DEFINITION: v. tr., To strain with all your might, and twist with every muscle in your body including your eyes, tongue and toes in a desperate but perhaps futile effort to open a sealed container, such as a jar of pickles.
VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)
Openeurism: /o – pan – yer – izm/ John felt screwzy after nearly having an openeurism trying to get a pickle for Maggie. Several minutes gherkinating on that jar had left him exhausted. Etymology: open + aneurism, screwzy – woozy from trying to unscrew something, gherkinating – the action of twisting the lid off certain types of pickle jars. Created by: bzav1.
Comments on Openeurism:
galwaywegian, 2007-10-30: 08:15:00
I preferred gherkinating, butn you get my vote.
libertybelle, 2007-10-30: 10:27:00
Ha ha ha!! Great word!!
Scrench: /-ËˆskÉ¹É›ntÊƒ-/ Once, when presented with a jar with a lid sealed shut by dried-out shoe polish, my grandfather screnched the jar into pieces. Etymology: From screw + wrench. Kinda sounds like “clench”, which is what one does with one’s teeth while screnching. Created by: ErWenn.
Comments on Scrench:
ErWenn, 2007-10-30: 11:06:00
True story about my grandfather. Cut him up pretty badly, but still a very impressive display of manhood. (As with all impressive displays of manhood, a certain degree of stupidity is a necessity.)
OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-30: 16:52:00
Your word sums up well the effort and feeling of the task.
Dillcapitate: /dill-cap-i-tate/ I will dillcapitate you Dave screamed at the pickle jar – even if my eyes remain bloodshot for a week. Etymology: dill (as in pickle) + dilapidate + decapitate + cap Created by: Jabberwocky.
Comments on Dillcapitate:
remistram, 2007-10-30: 09:23:00
Lidication: /Lid-ick-kacion/ with the many tools available to the modern chef, lidication has become a dying art. Etymology: Lid + extrication Created by: KenM2.
Comments on Lidication:
OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-30: 16:53:00
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petaj – 2007-10-30: 09:11:00
That guy in the cartoon ought to have some droolpickles with all that effort.
Verbotomy – 2007-10-30: 11:38:00
Hey Petaj, Good idea! I have added some Pavlovian droolpickles. (You may need to reload to see the updated image.) ~ James
Kevcom – 2007-10-30: 15:39:00
Print it out! Print it out! Soooo Good just like the last!
Verbotomy – 2007-10-31: 00:56:00
Thanks Kevcom! ~ James
Verbotomy – 2007-10-31: 01:21:00
VERBOTOMY BLOG PARTY: November 1, 2007 is Verbotomy’s first birthday! We are have a Blog Party to celebrate. Everybody is invited to the Verbotomy Blog to chat. All comments will be published as soon as you post them, so bring your favorite words and definitions and we’ll chat. Go to https://www.verbotomy.com/blog. Talk to you then! ~ James