Verboticism: Inkubaiter

'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: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: BIK-tum-ized

Sentence: The infomercial was urging him to "CALL NOW!!", but where was the freakin' pen to write down the number!? Finally finding it right where he left it, wedged between the telephone and milk in the refrigerator, he snatched it up and began to write down the number. But, alas, it would not produce anything more than a small dent in the paper, leaving Bob, once again, bictimized.

Etymology: Bic (brand of pen), victimized


The noun would be a "bicdemise". - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-06: 04:59:00

petaj That would be the moment when he threw the useless calligraphic instrument into the bin. - petaj, 2007-11-06: 07:11:00

libertybelle On the plus side, that probably saved Bob from later suffering buyers regret. - libertybelle, 2007-11-06: 08:50:00


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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: porsche

Pronunciation: kwill/it/ur/at

Sentence: Without his ink source Dave was quilliterate.

Etymology: quill + illiterate

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Created by: Wordsmithey




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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ex-pen-dead

Sentence: Every pen I find in this house is expendead.

Etymology: expended: used up; consumed + pen + dead


exzcellent - Nosila, 2010-03-03: 23:51:00


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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: cawnpore


Sentence: When he finally met her and got Jessica's phone number, he penmurphied (and later that evening killed himself).

Etymology: pen+murphy (from Murphy's law)

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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: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: bawl poynt lehsssss

Sentence: "This pen is ballpointless!" he bawled, pointlessly..

Etymology: pointless, ballpoint


ballistic word! - Nosila, 2010-03-03: 10:17:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: by ro nee

Sentence: The birony was that when Eddie needed a pawn to record a message, he could never find one. Nevermind all his pens were MontBlanc's, Crosses and other expensive names, none worked properly, not even the uBICuitous free ones he collected!

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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