Verbotoweek: Trying to Verbotomize Vonnegut

Rikboyee Wins!

Congratulations to rikboyee for winning this week’s Verbotomy, played in tribute to Kurt Vonnegut. It is also fittingly coincidyll that Stevenson0, (Sony Stevenson was a character in ‘The Sirens of Titan’ and also featured in some Vonnegut TV spinoffs) should do so well. and Jabberwocky true to it’s nonsensical namesake set a fast pace early in the week with a wicked placeebull.

Without the benefib of a lullalie, this week’s words were a taopestry of meshergy and kismesh. While the fishtorians in the group may have a different pointofviewtopia and perhaps be jealeash of the erosponge reference, for the slaveheart, it was the paradaxiom antidoter for the anecdontalist/anecdadalist in all of us. As the tangentvangelist once said to his domimator, “It’s just a diggdang of chickenpoup”. So let us all be cheerfullofit and toast the master who holds the key to finding the chronosynclastic infundibulum (Kurt Vonnegut) and keep those caterpillaries charged for the next Verbotomy challenge. As Sony Stevenson once said, “Sometimes the obvious is obviously obvious.”

Top five verboticisms of the week:

  1. placeebull Created by: Jabberwocky
  2. loveshackler Created by: rikboyee
  3. benefib Created by: Stevenson0
  4. tangentvangelist Created by: porsche
  5. lullalie Created by: suzanne

Which inspired some dangerously creative conversations…

Playdohheart verbacious creativity had a host Verbotomy Writers keyboarding a full tilt with this sentence for anecdadalist

“When I was younger I only had one pair of pants. They were purple plaid flares and all the other kids made fun of me. And when you bring up the subject of pants, I think of that and then I get all worried that I’m still just the kid with the proverbial purple plaid flares and you’re such an angel of miraculous beauty. I’m going to go lay down now because I’m upset. I don’t think I can go out to dinner tonight until I feel validated as a man again… you know… sexually.” She sighed, realizing she should have known better than to ask Jim, the master anecdadalist, if she looked fat in these pants.

Comments:

purpleartichokes2007-04-18: 06:00:00
Fantastic sentence! Can’t wait til the book comes out!

Jabberwocky2007-04-18: 08:54:00
you get my vote for a great story

Bulletchewer2007-04-18: 13:03:00
Just realised that your name could’ve worked for yesterday’s definition. I’ve seen murderers with shorter sentences, mind.

Jabberwocky2007-04-18: 13:17:00
Be careful with your acid-ic comments Bulletchewer. Keep in mind Playdoheart’s heart is made of playdoh

playdohheart2007-04-18: 14:52:00
Ha, you’re right about the name relating to yesterday! But I think a playdohheart would be the one having his or her life molded by someone like a domimator. I did get a bit carried away by the novel-ty of my sentence(/paragraph), but it appears I’ll do anything to make the punchline work… the best jokes are dangerous.

And Alchemist’s Noodality inspired a few well-chosen words…

petaj2007-04-20: 07:55:00
If Jeff was also a good naturist too, then your etymology could include ‘nude’!

Alchemist2007-04-20: 08:51:00
done!

wordmeister2007-04-20: 10:27:00
Wow, creative collaboration! Dan Pink would be proud of your group kayveeisms.

And finally, a few clever words that deserve a second look…

Your almost humble observer,

Weeklink

OMIGOD! Prada is on sale at Wal-Mart!

DEFINITION: A place, or a moment, where all the different kinds of truths fit together, and where there are many different ways to be absolutely right about everything.

OMIGOD! Prada is on sale at Wal-Mart!

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Kismesh: /kiss-mesh/ I knew it was kismesh when the toast fell on the floor butter side up. Etymology: kismet (destiny) + mesh (coming together) Created by: pinwheel.

Chronosynclastic infundibulum: /chro-no-sin-kla-stik in-fun-di-bu-lum/ You might think it would be nice to go to a chronosynclastic infundibulum and see all the different ways to be absolutely right, but it is a very dangerous thing to do. Etymology: Created by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., for The Sirens of Titan, published in 1959. Created by: vonnegut.

Pointofviewtopia: /poiynt-ov-vyew-toe-pee-ah/ for the first time ever, our family get together had not disentegrated into a slanging match, and everyone left feeling amiable….it was as if we had been in some sort of pointofviewtopia Etymology: point of view, utopia Created by: rikboyee.

Coincidyll: /co-ince-i-dill/ The coinicidyll immediately preceded the big bang. Etymology: coincide + idyll + ideal Created by: petaj.

