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'What's with this stupid pen?'

DEFINITION: v., To search for and find a pen to write down an important note, only to discover that the pen does not work. n., A moment in time when the only pens you can find, are pens that do not work.

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Birony

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: by ron ee

Sentence: It was one of life's bits of birony that Fred could only find pens in his house that were all out of ink. He could never find the write stuff!

Etymology: Biro (a pen that has a small metal ball as the point of transfer of ink to paper) & Irony (incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs)

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Ironical

jsmccarty82

Created by: jsmccarty82

Pronunciation: I-ron-ick-al

Sentence: It seems that this journal is a chronicle of ironies. Hey it should be called an ironical journal!

Etymology: A chronicle of ironies.

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Sypened

Created by: annbananne

Pronunciation: sigh pend

Sentence: When you really need to write something down you usually can only find sypens.

Etymology: syphen: ink was syphened out pen: pen (duh)

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COMMENTS:

good one! - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-06: 13:52:00

I like it too! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-06: 16:57:00

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Forsakepen

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: for-SAYK-pen / KWILL-kwest

Sentence: Joel was feeling foresakepen. His quillquest netted him a handful of nibarren plastic rods useful for little more than stirring coffee. Nibarren = empty nib (the thing that dispenses the ink)

Etymology: foresa(ken) + pen / quill (a quill is always useless without ink) + quest

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COMMENTS:

very good - lots of great words in your sentence - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-06: 11:40:00

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Inkubaiter

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: eenk/u/bate/r

Sentence: Ralph could not sleep again. As usual he found himself up at 3:30 a.m. in front of the TV. Nothing but infomercials and shopping channels. Suddenly to his delight, there was a "Call in the next 15 minutes and get the entire set for just $199.99" announcement. He didn't really need anymore Star Trek paraphernalia, but who needs any in the first place, right? He got up off the couch and ran to the kitchen junk drawer for a pen, only to find when he got on the couch that he had grabbed nothing but an inkubaiter. As he ran back to the junk drawer for another writing instrument, he heard, "And that about does it. Our time is up. Live long and prosper!"

Etymology: *ink* bait:To entice, especially by trickery or strategy. (spinning of incubator)

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Extink

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: ehks-TINGK

Sentence: Alex scrambled to write down the girl's phone number, only to find that the only writing utensil was extink.

Etymology: extinct + ink

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Pendysfunction

Created by: Wordsmithey

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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Impeniment

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: impenəmənt

Sentence: When Ralph saw the infomercial for the most wonderful thing he had even seen on late-night TV he just had to have it. As they displayed the phone number he frantically tried one impeniment after another. By the time he found one that worked they had moved on to products for incontinence. Ralph was pissed-off.

Etymology: impediment (a hindrance or obstruction in doing something) + pen (an instrument for writing or drawing with ink)

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COMMENTS:

thegoatisbad your sentence almost made me pee in my pants - thegoatisbad, 2010-03-03: 14:17:00

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Pendysfunction

Created by: tuckerdognc

Pronunciation: pen diss func shun

Sentence: I can't seem to find a pen without pendysfunction.

Etymology: Pen + dysfunction.

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Penacide

Created by: aiiden

Pronunciation: penuh-side

Sentence: Damn penacidal pens!

Etymology: pen+suicide

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-06: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by vixphilia. Thank you vixphilia! ~ James'

OZZIEBOB - 2007-11-06: 16:53:00
Good word!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-03: 00:16:00
Today's definition was suggested by vixphilia. Thank you vixphilia. ~ James

Petrikreink - 2020-03-03: 05:14:00