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'Yeah, I'm in heaven now.'

DEFINITION: n. A harmless untruth, intended to comfort simple souls. v. To use a little bit a fiction to smooth over the perplexities and complexities of life.

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Chickenpoup

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: chi-ken-poop

Sentence: I thought his concern was sincere when I told him of my hamster Kitty's passing. I later realized it was just chickenpoup for my soul when he suggested I flush her down the toilet.

Etymology: chicken soup for the soul; poop (as in a line of crap)

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COMMENTS:

Never understood the notion of chicken soup being comforting, cos frankly the stuff I've had has always been vile. That opined, the connotation of cowardice is good. - Bulletchewer, 2007-04-16: 14:59:00

Well, after you pick out all the mushy vegetables, add more noodles, a dash of lemon and pepper, it's palatable. I guess chicken soup sounded better than Whopper with Cheese. - purpleartichokes, 2007-04-16: 15:26:00

That sounds suspiciously like actually cooking something to me. Gimme the can of cream of tomato instead. - Bulletchewer, 2007-04-16: 16:11:00

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Folkology

Created by: jonobo

Pronunciation: phool-psycho-ollo-G

Sentence: Bruce-actual-lee i could have used the already existing word "folk-psychology" which already covers the subject. The philosophical best verboticism for this definition is the word TRUTH itself, but that would be less fun... damn... i should have changed to FOOLKOLOGY...

Etymology: folk of fools + El O.G. = foolkology

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Jesusporky

Created by: Bulletchewer

Pronunciation: geez-uss-pore-key

Sentence: "I tell you the truth; it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven," said the false prophet, knowing full well it was a Jesusporky, a PR statement aimed at the poor folk of 1st-century Judea.

Etymology: From "Jesus" meaning "person/deity invented to comfort simple souls" and "porky" from the Cocky (sic) rhyming slang (pork pie=lie).

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Phope

Created by: alex88

Pronunciation: fOp

Sentence: I was filled with phope after listening to Barack Obama promise the moon.

Etymology: f (for false) + hope

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COMMENTS:

it's a phunny one! - reverb, 2008-07-12: 15:39:00

got my vote - wurdless, 2008-07-12: 18:09:00

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Pardou

Created by: thefreewheeler

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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Fabriplacate

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fab-ri-pley-keyt

Sentence: Sometimes people just can't handle the truth so sometimes it is easier to fabriplacate them with a little white lie.

Etymology: fabricate (to fake; forge) + placate (calm, appease)

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Comfiberate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: com fib er rate

Sentence: Jessie was able to comfiberate her young son with the lore of Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy to help him understand and look forward to special holidays and events. Finding a comfiberation for Halloween was a lot harder to do, especially when Uncle Les insisted on dressing up as a female, Aunt Dorothy, each October 31st as well as on many other occasions during the year...

Etymology: comfort ( give moral or emotional strength to or a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment) & fib (tell a relatively insignificant lie)& liberate(to free from confinement or ideas)

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COMMENTS:

Great word AND hilarious usage! - lumina, 2008-06-23: 22:54:00

Good word and sentence. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-24: 08:08:00

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Spinnice

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: spin + nice

Sentence: Sometimes you have to just throw out a few spinnices to settle folks down.

Etymology: spin + nice.

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Willorized

Created by: willster

Pronunciation: will-or-iz-ed

Sentence: She was extremely willorized by his touch.

Etymology: Will being in the first person; of his magnificness

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Plafibo

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: pla-FEE-bo

Sentence: "What do I say?" thought Bob. That was what he had been asking himself all week. But Roxie's questions were flying faster than any of his answers were coming in to land. He needed a plafibo to allay her fears; he hoped he would find one before she found out that he had lost the tickets for their upcoming overseas trip.

Etymology: PLACEBO: ME from Latin: I shall be pleased;an innocuous or inert medication; given as a pacifier & FIB: a small trivial lie, minor falsehood.

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COMMENTS:

great - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-23: 16:03:00

Good one! - lumina, 2008-06-23: 22:55:00

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Comments:

ErWenn - 2007-04-16: 08:00:00
Best verbotoon ever. So it goes, buddy, so it goes.

ErWenn - 2007-04-16: 08:20:00
Just noticed what was written on the typewriter. Ha!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-16: 15:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by Kurt Vonnegut and first appeared in his novel Cat's Cradle.
Thank you Mr. Vonnegut! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-16: 15:12:00
RE: "Best Verbotoon Ever" Thanks ErWenn! However I must say it was all inspired by KV himself. So it goes... ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-17: 16:11:00
See the top 4 words of the day at Yeah, I'm in heaven now ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-06-23: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Kurt Vonnegut and first appeared in his novel Cat's Cradle.
Thank you Mr. Vonnegut! ~ James

wurdless - 2008-07-12: 15:23:00
Vonnegut is cool!

reverb - 2008-07-12: 15:31:00
cat's cradle rocks

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-11-02: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by vonnegut. Thank you vonnegut. ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-11-02: 01:42:00
Live it or live WITH it!