Playing with Bob Dylan’s Words on Verbotomy

Bob Dylan has just released his newest CD, “Together Through Life”. I just got it last night and it’s terrific — especially if you’re a Bob Dylan fan, like me. What really amazes me is that he is so consistently, and persistently creative.

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And so, to celebrate Dylan’s creative fire power, we are doing a Bob Dylan all week long at Verbotomy.  It will be fun for me because I will get to do a lot Bob Dylan drawings. It will be fun for you because you play with and around Dylan’s words. And there will be a prize too! Top player of the week will win a copy of Bob Dylan’s, “Together Through Life”.

The winner will be chosen based on the final stats on the Verbotomy Weekly Author Ranking for the week starting on Monday May 4, 2008.

By the way, if you have an idea for a Bob Dylan Verbotomy definition, post it on Verbotomy Definitions.

Here are some reviews of the “Together Through Life”

Rolling Stone interview with Bob Dylan
Rolling Stone’s David Fricke:
“Dylan…has never sounded as ravaged, pissed off and lusty, all at once, as he does on Together Through Life.” Four stars.

Huffington Post’s Mike Ragogna::
“As the world reinvents itself in these re-orienting times, Together Through Life’s neighborhood cappuccino club warmth instead offers shelter from the storm. It’s a tonic whose pace is moderate, music is organic, lyrics are intelligent, and feel is refreshingly human.”

San Francisco Chronicle’s Joel Selvin:
“The offhand, crudely informal atmosphere of the new Bob Dylan album, “Together Through Life,” is a deceit. Beneath the apparently tossed off blues tracks and carelessly drawled vocals lies a master of details and pungent, piquant observations, couched as old blues songs. The music feels fresh, organic, and Dylan imbues each song with a powerful sense of storytelling… All of the songs are sung by this ragged, weary, impossibly gravelly voice perfectly suited to the sensibilities of the pieces. Latter period Dylan is turning out to be some of his deepest, richest work. “Together Through Life” is another brilliant, sure-handed outing by one of the few certified greats still living up to his legend.”

Official Stuff:

Prize: Together Through Life (Deluxe Edition) by Bob Dylan (Approximate Retail Value:  $15.99 US.)

Contest Start Date: May 4, 2008 at 12:01:00 am EDT
Contest End Date: May 10, 2008 at 11:59:00 pm EDT

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Be creative,



DEFINITION: n. A person who constantly corrects other people’s grammar. v. intr. To habitually correct the grammar of everyone with whom you speak regardless of the social context or the minuteness the perceived error.

Man, you loving bestest ever!

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Linguweenie: /lin-guwee-nie/ Rocco was definitely a gifted person, but he was so annoying because he always corrected everybody’s language. He was definitely a linguweenie. Etymology: linguist + weenie Created by: Stevenson0.

Comments on Linguweenie:

stache, 2008-03-26: 10:40:00
Hilarious. For some reason, though, it makes me hungry for Italian food.

Jabberwocky, 2008-03-26: 11:04:00
he was probably adamant about the pasta tense

arrrteest, 2008-03-26: 11:58:00
Love it! I can not wait until I can use the sentence, “Don’t be such a linguweenie!”

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-26: 17:05:00

Nosila, 2008-03-26: 22:43:00
Bellissimo (or is it We’ll eat some more)

Tigger, 2008-03-26: 22:47:00
No wonder they say that Rocco is such a wet noodle. Funny word.

Syntaxassessor: /sin taks ass sess or/ Sidney Nym had grown to hate his wife, Anne T. Nym. Almost since the day they were wed, she had made him tense in his past, present and future due to her incessant correction of his grammar. Their initial conjunction had been predicated on their indicative physical attraction to each other and they had conjugated their relationship regularly then. But she took her role as syntaxassessor very seriously and over the years, she had become the active voice and he the passive one. She was the definite article, he was the indefinite one. He would love to subject her to a taste of her own medicine, but unfortunately, his weak linguistic grasp of the vernacular just gave him a pain in his colon instead. He wished he had interjected a clause in their pre-nup to preclude her from modifying his income should the object of his affection preposition another man and leave. He had pondered many a time abbreviating her time on Earth, but he also had to consider the children: Acro Nym and Homo Nym (yeah, like he didn’t get teased in school). He had also considered running off and becoming a transitive, but he was a pronoun and had an ellipsis….he decided to stay and work on his marriage. Besides, compounding his decision was the fact that every article he read said that the sentence for a case like his could be Capital punishment! Etymology: syntax (studies of the rules for forming admissible sentences; the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences;a systematic orderly arrangement) & tax (make a charge against or accuse) & assessor (an official who evaluates things or judges their merits) Created by: Nosila.

