Verboticism: Quitessential

'What do mean you're canceling our date'

DEFINITION: n. Something, or someone, that/who always seems to break or fall apart, just when you need it/them the most. v. To fall apart just when you need to get it together.

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Reliabull

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: ree-lie-ah-bull

Sentence: "Sure, I'll be there for you whenever you need me, anytime, anyplace I promise." At that, she stealthily slipped out the door. He knew at this moment he was being fed a hefty dose of reliabull.

Etymology: reliable (trustworthy, dependable) + bull (as in bullcrap, lies, nonsense)

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Phondrome

Krixwell

Created by: Krixwell

Pronunciation: fon-drowm

Sentence: He would be there for her at all times, except when she really needed him to. He kept phondroming her. He was a real phondromist.

Etymology: Phone (telephone) + syndrome (disease), shortened from idea "broken phone syndrome".

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Focusbrokeus

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: fo-kus-bro-kus

Sentence: Even though he was a prolific writer, Bob was unbelieveably ADHD to the point where he couldn't keep a relationship because his mind and his boot heels would go wanderin' all the time. Alice would try to talk to him, but he would get a faraway look in his eye and she knew he was off in some mental magic swiriling ship and not really with her. The day he forgot that he was supposed to be going to see her and instead spent the entire day dancing with a corner street musician she had enough and sent him packing. When asked about the sad ending of their relationship she would quietly explain, "Focusbrokeus."

Etymology: focus: attention to a particular point or detail, have a direction in life + broke: broken + us

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COMMENTS:

excellent - galwaywegian, 2009-05-07: 08:43:00

magic, even :-) - emdeejay, 2009-05-07: 19:51:00

Love it... - Nosila, 2009-05-07: 21:43:00

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Widgetwreck

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: WID-jit-rek

Sentence: Sandra calls her appliances, tools, cell phone and other gadgets widgets and sadly for her many of them seem to fail at the most inopportune moment, a condition she lugubriously refers to as widgetwreck.

Etymology: Blend of widget and wreck

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COMMENTS:

wizard of widgets! - Nosila, 2009-05-07: 21:41:00

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Paragone

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: parəgôn

Sentence: Just when they were needed most the aging quarterback’s legendary comeback abilities were paragone.

Etymology: paragon (a person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality) + gone (no longer present; departed)

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Mismefunktion

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mis me funk shun

Sentence: Every time her family had a get together, Velma's husband, Harry, would mismefunktion and she'd end up going alone. One time it was migraines, another he'd have to work late or another time his gout was too bad. It really came down to 2 things...he did not like her family and he had a mistress who had a wide screen tv.

Etymology: Misfunction (fail to function or function improperly); Function (a social event)& Me (Myself) & Funk (a state of nervous depression)

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Herohoh

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: hee row ow

Sentence: cometh the hour, goeth the herohoh

Etymology: hero oh oh

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Emergencyalater

Created by: dekra

Pronunciation: emergence-see-u-later

Sentence: Dan always disappeared when it came down to crunch time, definitely an emergencyalater kind of guy.

Etymology: Emergency + See you later

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Dependafallible

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: deep - pend - eh - fal - eh - bull

Sentence: Everytime I need you, you always seem to leave; you're so dependafallible.

Etymology: dependable, fall, fallible (likely to fail or make errors;wanting in moral strength, courage, or will)

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Nojokingitisallbroken

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: No-joke-ing-it-is-all-broken

Sentence: Bob Dylan tells the world, Nojokingitisallbroken,including you and me.

Etymology: No:Used to express denial, no way! an expression of emphatic refusal or denial [Old English nān none] disagreement, or refusal. Joking: To not be real to make things appear as not real a joke,an amusing or ludicrous incident or situation. It: Used to refer to a general condition or state of affairs... Is: Third person singular present indicative of "be". All: The entire or total number, amount,quantity or totality. Broken: Being in a state of disarray; disordered,to be torn apart and unable to pull it together,subdued totally; humbled: a broken spirit,a broken promise weakened,crushed by grief,financially ruined,not functioning; out of order... (Unable to keep their word)

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