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'Eeek! Does that mean what I think it means?'

DEFINITION: n. The embarrassing situation which occurs when a someone says "I love you" and you cannot say it back because you don't "love them", you just "like them". v. To feel uncomfortable when someone says "I love you."

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Ribbitterate

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: ri-bi-ter-rate

Sentence: Kramitt Rah-ba-ba-bah had to ribbitterate several times to try and get his love across to Bushwa.

Etymology: Ribbit and Reiterate combined - To say something again or a number or times, typically for emphasis or clarity.

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Pricklypair

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: prik lee pare

Sentence: Peter said "Cabbages are red, they can be green, too. By the natural slaws of selection, Bunny, I love you." Sweet as the poem was , Bunny wanted to curse ... for like, not love, filled her ... I must tell him, but not in a dieverse. Now, how can I put a spin-nachurely, and preserve our green peace, Oh, help me a-spare-agus from a rude-a-bega, please. "Dear Peter, my friend, two-mate-toes, we can never be ... for in me, all that sprouts ... is a rosyred comradish for thee." Even though Bunny said it affectionately, I must report to you very sadly: They remained awkward over their differences to care, ... living everafter, not happily ... but as a pricklypair.

Etymology: PRICKLY, PAIR being a word play on 'prickly pear' cactus ... both can be thorny and uncomfortable.

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nice combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-10: 10:26:00

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Reciprocant

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: reh sip row kant

Sentence: the reciprocant of his love damned him to eternal frogdom

Etymology: reciprocate, can't

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COMMENTS:

chuckling over eternal frogdom ... well put. Reciprocant is so spot on the definition and the meaning is so readily apparent. Superb create. - silveryaspen, 2009-02-10: 17:59:00

Very clever! - Mustang, 2009-02-10: 21:31:00

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Donwannaholdyrhand

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: don wan na hold yr hand

Sentence: In moments they’d be on stage! Peggy, Cindy , Joyce, Mary and Raymond, yes, Raymond, managed to secure a choice spot close to the barracade. Oh why did Raymond have to come, thought Cindy. He stood next to her, tentatively brushing the back of his hand against hers, and she felt donwannaholdhrnanded because she’d soon be screaming, “I love you John!” to her favourite Beatle. Poor Raymond, he’d be so disappointed.

Etymology: donwannaholdyrhand n or v. From the word "don't" and the famous Beatles song, "I Wanna Hold Your Hand."

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good sentence - silveryaspen, 2009-02-10: 17:46:00

Sounds like no one is going to sing "She loves you" to Raymond! - Nosila, 2009-02-11: 02:05:00

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Gawkward

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: gaw-werd

Sentence: Joyce had decided to terminate her relationship with Tim. He might be handsome but they have absolutely nothing in common. She planned to tell him goodbye when they went out to dinner. It was a truly gawkward event made worse when Tim pulled a ring out of his pocket.

Etymology: gawky (clumsy) + awkward (inelegant)

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Thatshamore

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: that-sham-MOR-ay

Sentence: When Ralph told her he loved her with all his heart, Marissa shuddered in revulsion, but she did have sympathy for the poor oaf and momentarily considered telling a little white lie and saying she loved him too, but was silently singing to herself, Thatshamore', and in the end stuttered and stammered in an effort to change the subject.

Etymology: Blend of 'that's', 'sham' (fake or phony), and amore' (Italian for 'love')

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Jiltguilt

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: j ill t g ill t

Sentence: she felt some jiltguilt, but remained strong in her conviction that the best he was going to be was a frog

Etymology: jilt guilt

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Fortilove

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Created by: GlobalGallery

Pronunciation: four-tee-luv

Sentence: It was fortilove at first sight. Maria was feeling uneasy after Carlos spent so much money on her. The dinner, the flowers, the limo. What was next, a ring? He made such an effort to score points and win her affections but she felt it was inappropriate. Anything more would be too much and it would be game over.

Etymology: A play on the tennis score '40-luv' where the game is over if the server scores the next point.

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COMMENTS:

Good one! - TJayzz, 2009-02-10: 14:53:00

Super clever. Great create. - silveryaspen, 2009-02-10: 17:47:00

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Loveknot

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: luv - not

Sentence: Jeremy felt the loveknot starting again as Maria approached him. Every morning she would bring him his coffee at work, and perch on his desk to talk. Lately, she had started to tousle his hair and occasionally whisper the big "L" word. They had been friends for a couple of years and he was not quite sure that he felt anything more. Now, things were becoming decidely uncomfortable for Jeremy.

Etymology: Love + not + knot >>>>Love(a strong positive emotion of regard and affection) Not (negation of a word or group of words) Knot (something twisted and tight i.e. "his stomach was in knots)

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a little twisted but terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-10: 10:25:00

packs emotional punch apt to the definition. Powerful word. - silveryaspen, 2009-02-10: 17:51:00

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Inflatuation

VikingLord

Created by: VikingLord

Pronunciation: en flat chew hay [silent "h"] shun

Sentence: Mary had to finally admit to herself that she was stuck in an inflatuation with George and there seemed to be no escape.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-10: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-08-24: 01:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James