Comments on Syntaxassessor:

stache, 2008-03-26: 09:10:00
Man, your sentence leaves me speechless. I have nothing-you used ’em all! expertly done.

purpleartichokes, 2008-03-26: 14:11:00
Astounding sentence! Love the word too!

bookowl, 2008-03-26: 15:14:00
well thought out

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-26: 17:19:00
Absolutely great sentence. Syntax – . // The money collected at the church from sinners. (Aiken Drum, POTD, 31 May 1999)

Tigger, 2008-03-26: 22:25:00
I’ll never look at ellipses the same way again. Simply punderful!

Nosila, 2008-03-26: 22:45:00
Cheers, all…as you may have guessed my nickname is Nosila, Queen of the Pundra! This is a great place to practice my craft…few on the outside understand “us”!

Wordprefect: /wurd-PREE-fekt/ “But this is madness. I am trying to stop this company from becoming a grammatical graveyard! Don’t you realize it concerns every person in this country – and, moreover, in the greater part of the world to speak English perfectly” Behind his back, in a low voice, someone murmured, ” Oh no, has someone split an infinitive again.” Things were becoming tense as Bob, flushing crimson, started to leave the room. After few moments, someone said, “Hope that’s the last of “Verndracula” for a while. “Verndracula”, “Dipthong”, “Cretaphor” and, quasi-officially, “The Wordprefect” were but a few pejoratives for Bob, whose habitual correcting of even the slightest grammatical error was driving his colleagues to demential declensia. However, they agreed, that it was a “critical period” in the company’s history, and that it would be a “double negative” if they sat there tangentiality, and did nothing to put a “glottal stop” to his psycholinguistic punishment. Firstly they started to mutilate plurals, one boomerang became two “beemearang”; one cuckoo was two “cuckee”. And, in an attempt, to render this onomatopedant almost apoplexic: ‘Boo-hoo’ became “bee-hee” and “boom” became “beem” Reaching for the mountain top of malapropisms, they uttered howlers such as a “let’s not talk about tattoo subjects”. Gradually, Bob began to realize that he had lost all “soap in his hole” when he began to slip, more and more, involuntary, into spoonerisms – of course, that should be speenerism. Etymology: Blend of WORD & PREFECT: School boy,especially in English Grammar schools, with responsibility for th discipline and “proper” behavior of other students. Created by: OZZIEBOB.

Comments on Wordprefect:

arrrteest, 2008-03-26: 12:04:00
There’s nothing like clouding up the waters with a good mixed metaphor, ya know!

Jabberwocky, 2008-03-26: 14:00:00
excellent sentence

Tigger, 2008-03-26: 22:29:00
So many hysterical stories today! Very amusing.

Nosila, 2008-03-26: 22:40:00
Loved it…it left me almost comma-tose. Period. Doesn’t a dipthong sound like the kind of low-cut bathing suit that Borat wore? Isn’t a beemerang a carphone call for a yuppie? Cheers!(Is the singular form of that a cher?)

Pricktionary: /prik-shun-air-ee/ as soon as i sent the email ‘i’ll see you their at 8pm’, i knew that pricktionary would be on my case Etymology: prick, dictionary Created by: rikboyee.

Comments on Pricktionary:

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-26: 17:41:00
Just something about this word that I like.

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Definition Comments:

Verbotomy2008-03-26: 00:01:00
Today’s definition was suggested by stache. Thank you stache. ~ James

stache2008-03-26: 09:16:00
You’re welcome, JG. Very worthy submissions today

doseydotes2008-03-26: 09:22:00
I’m afraid stache’s definition is in reference to yours truly. I looked at the suggested words and I’m floored. I might as well give up right now. Great job, everybody.

doseydotes2008-03-26: 10:53:00
And I gotta add, “Man, you loving bestest ever!” to my repertoire.

stache2008-03-26: 11:47:00
That’d be hoovy of you, ‘dotes.

