You made that without using a real turkey?

DEFINITION: v. tr., To leave out an important ingredient when you are sharing a favorite recipe so that no one else can make it taste as good as yours. n., A recipe that is missing one or more key ingredients.

You made that without using a real turkey?

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Lessipe: /less-uh-pee/ I used my mom’s lessipe for spinach and artichoke dip, but it seemed to be missing something – perhaps spinach? Etymology: less, recipe Created by: purpleartichokes.

Comments on Lessipe:

purpleartichokes, 2007-11-22: 05:26:00
Then there’s Mom’s guessipes… add such-and-such “til it looks right”.

Mustang, 2007-11-22: 07:43:00
Sounds somewhat similar to my own ‘messipes’.

remistram, 2007-11-22: 09:42:00
Funny!…got my vote!

Jabberwocky, 2007-11-22: 09:42:00
I cook like your Mom – drives everyone crazy but means I usually do the cooking – hmm might have scuppered myself there

purpleartichokes, 2007-11-22: 10:22:00
You and my mom ought to write a lookbook.

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-22: 16:12:00
Great word!

Recipiece: /res-uh-pees/ Karen: “This chocolate cake doesn’t taste the same as yours. Did you give me the right recipe?” Barb: “Yes, I gave you my special chocolate cake recipiece.” Karen: “Did you say recipe, or recipiece?” Barb: “Would I hold back on you? I definitely gave you my recipiece!” Karen: “I think you’re saying recipiece….” Etymology: recipe + piece Created by: Stevenson0.

Comments on Recipiece:

Jabberwocky, 2007-11-22: 09:38:00
excellent

purpleartichokes, 2007-11-22: 18:25:00
Semi-delicious word!

Chickenanery: /chik-en-an-ury/ A devious friend played some serious chickenanery when she gave me a foolproof recipe for chicken divan. It turned out to be just divan. Etymology: chicanery (deception) + chicken Created by: Jabberwocky.

Comments on Chickenanery:

Mustang, 2007-11-22: 07:40:00
Very good! Wish I’d thought of it first.

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-22: 16:09:00
Tremendous!

Leftouters: /left-ow-turs/ I agreed to host a Thanksgiving leftovers party but the recipes I found on line were more like leftouters Etymology: left out + leftovers Created by: porsche.

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Verbotomy2007-11-22: 00:01:00
Today’s definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie! ~ James

Tap-tap-tap and my hair falls out.

DEFINITION: n., A wear mark, or shiny spot, which appears on a heavily used computer touch-pad, mouse or keyboard. v. tr., To wear down or erode through repetitive clicking, tapping or poking.

Tap-tap-tap and my hair falls out.

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Keyrode: /key rode/ When I looked down to hunt and peck my name into the system, I couldn’t tell what I was doing because the letters had been keyroded away. -or- It was obvious the computer had seen heavy use because half of the keyboard and both mouse buttons suffered heavy keyrosion. Etymology: key (from keyboard keys) + rode (from corrode (to wear away through contact over time with chemicals, oils, etc…in the case of keyrosion the oils and ridges of our skin working together to keyrode the plastic finish. Created by: Buzzardbilly.

Comments on Keyrode:

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-20: 16:39:00
Great word: great debut!

Padtina: /pad-teena/ What a lovely padtina you have on your desk remarked a colleague. Etymology: pad + patina Created by: porsche.

Comments on Padtina:

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-20: 16:45:00
Great word!

Keypetitive: /kee-pet-i-tiv/ Because she didn’t own a joystick, the letters ‘s’ and ‘l’ disappeared from her keyboard by the constant keypetitive clicking required by the computer game. Etymology: key + repetitive Created by: Stevenson0.

Comments on Keypetitive:

patrick12345, 2007-11-20: 15:37:00
nice

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-20: 16:38:00
Very good word!

Mouseketear: /mouse-keh-tare/ Sally was so busy scrolling through ebay that she didn’t notice that the mousekewear had swiftly become a mouseketear. Etymology: mouse + tear (rip) + mouseketeer Created by: Jabberwocky.

Comments on Mouseketear:

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-20: 16:41:00
Very clever! Perhaps you need a cybercat!

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Verbotomy2007-11-20: 00:01:00
Today’s definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie! ~ James

I can read you like a book, baby!

DEFINITION: v. tr., To read a person’s face and correctly interpret what they are actually thinking, even when they are trying to conceal their true feelings. n., The skill of reading people’s faces, especially by observing micro-expressions.

I can read you like a book, baby!

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Wiseguise: /wise guys/ Carl was no wiseguise. He could never tell what his girlfriend was thinking despite careful study of her expressions. Etymology: wise (knowledgeable) + guise (face/expression) + wise guy (smarty pants) Created by: petaj.

Comments on Wiseguise:

Jabberwocky, 2007-11-19: 12:10:00
good one petaj

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-19: 16:15:00
Nice word!

purpleartichokes, 2007-11-19: 18:14:00
Yup, very creative.

Facecracker: /face + cracker/ There was no use lying to mom. Her skills as a facecracker were beyond compare. Etymology: like a safe cracker – every great team of bankrobbers needs one Created by: bzav1.

Comments on Facecracker:

purpleartichokes, 2007-11-19: 09:58:00
Great word!

yellowbird, 2007-11-19: 10:27:00
very nice

Facerism: /feys-er-iz-uhm/ By studying her facial reaction to every word and movement and observing all her idiosyncrasies from eye to nose to chin to cheeks, he could read and interpret correctly each and every facerism she displayed. Etymology: face + mannerism Created by: Stevenson0.

