Verboticism: Ballpointless

'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: 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: NeuroGlyph

Pronunciation: Empty-Pend-Ink

Sentence: It is better to be pendink on a sharpened pencil than emptipendink on a non-working pen.

Etymology: Independent/dependent...sub the dent w/ink.

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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: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pen/daver

Sentence: It's another of Murphy's Laws that writing utensils turn into pendavers when an important message needs to be scribbled.

Etymology: PENDAVER noun - from PEN (instrument for writing) + CADAVER (a dead body)

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Pen-ink-less

Sentence: Marvin searched in vain for a pen that would dispense ink evenly but sadly, he remained penninkless

Etymology: pen - ink -less

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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)


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

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


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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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Created by: kellysue94


Sentence: i was having an inklessdilemma yesterday


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Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) skrĭb'yə-lā'shən; (intr. v.) skrĭb'yə-lāt'; (adj.) skrĭb'yə-lā'əd

Sentence: Mario suffered a moment of intense scribulation while attempting to jot down his mother's phone messages.

Etymology: scrib[ble] + [trib]ulation


libertybelle Mario's gonna get it when his Momma gets home! - libertybelle, 2007-11-06: 08:47:00


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