Verboticism: Abicphany

'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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Created by: QuantumMechanic

Pronunciation: pen en suh late

Sentence: I knew the answer, but I didn't couldn't call in to win, because I was peninsulated -- all of the pens I found were dead.

Etymology: pen (ink writing instrument) + insulate (isolate), parallel to peninsula (an isolated spit of land)

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Created by: Kyoti

Pronunciation: Mahnt-blaynkt

Sentence: Rudy scribbled and scratched on his legal pad, leaving dozens of swirly deep grooves, but no discernible ink marks of any kind appeared on his paper, and he was forced to accept that he'd just been completely montblanked.

Etymology: Mont Blanc: fancy French pens with fancy French price tags + Blanked: a term sportscasters like to use to indicate a shutout, especially when referring to the visiting team.


so many great words today! - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-03: 09:48:00


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Created by: thebaron


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


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Created by: tuckerdognc

Pronunciation: pen diss func shun

Sentence: I can't seem to find a pen without pendysfunction.

Etymology: Pen + dysfunction.

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: in/kon/spic/u/us

Sentence: Maybe if he pressed hard enough on the paper he would be able to see an outline of his words but the pen was virtually inkonspicuous.

Etymology: ink + inconspicuous


sweet - leechdude, 2007-11-06: 21:14:00


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Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: bick-et-line

Sentence: Darryl went through all of his pens to write down Miranda's phone number to no avail; he formed a bicketline with all of the pens that refused to work.

Etymology: bic - popular brand of pen + picket line. A bicstrike.

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Created by: jsmccarty82

Pronunciation: I-ron-ick-al

Sentence: It seems that this journal is a chronicle of ironies. Hey it should be called an ironical journal!

Etymology: A chronicle of ironies.

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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)


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


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Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: bik/tim/ized

Sentence: There were two signatories and two pens to choose from, one that had a grey cover and one that was clear with a reservior of blue ink showing through. He chose the clear pen and realized when he put the pen to paper with no result he'd been bictimized again.

Etymology: bic + victimized


zxvasdf If you have been a bictim, raise your hand. - zxvasdf, 2008-10-03: 13:41:00


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Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation: inka-myoo-knee-ka-dough

Sentence: I was inkommunicado at the meeting and I think my boss might have noticed.

Etymology: ink + incommunicado (not able to communicate)

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