Verboticism: Humdrumantics

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Humdrumantics

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Definition: v., To yawn or sigh repeatedly in an effort to subtly communicate one's lack of interest in the current conversation. n., A series of long, exasperated, and often escalating sighs indicating extreme boredom.

Pronunciation: huhm-drum-AN-tiks

Sentence: According to Bob yawning is a trick devised by nature to open a person's mouth as a hint to others to shut theirs. So when Roxie ponderous description of the sex-life of the Patagonian tree-snail started to communigrate, his humdrumantics became more pronounced.

Etymology: Blend of HUMDRUM: lacking variety; boring; dull; routine; monotony. tedious ; ANTIC(S): a ludicrous or extravagant act or gesture & and with -SEMANTICS -in mind: of, pertaining to, or arising from the different meanings of words or other symbols.

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Comments: Humdrumantics

Mustang - 2008-09-09: 18:54:00
Excellent!