Verbotomy2008-03-26: 22:49:00
Yes, there are lots of gramudgeons and linguweenies here. Apparently, they’re the bestest! ~ James


DEFINITION: v. intr. To arrive at a meeting completely unprepared and then work diligently and obviously to distract yourself from the proceedings. n. A person who attends a meeting but does not believe that they are paid enough to pay attention.

Our boss said I had to attend this meeting.

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Agendabender: /ah jenda ben der/ Todd was a first class Agendabender. He hated meetings with a passion and felt they were a waste of time. Sometimes they had meetings just to decide when the next meeting would be! He was considered a renegade for not wanting to attend the meetings, he felt it cut into his time at work. Iromically, those persons who convened meetings ad nauseum, just want to hear their own voices and ideas and apparently did not have enough real work to do, nor deadlines to meet. Todd analyzed what these meetings comprised: “Minutes” of the meetings should actually be called “Hours”; The “Board Room” should have been renamed The “Bored Room”; the “Chair Person” should be called the “Stare Person”…’cause they always managed to spear the attendees with their eyes; and Preparation for a meeting?…the only one anyone really needed was “Preparation H” for the long periods of time spent sitting on the hard wooden chairs! Yes, it was obvious to Todd that some people in his firm got their MBA’s specializing in congregation and mind-numbing rhetoric. Unbeknownst to the other attendees, Todd’s days attending these mindless marathons were soon to be ended. He had just inherited the company from his uncle and his first order of business would be to agendabender the hell out of these pointless meetings! Etymology: agenda { a list of matters to be taken up (as at a meeting)} & bender (someone who modifies the rules to suit themselves) & genderbender (for rhyming purposes, not that there’s anything wrong with that!) Created by: Nosila.

Comments on Agendabender:

silveryaspen, 2008-03-24: 01:35:00
I admire your witty word plays in quotes, and your story, for they very humorously and successfully convey the feeling of frustration. Perhaps before his agendabender to ease his frustration, he went on another kind of bender!

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-24: 02:26:00
Perhaps Todd is a “Boy George” fan? Clever word; luv the sentence!

Contratendant: /ˈkän-trÉ™-ˈten-dÉ™nt/ Lars spent the entire meeting paging through the Wall Street Journal and humming absently to himself, to his son’s 5th grade teacher’s great consternation. “Mr. Beauregard!” she exclaimed, “I can’t believe you would be such a contratendant to this parent-teacher conference!” Etymology: From the Greek, contra, meaning an illegal association with a Middle-Eastern dictatorship; from the Kusumapura, ten, meaning “of brace-wearing age”; and from the Irish, dant, meaning, “shall not,” or, literally, “dare not.” Created by: doseydotes.

Comments on Contratendant:

stache, 2008-03-24: 14:30:00
Your etymologies are always so very enlightening. Superlatively done. Keep up the good work!

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-24: 19:50:00
Close to the mark!

Spectraitor: /spec-tray-tur/ John attended the morning meeting merely as a spectraitor. He successfully sabotaged establishing the agenda for the day. Etymology: spectator (onlooker) + traitor (subversive element) Created by: Jabberwocky.

Comments on Spectraitor:

silveryaspen, 2008-03-24: 10:32:00
Wow! I admire the way you select words and put them together in your sentence and verboticisms so that we don’t just read and understand … they also evoke feelings and emotions … of all kinds. Not only is your sentence and word right on the definition, but evokes that antipathy we all feel when it happens. Outstanding verboticism!

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-24: 19:49:00
Cleverly constructed word.

Tigger, 2008-03-24: 21:16:00
…now if he could only get the competition to pay him for sabotaging the meetings. Hmmm. Nice word!

Muteinear: /mutineer/ Lara’s selective deafness was not causing as much of a problem in the Dyslexia Association meetings as she would have liked. As a muteinear she had only lent half an ear to proceedings and the minutes she prepared appeared to be written in anagrams. She thought this would show them all the contempt she felt for the meetings. However, as most of the attendees were dyslexic they found her anagramatic minutes actually made easy reading. Etymology: mute (not speaking as one does in a meeting) + in ear (not listening either) + mutineer (one who rebels) + the whole word looks like the minutes have been sabotaged to make them difficult to read. Created by: petaj.

