Verboticism: Montblanked

'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: Nosila

Pronunciation: by ron ee

Sentence: It was one of life's bits of birony that Fred could only find pens in his house that were all out of ink. He could never find the write stuff!

Etymology: Biro (a pen that has a small metal ball as the point of transfer of ink to paper) & Irony (incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs)

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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: kwill/it/ur/at

Sentence: Without his ink source Dave was quilliterate.

Etymology: quill + illiterate

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Created by: aiiden

Pronunciation: penuh-side

Sentence: Damn penacidal pens!

Etymology: pen+suicide

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Created by: Floatzilla




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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: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Im pen tent

Sentence: He scrambled for a pen as soon as a Pulitzer winning idea took shape in his brain, but as many have before and many will afterwards,encountered impentency. The idea faded, leaving him to angrily mutter at the pen, "Impertinent impentent pen!"

Etymology: Impotent (sterile) & Pen (writing instrument)


He needds some Viagra in his ink! - Nosila, 2008-10-03: 20:18:00

zxvasdf I've seen Viagra on pens, but I would be extremely concerned if I found some in my pen. - zxvasdf, 2008-10-03: 23:11:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: The not rite stuff

Sentence: When the first astronauts went up in space, they had thenotwritestuff for report writing, because the lack of gravity prevented the ink from flowing down the shaft and appearing on official NASA notepaper. This where the famous line, "Houston, we have a problem" was born. After the Astronaut Pen was invented, where you could write upside down or at any angle, proper records could be documented. This was long before any computers were available (except HAL) to enter data. Imagine then how many alien encounters were missed or not reported because the crews had thenotwritestuff! Have you any ink-ling? The biro-ny...they can get a man on the moon, but they cannot invent a pen that does not dry up!

Etymology: The Not (negative) Write Stuff (play on Right Stuff(Essential abilities or qualities;dependability,etc.necessary for success...also name for a Hollywood Movie about astronauts chosen for the space program)


zxvasdf Good sentence. Funny, cud have just splurged a buck for a dozen of pencils instead. - zxvasdf, 2008-10-03: 13:39:00

Then they would have had to get the lead out! Cheers! - Nosila, 2008-10-04: 23:08:00


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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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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: PEN-ink-less

Sentence: Farley finally found a pen but he was again frustrated,as the pen was completely out of ink but it was bitter irony since he had intended to write a check on an empty bank account...he was both peninkless and momentarily penniless as well.

Etymology: Blend of 'pen', 'ink' with suffix 'less' (without) play on the word penniless

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bôlˌpoint lis

Sentence: Rusty had a wonderful idea. This happened so infrequently that it seemed imperative to write it down. He reached for a ballpointless pen and proceeded to do little more than tear a hole in a piece of paper. This whole exercise was ballpointless. He then had to try his entire collection of paper scratchers. As he looked at the advertising message on a pen and wondered where he had pilfered each one, the original thought he wanted to save for humanity slowly faded away, never to return.

Etymology: ballpoint (a pen with a tiny ball as its writing point) + pointless (having little or no sense, use, or purpose)

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