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'You're the only person who ever listens to me...'

DEFINITION: n., An ongoing relationship where one person does all the talking, whining and complaining, and the other just listens quietly and tries to appear sympathetic. v., To participate in a lopsided conversation where one person does all the conversing.

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Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: matt-trih-mohn-o-log

Sentence: When Jenna's husband would begin a droning matrimonologue about the good old days in the frat house in college, she would escape through the back door in her mind. Today she found herself in the middle of the Caribbean aboard a pirate ship, with Captain Fabio, who proceeded to use his "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray" in the most debaucherous of manners. Oddly enough, her husband was having a very similar fantasy, but with substantially more Greek-letter-inscribed paddling.

Etymology: matrimony + monologue


Very funny sentence! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-11: 09:08:00

love it! - galwaywegian, 2008-02-11: 12:13:00

Shamefully, I must admit marriage came to mind for me too. Great word! - DeltaRho2K, 2008-02-11: 13:06:00


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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: pal - uh - mewt

Sentence: Constance felt like she was nothing more than a palamute to Donna. Donna would go on and on and never let her get in a word. It actually seemed like she was a "mute" friend who could only smile and gesture.

Etymology: Pal (a friend or companion) + Mute (silent, unable to talk)


luv the word! Palamute listened so pleasantly like a dog would, wondering if related to a malamute. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-04: 12:49:00

metrohumanx I guess Donna was doggedly persistent. - metrohumanx, 2008-12-04: 16:21:00

The Hound of the Yappervilles! - Nosila, 2008-12-04: 21:29:00

petaj Malamute is a man's best friend - petaj, 2008-12-05: 03:15:00


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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Mon-o-ray-al

Sentence: Jackie was getting fed up with the monorail relationship that had developed between herself and Kathy, all she seemed to do was sit and listen to her moaning about everything from her boyfriends lack of affection to the state of the economy!

Etymology: Mono(one,single) + Rail(complain or protest strongly to)

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sōlōmēō

Sentence: Once the words **Let me tell you** slipped past Sally*s lips, Edward knew it was going to be a solomeo evening. It didn*t matter if he had seen the Queen of England or if he had been hit by a bus. His job for the duration of the night was to nod reassuringly and interject phrases like **I know what you mean** or **That*s terrible**. Three hours later his mind was numb and his neck sore from nodding, all this because some clerk **looked at her funny**. His story about seeing a **queen** from England getting hit by a bus would just have to wait.

Etymology: solo (a thing done by one person unaccompanied) + (used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself as the object of a verb or preposition) a play on *O Solo Mia - a globally known Neapolitan song written in 1898

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dīətrībəläg

Sentence: Georgia is the queen of the diatribalogue. Give her a topic and she can sound off for an extended period. It doesn’t really matter if she knows anything about the subject. She can BMW (bitch, moan, whine) at will.

Etymology: diatribe (a forceful and bitter verbal attack against someone or something) + dialogue (a discussion between two or more people or groups)

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: BLEET-sink

Sentence: Generica was a delightful lassie who was driven to expound at length in clipped sentences on the excruciating details of her alpine life. Her wooly logic did not penetrate, but only grazed the skulls of those who inexplicably flocked to bask in her aura. Shorn of all restraint, her radiant soul and genuine sincerity was so endearing that you cud only hope to drive in a word wedge when she stopped ruminating to catch her breath. Most people just became BLEATSINKS for Generica's rambling monologues, sheepishly absorbing the airy earnestness of whatever it was she was talking about. I became a BLEATSINK myself, held fast by her steady gaze while the evening passed with the speed of a glacier. I might have stomped out had I been younger, but it's difficult to resist such charms- especially when you're pasture prime.

Etymology: BLEAT+SINK=BLEATSINK-A takeoff on heatsink (a device that absorbs or dissipates unwanted heat ) BLEAT:to make the natural cry of a sheep or goat, to utter a similar sound,to talk complainingly or with a whine,to utter in a bleating manner, blather; Middle English bleten, from Old English blǣtan;akin to Latin flēre to weep........SINK:penetrate,absorb, to become opressively known or felt; Middle English, from Old English sincan; akin to Old High German sinkan to sink.


metrohumanx Word has it that Generica actually talked her cat, Long Heaps, into a coma. - metrohumanx, 2008-12-04: 01:23:00

Oh,'ll never be pasture're too rambitious! - Nosila, 2008-12-04: 21:20:00

metrohumanx - metrohumanx, 2008-12-17: 01:03:00


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Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: sel-ect-sh-ip

Sentence: Adam finally realized he was in a selectship with his girlfriend; she always talked, he always listened

Etymology: select relationship


Interersting selection! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-11: 18:28:00


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Created by: DaddyNewt

Pronunciation: ri/TAWR/i/fluks

Sentence: Any relationship will suffer from rhetoriflux.

Etymology: rhetoric + flux


metrohumanx I love the word "flux". - metrohumanx, 2008-12-04: 16:24:00


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Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: why-nee-taw-ker

Sentence: Annette was such a whyneetawker that her poor cat tried to get away from her every chance he could!

Etymology: Whinnnnnyyyy; To utter a plaintive, high-pitched, protracted sound, as in pain, fear, supplication, or complaint. To complain or protest in a childish fashion. Tawker ; play on the word "Talker" ; Someone whose talk is trivial drivel and non stop empty words.

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Created by: ianbkk

Pronunciation: NOD - dog - ing

Sentence: I've been noddogging solid for two weeks and she still won't let me past just holding hands.

Etymology: nod - a sign of assent/showing interest and 'to dog' 1. something that won't leave you alone 2. being on the outside looking in


Very original! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-11: 18:32:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-11: 01:15:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

Jabberwocky - 2008-02-11: 05:57:00
very funny cartoon today - I look forward to seeing them every day

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-11: 10:33:00
Thanks Jabberwocky! I was thinking of you when I did it. Of course, you're the cat, and I'm the babbler. ~ James

Jabberwocky - 2008-02-11: 11:38:00
that's okay - looks like a very happy cat - probably listening to some old Cat Stevens songs

OZZIEBOB - 2008-02-11: 18:38:00
The cat looks so friendly, I could moggicoddle him. Another great cartoon in a long line of great cartoons!

silveryaspen - 2008-02-11: 18:42:00
Your definition really elicited a lot of good words, remistram. Good one!

silveryaspen - 2008-02-11: 18:43:00
I second Jabberwocky's 'I look forward to your cartoons each day' ... me two, James. Can I be the mouse missing from the ipod?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-12: 11:30:00
Thanks! Of course the most fun is seeing how everyone responds to the creative challenge by reading their wonderful words! That's what I look forward to every day. ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-12-04: 01:20:00

emdeejay - 2008-12-04: 05:01:00
Love the way it FINishes :-)

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-12-04: 17:28:00
"Excellent" was supposed to appear under YOUR word....ahhh- the mysteries of the comment box!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-29: 00:12:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

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