Verboticism: Fashism

'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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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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Garbgaffe

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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: garb-gaffe (rhyme with giraffe)

Sentence: Rico, not realizing the garbgaffe of wearing skinny jeans, was unable to walk nor get enough circulation to his thighs. He would later have them surgically remove aforementioned skinny jeans.

Etymology: From the words garb (clothing) and gaffe (unrealized mistake)

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Bolaconstrictor

Created by: Kennecticut

Pronunciation: bowla con strictor; bolo or bola is correct

Sentence: During his presentation to the Texas Bolo Tie Corp on how to squeeze out another drop of profits. His bola tie works it`s way tighter and tighter like a true boloconstrictor they have been manufacturing until his face is beet red and is near wheezing, demonstrating the major force behind the companies falling profits and presenters

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COMMENTS:

funny - bookowl, 2008-04-09: 16:07:00

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Fashionotsee

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Fah - shun - NOT - see

Sentence: Evan fancied himself a dashing figure in his retro attire but he was a fashionotsee who didnt realize that his peers were actually sneering and not smiling at his appearance.

Etymology: Blend of fashion and not see (or Nazi..lol)

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COMMENTS:

I always thought the word fashion came from fascism! Good one, Mustang! - Nosila, 2008-04-08: 20:32:00

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Stylashed

Created by: Moosehead

Pronunciation: style-lashed

Sentence: Look at the dude with the black rubber shirt, it looks like he's about to die from heat! He got totally stylashed.

Etymology: Style -wearing fashionable clothes. Lashed -whipped or beaten.

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Sadofashionistic

Created by: queenjane75

Pronunciation: say-dough-fah-shun-is-tick

Sentence: Sara prefers to wear thongs, which the men at work secretly refer to as clam hammocks, but the hammock comparison is far, far from the truth. Thongs are rather sadofashionistic, and, believe me, the un-hammock-like perma-wedgie is not worth that kind of attention from men.

Etymology: sadistic+fashion

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Hautecutyours

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: oat cut yers

Sentence: Vinny was all for dressing to kill in his teddy and heels, but his hautecutyours were so tight he got an atomic wedgie and strap tracts in his shoulders.

Etymology: Haute Coutures (trend-setting fashions) & Cut yours (slice)

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Embhellishment

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: emb/hell/ish/ment

Sentence: Six inch stylettos are an embhellishment that hurts the spine and causes muscle cramps in the legs but come in very handy as a weapon.

Etymology: embellishment + hellish

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COMMENTS:

Ha! So do steel-toes. - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-08: 09:27:00

Bela, Bela! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-09: 20:56:00

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Paradoxsol

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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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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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