Verboticism: Fethrend

'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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Hollalization

Created by: Keeah

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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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Vodkatage

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: vod-kah-tahj

Sentence: I thought a little liquid courage would smooth out my nerves, but when she asked me why I wanted to work for her company I cursed her out. I vodkataged another big interview.

Etymology: vodka (booze) + tage from sabotage (treacherous action to hinder an endeavor)

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Quitessential

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kwit-uh-sen-shuhl

Sentence: Marsha assumed that the owner's manual had a typo when it described her new computer as quitessential. Not so. All too often, when she was at a crucial juncture in a tabulation, it would just quit. She wouldn't even get the dreaded blue screen, just a few Chinese-looking Kanji characters and a shutdown. When she had the characters translated, they said "I have a headache, goodnight". So much for buying a cheap PC from the back of a van.

Etymology: quit (of the pure and essential essence of something) + essential (absolutely necessary; indispensable)

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Humptydumptease

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: hum/tee/dum/teeze

Sentence: Bob was such a humptydumptease. Every time Sarah felt secure in their relationship he would fall apart and go off singing How does it feel To be on your own With no direction home Like a complete unknown Like a rolling stone?

Etymology: humpty dumpty + tease

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COMMENTS:

The Yolk is on him. - Nosila, 2009-05-07: 21:42:00

Eggcellent word! - splendiction, 2009-05-07: 22:24:00

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Fragmentia

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fragmənshə

Sentence: Alan has an unusual approach to stress. First he will fall apart, go into a tizzy, disintegrate. Then he will conveniently forget that it ever happened. His friends call it fragmentia. They aren't sure which is worse, the cyclone of chaos that occurs first or being ignored afterward.

Etymology: fragment (break or cause to break into fragments) + dementia (a chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reasoning)

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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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Fethrend

Created by: tigress

Pronunciation:

Sentence: My fethrend dentist has an appointment available whenever I don't need him.

Etymology: fair weather friend

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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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Vacellate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: va sel layt

Sentence: Mona's phone was often on the fritz. It never happened when robocall election polls came through, heavy breathers or debt consolidation recordings happened. It would only vacellate when Mona needed it for emergencies, work calls, making important appointments or talking to cute guys on the 1-900 numbers.

Etymology: Vacillate (to be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action)& Cell (Cellular telephone)

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