Comments on Muteinear:

silveryaspen, 2008-03-24: 01:47:00
I admire the interplay between your pronunciation and etymology as well as the words you chose to blend so cleverly and the way you defined them. Muteinear and mutineer really nailed the definition, too. Outstanding word!

petaj, 2008-03-24: 06:33:00
Minuteering can be as difficult as climbing a mountain! when you have a mute in ear. Thanks silvery for the thoughtful comments you make on verbotomies.

purpleartichokes, 2008-03-24: 08:29:00
Great word!

Tigger, 2008-03-24: 21:19:00
Dyslexics Untie! Funny sentence, petaj.

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Definition Comments:

Verbotomy2008-03-24: 00:01:00
Today’s definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

arrrteest2008-03-24: 07:46:00
This is a poem I actually wrote in a meeting:

Meeting Hell
By David E. Selvin

As I sit here in this meeting,
My mind’s attention span is fleeting,
I contemplate actually retreating,
From this place in meeting hell.

But from the clock, it’s click and clocking,
My state of mind, it keeps on mocking,
My inner scream, to me, is shocking,
As I hallucinate the ending bell.

Still, I came with no allusion,
Complicit in my blind collusion,
For my schedule’s planned intrusion,
That I’ve come to accept, but dread.

I arrive and check the seating,
Politely smile and say a greeting,
Knowing sanity will take a beating,
Within the confines of my weary head.

Still, although, I’m stuck here sitting,
My stomach lining must be pitting,
A straight jacket soon just might be fitting,
And only time will surely tell.

I hope a response is not required,
They might notice sanity expired,
And ability to reason duly mired,
My interest level a labored sell.

I awake: Is it a nightmare?
I catch myself with an insipid blank stare,
Hearing talking though the stale air,
Not all sure where it’s coming from.

Try to focus. What is the topic?
The planner’s plans were quite myopic,
My mind is on an island tropic,
My body sits here limp and numb.

I hope I don’t get called to answer,
My pulse would rise as if a dancer,
My body pained as if full with cancer,
Reacting like a hammered thumb.

A sympathetic nod of head,
Seems to follow just what is said,
But an EEG would read out “dead,”
An indication not all is well.

I’m not sure what I gain from training,
For what topic that it’s pertaining,
The whole experience is very draining,
My angst is what I need to quell.
My angst is what I need to quell.
Verbotomy2008-03-24: 08:40:00
Excellent poem arrrteest! It insubordinuttily captures the disenwaged spirit of a slacktendant agendabender. ~ James

Jamagra2008-03-24: 09:19:00
Quoth the employee, “Nevermore!”

silveryaspen2008-03-24: 11:07:00
Remistram and James, your definition and cartoon are a big hit! They not only inspired great verboticisms (not a bad one in the bunch again) but even poetry! Laughter, too! Great job!

silveryaspen2008-03-24: 11:10:00
Did you write your poem in a meeting hell, arrrteest? It is a wonderfully well done rhyme and adds much to our time here today! I’m so glad you shared it with us.

arrrteest2008-03-24: 13:36:00
Write it in meeting hell? Yes, I did! It was a mind numbing, pointless, poorly thought out, going through the motions, no followthrough afterwards, dead in the water, series of meetings/”trainings” that is enherent within large organizations. It was complete with “activators,” “capture sheets” and “group participation.” Aaaah phoey. You bet. Am I sarred for life? Well let’s just say the poem saved me from $$$$ of therapy. If you want to be productive and positive in a meeting, don’t sit next to me. LOL!

purpleartichokes2008-03-24: 16:00:00
Great poem arrrteest! I think I was at that meeting.

Jamagra2008-03-24: 16:41:00
Wow Arteest! Glad you have writing as an outlet from meeting hell! I really do NOT miss those days!

arrrteest2008-03-24: 17:22:00
“inherent”-ah an errant moment


DEFINITION: n. The moment of loss, hesitation and confusion, which occurs when you enter a room and immediately forget why. v. intr. To forget why you entered a room.

Why did I come into this room?

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Roomnesia: /room-nee-zha/ Sue noticed that after turning 40, episodes of geriantics were occurring more frequently, and roomnesia was most definitely one of them. She clearly remembered tucking the carrot into her cleavage, but had to go mission fishin’ when she found herself in the bathroom with it. Etymology: room, amnesia Created by: purpleartichokes.

Comments on Roomnesia:

ErWenn, 2008-03-21: 09:07:00
Another simple, but effective word.

