Verboticism: Focusbrokeus

'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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Vacellate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: va sel layt

Sentence: Mona's phone was often on the fritz. It never happened when robocall election polls came through, heavy breathers or debt consolidation recordings happened. It would only vacellate when Mona needed it for emergencies, work calls, making important appointments or talking to cute guys on the 1-900 numbers.

Etymology: Vacillate (to be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action)& Cell (Cellular telephone)

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Govinvain

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: guhv inn veyn

Sentence: She went above and beyond the call of duty in welcoming the new governor. but he turned out to be a govinvain

Etymology: love in vain, gov(ernor)

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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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Fethrend

Created by: tigress

Pronunciation:

Sentence: My fethrend dentist has an appointment available whenever I don't need him.

Etymology: fair weather friend

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Emergencyalater

Created by: dekra

Pronunciation: emergence-see-u-later

Sentence: Dan always disappeared when it came down to crunch time, definitely an emergencyalater kind of guy.

Etymology: Emergency + See you later

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Voilater

Created by: ankur

Pronunciation: voi-later

Sentence: he again proved to be a voilater by not turning up to take his friend for his(friend's) appointment with the dentist. my cellphone is doing a "voilater" again, i have to make a call and i cant find it...

Etymology: voila = word used by magicians when they make something disappear.. so... voilater = who / which disappears..

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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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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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Focusbrokeus

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: fo-kus-bro-kus

Sentence: Even though he was a prolific writer, Bob was unbelieveably ADHD to the point where he couldn't keep a relationship because his mind and his boot heels would go wanderin' all the time. Alice would try to talk to him, but he would get a faraway look in his eye and she knew he was off in some mental magic swiriling ship and not really with her. The day he forgot that he was supposed to be going to see her and instead spent the entire day dancing with a corner street musician she had enough and sent him packing. When asked about the sad ending of their relationship she would quietly explain, "Focusbrokeus."

Etymology: focus: attention to a particular point or detail, have a direction in life + broke: broken + us

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COMMENTS:

excellent - galwaywegian, 2009-05-07: 08:43:00

magic, even :-) - emdeejay, 2009-05-07: 19:51:00

Love it... - Nosila, 2009-05-07: 21:43:00

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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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