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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: simoneshin

Pronunciation: coma doze

Sentence: he must have been listening, since i saw his head nodding the whole time i was ranting about whateveritwas

Etymology: coma doze


Clever! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-11: 09:07:00


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Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: WHY-NO-LOG

Sentence: Ever since Kimberly had decided to rebuke television, she spent vacant half-hour slots in front of a mirror, practicing what she wanted to tell co-workers the next day. As a result, the office became merely a backdrop for her crafted conversations- which were whinologues in reality.

Etymology: whine (complain) + monologue (indivdual uninterrupted speech)

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Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Vent-rawl-ation

Sentence: Diane's heart sank as she saw who was calling, but it was too late, she had pressed the accept button. Michael launched into his usual monotonic whining soliloquoy without as much as a 'how are you?' and before she knew it Diane was the same old sounding board she always had been since the start of this ventrawlation he chose to call a "friendhship". One day she really would train a parrot to say "uhuh" and "I know, oh, I know" just to see if he would notice. Or maybe she'd just get a new phone number and move to Cleveland.

Etymology: Vent - to release emotional energy with excess verbiage; drawl - excessive, pointless or slow speech; relation - indicative of a relationship of some variety.


I rethunk it and prefer BLAHBUDDY. - dochanne, 2008-12-04: 13:01:00

metrohumanx VENTRAWLATIO is extremely clever. Love the "parrot" concept! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-04: 17:20:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: bhathr - in - fect - shun

Sentence: From the way Regina would prattle on incessantly about any and everything her friends and family feared she had an untreatable blatherinfection.

Etymology: combination of blather and a medical condition.


Funny! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-11: 08:46:00

I think gargling with cranberry juice and talking at the same time is supposed to help - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-11: 14:36:00


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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: yak-it-ee-lak

Sentence: Conveniently, Bob was able to mow the grass and trim the hedges while Sue yakitylacked with what he could only assume was the toaster oven.

Etymology: yackity yak, lack


Fun to say! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-11: 08:51:00

Yakety yak (don't talk back) (song for the day) - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-11: 14:46:00

Guess I coulda picked a better song... Try "Red, Red Whine" instead. - purpleartichokes, 2008-02-11: 15:35:00

99 bottles of beer on the wall !!! Now that's a yakitylak song! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-11: 18:17:00

I wanted to spell it b-ear ... but bear is a bear and that's a whole different animal! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-11: 19:00:00

Seeing the cartoon has a cat and Purps' sentence mentions toast, I am reminded of "The Cat and Buttered Toast Theory." An American magazine held a competition, inviting its readers to submit new scientific theories on any subject. The winner was "Perpetual Motion" It theorized that when a cat is dropped, it always lands on its feet, and when toast is dropped, it always lands buttered side down. Therefore, if a slice of toast is strapped to a cat's back, buttered side up, and the animal is then dropped, the two opposing forces will cause it to hover, spinning inches above the ground. If enough toast-laden felines were used, perhaps they could form the basis of a high-speed monorail system. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-11: 22:47:00

Cool idea Bob. One question though. How do you keep all those cats from licking the butter off each other's toast? - Tigger, 2008-02-12: 01:00:00


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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ay-sim-e-treet

Sentence: Dealing with Loquacia is asymmetreating at its worst. Afterwards I feel like I've gone 15 rounds with used car salesman, and only got 4 words out.

Etymology: asymmetry (lopsided) + treat (to deal with, negotiate as in treaty)


A semant(ic) treat! - emdeejay, 2008-12-04: 04:51:00

metrohumanx Hahahaha...."Loquacia"....Good one! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-04: 16:33:00

Great sentence, oh loquacious One! - Nosila, 2008-12-04: 21:36:00

petaj MDJ - clever - now we have to aim for onomatopoeic comments - petaj, 2008-12-05: 03:10:00


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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: YOO-nee-GAB-uh-REYT

Sentence: Unigaberated, Roxie's rantipals deserted her one by one until there remained only three still willing to endure her monoprattleral yapathons: her catonic cat, Tib; Ivan her crapnoduliac cockatoo and, of course, her completely lambasted and long suffering companion, Bob.

Etymology: UNIGABERATE: blend of UNI: comb. form meaning "having one only; GAB:to talk or chat idly; chatter & RATE:the action of doing so. RANT + I : to talk foolishly, noisely, rave, harangue & PAL: chum. comrade, associate. 2. CRAPNODULIAC: Slave of "crap" : foolish, exaggerated talk. -based on capnoduliac.


Poor Bob! Sounds great though when pronounced in thick Queenslander :-) - emdeejay, 2008-12-04: 04:56:00

Excellent - especially fits to the definition. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-04: 12:24:00

metrohumanx GO BOB! The word seems to contain "berate" also... - metrohumanx, 2008-12-04: 16:22:00


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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: talk-n-eared (slurring of talk and eared)

Sentence: Earl had a behemouth. Pearl had doggyears. Earl would morrattle and jabble endlessly. His constant prickanears were music to Pearl's ears. Pearl was an earternal listenear. It isn't hard to understand why Pearl didn't develop eardropsy from his endless greift of gab and tongue-blashing. It was because she was born as tongue-less as the sandals she wore! Their marriage was perfect, for they had a talkineared relationship!

Etymology: He would talk and she would lend an ear so their relationship was talkineared. Also a play on engineered, as well as talk an ear off.


I think maybe you should change your name to silverytongue because you always have a nice comment for all the players - we really do appreciate it - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-11: 12:01:00

Luv the sentence and "behemouth." Nice word, too. Could also add "domineer" to the etymology and use alternate spelling " Talkineer." Agree with Jabberwocky your comments are appreciated. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-11: 15:52:00

Aprreciate the compliments, Jabberwocky and Ozziebob. Shucks ... now I have to go polish my silverytongue! (wink/grin) Nice advice, as always, Ozziebob! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-11: 18:12:00


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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: krap pore

Sentence: Their crapport was all one way. she talked crap, and her buddy let it straight through one ear and out the other, while wondering what she was doing there again.

Etymology: rapport, crap


Interesting blend! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-11: 15:59:00

Does she need to give her buddy ear plugs? (wink/grin) - silveryaspen, 2008-02-11: 18:26:00

I like that this is a very versatile word. - Tigger, 2008-02-12: 01:04:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: JAB-er-rap-or

Sentence: Libby has great jabberapport with patient listeners who always seem to resist the urge to interject any comments of their own, and are content to let her jabber away because she is just impossible to dislike.

Etymology: Blend of 'jabber' (to talk very quickly and with a lot of enthusiasm, especially in a way that is not sensible or that is difficult to understand) and 'rapport' (a relationship in which people like, understand, and respect each other)

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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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