08:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fibrəkāshən

Sentence: Where did I come from? What happened to fluffy? Does this dress look good on me? What do you think of my artwork? Do you love me? Questions like these can spark fibrication.

Etymology: fib (a lie, typically an unimportant one) + fabrication (invent or concoct (something), typically with deceitful intent)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ly ab ili tee

Sentence: Kurt's lieability helped improve his likeability.

Etymology: Lie (untruth;to deceive) & Ability ( possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done0 & Woredplay on Liability (the quality of being something that holds you back)

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Created by: Bulletchewer

Pronunciation: geez-uss-pore-key

Sentence: "I tell you the truth; it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven," said the false prophet, knowing full well it was a Jesusporky, a PR statement aimed at the poor folk of 1st-century Judea.

Etymology: From "Jesus" meaning "person/deity invented to comfort simple souls" and "porky" from the Cocky (sic) rhyming slang (pork pie=lie).

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ben/uh/fib

Sentence: To keep their spirits up and help them through the day to complete their tasks, the boss would often encourage his staff with a benefib or two.

Etymology: benefit + fib


Dude, you come up with the best words without making them long and cumbersome. - jedijawa, 2007-04-16: 12:55:00

And people love voting for the obvious ones! ;) - Bulletchewer, 2007-04-16: 15:13:00


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ErWenn - 2007-04-16: 08:00:00
Best verbotoon ever. So it goes, buddy, so it goes.

ErWenn - 2007-04-16: 08:20:00
Just noticed what was written on the typewriter. Ha!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-16: 15:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by Kurt Vonnegut and first appeared in his novel Cat's Cradle.
Thank you Mr. Vonnegut! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-16: 15:12:00
RE: "Best Verbotoon Ever" Thanks ErWenn! However I must say it was all inspired by KV himself. So it goes... ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-17: 16:11:00
See the top 4 words of the day at Yeah, I'm in heaven now ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-06-23: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Kurt Vonnegut and first appeared in his novel Cat's Cradle.
Thank you Mr. Vonnegut! ~ James

wurdless - 2008-07-12: 15:23:00
Vonnegut is cool!

reverb - 2008-07-12: 15:31:00
cat's cradle rocks

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-11-02: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by vonnegut. Thank you vonnegut. ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-11-02: 01:42:00
Live it or live WITH it!