Verboticism: Abjury

'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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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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Desticule

Created by: ayyacoco

Pronunciation:

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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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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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Refutabuse

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: ree-fewt-ah-beuse

Sentence: Usually after she refutabused herself she could piece herself back together swimmingly, but today after she dropped her eyeball on the floor, and after the cat ate it she realised that she should get some therapy.

Etymology: refute (deny) + abuse (injure)

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Oopsdenial

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

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Deadnial

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ded-nahy-uh

Sentence: Denise has always been known as a contrarian. Whatever the subject, she will be on the opposite side of any argument than the majority. Last week she was involved in a car accident. She was declared DOA when she arrived at the hospital. In a serious case of deadnial, she sat up and demanded to be seen by a doctor. As long as refuses to believe in her demise she will probably stay around to contradict the status quo.

Etymology: dead (no longer living) + denial (disbelief in the existence or reality of a thing)

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