Verboticism: Fashionotsee

'I can't breathe with this tie on!'

DEFINITION: n. A fashion accessory or style of dress which purports to improve one's appearance and attitude, but actually does the opposite. v. To follow a fashion dictum in an effort to improve your social standing even when it causes physical discomfort.

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Fauxchic

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: fo-SHEEK

Sentence: While Miriam believed she was very stylish and stunning, the styles she chose were invariably fauxchic, either outdated, recommended by people with trashy fashion sense, or just chosen because of her utterly poor taste.

Etymology: Blend of 'faux' (false) and 'chic' (stylish)

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COMMENTS:

Fee Fye Faux Fum! - Nosila, 2009-05-27: 09:22:00

Fuax No Miriam!!! Fun word. - mweinmann, 2009-05-27: 09:53:00

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Paradoxsol

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: parra-dox-sol

Sentence: Pamela swished her skirt around pouting prettily at the passing officers while she twirled her paradoxsol overhead. Designed to make her look like a sophisticated young lady, it was made of a beautiful imported lace. Unfortunately, the lace afforded little protection to her fair face and within 10 minutes of the midday sun her cheeks were red and the skin had started peeling off her nose.

Etymology: parasol (fashion accessory which protects against the sun) + paradox (contradiction) + radox (commercial mineral salt preparation added to a bath for easing muscle pain)

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COMMENTS:

great word - bookowl, 2008-04-09: 16:08:00

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Loopsy

Created by: dennisrussis

Pronunciation: lup-si

Sentence: Being a real loopsy her dress gronded other bobbysockers at the party.

Etymology: loop + fancy

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Crosstumed

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kross toomd

Sentence: Ned & Nancy lived together and worked in the same office. Ned worked for Ida and Nancy worked for Bruce. Every month there were new contests and events designed to increase employee morale and engage the workers. Today was "Dress Like The Boss" Day, so Nancy had crosstumed herself in a suit and tie and Ned had gotten himself crosstumed in a diaphanous bridesmaid dress, the colour of bubblegum, complete with accessories. Off they went to work, only to be greeted by their snickering, jeering co-workers wearing bandannas, torn jeans, sleeveless shirts, carrying guitars and microphones. Yes, it was actually "Dress like The Boss Day" alright...Bruce Springstein, that is!

Etymology: Cross (as in cross-dressing, where someone of one gender wears the clothing typically associated with the other gender) & Costumed (dressed in clothing characteristic of a period, country, or class)

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COMMENTS:

Do you suppose someone was being a little costumacious? - Mustang, 2009-05-27: 07:48:00

hyperborean I really enjoyed your story! Perfect for the cartoon! - hyperborean, 2009-05-28: 21:06:00

EXCELLENT WORD, but it didn't need the book, it's called a "sentence" - DrWebster111, 2009-05-31: 12:12:00

Ah, DrW...sentences really only matter in prison!!! - Nosila, 2009-06-01: 00:41:00

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Apperil

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: a/par'/el

Sentence: On a beautiful spring morning Jamagra could not decide what to wear to work. She always found this standing-in- front-of-the-closet part of the day disdressing and attiresome. After going through all of her apperil once again, Jamagra decided to skip the chafing and agcessorizing for one day. She phoned her excuses to the office ("illness and fatigue" because she was sick and tired of working) then went out to the garden. After donning her (non)tortureshell sunglasses, Jamagra pinched back some blooms and bound the peas to their trellis. "Much better than pinchy shoes and binding skirts," thought Jamagra.

Etymology: apparel (clothing) + peril (something that may cause injury; grave risk) "agcessorizing" - agonizing + accessorizing

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COMMENTS:

Great word! Even lovlier sentence. Think I'll call in sick tomorrow and get the peas planted! - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-08: 10:42:00

I agree with purple - can't wait to get into the garden - wonderful sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-08: 12:30:00

Rudolph the Red-Toes Pain-Fear! (uh, that was bad, sorry.) - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-08: 19:34:00

Peas on Earth, Jamagra! - Nosila, 2008-04-08: 20:38:00

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Fadiscomfiture

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: fad-dis-com-fit-ure

Sentence: Jill's sheek thigh boots caused her fadiscomfiture. Her feet became deformed, and she has open lesions on her toes. But hey, it's the coolest trend, and she looks marvelous!

Etymology: fad, as in fasion/discomfiture, as in injury

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COMMENTS:

At least she'sm keeping afoot of the trends! - Nosila, 2008-04-08: 20:36:00

At least she'sm keeping afoot of the trends! - Nosila, 2008-04-08: 20:36:00

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Accessorry

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ak-ces-sor-ee

Sentence: Matt realized that the peacock blue sequin jacket was an accessorry that didn't help him achieve his goal of becoming police chief, especially when the city council members stared at him in disbelief. "Perhaps it's a bit over the top," he thought. "Next time I'll go with the periwinkle scarf."

Etymology: accessory: something nonessential that contributes to an effect + sorry: feeling regret or shame

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COMMENTS:

Making a fashion statement....clever. - mweinmann, 2009-05-27: 09:51:00

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Hurtcouture

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: hurrt koo chooor

Sentence: Her obsession with hurtcouture ended tragically when she took her own life by jumping from her jimmy choo stilettoes,

Etymology: haut couture hurt

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COMMENTS:

Poor Sole! - Nosila, 2010-06-17: 23:45:00

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Plaidfad

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: plad fad

Sentence: After the moviE, "Braveheart" came out, Mary's Scottish boss wore only kilts and tartans and encouraged those who wished to seek his favour to do the same. This plaidfad was a problem to Mary and others, who found it hard to find enough plaid gear to wear to work. One poor soul finally flipped out and was fired for refusing to dress the part. He returned the next day in tartans, wild hair and blue paint on his face yelling "Frrrreedom!" In one of life's ironies, Mr. Burns, the manager was let go himself the next week, when one of his female staffers complained to head office that she did not like the tilt of his kilt when he came near her!

Etymology: Plaid (Tartan;crisscross design on a fabric) & Fad (craze, trend;current interest followed with exaggerated zeal)

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Versouchie

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: ver-sow-chee

Sentence: she decided to go through her wardrobe and throw away anything remotely Versouchie

Etymology: versace, ouchie

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COMMENTS:

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-08: 11:58:00

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