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'Let me help you with that zipper'

DEFINITION: v. To insist on helping someone in spite of their repeated assurance that they have things well in hand, and already have their own remedies in mind. n. Unwanted help or assistance.

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: hand/butt

Sentence: Jenny would always handbutt into situations and usually made them much worse for the person she wanted to help.

Etymology: HANDBUTT - VERB; HAND (to give someone a hand, to help); + BUTT (from to butt in)


Good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-27: 20:25:00


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Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: pest/ass/ist

Sentence: If your glass is half full, you're an optimist, if it's half empty, you're a pessimist and if it's never quite right, you're a pestassist.

Etymology: pest + assist + pessimist


Good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-27: 20:26:00


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Created by: stache

Pronunciation: ĭn-trōō'sŏlv

Sentence: Mark only wanted to know how to indent the first line of a paragraph in MSWord, but Ethel intrusolved the issue by creating a macro that formatted the entire paper.

Etymology: intru(sive), coming without invitation or welcome; solve, to find the answer or explanation for; clear up; explain.

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: fix-a-ded

Sentence: Marilyn was fixaided on being the most helpful employee in the firm, to the consternation of her fellow employees who didn't necessarily want her help or her imposition.

Etymology: fix: correct or set right + aid: help, assist -- fixate: preoccupy obsessively


good one - Jabberwocky, 2009-07-07: 11:53:00

Fixticious but good! - Nosila, 2009-07-07: 15:36:00


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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ade/naw/zee/um

Sentence: Sally's propensity to constantly offer assistance went on aidnauseum. The paramedics in her neighbourhood were particularly distressed.

Etymology: aid + ad nauseum (to an excessive degree)

COMMENTS: this one! - mweinmann, 2009-07-07: 12:08:00


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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ass hohl siss tahnss


Etymology: assistance asshole

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: over ride

Sentence: Marjie was single-minded in her efforts to win the first aid officer of the month award. To that end she had resorted to overaiding her team mates. Now every paper cut was treated with iodine and bandaging, every headache with excessive and vigorous head massage, every little bump or bruise with lashings of arnica and warnings about occupational health and safety. Their protests were ignored, their bandaids stripped off and replaced with industrial strength bandage and some had even resorted to wearing balaclavas to avoid losing their hair.

Etymology: over ride (bully, browbeat, ignore protests) + aide (one who provides assistance)


Heh heh....all that's left is CPR. Good word. - Mustang, 2008-05-26: 04:57:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: inˈsistād

Sentence: "Let me help, let me help!" was the chorus from the twins. Mom knew it would take at least twice as long to fix breakfast if she accepted their insistaid than if she just did it herself but she wanted to encourage her children. She thought to herself, if only they be this enthused about getting jobs or cleaning up after their thirty second birthday party last night.

Etymology: insist (demand something forcefully, not accepting refusal) + aid (help, typically of a practical nature)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: no sis tants

Sentence: When Larry got his fly stuck, Mary insisted on fixing it for him. Her help was of nosistance, because she yanked too hard, broke the zipper and had to call 911 to help Larry. Now, there's something about Larry, which is no longer hairy...

Etymology: No (negative,not) & Assistance (help, aid,resource contributing to fulfillment)& Insistence (urgently demanding attention)

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ade/a/mant

Sentence: Sally's grown children must now always wear shoes with velcro fastenings as a result of her being so aidamant about helping them tie their shoes.

Etymology: aid +m adamant (stubbornly resolute)


Sally to easy with her kids: she needs to give them a good lacing.... - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-27: 20:30:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-26: 00:00:01
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-26: 09:51:00
Jabberwocky edges out Stevenson0 for the top prize in Shamu Week! Congratulations to Jabber, she is obviously an expert at creativity and understands the all the intricacies and details of animal training. (I imagine she had a very well-trained spouse!) Congratulations to all the players for a great week! And thanks again to Amy Sutherland for teaching us how to shamu. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-07-07: 00:06:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James