DEFINITION: n. The creepy pounds that sneak onto your waist even though you’ve been exercising and watching what you eat. v. tr. To exercise rigorously, diet fastidiously, and yet still push the scale to higher weights.

I've been working out on this ab machine every day for a week

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Enigmass: /eh-nig-mass/ All those 100-calorie snack packs were ineffective in helping George lose weight. Each day when he got on the scale, there it was – more enigmass. Etymology: enigma, mass, ass Created by: purpleartichokes.

Comments on Enigmass:

Mustang, 2008-03-19: 06:45:00
Excellent verboticism. George has massive issues to deal with. He probably has indigestion too. 😉

silveryaspen, 2008-03-19: 10:12:00
lol – Superb etymology and word!

Jabberwocky, 2008-03-19: 11:47:00
another good one

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-19: 16:34:00
Short & sweet – or, perhaps, I should say: fat & sweet!

Carbohydeweight: /Kar-bow-high-d-way-t/ The common misconception that sugar is at the root of all obesity problems hides the true fact that the increased use of fats in processed foods and lack of proper exercise to remove volume overeating poundage has led to people developing self-delusional “Jekyll and Hyde” attitudes about their diet/lifestyle, and weight in a form of “Carbohydeweight” Etymology: Carbohydrate – An organic compound. / High – Elevated. / Hide – concealed. / Hyde – See Jekyll and Hyde. / Weight – Gravitational displacement (see also blubber) Created by: CanadianAndyCapp.

Comments on Carbohydeweight:

silveryaspen, 2008-03-19: 10:20:00
In every way …. outstandingly excellent!

Jabberwocky, 2008-03-19: 11:38:00
great word

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-20: 05:12:00
Good word.

Asstonnagement: /ass-tun-aj-ment/ She gasped with asstonnagemnet when she tried to sit in her favourite chair and found she couldn’t fit any longer – so much for those protein bars. Etymology: ass + tonnage + astonishment Created by: Jabberwocky.

Comments on Asstonnagement:

purpleartichokes, 2008-03-19: 07:19:00
HA! Good one! Quite cheeky!

silveryaspen, 2008-03-19: 10:30:00
Laughing so hard I can barely type! Funtastic Won!

Jamagra, 2008-03-19: 14:12:00
Thanks a ton! You made my day!

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-20: 05:05:00
His day of astonement will suely come! Nice blend of words.

Girthumstances: /GURTH-kuh.m-stansz/ Bob used every motivational tool and slimming trick out there in endeavouring to be trim, taut and terrific. And he believed that it was only a matter of time before he hit upon the right formula to overcome his adipose issue. However, friends discovered the unhoggable truth about his girthumstances; when, at 2am, they spotted him, somnambulatory, at his local all-night eatery, flaboyant in his dressing gown and slippers, ordering for himself enough food to feed a family of ten. Etymology: Conflation of GIRTH:the distance around a persons body & CIRCUMSTANCES:The surrounding or pertaining facts, means, influences, etc.,especially asrelated to one’s/ones support and way of living. Created by: OZZIEBOB.

Comments on Girthumstances:

silveryaspen, 2008-03-19: 10:10:00
Girth is a great word … rounds off your creation very nicely! Outstanding Won!

Jabberwocky, 2008-03-19: 11:48:00
love it

purpleartichokes, 2008-03-19: 20:57:00
Great word Oz!

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Verbotomy2008-03-19: 00:01:00
Today’s definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

Mustang2008-03-19: 00:49:00


DEFINITION: v. intr. To be woken up by a child or pet who is quietly but intently staring at you from the edge of your bed. n. A creepy silent stare that is so intense that it pierces sleep.

Why are you staring at me like that?

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Broodawakening: /brood-ah-way-kun-ing/ Living with two dogs, a cat, and three kids, Sherry was generally roused each morning by a broodawakening, gazing intently at her and hungry for breakfast. Etymology: brood (both offspring and to meditate with morbid persistence), rude awakening Created by: purpleartichokes.