Jabberwocky, 2008-03-21: 11:46:00
geriantics could turn into geriantricks – another great definition

silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 13:18:00
Carrot in the cleavage and mission fission, then seeing the carrot in her cleavage in the cartoon … brought lots of laughter! Funtastic!

arrrteest, 2008-03-21: 13:32:00
The scary part of it is that I was experiencing this much before 40!

Banky, 2008-03-21: 20:31:00
I dig roomnesia, but I think I like geriantics even more. I’ve been looking for a word to describe walking in on my octagenarian parents doing it besides “OHMYGODMYEYES”

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 01:08:00
I once claim I had roomnesia – Roxie wouldn’t buy it!

Mustang, 2008-03-22: 06:56:00
I’m thinking Sue might also be dealing with a severe case of roomatism. Her roomune system has been compromised.

Entrefugue: /ŏn’trā fyōōg/ “What the hell was it I was after?” Herman muttered as he wandered about his bungalow. In the middle of an oil change, he had gotten dirty oil on the pocket of his jeans, his keys and the doorknob in the process of reentering. He could only stand there, empty beer bottle in hand, and hope his entrefugue would soon pass. Etymology: entree, the act of entering; fugue, a period during which a person suffers from loss of memory, often begins a new life, and, upon recovery, remembers nothing of the amnesic phase. Created by: stache.

Comments on Entrefugue:

silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 01:37:00
Great opening line … broke out laughing and can’t quit … for the last lines in your etymology … made me laugh even harder! Funtastic!

Tigger, 2008-03-21: 02:10:00
Neat word. With a slight variation, “Entréefugue” could be used for when you forget what you ate for dinner.

purpleartichokes, 2008-03-21: 06:19:00
Great word!

ErWenn, 2008-03-21: 09:04:00
There’s definitely something about this definition that’s begging to be put into French. It reminds me of concepts like deja vu or je ne sais quoi. So this word is right on. Fun to say with a French accent too.

ErWenn, 2008-03-21: 09:05:00
Ooh, that actually gives me an idea for a different “word” for today’s definition: “je ne sais porquoi”.

Jabberwocky, 2008-03-21: 11:40:00
great word

petaj, 2008-03-21: 23:52:00
that could send you into a spin – would that be a centrifugue

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 00:40:00

Whyunwise: /why – un – wise/ Whynona, lived in a whyte house. She walked down her whyte hall, to her whybrary room, but when she got there, she asked herself “Why?” Over and over, her searching mind, asked the eternal whyning question: “Why am I here?.” By and by, she had to admit she did not know. She remained whyunwise! Shelving it, for the time being, she was heard muttering “Anybody got a whys cracker?” Etymology: Why: asking for a reason. Unwise: not having the answer. Abreviated form: y & y’s … related to m & m’s … cause I’m wishing this were a sweeter creation … instead of the usual so and so! Created by: silveryaspen.

Comments on Whyunwise:

silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 01:33:00
Oh … by the way … Whynona’s house is not in Whyoming! Her song of the day is Why? Why, oh why did I ever leave Whyoming.”

Nosila, 2008-03-21: 02:05:00
I don’t know why, but I love the story. Maybe Whynona will see a whynoceros if she drinks enough whyne. Why, Why, Why, DeWhywa???

silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 02:38:00
I am enjoying your enhancements above … to story and music both! That is much better song!

Jabberwocky, 2008-03-21: 11:50:00
whys words

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 00:53:00
Some many questions; some few answers! Great sentence and words!

Mustang, 2008-03-22: 04:36:00
I think maybe Whynona is simply a whyner, or maybe a whyar? I would hope she’d whyse up.

silveryaspen, 2008-03-22: 14:18:00
So glad this was good for inspiring a few more creative laughs!

Ignoroomus: /-ig-nuh-room-uhs-/ Heather just stood there, in the kitchen, looking around the room with a vacant expression, experiencing another case of ignoroomus. She’d been standing there for several minutes now, trying to remember what she came in here for, and she realized that she really had to go to the bathroom… which was ironic, since she was just in the bathroom five minutes ago, wondering what she was supposed to be doing there too. Brenda thought about it as she reluctantly returned to the bathroom — she’d recently dyed her hair blonde, and she wondered if her recurring case of ignoroomus was some sort of karmic revenge for all of those blonde jokes she had told over the years. She was so distracted by this thought that, when she entered the bathroom again, she’d forgotten why she was there. Etymology: blend of; Ignoramus – extremely ignorant person, fool, dunce (from Latin, ignorare “not to know”) + room – portion of space within a building (from German, raum “spacious”) Created by: Tigger.

