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'Omigod! What happened to you?'

DEFINITION: v. To injure yourself while performing a normal everyday activity, such bending down, standing up, or turning your head quickly. n. An self-inflicted injury which occurred during a period of physical inactivity.

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Ordinowie

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: ôr'dn-ou'ē

Sentence: Kip couldn't believe the pain of the muscle strain in his lower back. He had been in fights and car wrecks, and had sufferred various wounds in them as well as during his stint as a military policeman in Saigon, but this was just an ordinowie-a channel-changing injury-he'd pulled his back reaching for the remote.

Etymology: 'Ord,' Army post in Monterey Bay, California; 'inow,' var. on the mantra of the know-it-all; 'ie,' abbr. for id est, latin, 'that is.'

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interesting ety, there! - pieceof314, 2008-04-15: 13:12:00

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Workouch

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: wərkouch

Sentence: Every time Wendell goes to the gym to get in shape he ends up participating in a workouch. Its not that he doesn’t believe in warming up or starting slow and building up. He just doesn’t get that far. Last week he sprained his wrist opening the lock on his locker.

Etymology: workout (a session of vigorous physical exercise or training) + ouch (used to express pain)

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Pedestrain

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Ped-est-rain

Sentence: Greg lived a very beige life and enjoyed it's banality. He went to work, did his grocery shopping and walked his dog. He occasionally visited family and had dinner with friends but that was the extent of his excitement. Greg was a cautious man who didn't want to get hurt, so no snow-boarding, rollerblading or motorbike riding for him. "Oh my god what happened to you?" blabbered his secretary Janine when he came in for work in casts one day. "I slipped down the stairs with my groceries when my dog ran passed me out the door. The detergent bottle I had bought burst open and I slid and fell all the way from the sixth floor to the foyer in the detergent." He said blandly. Janine burst out laughing. "And then I crashed into the floral display, which fell on me. The rose thorns got stuck in my skin." "Wow." Said Janine giggling. "That's a real pedestrain," but Greg didn't get it.

Etymology: Pedestrian - banal, boring, hum-drum, mundane, insipid and prosaic. Also referring to the boring act of walking somewhere.. Strain - injury usually induced by using a part of your body in a way it's not used to. Also happens when you're doing very little but doing it alot. I note that this verbotomy is found quite frequently on google due to the sad fact that many people can't spell pedestrian. I think that makes it all the more poignant.

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Somnolendemic

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: som/no/lem/demic

Sentence: A somnolemdemic experiences injuries caused by twisted sheets and bed bugs.

Etymology: somnolent (asleep) + endemic

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Sedenjury

Created by: queenjane75

Pronunciation: said-en-jury

Sentence: It was a rather confusing case for the public, but in the end both suicide and murder were ruled out as the cause of the bloody scene. According to the autopsy report, it was a rare, mortal sedenjury caused by an all-too-full exploding can of beer that did Bob in. Who knew couch-surfing could be so dangerous?

Etymology: Sedentary+Injury=sedenjury

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Incapassitate

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: in/ka/pass'/i/tate

Sentence: Brian told eveyone he had broken his leg by diving in front of a speeding car to save a small child. He was too embarrassed to admit he had incapassitated himself by tripping over a speed bump in the parking lot.

Etymology: incapacitate + ass

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funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-15: 10:50:00

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Scoffle

Created by: bdraffen0002

Pronunciation: /ˈskôfəl/

Sentence: I pulled my back when I got in a scoffle with my phone, I was trying to plug it in under the counter without it turning on.

Etymology: Scoff: late 18th century (as a verb): originally a variant of Scots and dialect scaff . The noun is from Afrikaans schoff, representing Dutch schoft ‘quarter of a day,’ (by extension) ‘meal.’ and Scuffle late 16th century (as a verb): probably of Scandinavian origin; compare with Swedish skuffa ‘to push’; related to shove and shuffle.

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Domaim

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: dough-maim

Sentence: Willard became king of his domaim when he slipped on wet linoleum on the way to his porcelin throne. Embarassed to admit the true cause of his injury, he quickly fabricated a more exciting story so his friends wouldn't think he was a complete idiot.

Etymology: domain: territory, environment, kingdom + maim: to injure, wound, disable

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Magnedent

Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: mag neh dent

Sentence: Phil was a congenital magnadent. To say he was accident prone would be an understatement. Accidents seemed to find him in the most mundane and safe places. It was a good thing he had insurance, because otherwise he's be in quite a bind. His policy has several riders on it that prohibit him from climbing steps, riding bikes with any amount of wheels, crossing the street, eating while walking, and hundreds of other scenarios that indicate a troubled past.

Etymology: magnet + accident

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Phil probably could not walk past a fridge without sticking to it...Good One! - Nosila, 2008-04-15: 20:49:00

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Painormicalasistic

Created by: balku4

Pronunciation: pai-nohr-mee-ca-le-si-stic

Sentence: i got Painormicalasistic yesterday by jumping up and down.

Etymology: none

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-15: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Tigger. Thank you Tigger. ~ James

Banky - 2008-04-15: 15:48:00
Excellent definition, Tigger. I actually had this happen before one of my first dates with my wife, and I didn't tell her the real story until a couple months after we were married.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-15: 18:24:00
Hey Banky, what was the injury? And how did you hide it from your future wife? ~ James

Tigger - 2008-04-15: 22:43:00
Oh, good words everyone. I couldn't wait to get home and see what everyone came up with. I'm currently nursing a pulled stomach muscle that I got while I was reaching for the phone, when I happened to sneeze at the same time. So, I'm the idiot that inspired the definition.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-06-01: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by Tigger. Thank you Tigger. ~ James

hyperborean hyperborean - 2009-06-01: 21:27:00
Very good word! I liked your note about it being found on Google because of people misspelling.

DevynAlexanderSkyeHarris DevynAlexanderSkyeHarris - 2013-04-04: 00:12:00
I think everyone has a friend's name that they could use. . .