Espivisage: /ESS-pee-vih-sahzh/ Sue used ESPivisage to successfully conclude that Bob wanted a burger and fries for lunch, and not the leftover tofurkey sandwich she suggested. Etymology: ESP, visage, espionage Created by: purpleartichokes.

Comments on Espivisage:

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-19: 16:16:00
Nice blend with good use of ESP!

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Definition Comments:

Verbotomy2007-11-19: 00:01:00
Today’s definition was suggested by aigle101. Thank you aigle101! ~ James

Verbotomy2007-11-19: 00:02:00
If you are interested in learning more about face reading and micro-expressions, check out The Naked Face. It’s an article written by Malcolm Gladwell which originally appeared New Yorker magazine. ~ James

If we buy 100 we’ll save over $7000!

DEFINITION: v. tr., To believe you’re saving money by buying things which are on sale even if you don’t really want or need them. n., A person who believes they are saving their money whenever they buy something on sale.

If we buy 100 we'll save over $7000!

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Dealusional: /dee-loo-shun-al/ Bart was completely dealusional and continued to stockpile worthless ‘bargains’. Etymology: deal + delusion Created by: Stevenson0.

Comments on Dealusional:

purpleartichokes, 2007-11-16: 18:55:00
Nice!

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-16: 21:41:00
It’s the real deal, Stevo!

Buckschmuck: /buck-shmuck/ Bob is such a buckschmuck – he thinks paying more for a supersized meal is such a bargain, when all it does is empty his wallet AND make him a lard ass. Etymology: Buck: slang for dollar + Schmuck: an idiot or fool Created by: kabloozie.

Comments on Buckschmuck:

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-16: 21:56:00
As Frank Moore Colby said: “The more food there is in the worls, the more fools will be feed.” Like your word heaps!

Gullibuyer: /gull-ih-bye-er / She’s such a gullibuyer, she bought a timeshare where the next Hawaiian island will be. Etymology: gullible + buyer Created by: yellowbird.

Comments on Gullibuyer:

Jabberwocky, 2007-11-16: 12:42:00
good one yellowbird

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-16: 21:39:00
Some are bargain hunters, while others buy the things they need! Good word!

Fubargain: /foo-BAHR-guhn/ Even though Bob explained to Roxie the term, “Let the buyer beware”, she continued to fubargain with imeldacity, believing you couldn’t have too many pairs of shoes. And, despite, bargainasty upon bargainasty piling up at home, her shopping philosophy remained the same. “The more you buy, the greater the saving. And hadn’t Bob told her that she was protected, in law, by “craveat emptor.” Etymology: Fubargain (vb & n):Fubar(failed to understand beyond all reason – in this context) & bargain. Cognates: Fubargainista Created by: OZZIEBOB.

Comments on Fubargain:

Jabberwocky, 2007-11-16: 12:49:00
great sentence as usual

Tigger, 2007-11-18: 21:56:00
Nice word! And a very ‘careful’ etymology, OzzieBob. I found this factoid on wikipedia – “FUBAR may have been influenced by the German word furchtbar, meaning terrible.”

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Verbotomy2007-11-16: 00:07:00
Today’s definition was suggested by joelb. Thank you joelb! ~ James

Did you get the boss’s message?

DEFINITION: v. tr., To grasp the meaning of muddled texts like blog posts, emails and text messages where standard grammatical or spelling conventions have been ignored. n., The ability to read and understand confused or poorly written messages.

Did you get the boss's message?

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Textcrapolate: /text-cra-poh-late/ Although the message may have been written in Sanskrit, Bob was able to textcrapolate that he was to pk up da kdz aftr wrk. Etymology: text, crap, extrapolate Created by: purpleartichokes.

Comments on Textcrapolate:

Jabberwocky, 2007-11-15: 08:55:00
good one purple

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-15: 17:39:00
Nice bit of cyberdazzle!

purpleartichokes, 2007-11-15: 18:58:00
y, thnk ya!

badsnudge, 2007-11-15: 22:25:00
gets my vote 🙂

Textcavator: /text-cav-ay-tor/ When archaeologists unearth blackberries in the future they will need textcavators to decipher the messages. Etymology: excavator + text Created by: Jabberwocky.

Comments on Textcavator:

dubld, 2007-11-15: 12:46:00
Good Usage.

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-15: 17:36:00
Great word and real cyberwocky!

Texhume: /tex-hume/ His job was to texhume cryptic messages that had been buried in emails. Etymology: text + exhume Created by: Stevenson0.

Comments on Texhume:

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-15: 17:37:00
K-rad ! c u l8r

Cryptograsp: /krip-tuh-grahsp/ See if you can cryptograsp what I am typing. “You don’t hvae to crroeclty sepll erevyhting jsut hvae all the ltteres, and hvae the fsrit and lsat lteetr in the crreoct poistoin.” Pretty cool. Etymology: crypto from cryptogram, A piece of writing in code or cipher. + grasp, mental hold or capacity; power to understand. Created by: xirtam.

Comments on Cryptograsp:

purpleartichokes, 2007-11-15: 19:00:00
Nice!

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Definition Comments:

Verbotomy2007-11-15: 00:01:00
Today’s definition was suggested by Tigger. Thank you Tigger! ~ James