Comments on Broodawakening:

silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:28:00
Startling darlings … Outstanding!

Jabberwocky, 2008-03-18: 14:49:00
on a roll

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-19: 16:31:00

Pillowstalk: /pil-oh-stork/ i woke abruptly, feeling certain that Mr Kittikins was pillowstalking me with cat like determination. Etymology: pillow, stalk, pillow talk Created by: rikboyee.

Comments on Pillowstalk:

galwaywegian, 2008-03-18: 08:32:00
you had that strange feeline too?

Jabberwocky, 2008-03-18: 14:49:00
very nice

purpleartichokes, 2008-03-18: 14:50:00
I go out stalking, after midnight, out in the moonlight… Great word!

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-18: 16:36:00
Good word!

silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 18:51:00
stalking is a very good word to describe cats! Well done!

Extrasensorypetception: /x-tra-sen-sorry-pet-cep-shun/ We gave up using an alarm clock long ago because of our cat’s extrasensorypetception. His ESP can drag us out of the deepest dreams. Etymology: extra sensory perception (ESP) + pet Created by: Jabberwocky.

Comments on Extrasensorypetception:

silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:22:00
ESPied! Excellent!

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-18: 16:22:00

Nosila, 2008-03-18: 19:51:00
ESPecially E.S.P. – Entertaining, Succinct and Plausible!

Hipponoteyes: /hip-oh-not-ize/ People thought I was crazy to have a pet hippo but, with training, he was able to hipponoteyes me to get me up and out for my daily run. Etymology: hippo + hypnotize + eyes Created by: Stevenson0.

Comments on Hipponoteyes:

silveryaspen, 2008-03-18: 10:19:00
Far out!

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-18: 16:31:00
Reminds me of the song: “I want a hippopotamus for Christmas Only a hippopotamus will do Don’t want a doll, no dinky Tinker Toy I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy” Good word.

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Verbotomy2008-03-18: 00:01:00
Today’s definition was suggested by banky. Thank you banky. ~ James


DEFINITION: v. intr. To be attracted to someone purely because of their social status, earning potential, or other professional skills. n. A person who is easily seduced by a status and professional credentials.

Do you really charge $5000 an hour?

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Pedigreedy: /-ped-i-GREE-dee-/ Victoria didn’t know anything about golf, but as soon as she found out that doctors, lawyers and other rich and powerful bigwigs were often found on the links, she borrowed a set of clubs and invested in a cute golf outfit. She was pedigreedy, and she was determined to begin her social climbing at the country club. Etymology: Pedigree – a distinguished, superior, or pure ancestry (from Anglo-French, pe de gru “foot of a crane” — for the resemblance to the branches of a genealogical chart) + Greedy – extremely eager or desirous (from Gothic, gredus “hunger”) Created by: Tigger.

Comments on Pedigreedy:

petaj, 2008-03-17: 03:34:00
pertinent and easy to say

libertybelle, 2008-03-17: 10:09:00
Cute! Could be a real word!

porsche, 2008-03-17: 10:20:00
There’s actually an old movie named Pedigreedy

silveryaspen, 2008-03-17: 12:53:00
Truly great create!

arrrteest, 2008-03-17: 15:55:00
A natural creation!

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-17: 22:19:00
So that was Victoria’s secret! and, i suppose she hoped to score a hole-in-one. Brilliant word!

Tigger, 2008-03-17: 22:55:00
Wow, I just looked up that movie, porsche. It was actually a ‘Felix the Cat’ cartoon film from the 1920’s, a silent cartoon!

Fiscalattraction: /fiss-kull-ah-trak-shun/ The classes in whorticulture finally paid off when she met the Popeye’d face millionaire and was able to recognize the subtle signs of fiscalattraction stirring within her. Etymology: fiscal, attraction, physical attraction Created by: purpleartichokes.

