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'Let me help you with that zipper'

DEFINITION: v. To insist on helping someone in spite of their repeated assurance that they have things well in hand, and already have their own remedies in mind. n. Unwanted help or assistance.

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Insistassist

Created by: wpkesq

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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Aidamant

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ade/a/mant

Sentence: Sally's grown children must now always wear shoes with velcro fastenings as a result of her being so aidamant about helping them tie their shoes.

Etymology: aid +m adamant (stubbornly resolute)

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COMMENTS:

Sally to easy with her kids: she needs to give them a good lacing.... - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-27: 20:30:00

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Hudrafit

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: huhd-RaaAaah-fit

Sentence: When Bob felt in danger of being assosinated by too much samaritanism, he would always yell loudly "Hudrafit." Perplexed, the steadfast succourist would immediately ask" What's hudrafit?" To which Bob would quickly reply: "Help Unnecessary Don't Remember Asking For IT."

Etymology: Acronym: (As set out in sentence) Assosinate: Kill with kindness by misinterpreting and/or overresponding to call of "SOS." Futhermore, my lip reading skills tells me that's the word the unfortunate fellow in the cartoon is painfully uttering. Do you all agree with me?

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COMMENTS:

I'll have to remember that the next time I go to choose a movie - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-26: 11:58:00

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Handbutt

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: hand/butt

Sentence: Jenny would always handbutt into situations and usually made them much worse for the person she wanted to help.

Etymology: HANDBUTT - VERB; HAND (to give someone a hand, to help); + BUTT (from to butt in)

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COMMENTS:

Good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-27: 20:25:00

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Dragginfly

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: drag gin fly

Sentence: When Ben got his naughty bits stuck in his zipper, his girlfriend Mary made things worse by being a dragginfly. There's just something about Mary...

Etymology: Dragging (something that slows or delays progress;pull, as against a resistance )& Fly (opening in front of pants) & WordPlay on Dragonfly (large flying insect)

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Insistaid

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: inˈsistād

Sentence: "Let me help, let me help!" was the chorus from the twins. Mom knew it would take at least twice as long to fix breakfast if she accepted their insistaid than if she just did it herself but she wanted to encourage her children. She thought to herself, if only they be this enthused about getting jobs or cleaning up after their thirty second birthday party last night.

Etymology: insist (demand something forcefully, not accepting refusal) + aid (help, typically of a practical nature)

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Unhelpcome

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ənhelpkəm

Sentence: Jill’s assistance is almost always unhelpcome. It’s not that her efforts are insincere, it’s that they are often bungled and cause pain and suffering.

Etymology: unwelcome (not gladly received) help (assist)

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Scaramedic

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: skar amm edd ik

Sentence: His aunt was a noted scaramedic, with her own methods of first aid from door handle dentistry to air hammer cpr. to her a bit of zippercumcision was a piece of (bloody) piss.

Etymology: paramedic scare

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COMMENTS:

scary but funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-26: 11:56:00

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Foistaid

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: foi - st - ai - d

Sentence: Lucy insisted on practicing foistaid on her mother's prized petunia patch. Mom reminded her that everything had been cultivated and weeded and that Lucy need not touch her flowers while she was gone. When Mom got home, Lucy had incorrectly identified them as weeds and pulverized the prized petunias into pitiful piles of dried out debris.

Etymology: foist (to force onto another,to falsely; identify as real; to defraud) aid (help, assist) play on first aid

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COMMENTS:

love saying this - Jabberwocky, 2009-07-07: 11:52:00

I know....does it sound like Elmer Fudd? - mweinmann, 2009-07-07: 12:07:00

mrskellyscl I\'m thinking of the Three Stooges - mrskellyscl, 2009-07-07: 20:14:00

artr Could have been forcedaid too but foisted doesn\'t get enough play. Great word! - artr, 2009-07-09: 08:46:00

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Aidandregret

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ayd and ree gret

Sentence: Mary meant well, but too often her attempts at helping people were unrequested and ended up as an aidandregret situation. This was true when her boyfriend, Dick, had that unfortunate zipper accident. Mary acted like a flyattendant and tried to help him with his seatbelt, which locked and failed to get into an upright position. He had trouble finding the nearest exit and as a result has been temporarily grounded. His new Zip Code is OOH NOO. Yes, there's something about Mary...

Etymology: Aid (help, assistance) & Regret (sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment;be sorry) Play on Aid and Abet (assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-26: 00:00:01
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-26: 09:51:00
Jabberwocky edges out Stevenson0 for the top prize in Shamu Week! Congratulations to Jabber, she is obviously an expert at creativity and understands the all the intricacies and details of animal training. (I imagine she had a very well-trained spouse!) Congratulations to all the players for a great week! And thanks again to Amy Sutherland for teaching us how to shamu. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-07-07: 00:06:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James