Verboticism: Inappretension

'Crap! Crap!'

DEFINITION: To be so obsessed with your own cleverness and wittiness that you don't listen to what anyone else is saying, let alone understand them.

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Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: in-ap-ri-TEN-shuhn

Sentence: Many think that Gloria's inappretension reached its apogee when she kept referring to Carl Sagan as Bob Saget.

Etymology: inapprehension + pretension

Points: 818

Comments: Inappretension

petaj - 2007-07-06: 08:49:00
In a pretence too.

Clayton - 2007-07-06: 12:49:00
I'll pretense I didn't hear that.

Jabberwocky - 2007-07-06: 13:04:00
now that would be pretenshush

Clayton - 2007-07-06: 18:40:00
Guy goes to a psychiatrist and says, "Doc, ya gotta help me. I keep thinking that I'm going to tell you, 'I'm a wigwam, I'm a teepee,' and then you're gonna say..." Shrink cuts him off with a heaving sigh and says, "I've got you on a 9:30 next Wednesday. You're pre tents."

Jabberwocky - 2007-07-06: 23:37:00
I think that would be clutching at straw huts