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'I wish that girl would talk to me...'

DEFINITION: v. To get what you wished for, but not exactly what you wanted. n. A wish come true that's a total let down.

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Foolfilment

Created by: babel

Pronunciation: fool-fill-ment

Sentence:

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Wishwreck

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: wuish - rek

Sentence: Oliver was the victim of a wishwreck this week. This often happened to him. He would build up a fantasy about something or someone in his mind and when he finally got what he wanted, reality was often disappointing.

Etymology: wish, wreck

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COMMENTS:

artr Reality is for those who lack imagination - artr, 2009-07-28: 09:39:00

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Dayscreaming

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dāskrēming

Sentence: His mother always told him, \"be careful what you wish for\" and now he knew why. Ever since he had taken up boxing to get in shape Sidney would daydream about being good enough to go pro. Now, sitting in the ring across from the champ, his daydreaming had turned into dayscreaming. It was a full-fledged daymare. Sure, it was just a charity exhibition match but the look in the champ\'s eyes when Sidney teased him about his pink trunks left him hoping that his teeth were well anchored.

Etymology: daydreaming (a series of pleasant thoughts that distract one\'s attention from the present) + screaming (give a long, loud, piercing cry or cries expressing excitement, great emotion, or pain)

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COMMENTS:

- good word! - splendiction, 2009-07-28: 20:26:00

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Desirefluous

Created by: thedreness

Pronunciation: Dee-zigh-err-flu-us

Sentence: To gaze into her yearning eyes longingly was sufficient. To have her boyfriend come from their table to mine to ask me if I had a problem was desirefluous...

Etymology: Desire + Superfluous

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Dohdream

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: Dough-Dream

Sentence: D'ohdream!, not again, I must be due one small dream to come true:(

Etymology: Remming together of 1)D'oh, exclamation of fury, discontent and general indignance made famous by Homer of the Simpsons 2)dayDream Chief activity of Walter Mitty and his decendents (mankind..not womankind mind)

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Fantaseek

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: fan tass eeek

Sentence: The fantasy became a fantaseek when he tried to undo the bobbles on her bikini bottoms and found that they weren't bobbles

Etymology: fantasy, eek

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Acieve

Created by: Kiyorezo

Pronunciation:

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Karmupance

Created by: dkrider

Pronunciation:

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Etymology: karma + comeupance

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Stubsidy

Created by: deadpanwalking

Pronunciation: STUB-sid-ee

Sentence: When I saw that my raise just barely qualified me for a higher tax bracket, I thanked my boss for the stubsidy.

Etymology: Stub + Subsidy

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Giftmiffed

Created by: chris

Pronunciation: gift-mift

Sentence: The red Ferrari was great, as far as it went. However,the fact that it was 3 inches long and in a little plastic box left Nigel feeling distinctly giftmiffed

Etymology: gift + miffed (unhappy, disappointed)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2006-11-24: 10:21:00
ATTENTION ALL PLAYERS: Round One is ending today and we will be declaring the first official Verbotomy winner!

We will start Round Two on Monday with fresh scores -- i.e. everyone starts with zero!

So please cast your final votes for this round's verboticisms today. Good luck!

wordmeister - 2006-11-24: 11:16:00
Good word chris. I have been giftmiffed a few times. Hey, does anyone know what the official title will be for the game winner? They should be able to come up with a good title. How about adding "VbD" to the playername since the winner should be awarded a "Doctorate in Verbotomy".

- 2006-11-24: 11:40:00
The winner (mother?) will be drunk with the power, so how about "Verbloto"?

- 2006-11-24: 11:48:00
Mother drunk?? Never!!! (heavy sarcasm)

- 2006-11-24: 11:50:00
the two styles of drawings seem blended now - very cool

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2006-11-24: 13:49:00
Thanks!

deadpanwalking - 2006-12-05: 11:09:00
My vote's for Mother. Consistently clever. Having said that ... watch your back in round 2!