Verboticism: Duhnial

'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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Oopsadummy

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: oŏpsēdəmē

Sentence: Most mothers are happy when their newborn has the requisite number of fingers and toes. Wendel's mother feels the need to take periodic inventory. Wendel is a klutz who has been teased to the point he hides his injuries to avoid ridicule. In doing this he has become an oopsadummy. She has only had to take to the ER once so far when he almost severed his arm with a blade server.

Etymology: oopsy-daisy (used to express encouragement to a child who has fallen) + dummy (a stupid person)

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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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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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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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Desticule

Created by: ayyacoco

Pronunciation:

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Dismembermeant

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: dis-mem-ber-meant

Sentence: Rosie would always pretend that her obviously self inflicted bruises and scrapes were no big deal. When she walked into a wall she tried to pass off the black and blue mark as makeup for her performance. When she had a burn mark from making a roast she said that she wanted to get a tatoo and thought she'd see what it looked like first. But the day she came in with two fingers missing after playing with the dog there was no way she could pass it off as dismembermeant.

Etymology: dismember(ment): to lose a limb, sever, amputate + meant: intended, purposeful

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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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Oneyedeneyer

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: wun + ahyd + dee + niur

Sentence: Rosemary was clumsy and ashamed to admit that she walked into walls, tripped over air and ripped her skin off when she shaved. But the day she took out her eye tweezing her eyebrows made her a oneyedeneyer..... Despite the fact that she was missing an eye, she could not bring herself to admit that she had done it herself and went into oneyedenial....

Etymology: one + eyed + deny + denier (spelled to match the missing eye)...

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COMMENTS:

We are keeping an eye on you...just the one! - Nosila, 2009-04-14: 20:20:00

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Disamvowel

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dis am vow el

Sentence: Wendy was always the first to disamvowel when she had hurt herself accidentally. But when she accidentally poked her eye out, she made more of a spectacle of herself than usual.

Etymology: Disavow (deny;disclaim responsibility for) & Disembowel (remove innards)

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