Comments on Ignoroomus:

silveryaspen, 2008-03-21: 01:52:00
Brilliant etymology and blending. A superb creation!

Jabberwocky, 2008-03-21: 11:42:00
very funny Tigger

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 01:10:00
Great work; funny,too!

Mustang, 2008-03-23: 05:20:00
Sounds like a case of roomatic fever.

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Definition Comments:

Verbotomy2008-03-21: 00:01:00
Today’s definition was suggested by Jamagra. Thank you Jamagra. ~ James

arrrteest2008-03-21: 01:10:00
Been there many a time. It is weird when it happens when you’re driving.

silveryaspen2008-03-21: 02:04:00
Whysly done, you Whys ones, Jamagra and James! (big silly grin/wink)

ErWenn2008-03-21: 02:06:00
Now this is a concept that genuinely needs a good word.

Jamagra2008-03-21: 02:27:00
James! How did you know about my harvest gold toilet?!

Jamagra2008-03-21: 02:32:00
James! How did you know about my harvest gold toilet?!

Jamagra2008-03-21: 02:34:00
Ack. Sorry about the deux referring to the loo.

purpleartichokes2008-03-21: 05:30:00
I’m curious as to why there’s a carrot in her cleavage. Perhaps she was going there to eat it?

stache2008-03-21: 09:08:00
looks like a band-aid to me. great toon in any event. captures the feeling to a tee. and I should know.

purpleartichokes2008-03-21: 12:19:00
BTW, lovely toilet jamagra, but you really should remove the band-aid/carrot before you pose for pictures with it.

silveryaspen2008-03-21: 13:20:00
Brings a whole new meaning to the expression carrot top!

stache2008-03-21: 13:57:00
On third look I think it’s merely an alluring peek at the d’ecolletage. Or else her bra is showing.

doseydotes2008-03-21: 14:19:00
I don’t think the foreign object is her decollete, stache. I think it may be a partially-developed conjoined twin. More to the point, I’m pretty sure I know why she went into the WC: She was trying to find a “W”.

Jamagra2008-03-21: 14:22:00
The band-aided carrot in the cleavage is sort of an Easter tradition at my house. Don’t ask. heh.

stache2008-03-21: 14:25:00
mmmmmm. band-aids and carrots.

stache2008-03-21: 14:26:00
mmmmmmmm. partially-developed conjoined twins.

Verbotomy2008-03-21: 14:31:00
I think it’s a carrot, a d’ecolletaged carrot. I thought it’d be better to use a carrot rather than a stick. Besides the stick is Jamagra’s harvest gold toilet. ~ James

stache2008-03-21: 14:35:00
mmmmmmmm. partially-developed conjoined twins.

doseydotes2008-03-21: 14:43:00
See, that’s the problem with this world. There are plenty of religious holidays that feature band-aided carrots, but not a single one that features partially-developed conjoined twins. If that’s not descrimination, I don’t know what is. I mean, who speaks for them? Besides the fully-developed twins to which they are joined, that is.

doseydotes2008-03-21: 14:47:00

doseydotes2008-03-21: 14:47:00

Verbotomy2008-03-21: 14:51:00
I think the conjoined twins problem is replicating itself. I will fix this, one moment please… ~ James

Verbotomy2008-03-21: 15:06:00
There I fixed it. And I added safety valve which will prevent accidental repeat flushing — oops I mean posting. ~ James

purpleartichokes2008-03-21: 18:45:00
Ah, sounds like a Kohler. Whooooosh! I dunno Jamagra, I think I’d remove that injured carrot before the Easter Buny comes sniffin’ around. But then again…

purpleartichokes2008-03-21: 20:11:00
BTW James, great toon! Actually laughed out loud at this one, and the one a few days ago, but I forget what it was. Um, I took a trip to toonesia?