Comments on Fiscalattraction:

petaj, 2008-03-17: 06:26:00
etymology – and physical attraction good one

purpleartichokes, 2008-03-17: 06:41:00
Thanks petaj. I forgot to put the physical in the etymology. I hate Mondaze.

galwaywegian, 2008-03-17: 08:00:00
bet she made his spineache

silveryaspen, 2008-03-17: 13:22:00
Whorticulture and fiscalattractions! Outstanding Puns! Double Wonderfuls! SuperDuper Wons!

Jabberwocky, 2008-03-17: 13:49:00
nice one purple

arrrteest, 2008-03-17: 15:53:00
whorticulture! I think we should be able to vote for that one too! Two great words in one!

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-17: 22:17:00
Great words.

Tigger, 2008-03-17: 23:31:00
Fantastic pun!

Cashheh: /cash-hay/ Sally was strongly attracted to Stu because he had a certain cashheh. It had nothing to do with his bulging wallet. Etymology: cachet + cash + heh Created by: Jabberwocky.

Comments on Cashheh:

silveryaspen, 2008-03-17: 13:00:00
Clever pun! Exceptional Won!

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-17: 22:36:00

Annanicoleminer: /a-nah-nik-ol-my-nah/ when my new bride requested on our wedding night that i sleep on the couch so she could snuggle up in bed with my wallet, i realised i had married an annanicoleminer Etymology: anna nicole [smith], coal miner [like a gold digger only dirtier] Created by: rikboyee.

Comments on Annanicoleminer:

purpleartichokes, 2008-03-17: 10:18:00
I like it! (workin’ in a coal mine, goin’ down, down, down…)

silveryaspen, 2008-03-17: 13:25:00
Brust out laughing! Funtastic Won!

Jabberwocky, 2008-03-17: 13:59:00

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-17: 22:15:00
“But the music that excels Is the sound of oil wells As they slurp, slurp, slurp into the barrels” I think Anna Nicole was after the good oil. A fantastic construction.

Tigger, 2008-03-17: 22:45:00
Nice creation!

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Definition Comments:

Verbotomy2008-03-17: 00:01:00
Today’s definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

remistram2008-03-17: 09:17:00
hah, great interpretation of my def James!

silveryaspen2008-03-17: 13:29:00
Your definition and cartoon inspired lots of great creates, Remistram and James! As usual, I wish I had more vervotes for there are always so many great verbotes!

Verbotomy2008-03-17: 22:11:00
Thanks remistram and Silveryaspen. I guess I was thinking that people are attracted to status both ways — both up and down. But maybe it just matter of “professional skills”. ~ James


DEFINITION: n. An old media format that is no longer popular or easily accessible, such as floppy disks, VHS tapes or stone tablets. v. tr. To try to access data stored in an old-fashioned media format, especially it requires the use archaic technology and/or protocols.

Wow! Look what my grandpa gave me!

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Paleodata: /pā’lÄ“-ō-dāt’É™/ Jose threw the remaining 3.5″ floppies in the drawer with his cassette, VHS, 8-track and reel-to-reel tapes, 5″ floppies and other miscellaneous paleodata. Etymology: paleo-, a combining form meaning “old” or “ancient;” data, information Created by: stache.

Comments on Paleodata:

picabomama, 2008-03-14: 08:16:00
I must say, this is nearly as good as my verb! Well done! I will probably use this word, a lot.

silveryaspen, 2008-03-14: 18:00:00
The throwback all the way to the dinosaur age … Terrific word!

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-16: 17:04:00
Great word!

Auldwangsyne: /old-WANG-sine/ Computers, voice mail and all those other modern gizmoes were not what Bob dreamed of, he yearned for the clatter of the typewriter and the world of wordprocessors, and the days of auldwangsyne. Etymology: The Wang Co.founded in 1954, makers of typewriters and early word processors & “auld lang syne” expression meaning “days of long ago” Created by: OZZIEBOB.

