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'He's kind of possessive about his litter...'

DEFINITION: v., To clean up another person's mess, only to have all their garbage dumped right on top of you. n., A person who tries to help other people solve their problems but always ends up in deep doo-doo.

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Created by: picabomama

Pronunciation: mād - dl

Sentence: For Valentine's Day my husband decided to do me a favor and organize my messy closet. This "gift" was really a manifestation of his OCD and I asked him not to do it. Of course, he ignored me and I came home one afternoon to find him unconscious on the bedroom floor, under an avalanch of apparel debris. When he came to, he promised never to MAIDDLE in my affairs again.

Etymology: maid- someone who performs the service of cleaning other people's home meddle- to butt in, to interfere


So cleverly crafted in your sentence ... great verboticism! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-07: 19:42:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: poōmərang

Sentence: Whenever Charlie tries to help his friends get out of a mess, his efforts turn into a poomerang. It’s like an excremental tar baby.

Etymology: poo (excrement) + boomerang (return to the originator, often with negative consequences)

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Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation: deep-shit

Sentence: David got himself into his friend's dipsheet while trying to help him out from that dipsheet.

Etymology: From 'deepshit'. 1) Deep - trouble 2) Shit - (vulgar) fecal matter; excrement. 3) Dip - to immerse partially or temporarily in or as if in a liquid; dunk; to get involved. 4) Sheet - to cover with a sheet.

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Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: Boom-er-ane-jel or boom-er-ang-le

Sentence: Despite all his efforts, Jack's best friend /guardian angel, Alex, just couldn't stop him from getting into all kinds of trouble. Which inevitably rebounded back on the angel, getting him the nickname Boomerangel

Etymology: Boomerang - (Australian) An aerodynamic weapon with the property of eliptical flight. or to rebound upon. Angel - Helpmate, guardian


very nice word - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-07: 15:57:00

Out of this world! Heavenly! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-07: 19:45:00

I was looking for a way to use 'boomerang' too, but I couldn't get it to work — you sure did! Excellent creation. - Tigger, 2008-02-11: 01:03:00


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Created by: DEADS

Pronunciation: DILL-NER

Sentence: He's already eaten 9 crates of pickles...



I messed this up - DEADS, 2008-02-07: 12:03:00

Seeing this on the list, I couldn't wait to read the sentence and etymology ... only to find your comment above. Can't resist responging ... it's a dilly! I've messed up even worse, and probably will mess up again, far worse than this! Kudos for just simply admitting it. (By tomorrow you might just salvage it!) - silveryaspen, 2008-02-07: 19:58:00


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Created by: mwgloe21




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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sp ill an th ropp isst

Sentence: His time as a spillanthropist showed him that the milk of human kindness ended up sticking to the shit that happens more often than not. There were time when he was sorry he ever joined the pees corps

Etymology: philanthropist, spill


Damned messiprocity. - purpleartichokes, 2008-02-07: 04:54:00

you're still alive! hurrah! - galwaywegian, 2008-02-07: 05:54:00

Hey purpleartichokes -welcome back, we've really missed you - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-07: 06:04:00

sorry galway - didn't mean to leave you out - another excellent word - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-07: 06:05:00

Clever sentence! Graphic puns! Nifty verboticism! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-07: 08:53:00

Wonderful word and sentence. I suspect you and Banky (Maltruist) will be taking it away today. - ErWenn, 2008-02-07: 10:18:00

I guess the "milk of human kindness" has turned sour! Perhaps, also, the 'milk and honey route' is closed for repair! Top sentence and word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-07: 18:13:00

nice, me jumped when I saw word - purpleman, 2008-02-07: 20:41:00


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Created by: ElCappa

Pronunciation: Assist + trophy

Sentence: "If you keep trying to reconstruct your neighbour's ceiling, you're going too assistrophy!"

Etymology: Assist + Catastrophy/Atrophy


Probably should be a noun though - ElCappa, 2013-02-06: 11:37:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: seh-MAYR-eh-trashd

Sentence: As often as not when Harlan would voluntarily attempt to solve other people's problems he would get it wrong and end up being severely samaritrashed for his well intended efforts.

Etymology: Blend of 'samaritan' (a person who is generous in helping those in distress)and 'trash' (v. to subject to criticism or invective; especially: to disparage strongly )

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Created by: XMbIPb


Sentence: I am sick and tired of orthomerdapurgotating after everyone in this bloody hellhole, just to be passed for a promotion time and time again!

Etymology: Ortho - straight and upright Merda (lat.) - feces Purgo (lat.) - to clean

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-07: 03:15:00
Today's definition was suggested by purpleman. Thank you purpleman. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-02-07: 21:21:00
Had fun with your definition today, purpleman! A rose for your good cartoon, James! (an aside for pupleman and Stevenson about a past verbot: You both noted that beefcant got votes but no comments. It was because most of the compliments I thought turned my face red! If you care to go back and take a look, I'm tickled pink to tell you I finally came up with one I could post!)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-08: 04:17:00
Smells like a rose or maybe a strawberry. Thanks Silveryaspen! ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-12-02: 13:05:00
Great word. Great etymology.

silveryaspen - 2008-12-02: 13:08:00
in the wrong box again! I'm flummboxed!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-27: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by purpleman. Thank you purpleman. ~ James

scrabbelicious - 2010-05-01: 13:17:00
What can I say, fools seldom differ. ;-)