Verbotomy2008-03-21: 22:44:00
Thanks Purple! Perhaps the carrot catered to an obsession with vegetables? ~ James

Nosila2008-03-21: 23:59:00
Hello? It’s Easter. Of course you’d place a carrot there to ensure the Easter Bunny might bring you something…DUH! Lettuce cornsider what would turnip with a bean there, done that attitude; a higher celery;frequent leeks; a Satsquash; and pepper that with the BEETles; Italian Scallions; and I’d haqve been on Okra Winfrey!

purpleartichokes2008-03-23: 20:09:00
HA! Lovely comment to endive the weekend!


DEFINITION: n. The weird feelings that rise up when you notice that you are being followed by a police officer, or a cop car, or the Special Forces Anti-Terrorist Unit. v. tr. To feel nervous, self-conscious and guilty whenever you see a police officer.

Omigod, I'm surrounded.

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Afraidar: /É™-frād’där/ “There he goes again. That’s the third time the park ranger has circled past us. He must know we failed to properly quench the campfire last night,” Julie said. “Relax. it’s just your afraidar,” Jim replied. Etymology: afraid/radar Created by: stache.

Comments on Afraidar:

silveryaspen, 2008-03-20: 15:29:00
The child in me loves the word afraider … it’s a crackerjack creation! Excellent!

Nosila, 2008-03-20: 22:34:00
Good one, stache…just cause you’re paranoid does not mean that someone isn’t following you…

Tigger, 2008-03-20: 22:53:00
Oh, this is an excellent word. Perfect!

ErWenn, 2008-03-21: 01:55:00
Fantastic word. Most X-dar words (including mine) seem to imply that the detection is actually _effective_. I like that this one goes the other way.

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 03:41:00
Good word!

Gendarmealarm: /jahn-darm-alarm/ I experience such acute gendarmealarm that I even break into a sweat when I see a hall monitor from a French immersion school. Etymology: gendarme + alarm Created by: Jabberwocky.

Comments on Gendarmealarm:

Mustang, 2008-03-20: 07:13:00
Had you been motoring about in London perhaps you’d have experienced ‘bobby caution’?

petaj, 2008-03-20: 09:29:00
Or Plodduck.

Jamagra, 2008-03-20: 11:53:00
Fun to say! Nice one.

silveryaspen, 2008-03-20: 15:26:00
Double Stong’arm’ed Creation!

stache, 2008-03-21: 00:00:00
tres bien

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-22: 00:30:00
Gendarmit – i should have thought of that one!

Bluedar: /-ˈbluËŒdɒɹ-/ Some think that bluedar is some sort of magic fuzzy sixth sense or pigcognition, while others claim that it’s just a keen awareness of surroundings and good copstincts. But they can’t fool me: I know for a fact that there’s a powerful, invisible energy that connects all police officers together. It’s called…The Force. Etymology: from blue + (ra)dar Created by: ErWenn.

Comments on Bluedar:

ErWenn, 2008-03-20: 01:06:00
I have nothing but the utmost respect for every police officer I’ve ever met, and I use the word “pig” in only the silliest imaginable way.

Nosila, 2008-03-20: 01:15:00
May the Force be with you, ErWenn!

petaj, 2008-03-20: 02:27:00
Nice one – force um, this can be a real handicuff.

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-20: 05:22:00
Unique: but somewhat boarish! I like it!

silveryaspen, 2008-03-20: 15:37:00
Maybe bluedar is a force of habit!

silveryaspen, 2008-03-20: 15:38:00
And the song of the day is …. Don’t It Make Your Brown eyes blue?”

purpleartichokes, 2008-03-20: 17:40:00
Or, Blue Moon… not a good idea when acted out upon.

purpleartichokes, 2008-03-20: 17:43:00
BTW, great word!

petaj, 2008-03-20: 23:01:00
I think the song of the day is. And the heat/beat goes on, la de da de da by Sonny and Cher…. or The heat is on, by Glenn Frey

Themanarrhea: /the-man-ar-rhe-a/ Whenever Bev noticed a squad car in her rear-view mirror, an extreme nervous fear and paranoia overtook her, giving her an immediate case of themanarrhea. Etymology: the man + diarrhea Created by: Stevenson0.

Comments on Themanarrhea:

Jabberwocky, 2008-03-20: 11:01:00
I hope she was wearing Depends

silveryaspen, 2008-03-20: 16:41:00
Much nicer way to say the cops scared one s***less! It took great wit and slyness to come up with this much nicer and more subtle creation! Well done!

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Definition Comments:

Verbotomy2008-03-20: 00:01:00
Today’s definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James