Comments on Auldwangsyne:

Jabberwocky, 2008-03-14: 14:21:00
bittersweet just like the song

silveryaspen, 2008-03-14: 18:26:00
Nostalgic! A tribute to the byte-gone ways! Has such great heart! Exceptional!

Nosila, 2008-03-14: 23:20:00
Should ALT acquaintents be ForMat and never brought to Mines…

Tigger, 2008-03-15: 15:10:00
Very technostalgic! Does anyone remember those 8-inch floppy disks? I think some of the Wangs had those…

Textinct: /tik-stingkt/ The inability of any of today’s computers to read the written data on the old large floppy disks have made them textinct. Etymology: text + extinct Created by: Stevenson0.

Comments on Textinct:

silveryaspen, 2008-03-14: 18:30:00
Meaning readily apparent and so full! Ingenious choice of words to blend! Superb Won!

Mustang, 2008-03-14: 19:38:00

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-16: 17:07:00

Technossil: /tek-no-sil/ Diyan wants to update her various technossil dated between 1995 and 2007. Only recently did she upgrade to a digital camera as it was bittersweet parting with her SLR Nikon N60. At least there is still an element of art in the use of SLR, but that’s way more than can be said for her gigantic desktop computer and the cob-web of wires that pour out from behind it. Etymology: technology + fossil Created by: diyan627.

Comments on Technossil:

arrrteest, 2008-03-14: 14:36:00
Great word! Seems so obvious to me.

silveryaspen, 2008-03-14: 18:36:00
Applies not only to the byte-gone devices but to the operators of them! I’m a technossil among all my stored technossils! Outstanding won!

Mustang, 2008-03-14: 19:38:00
Great word.

diyan627, 2008-03-15: 11:17:00
Thanks Arrrteest, Silveryaspen and Mustang!

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Definition Comments:

Verbotomy2008-03-14: 00:01:00
Today’s definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James

stache2008-03-14: 01:22:00

stache2008-03-14: 01:32:00
oops-wrong box.

arrrteest2008-03-14: 11:20:00
A few years ago, while giving a state assessment to 5th graders, there was a passage about artifacts. Included with the clay pipes and broken pottery shards was a section on the record and the record player. I wasn’t ready to accept that then, but now I’m somewhat resigned to the fact that it is so.

silveryaspen2008-03-14: 17:03:00
Congratulations, Yellowbird and James for the definition and cartoon, that has evoked a lot of deep thinking. Kudos to all you erudite deep-thinkers … for your words, comments, and wonderful way of uplifting each other with these wonderful interchanges. You’ve expanded the horizons of my thinking!

silveryaspen2008-03-14: 18:43:00
Three cheers for all the fun words created, too! Three cheers for all the trips down the various memory lanes!

arrrteest2008-03-14: 20:24:00
Lol,, MEMORY lanes

Verbotomy2008-03-16: 23:50:00
Thank goodness our memory lanes are still working. I was afraid they may have become non-compatible due to the upgrade to Windows Vista. Thank you Silvery, for showing us the way. ~ James


DEFINITION: v. tr. To allow your pet to sleep in your bed even though it may squirrel into your pillows, hog all the sheets, and bulldoze you on to the floor. n. A pet which sleeps in its owner’s bed.

Do you think it's time that Elsie started sleeping on the floor?

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Menagerieatrois: /men a jah ree a twa/ When Angus moved in with Cattelena, he herd that her bovine was to menagerieatrois with them. Sometimes he wished he had been more of a maverick and had had time to ruminate; take a poll or gotten a Papal Bull about the hayrrangement. Suddenly, phrases like “Hit the Hay”, “BedSpread”, “Counterpain”, “Rustling the sheets”, “Udder ecstasy”, “Beef Tongue”, “Ranch Dressing”, “Ride a Limousin” and “DetOX” took on a whole new meaning for him. And many’s a night he awoke Friesian because someone had steered the covers off him or he had a very sharp pain in his calf! Every morning, there was a stampede for the bathroom. At this rate,and with his short horn, he would never be a fodder. Etymology: menage a trois (“sleeping” arrangement of 2 with a third participant, wink, wink, nod, nod, say no more, a wink’s as good as a nod to a blind horse) & menagerie (a facility where animals are kept) Created by: Nosila.

