Verboticism: Widgetwreck

'What do mean you're canceling our date'

DEFINITION: n. Something, or someone, that/who always seems to break or fall apart, just when you need it/them the most. v. To fall apart just when you need to get it together.

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Reliabull

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: ree-lie-ah-bull

Sentence: "Sure, I'll be there for you whenever you need me, anytime, anyplace I promise." At that, she stealthily slipped out the door. He knew at this moment he was being fed a hefty dose of reliabull.

Etymology: reliable (trustworthy, dependable) + bull (as in bullcrap, lies, nonsense)

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Herohoh

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: hee row ow

Sentence: cometh the hour, goeth the herohoh

Etymology: hero oh oh

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Widgetwreck

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: WID-jit-rek

Sentence: Sandra calls her appliances, tools, cell phone and other gadgets widgets and sadly for her many of them seem to fail at the most inopportune moment, a condition she lugubriously refers to as widgetwreck.

Etymology: Blend of widget and wreck

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COMMENTS:

wizard of widgets! - Nosila, 2009-05-07: 21:41:00

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Humptydumptease

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: hum/tee/dum/teeze

Sentence: Bob was such a humptydumptease. Every time Sarah felt secure in their relationship he would fall apart and go off singing How does it feel To be on your own With no direction home Like a complete unknown Like a rolling stone?

Etymology: humpty dumpty + tease

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COMMENTS:

The Yolk is on him. - Nosila, 2009-05-07: 21:42:00

Eggcellent word! - splendiction, 2009-05-07: 22:24:00

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Paragone

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: parəgôn

Sentence: Just when they were needed most the aging quarterback’s legendary comeback abilities were paragone.

Etymology: paragon (a person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality) + gone (no longer present; departed)

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Crapitulate

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: crap IT you late

Sentence: It was the last straw. Jenny did not care if it was Dennis or his phone that was crapitulating this time, but she was going to emancimate him. He was a Broke Down Engine, and ain't got no drivin' wheel!

Etymology: Crap: somewhat vulgar universal noun used to refer to something that's substandard (this crap phone has crapped out again!). Capitulate: To give up or in, usually at an inopportune moment. Emancimate: see Monday's verbotomy.

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COMMENTS:

You crap it late if on short notice too! - dochanne, 2009-05-07: 03:44:00

hyperborean Many of the words today are creative, but very few stick to the definition. Yours does, and it also works with the cartoon AND the Dylan theme! You've got my vote! - hyperborean, 2009-05-07: 23:30:00

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Mismefunktion

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mis me funk shun

Sentence: Every time her family had a get together, Velma's husband, Harry, would mismefunktion and she'd end up going alone. One time it was migraines, another he'd have to work late or another time his gout was too bad. It really came down to 2 things...he did not like her family and he had a mistress who had a wide screen tv.

Etymology: Misfunction (fail to function or function improperly); Function (a social event)& Me (Myself) & Funk (a state of nervous depression)

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Vexamate

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Vecks-a-mate

Sentence: Dave did his best to avoid looking self-absorbed by offering his help where he could, but when the time came he always had a good excuse to renege. He prided himself on being just retreatimate enough with his female friends that they would be left wanting more, never realising that the VXM he saw in texts was a referral to him, the ultimate vexamate.

Etymology: Vex - annoy; mate - friend, buddy, chum or partner; vaccinate - unpleasant treatment required before people become immune to nasty things.

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Reliefragile

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: really fragile

Sentence: Sandra spent most of her time on tenterhooks as steward of the women’s shelter relief kitchen. Lately, she had become reliefragile in her personal affairs as well. It was a relief for her to lean on the pillars around her for support.

Etymology: From the words relief and fragile.

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COMMENTS:

Slendid!!!! Splediction :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-08: 05:25:00

Ooops SPLENDID*....dang where's the spell check LOL! It's way to late and I'm way too tired....after 5 am here...(I'm a night owl) - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-08: 05:27:00

Thanks abrakadeborah! - splendiction, 2009-05-08: 18:25:00

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Quitessential

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kwit-uh-sen-shuhl

Sentence: Marsha assumed that the owner's manual had a typo when it described her new computer as quitessential. Not so. All too often, when she was at a crucial juncture in a tabulation, it would just quit. She wouldn't even get the dreaded blue screen, just a few Chinese-looking Kanji characters and a shutdown. When she had the characters translated, they said "I have a headache, goodnight". So much for buying a cheap PC from the back of a van.

Etymology: quit (of the pure and essential essence of something) + essential (absolutely necessary; indispensable)

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