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'I can open this thing!'

DEFINITION: v., To strain with all your might in a desperate effort to open a sealed container, such as a jar of pickles. n., A small jar which cannot be opened.

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Created by: libwen

Pronunciation: 'frik-trayt

Sentence: Sadly, the container of yogurt squirted me after I had frictrated too hard to get it open.

Etymology: friction + frustrate

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Created by: Kevcom

Pronunciation: Buh-stah-straèèss

Sentence: Georgie Choo bustastressed the old pickle jar t'ill it cracked, and his hands were bleeding, and his eyes were red and his face was pink, and his wife was saying "What a douche - give me that jar, I'll open it!"

Etymology: Bust (bust open) á (at) stress (stressing levels)

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Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: Im-per-vee-tay-ner


Etymology: a contraction of the words "impervious" and "container"

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Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: o - pan - yer - izm

Sentence: John felt screwzy after nearly having an openeurism trying to get a pickle for Maggie. Several minutes gherkinating on that jar had left him exhausted.

Etymology: open + aneurism, screwzy - woozy from trying to unscrew something, gherkinating - the action of twisting the lid off certain types of pickle jars.


I preferred gherkinating, butn you get my vote. - galwaywegian, 2007-10-30: 08:15:00

libertybelle Ha ha ha!! Great word!! - libertybelle, 2007-10-30: 10:27:00


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Created by: jesster

Pronunciation: her - knee - ae - tik - ally

Sentence: After Marilyn left to take Joe to the hospital, the rest of us conceded that the jar was herniaetially sealed. No one would be having pickles that night.

Etymology: hernia + hermetically (sealed)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bryne tee zer

Sentence: Mason did not relish the brineteaser that Marsha had just given him. That jar of gherkins would take Herculean effort to open. He ran it under hot water and banged the lid with a knife, all to no avail. That lid was dilliberately stuck on for good. He had tried to be a dillagent, but if he thought that lid was coming off anytime soon, he was dilluded. When he dillvered the still-shut jar back to Marsha, she opened it first try. "You mustard loosened it for me, Mason!"

Etymology: Brine (a strong solution of salt and water used for pickling) & Teaser (a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct on BrainTeaser (A mentally challenging problem or puzzle)


mrskellyscl great word - mrskellyscl, 2010-02-25: 05:03:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: cap ənˈsā sh ən

Sentence: This lid can't win, Joseph hollered. In clear case of capensation, Joseph was willing to risk exacerbation of his hernia and tendonitis to to get the peanut jar open. So what if his boss couldn't remember his name. So what if his date dozed off every time he started talking. This cap was coming off. He finally resigned to the trick his mother used to use. He turned the jar over and banged it on the counter. Success! Should he tell his date about the glass shards? Nah! Serves her right for making fun of his car. Didn't she say something about being allergic to peanuts anyway??

Etymology: cap (a protective lid or cover for an object such as a bottle) + compensation (something that counterbalances or makes up for an undesirable or unwelcome state of affairs)


i like your word! : ) But I am perturbed that so many people write a PARAGRAPH or short story rather than a sentence for their word. - rexcausey, 2008-09-29: 17:04:00


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Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: her-cue-low-pen

Sentence: Billy strained for 15 minutes trying to herculopen the jar of olives, he gave up and decided to have his martini without. Miranda popped the jar with a simple flick of her wrist.

Etymology: hercules - noted strong man of ancient Greece + open

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: boch-al-iz-uh m

Sentence: Whenever Harry tries to display his machoism, like when asks him to open a jar of pickles, it quickly turns into a case of botchalism.

Etymology: botch (to spoil by poor work; bungle) + ism (a distinctive doctrine, theory, system, or practice) play on botulism

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Mawtch-o-lim-in-ayshun

Sentence: Failing to open the jar after four attempts Delbert suffered a bout of depressing macholimination.

Etymology: Macho + elimination

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-30: 04:21:00
Today's definition was suggested by Clayton. Thank you Clayton! ~ James'

petaj petaj - 2007-10-30: 09:11:00
That guy in the cartoon ought to have some droolpickles with all that effort.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-30: 11:38:00
Hey Petaj, Good idea! I have added some Pavlovian droolpickles. (You may need to reload to see the updated image.) ~ James

Kevcom - 2007-10-30: 15:39:00
Print it out! Print it out! Soooo Good just like the last!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-31: 00:56:00
Thanks Kevcom! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-31: 01:21:00
VERBOTOMY BLOG PARTY: November 1, 2007 is Verbotomy's first birthday! We are having a Blog Party to celebrate. Everybody is invited to the Verbotomy Blog to chat. All comments will be published as soon as you post them, so bring your favorite words and definitions and we'll chat. Go to Talk to you then! ~ James

petaj petaj - 2007-10-31: 04:20:00
The droolpickles look great. He must have been salivating in anticipation.

November - 2008-09-30: 07:53:00
or Ajarafarce Where the ending is also the word *farce • noun 1 a comic dramatic work or genre using buffoonery and horseplay and typically including ludicrously improbable situations. 2 an absurd event.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-25: 00:02:00
Today's definition was suggested by Clayton. Thank you Clayton. ~ James