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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: 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: bookowl

Pronunciation: tok/see/mia

Sentence: Dave had an acute case of talkseemea. He carried on a conversation with 4 different commuters on his way home.

Etymology: talk + see me + toxemia


Tootsie rolls to you for this very clever tongue-roller! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-11: 10:00:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: BLATH-er-rah-pohr

Sentence: Penelope had great blatherapport with passive, sympathetic listeners who always seemed to find it difficult to interject any comments of their own, and were content to let Penelope ramble on....though some thought she needed to join the support group for yackers....."On and on Anon".

Etymology: Blend of blather and rapport


metrohumanx Would that be a "twelve schlep group"? - metrohumanx, 2008-12-04: 16:26:00

Yep, regular schlepper yappers. - Mustang, 2008-12-04: 16:56:00

Love On and On've enabled us to learn more words! - Nosila, 2008-12-04: 21:33:00

My pleasure. - Mustang, 2008-12-05: 00:45:00


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Created by: carliejansen

Pronunciation: fake-ism

Sentence: I believe in Christianity and she belives in fakeism.

Etymology: fake-to pretend;simulate ism-suffix forming nouns of action, state, condition, doctrine

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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: 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: Nosila

Pronunciation: why n sy ded

Sentence: Every day Jill told her troubles to her cat, Sigmeownd Freud. She talked and moaned and complained and he just listened. It was apparent to anyone else that it was a whinesided relationship. Luckily she was unaware of her cat's deafness, otherwise he would have become cat-atonic listening to her.

Etymology: Whine (moan, complain) & One-sided (where only one person does the talking and the other the listening)

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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: Tigger

Pronunciation: /kum-PLEYN-yuhn-ship/

Sentence: Tina was convinced that Eric was one of the few people who really listened to her, was interested in everything she had to say, and valued their platonic relationship as much as he valued her opinions. Eric deperately wanted to go out with Tina, and although she was 'out of his league,' he maintained hope that their "complainionship" would eventually progress into something more.

Etymology: complain - express dissatisfaction (from Vulgar Latin, complangere "lament") + companionship - person who accompanies or associates with another (from Old French, compaignon "fellow, mate") [& relationship]


Very good strong word! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-11: 09:10:00

Nice one Tigger! You write like a perfect complainion! And I'm listening. - metro1, 2008-02-11: 11:06:00

Supoib! - Banky, 2008-02-11: 12:05:00

Lovely! - purpleartichokes, 2008-02-11: 18:06:00

i like it i will see if anyone will come up with something better - purpleman, 2008-02-11: 19:32:00


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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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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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