Verboticism: Quilliterate

'What's with this stupid pen?'

DEFINITION: v., To search for and find a pen to write down an important note, only to discover that the pen does not work. n., A moment in time when the only pens you can find, are pens that do not work.

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Pendysfunction

Created by: Wordsmithey

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Leftwritewrong

Created by: serickson

Pronunciation: left rite rong

Sentence: Mary, where is the pen I put here yesterday? What do you mean I didn't put it ther; of course I did. Here it is, what did I tell you! (Oh, shucks, I am definitely not telling Mary I'm having another leftwritewrong. It did too work when I put it there, and I do not have Alzheimer's!)

Etymology: leave-left-had left..to put something somewhere and let it stay there; write-right-rite..mantra spoken when looking for a pen; wrong..both you and the pen

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Notworthy

Created by: marge

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Peninkless

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: PEN-ink-less

Sentence: As was so often the case when he needed a pen in an important moment the only one Germain could find was completely dry and leaving him peninkless once again.

Etymology: Blend of pen and ink with the suffix 'less', (without)

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COMMENTS:

poor Germain - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-03: 09:45:00

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Paperblankwriter

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Pay-per-blan-k-ry-ter

Sentence: When Steve's boss called to tell him the date and details of a very important meeting, he thought he had better make a note of it as his memory was not his best asset. He picked up the nearest pen but it had run out of ink so he tried again , only to realise that all the pens in the house were paperblankwriters that refused to work. He made a vow to himself that next time he would always buy his pens in bulk and discard them as soon as they were running out.

Etymology: Paper(material made from wood pulp used for writing on) + Blank(empty, plain, not marked) + Writer(a device that writes information) = Paperblankwriter

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COMMENTS:

playing the Beatles card eh? clever - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-03: 09:46:00

Being British what else could I do? - TJayzz, 2008-10-03: 13:06:00

A Hard Day's Write?? - Nosila, 2008-10-03: 20:16:00

hard to beatle. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-05: 17:36:00

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Ballpointless

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: bawl poynt lehsssss

Sentence: "This pen is ballpointless!" he bawled, pointlessly..

Etymology: pointless, ballpoint

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COMMENTS:

ballistic word! - Nosila, 2010-03-03: 10:17:00

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Sypened

Created by: annbananne

Pronunciation: sigh pend

Sentence: When you really need to write something down you usually can only find sypens.

Etymology: syphen: ink was syphened out pen: pen (duh)

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good one! - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-06: 13:52:00

I like it too! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-06: 16:57:00

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Mispenning

Created by: thebaron

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Sentence: She tried to finish her love note, but she kept mispenning.

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Dristylus

Created by: idavecook

Pronunciation: Dry-STRY-lus

Sentence: After repeatedly licking the pen Chip was now under the all to common spell of dristylus.

Etymology: Dry + Stylus "i" for fun!

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Capentulate

Created by: mvsmyth

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