To see more verboticisms for this definition go to:
https://www.verbotomy.com/verboticisms.php?jid=find

Be Creative,

James

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Your hair is attached directly to your brain!

DEFINITION: The tendrils of one’s life; the intertwining connections with people, ideas, or things that support an individual’s personal growth.

Your hair is attached directly to your brain!

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Taopestry: /tao-pess-tree/ on his deathbed he looked back on his rich taopestry and was pleased with what he saw Etymology: tao [the way or the path] tapestry Created by: rikboyee.

Meshence: /mesh-ence/ John was expelled from school simply because his meshence comprised of friends that his parents described as ‘bad influences’. Etymology: Mesh (an interwoven structure) + essence (one’s basic character) Created by: pinwheel.

Umbilicalcard: /um-bil-i-cal-card/ All the important deatils of her relationships were stored on her umbilicalcard which she played sometimes to her advantage Etymology: umbilical cord + card (agenda) Created by: Jabberwocky.

Characturds: /kar-ak-turds/ A sixth-grade science teacher who made me eat chocolate covered ants, a mother with an obsession for gardening, and a nasty fall on the head as a child; these are some of the knitwits, purpleartifolks, and characturds that moulded me into the fine verbotomiss I am today. Etymology: character, turds (I seem to get the cream of the crap when it comes to influences) Created by: purpleartichokes.

To see more verboticisms for this definition go to:
https://www.verbotomy.com/verboticisms.php?jid=sinooka

Be Creative,

James

www.verbotomy.com
the create-a-word game

When I was your age, all I had was a lead pencil and a wooden brain!

DEFINITION: A person who, using an example from their own life, steers people away from a line of speculation by reducing it to an absurdity.

When I was your age, all I had was a lead pencil and a wooden brain!

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Tangentvangelist: /tan-jent-van-jel-ist/ My sixth grade teacher was a tangentvangelist who answered every question with a reference to the black plague Etymology: tangent + evangelist Created by: porsche.

Anecdontalist: /an-eck-dohn-tul-ist/ for every hair brained sceme i came up with, grandpa had a story that would convince me to forget about it…he was a master anecdontalist Etymology: anecdote, don’t Created by: rikboyee.

Antidoter: /anti-dote-er/ He always had an antidote from his wonderful past as why not to do anything. Because he was an antidoter, his family called him Uncle Dolt. Etymology: anti + anecdote Created by: Stevenson0.

Anecdadalist: /an-ec-da-da-list/ “When I was younger I only had one pair of pants. They were purple plaid flares and all the other kids made fun of me. And when you bring up the subject of pants, I think of that and then I get all worried that I’m still just the kid with the proverbial purple plaid flares and you’re such an angel of miraculous beauty. I’m going to go lay down now because I’m upset. I don’t think I can go out to dinner tonight until I feel validated as a man again… you know… sexually.” She sighed, realizing she should have known better than to ask Jim, the master anecdadalist, if she looked fat in these pants. Etymology: anecdotalist + Dada (an art movement that used nonsense to challenge ideas and concepts) Created by: playdohheart.

To see more verboticisms for this definition go to:
https://www.verbotomy.com/verboticisms.php?jid=wrang

Be Creative,

James

www.verbotomy.com
the create-a-word game

Why were you looking at that girl?

DEFINITION: A person who wants to monopolize all of someone’s love and tries to prevent them from sharing it with others.

Why were you looking at that girl?

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Loveshackler: /luv-shak-lah/ She realised too late that she had just moved in with a loveshackler….and whats more the tiiiiiiiiiiiin roof was rusted Etymology: shackles, love shack…baby love shack. Created by: rikboyee.

Domimator: /dom-i-mate-or/ Because of her insecurities, when she is in a relationship she needs to be a domimator. She domimates to the point of totally controlling and smothering her boyfriend. Etymology: dominate + mate Created by: Stevenson0.

Slaveheart: /slayve-hart/ Mark was an obsessive slaveheart, becoming insanely jealous over Leigh Ann even spending time with her beloved Verbotomy. Etymology: slave, brave heart Created by: purpleartichokes.

Luvsucker: /luv-suk-ur/ Cruella was a luvsucker who insisted Dave spend all of his time playing Monopoly with her Etymology: bloodsucker + luv (spelt that way because it really isn’t love)+ sucker (that would be Dave) Created by: Jabberwocky.

To see more verboticisms for this definition go to:
https://www.verbotomy.com/verboticisms.php?jid=why

Be Creative,

James

www.verbotomy.com
the create-a-word gam