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!

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Don’t leave me out here! I’m not dead yet!

DEFINITION: v. tr., To put an unwanted houseplant, especially a seasonal or gift plant like a Poinsettia or Easter Lily, outdoors in hopes that it will die. n., An unwanted houseplant which has been left to nature.

Don't leave me out here! I'm not dead yet!

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Florasaken: /flora-say-ken/ Lily was alone and florasaken but at least she had a nice door to look at. Etymology: flora + forsaken Created by: Stevenson0.

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OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-14: 17:24:00
A “lily of lagoona” would fix her up! Aussie slang for schooner, which is a tall beer glass or glass of beer. Good word!

purpleartichokes, 2007-11-14: 18:27:00
Love it!

Explantriate: /eks-plan-TREE-ate/ When Bob threw the bothersome begonia from his balcony with tarpeian tenacity, he hoped that this floray had finally explantriated all his unwanted “fleur-de-loathe.” Etymology: 1. Explantriate: blend of plant & expatriate. 2. Tarpeian: after “Tarpeian Rock” a cliff in ancient Rome where criminals were executed by being thrown from the top of it. 3. Floray (flora & foray) 4. Fleur-de-loathe (very loosely based on Fleur-de-lis) Created by: OZZIEBOB.

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SpaceCadet, 2007-11-14: 12:14:00
me likey

Meanthumb: /meen-thum/ it was clear that the sad little pot plant was making her kitchen gloomy and it was time for her to exercise her meanthumb Etymology: mean, green thumb Created by: rikboyee.

Comments on Meanthumb:

dubld, 2007-11-14: 09:06:00
It just works.

Jabberwocky, 2007-11-14: 10:21:00
pot plants usually have the opposite effect – why didn’t she just smoke it?

rikboyee, 2007-11-14: 15:31:00
i’m gunja pretend you didn’t say that

Jabberwocky, 2007-11-14: 16:25:00
doobie doobie do – where’s purple when you want to sing – you know youjuana

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-14: 17:16:00
Seems to mean it’s all about meangreen! Nice word!

purpleartichokes, 2007-11-14: 18:25:00
Purple’s been swamped at work, with no signs of letting up until after Jan 15. Poor Purple. Love your word Rik.

Bloomingales: /bloom-in-gales/ Chris carefully positioned all his Christmas plants in the shelter of the taller conifers hoping that Darwin’s theory would prove correct and they might survive. It wasn’t enough though to protect them from the blizzard and gale force winds and the little plants cried out to him “Why do you love us only at Christmas? We’re not bred to bloomingales. Etymology: bloom + gales + bloomingdales Created by: Jabberwocky.

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Verbotomy2007-11-14: 00:01:00
Today’s definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird! ~ James’

purpleartichokes2007-11-14: 04:19:00
How ironic, I just did this yesterday with some cilantro that developed a wicked case of spider mites. Now I get to feel the guilt allll over again.

Jabberwocky2007-11-14: 15:22:00
I got a phone call from cilantro – he said “Save me purple – it’s not too late”

purpleartichokes2007-11-14: 18:32:00
I hate you Jabber. Here come the nightmares… “I’m freeeeezing!”

Verbotomy2007-11-14: 23:02:00
The cilantro is just the tip of the iceberg! I heard that Purple iced her entire crop artichokes, which she was **trying** to grow hydroponically in her basement. That is until she saw her electricity bill quadruple. Just think of all those poor baby artichokes… It’s sad, until you think — Purple probably would have ate them anyways. ~ James

mplsbohemian2007-11-14: 23:08:00
Tip of the iceberg *lettuce*, you mean.

purpleartichokes2007-11-15: 06:54:00
Now I’m all choked up… guess I’ll start eating more meat.

Man! That chick can ride.

DEFINITION: v. tr., To “surf”, or ride in a freestanding position on a bus, train or subway. n., A sport popular among transit riders who attempt to complete the entire commute in a freestanding position without using the handrails.

Man! That chick can ride.

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Busboarding: /ˈbəs-ˈbȯrd-ing/ She was the master of busboarding, not even sudden stops, sharp turns and traffic accidents could knock her down. Etymology: Bus: a large motor vehicle designed to carry passengers usually along a fixed route according to a schedule Skate Boarding:to ride or perform stunts on a skateboard Created by: MithrilShadow.

