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DEFINITION: n. Something, or someone, that/who always seems to break or fall apart, just when you need it/them the most. v. To fall apart just when you need to get it together.

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Dylanthropologist

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dil anth ro pol ojist

Sentence: His card stated he was a Dylanthropologist, so when Joan kept calling to make an appointment, she would invariably get his answering machine which would either play "It ain't easy"; "It ain't me, Babe"; "Lay, Lady, Lay" or "Don't call me no more, cause I'm knock, knock, knockin' on Heaven's Door!".

Etymology: Dylan (Bob Dylan, stage name of Robert Allen Zimmerman, an American songwriter noted for his protest songs (born in 1941) & Anthropologist (the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings) & Apologist (A person who expresses regret at having caused trouble for someone)

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COMMENTS:

perfect! - splendiction, 2009-05-07: 22:26:00

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Phondrome

Krixwell

Created by: Krixwell

Pronunciation: fon-drowm

Sentence: He would be there for her at all times, except when she really needed him to. He kept phondroming her. He was a real phondromist.

Etymology: Phone (telephone) + syndrome (disease), shortened from idea "broken phone syndrome".

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Vexamate

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Vecks-a-mate

Sentence: Dave did his best to avoid looking self-absorbed by offering his help where he could, but when the time came he always had a good excuse to renege. He prided himself on being just retreatimate enough with his female friends that they would be left wanting more, never realising that the VXM he saw in texts was a referral to him, the ultimate vexamate.

Etymology: Vex - annoy; mate - friend, buddy, chum or partner; vaccinate - unpleasant treatment required before people become immune to nasty things.

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Reliefragile

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: really fragile

Sentence: Sandra spent most of her time on tenterhooks as steward of the women’s shelter relief kitchen. Lately, she had become reliefragile in her personal affairs as well. It was a relief for her to lean on the pillars around her for support.

Etymology: From the words relief and fragile.

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COMMENTS:

Slendid!!!! Splediction :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-08: 05:25:00

Ooops SPLENDID*....dang where's the spell check LOL! It's way to late and I'm way too tired....after 5 am here...(I'm a night owl) - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-08: 05:27:00

Thanks abrakadeborah! - splendiction, 2009-05-08: 18:25:00

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Fethrend

Created by: tigress

Pronunciation:

Sentence: My fethrend dentist has an appointment available whenever I don't need him.

Etymology: fair weather friend

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Herohoh

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: hee row ow

Sentence: cometh the hour, goeth the herohoh

Etymology: hero oh oh

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Crapitulate

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: crap IT you late

Sentence: It was the last straw. Jenny did not care if it was Dennis or his phone that was crapitulating this time, but she was going to emancimate him. He was a Broke Down Engine, and ain't got no drivin' wheel!

Etymology: Crap: somewhat vulgar universal noun used to refer to something that's substandard (this crap phone has crapped out again!). Capitulate: To give up or in, usually at an inopportune moment. Emancimate: see Monday's verbotomy.

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COMMENTS:

You crap it late if on short notice too! - dochanne, 2009-05-07: 03:44:00

hyperborean Many of the words today are creative, but very few stick to the definition. Yours does, and it also works with the cartoon AND the Dylan theme! You've got my vote! - hyperborean, 2009-05-07: 23:30:00

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Paragone

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: parəgôn

Sentence: Just when they were needed most the aging quarterback’s legendary comeback abilities were paragone.

Etymology: paragon (a person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality) + gone (no longer present; departed)

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Jerkalist

Created by: jasjamson

Pronunciation: jurk ul ist

Sentence: The jerkalist never returned my call.

Etymology: The act of being a jerk. Even if it means making yourself look good!

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COMMENTS:

Being the jeralist effects everyone to the degree that if you're not careful you'll end up doing the same to others - jasjamson, 2009-05-07: 03:41:00

mrskellyscl I think I know that guy - mrskellyscl, 2009-05-07: 06:07:00

Everyone is bound to run into a jerkalist at some point in our lives. Thanks for the comment mrskellyscl! - jasjamson, 2009-05-08: 07:39:00

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Vodkatage

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: vod-kah-tahj

Sentence: I thought a little liquid courage would smooth out my nerves, but when she asked me why I wanted to work for her company I cursed her out. I vodkataged another big interview.

Etymology: vodka (booze) + tage from sabotage (treacherous action to hinder an endeavor)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-07: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by abrakadeborah , who was wondering why some people break their promises, and by Bob Dylan's answer in song "Everything is Broken" ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-05-07: 03:14:00
WOW James thanks a LOT for using my definition and cartoon was great too :) Deb :)~

abrakadeborah - 2009-05-07: 04:20:00
NoJokingitisallbroken...is my word James~ ! I really enjoyed making up my word and sentence for this one the most of any one I've written! Along with Bob Dylan's music. He is SO PROFOUND :) People breaking their word of honor,the economy,poverty,the government...all need to be repaired...

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-07: 07:08:00
Broken cutters, broken saws,
Broken buckles, broken laws,
Broken bodies, broken bones,
Broken voices on broken phones.
Take a deep breath, feel like you're chokin',
Everything is broken.
Bob Dylan
See: http://www.bobdylan.com/songs/everything-is-broken. ~ James

mrskellyscl mrskellyscl - 2009-05-07: 08:09:00
Depressing. In the words of one of my favorite gurus, "Quitcherbitchin and get off your butt and fix it."

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-07: 14:22:00
I like "Quitcherbitchin." A great verboticism. ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-05-08: 05:20:00
Yes! James~ so much in the world is broken...but how many are willing to attempt to repair OR put forth the effort to make a difference...very few. Bob Dylan is so PROFOUND in his lyrics! YOU James made me slow down and get deep into listening to Dylan! So thank you~ :)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-11-19: 00:10:00
Today's definition was suggested by abrakadeborah. Thank you abrakadeborah. ~ James