Verboticism: Ventrawlation

'You're the only person who ever listens to me...'

DEFINITION: n., An ongoing relationship where one person does all the talking, whining and complaining, and the other just listens quietly and tries to appear sympathetic. v., To participate in a lopsided conversation where one person does all the conversing.

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Voted For: Ventrawlation

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Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Vent-rawl-ation

Sentence: Diane's heart sank as she saw who was calling, but it was too late, she had pressed the accept button. Michael launched into his usual monotonic whining soliloquoy without as much as a 'how are you?' and before she knew it Diane was the same old sounding board she always had been since the start of this ventrawlation he chose to call a "friendhship". One day she really would train a parrot to say "uhuh" and "I know, oh, I know" just to see if he would notice. Or maybe she'd just get a new phone number and move to Cleveland.

Etymology: Vent - to release emotional energy with excess verbiage; drawl - excessive, pointless or slow speech; relation - indicative of a relationship of some variety.

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Comments: Ventrawlation

dochanne - 2008-12-04: 13:01:00
I rethunk it and prefer BLAHBUDDY.

metrohumanx - 2008-12-04: 17:20:00
VENTRAWLATIO is extremely clever. Love the "parrot" concept!