Comments on Menagerieatrois:

silveryaspen, 2008-03-13: 02:16:00
Absolutely hilarious! Great last line! Brilliant etymology. Exceptional Word!

petaj, 2008-03-13: 03:57:00
tres magnifishe

galwaywegian, 2008-03-13: 08:11:00

picabomama, 2008-03-13: 13:33:00
Hard to say, but perfect!

Nosila, 2008-03-13: 19:41:00
Cheers, all! Do you think this couple cud live happily heifer after??

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-13: 21:59:00
Thought of it; thought again: moved on!Crazy, but I like it.

Bedgehog: /-bej-hog-/ Bandit had started out as a cute Border Collie puppy, but now he’d grown into a huge bedgehog. Not only did Bandit hog all the pillows and yank the comforter to the other side of the bed, but he had literally pushed Stewart out of his own bed three nights in a row. Stewart decided to seek professional help, and started wondering how hard it was to contact that ‘It’s Me Or the Dog’ lady. What was her name again?… Etymology: Bed – furniture for sleeping (from Common Germanic, badjam “sleeping place dug in the ground”) + Hedgehog – small, spiny, insectivorous mammal (from German, hecke “hedge” + Cornish, hogh “swine”) Created by: Tigger.

Comments on Bedgehog:

silveryaspen, 2008-03-13: 02:20:00
Great etymology! Very clever word play!

petaj, 2008-03-13: 03:59:00
Throw a quillt over it.

Nosila, 2008-03-13: 19:43:00
Hopefully in her, he will find a comforter!

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-13: 21:56:00
Bandit, he ain’t nothing but a hound dog! Once again, great etymology.

Corabbitation: /ko-rab-bi-TEY-shun/ I heard scratching; was that Cotton-tail – had he returned?” Quickly, I leapt out of bed, and opened the bedroom door. Sweeping my furry little friend up in my arms, I said, “Where have you been?” In a nanosecond, I knew the answer, six little bunnies were running over my toes. Cotton-tail had brought his family home. Jumping up onto my bed, they all snuggled around me: it was cozy: it was contentment: it was corabbitation. Suddenly, and it seemed like only seconds later, a jagged elbow buried itself into my ribs. Roxie rasped, “Wake up; dreaming again; I suppose, what about this time?” “Rabbits,” I said. “More like Playboy Bunnies,” she responded. Etymology: Rabbit & Co-habitation. Created by: OZZIEBOB.

Comments on Corabbitation:

Jabberwocky, 2008-03-13: 09:09:00
how sweet

silveryaspen, 2008-03-13: 10:27:00
Great sentence, especially the last line. Great Word!

Nosila, 2008-03-13: 19:50:00
Good one, OB. Sometimes I dream I’m Scarlett O’Hare and I am going to the Hop with Rabbit Redford and we dance to that song by Queen: “SomeBunny to love…”

Snzooze: /sn-zoo-zz/ Sally worked at the zoo and brought home the sickly animals to give them her constant attention. Consequently she did nothing more than snzooze. Etymology: snooze + zoo Created by: Jabberwocky.

Comments on Snzooze:

silveryaspen, 2008-03-13: 10:38:00
Odd to say … but Great Embedding!

OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-13: 21:49:00
Clever Blend. Perhaps, she needs a nappendectomy! If you not zzzszure – ask Stevo.

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Verbotomy2008-03-13: 00:01:00
Today’s definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie. ~ James