Subswaying: /sÅ­b-swā’-Ä­ng/ That lady with the ugly, red skirt was holding her puke-green handbag while talking on her cell phone with the other hand, until finally exiting at the 114th Street station, subswaying all the way uptown like a pro — a remarkable display of Metropoise, in my opinion. Etymology: subway – an underground electric railroad (sub-, Latin prefix, “under” & -way, Old English, wegh “road”) + sway – to move or swing to and fro (Middle English, sweyen) Created by: Tigger.

Comments on Subswaying:

Tigger, 2007-11-13: 02:40:00
She had some righteous skills, but her fashion sense was totally gnarly dude!!

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-13: 17:44:00
Nice word-I like “metropoise” too!

yaelash, 2007-11-13: 18:17:00
good word!

Verbotomy, 2007-11-14: 00:02:00
Hey Tigger, I see you like the drawing today. Thanks! ~ James

Tigger, 2007-11-14: 00:21:00
Oh, the drawing is great, but that subswayer needs a a fashion-911.

Swaysionmaster: /sway-shun-master/ Carl was king of the swaytionmasters with his Elvis moves. Etymology: station master + sway Created by: Stevenson0.

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OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-13: 17:50:00
Spot on Stevo: Sure was a lot of shake, rattle and roll on Melbourne’s old “red-rattlers.”

Rideo: /rye-dee-oh/ she handed over her money and looked at her bus ticket, her ticket to rideo Etymology: ride, rodeo Created by: rikboyee.

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Verbotomy2007-11-13: 00:01:00
Today’s definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James’

Kevcom2007-11-13: 06:53:00
Interesting definition today!

Verbotomy2007-11-14: 00:00:00
Thanks! And it’s a great sport too. Try it next time you ride the bus. ~ James

Oh no!

DEFINITION: n., That sad feeling you get when you open the pizza box, and there’s nothing left but grease stains. v. intr., To sit in front of an empty pizza box and sulk.

Oh no!

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Oilofoyvey: /oyl-of-oy-vey/ He suffered pangs of oilofoyvey when he discovered nothing but a slick of grease in the empty pizza box. Etymology: oil + oy vey (an exclamation of dismay or exasperation)+ oil of olay Created by: Jabberwocky.

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libertybelle, 2007-11-12: 13:53:00
Took me a minute -followed by a big goofy laugh on my part!

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-12: 15:55:00
Took me a little longer:100/100 for inventiveness!

Pizzaster: /pēt-zas-tər/ Hungry, Jason waded through the room full of people to the pizza box, however when he opened them, they were empty. What a pizzaster! Etymology: Pizza: a dish made typically of flattened bread dough spread with a savory mixture usually including tomatoes and cheese and often other toppings and baked. Disaster: a sudden or great misfortune or failure Created by: MithrilShadow.

Comments on Pizzaster:

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-12: 15:56:00
Good word!

Pizzadoh: /peet-suh-doh/ An intense feeling of pizzadoh swept over Tom when he discovered the empty box left on the table by his roommate, Mike. But the feeling was not to last long, Pappa John’s was on his speed dial. Etymology: Pizza: A baked pie of Italian origin consisting of a shallow breadlike crust covered with toppings such as seasoned tomato sauce, cheese, sausage, or olives. + Doh: A term uttered by Homer Simpson when something goes wrong. Created by: xirtam.

Comments on Pizzadoh:

Tigger, 2007-11-12: 02:04:00
Now that gave me a good laugh! Very clever.

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-12: 15:56:00
Mee too!

Pizzapiening: /pee-tsuh-PYE-nihng/ Alex’s pizzapiening echoed his sorrow over the date who had walked out on him after having eaten the last piece of pizza eight days ago. Etymology: pizza pie + pining Created by: mplsbohemian.

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mplsbohemian, 2007-11-12: 12:41:00
Edited to make it clearer and less regional.

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petaj2007-11-13: 02:15:00
On the menu today: Digiornomore Hawhine Sicilyearn Pepperawwni

wordmeister2007-11-13: 09:47:00
Sounds like a pizza box full of dashed dreams…