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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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Top verboticism of the day created by Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ade-naw-zee-um

Sentence: Sally's propensity to constantly offer assistance went on aidnauseum. The paramedics in her neighbourhood were particularly distressed.

Etymology: aid + ad nauseum (to an excessive degree)

Created by: Jabberwocky.

Comments: this one! - mweinmann, 2009-07-07: 12:08:00

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Overaide: /over ride/ Marjie was single-minded in her efforts to win the first aid officer of the month award. To that end she had resorted to overaiding her team mates. Now every paper cut was treated with iodine and bandaging, every headache with excessive and vigorous head massage, every little bump or bruise with lashings of arnica and warnings about occupational health and safety. Their protests were ignored, their bandaids stripped off and replaced with industrial strength bandage and some had even resorted to wearing balaclavas to avoid losing their hair. Etymology: over ride (bully, browbeat, ignore protests) + aide (one who provides assistance) Created by: petaj.


Heh heh....all that's left is CPR. Good word. - Mustang, 2008-05-26: 04:57:00

Remediabullheaded: /reh-mee-dee-ah-bull-hed-ded/ The new assistant was remediabullheaded and drove everyone crazy. Etymology: remedy + remediable (that can be remedied or cured) + bull headed Created by: porsche.


Remenable word! - Nosila, 2009-07-07: 15:37:00


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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

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