Verboticism: Youturner

'I must admit that I find you very attractive'

DEFINITION: v. To send out confused or conflicting signals when driving or dating. n. A person who signals their intentions to do one thing, then does something else completely different.

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Misindictator

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: mihs-ihn-dihk-tay-tohr

Sentence: Off on a weekend holiday to Florida, Bitsy was bummed by the way she was having to slow down. Through three traffic light changes she had watched the little old couple in the car ahead calmly discuss whether to turn right or left, their signal indicators bearing witness to their decision-making skills. Oh, that her rental car could sprout wings and fly over these benevolent misindictators!

Etymology: Blending MIS, meaning false + INDICATE, meaning to give signals + DICTATOR, meaning to rule absolutely

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COMMENTS:

Excellent word. It is frustrating when you're caught up in other people's confusion! I think your sentence captures misindicators well. - splendiction, 2009-04-25: 12:23:00

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Zigwag

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: zigwag

Sentence: Some say that Buddy was affected by being the runt of the litter. Some say he was dropped on his head. Whatever the case, the wiring in his brain is clearly crossed up. He will snarl viciously as he licks your face and in a ugly case of zigwag, will wag his tail happily while he tries to bite your fingers. The only thing that keeps this behavior from being dangerous is the fact that this chihuahua mix is about the size of a large mouse.

Etymology: zigzag (a line or course having abrupt alternate right and left turns) + (tail) wag (move or cause to move rapidly to and fro)

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Enigmathick

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: enn igg math ik

Sentence: her style of driving and dating was a trifle enigmathick, leaving a series of overheated wrecks in her wake as she careered through life.

Etymology: enigmatic, thick

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COMMENTS:

Galwaywegian, Great create! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-24: 06:56:00

It lilts and with the great blending is fun to lisp into the last syllable. Wonderful etymology and word! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-24: 12:32:00

She needs her license revoked! - Nosila, 2009-04-24: 22:04:00

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Moxiemoron

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mok see mor on

Sentence: Raoul was a moxiemoron when it came to matters of driving and courtship. He wanted to get married, but picked women who didn't. He wanted to get his driver's license, but failed to pass his test, because he did not study the highway code. Was he doomed to always spend his life with just a learner's license? Not quite qualified and driving the wrong way on the one way street of love?

Etymology: Moxie (fortitude and determination) & Oxymoron (conjoining contradictory terms) & Moron (a person of subnormal intelligence)

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Nonocoquette

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: no-no-co-kett

Sentence: Nanette was a shameless nonocoquette, her eyes and her body language said 'yes yes' but when the men she would 'tease' began to take her up on her apparent come ons she was strictly 'no no'.....

Etymology: Blend of 'no' and 'coquette' (a woman who flirts lightheartedly with men to win their admiration and affection; flirt) a play on the title of a musical, No no Nanette.

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COMMENTS:

Roared with laughter. Super etymology and word! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-24: 12:36:00

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Pheromoans

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ferrow mowns

Sentence: The pheromoans he was sending out were confusing, treating her like a lifelong partner in all the wrong ways

Etymology: pheromones moans

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Nonocoquette

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: no-no-co-kett

Sentence: Annette was a shameless nonocoquette, her eyes and her body language said 'yes yes' but when the men she would 'tease' began to take her up on her apparent come ons she was strictly 'no no'.....

Etymology: Blend of 'no' and 'coquette' (a woman who flirts lightheartedly with men to win their admiration and affection; flirt) a play on the title of a musical, No no Nanette.

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Ohyesohnoers

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Oh-yes-oh-no-ers

Sentence: Keith says to Ginger,"you have the biggest case of "ohyesohnoers" of anyone I have ever come across!" Ginger, "You drive me MAD!" All night long! "You're hot...then your cold you're...yes then...you're no!" You are worse than trying to drive behind my boss, Mr. Mass Confusion on Pacific Coast Highway in crush hour traffic!

Etymology: Oh: Used to express acknowledgment or understanding of a statement...(in this word an uncertain YES!) Yes: Used as a function word to express assent or agreement. Oh: Used as a function word to indicate uncertainty. (in this word an uncertain NO!) Ers: Added to word as a(slang) for people that send out the wrong signals at the wrong times...making others feel totally confused!

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COMMENTS:

Captures the dichotomy in the definition! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-24: 12:40:00

Thank you Silvery! - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-26: 05:51:00

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Deviateases

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: Dee vee ate tees uz

Sentence: Star fell in love with John Glwhenn. He led her to believe he was going to raise the big question: "Would you like to hitch your wagon to my stars?" Asstonishingly, he turned out to be an asskdhernaught! Thereafter, she avoided all deviateases.

Etymology: People who DEVIATE (change from what is usual, accepted, expected, or planned) are not very nice TEASES (those who offer some thing, then take it back/ or pretend to do one thing, but in reality, do the opposite).

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COMMENTS:

A devious word indeed! Great create Silvery! - Biscotti, 2009-04-24: 02:35:00

Silvery,I loved your word and sentence! You are so gifted at making others laugh! What a great and joyous spirit you have :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-24: 06:51:00

good one - galwaywegian, 2009-04-24: 09:11:00

Good one...he's probably a Cosmonaught, too, or he'd have a clue about women! - Nosila, 2009-04-24: 22:04:00

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Misflirt

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: miss flirt

Sentence: Miss Belie just couldn’t come out and tell him she was just keeping him around for fun, while she looked around for Mr. Right. Belie misflirted with Mr. Rong by doing things like caressing his back while telling him she wasn’t really his type. Trying to be somewhat honest, her leadinghimwrong tactics were confusing Mr. Rong into thinking he was Mr. Maybe.

Etymology: Misflirt means to flirt (show interest in for the moment) incorrectly, to flirt but not really mean it.

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