Verboticism: Apparalysed

'I said to dress business casual!'

DEFINITION: n. The feeling of anxiety created by the realization that you've arrived at a social event "wearing the wrong thing". v. To arrive at a social function and suddenly realize that you are you are completely over-dressed or worse -- under-dressed!

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Apparalysed

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: Apparel eyes'd

Sentence: Todd was a creative and exuberant fellow whose wardrobe was so extensive, it had been described by his friends as being "Bigger than Texas". Unfortunately, his addiction to fashion had grown to be a very expensive habit, and had begun to place a great strain on his relationship with Betsy, his far more conservative partner. In an attempt to spice things up, Todd raced home one evening and adorned himself with a rather fetching pair of magenta underpants. Just as he was about to wrap himself in his favourite leopardskin loincloth, Betsy burst in, aghast! Poor Todd. He was normally apparalysed after he'd arrived at the party, not before he'd finished getting dressed!

Etymology: Apparel: see clothing. Paralysed: see Todd.

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Comments: Apparalysed

dochanne - 2008-12-08: 04:04:00
Especially like the "eyes'd", as the magenta speedos have real impact on the vicariously apparelysed observer.

silveryaspen - 2008-12-08: 13:03:00
Captivating Create. Captures that feeling when everyone is staring, that makes us unable to move.

OZZIEBOB - 2008-12-13: 16:08:00
Magenta underwear-Bloody hell! Good word.