Verboticism: Dismembermeant

'Should I call an ambulance?'

DEFINITION: v. To deny that you have stupidly injured yourself for fear of punishment or ridicule. n. A person who won't admit it when they shoot themselves in the foot (which they seem to do quite often).

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Oopsdenial

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: oŏpsdinīəl

Sentence: With a spoon still stuck up his nose, Harry is in a state of oopsdenial.

Etymology: oops (used to show recognition of a mistake or minor accident, often as part of an apology) + denial (the action of declaring something to be untrue)

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Abjury

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ab-jury

Sentence: The scars from Iris's abjury were clearly evident on her face, yet, she had so strongly denied it that there was no recognition of them when she looked in the mirror nor any recollection of her stabbing herself in the eye as she tried to defrost the fridge with an ice pick.

Etymology: abjure (forswear) + injury

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COMMENTS:

Abjurlutely fabulous - Nosila, 2009-04-14: 20:21:00

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Lackcident

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lak sid dent

Sentence: The upper management at the Quick Letter Company, who made big signs, brought in a new edgy Health and Safety Program designed to reduce the injury rate at their manufacturing facility. They offered rewards like cash, merchandise and paid days off as incentives to those employees who had few or no missed days due to workplace injuries. The theory was great, the company would get compensation rebates for no lost times and raise safety awareness. The lost time days vanished and it appeared that they had broken all previous safety records on the job. It soon became evident, however, that people failed to report the work injuries in the hope of winning fabulous prizes. People smuggled in their own first aid kits and treated themselves secretly as each mishap occurred, and failed to report them. The management should have been more suspicious of employees with staples stuck in their fingers, nails protruding from feet and all manner of bruises and bumps not visible earlier in the day. The common response to "What happened to you?" was "It happened at home." Since they could prove no corruption of their program, it continued, with all it's suspicious events. Everything was fine until one day, when someone drove a forklift too quickly into a company sign and one of the metal letters in the words "Quick Letter Company" fell from a high height on a manager's head, embedded itself in his cranium and reduced him to a blinded, blethering fool. Yes, having a lackcident is fun until someone loses an "i"!

Etymology: Lack (not have, be without) & Accident (a mishap; especially one causing injury or death)

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COMMENTS:

I luved the sleye, witty, w-I's-e ending! Your lacksIdental story and verbotomy caught my aye! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-14: 11:35:00

What a great mind's "I" you have Nosila! :) I enjoyed your story! - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-17: 03:32:00

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Hubristle

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: hew-brihs-el

Sentence: Brianna Sultana was a famous actress. Adam was the director of her latest play. Unfortunately, Brianna had become a bit of a prima donna and Adam was sick of pampering her: constructive criticism or even simple suggestions of any kind would cause her to hubristle, usually resulting in some damage to the set or herself. She always said "My show must go on," and offered no apologies for any of her antics. Brianna had stormed off to her dressing room after Adam, sure he would lose his job, had said, "Take the beam out of your own eye, so you can help me take the speck out of my eye." He didn't know she would take him literally.

Etymology: HUBRIS, meaning excessive self-confidence, arrogance + BRISTLE, meaning to react in an angry, offended manner

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Disavouch

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dis a vowch

Sentence: Women torture themselves in the name of beauty. Wearing very high heels all day long and denying that your feet hurt. Getting hair extensions glued and twisted onto your scalp to pretend you have thick hair. Fake nails drilled onto your nailbed. When the pain becomes unbearable, we disavouch ourselves and bravely smile and continue looking glamourous. Afterall, being beautiful is to die for...

Etymology: Disavow (deny;refuse to acknowledge; disclaim knowledge of; responsibility for, or association with) & Ouch (expressing a feeling of sudden pain)

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Flubberup

Created by: memyselfandbo

Pronunciation: fluh-ber-up

Sentence: As Neal looked on, Mandy committed an embarrassing flubberup by tweezing her eyeball instead of her eyelash. Ouch.

Etymology: Flub: to make a mess of. Cover-up: a device or strategy for covering/concealing.

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COMMENTS:

Excellent! - Mustang, 2009-04-14: 23:40:00

Great Create! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-15: 01:29:00

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Duhnial

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: duh-NYL

Sentence: Serena was da queena duhnial. She was clumsy, disorganized and more than a little uncoordinated and frequently injured herself or damage some item she was working with but would instantly duhny any serious damage had occurred.

Etymology: Blend of 'duh' (used to express actual or feigned ignorance or stupidity) and 'denial' ( refusal to admit the truth or reality)

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Menodrama

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: mee no draw maw

Sentence: Fay had been clumsy child; and it was no different for her as an adult. In fact she’d become a skilled menodramatist, quick to deny her clumsy acts and carry on. Most times she was accident prone she’d make a menodramatic move to cover the damage.

Etymology: From: ME and NO or not, MELODRAMA. A person who is not melodramatic, especially about being clumsy.

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Bluffoon

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: bluff oon

Sentence: There is no fool like an oaf fool. Clum Sy blundered and blustered around, often hitting his clunkhead and falling down. He was constantly embarrasssed by his lumpy and broken bonehead, black eyes, split lips, and an occasional broken nose, when he accidentally struck it, because he put it where it shouldn't be. Rather than admit he was just a bumpling box boy, he would pretend he was a boxer, and hoped no one would realize he was just a bluffoon.

Etymology: BLUFF, BUFFOON. BLUFF - try to mislead others about some thing. BUFFOON - a bumbling clumsy person, such people often unintentionally hurt themselves. Clowns often act this way to make people laugh and America's Funniest Home Videos tv show has lots of videos of buffoons. /// The first line contains the parody of oaf fool for old fool. /// His name Clum Sy is said clumsy. /// Clunkhead is a blending of the clunking a lunkhead takes. /// Bumpling is a blending of the bumps one gets when bumbling around. ///

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COMMENTS:

Great new words...love bumpling! - Nosila, 2009-04-14: 20:22:00

I know some oaf fools...been called one. Great word! - Mustang, 2009-04-14: 23:41:00

Love it! ROTFLMBO! B-B-B-BAA-foooon is on the bluff! being a Bluffoon! LOL! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-16: 19:16:00

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Disemvowelment

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dis em vow el ment

Sentence: When Ted found Wendy with her eye hanging out after an eye makeup accident, he was concerned. Her denial became a disemvowelment of the seriousness of her conditon. He reckoned they should call it misscara.

Etymology: Disavow (refuse to acknowledge; disclaim knowledge of; responsibility for, or association with) & Disembowelment (the act of removing the bowels or viscera; the act of cutting so as to cause the viscera to protrude)

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