Verboticism: Hollalization

'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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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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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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Fragmentia

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fragmənshə

Sentence: Alan has an unusual approach to stress. First he will fall apart, go into a tizzy, disintegrate. Then he will conveniently forget that it ever happened. His friends call it fragmentia. They aren't sure which is worse, the cyclone of chaos that occurs first or being ignored afterward.

Etymology: fragment (break or cause to break into fragments) + dementia (a chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reasoning)

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Autodislovation

Created by: chuzzlechamp

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Fethrend

Created by: tigress

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

Etymology: fair weather friend

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Jerkalist

Created by: jasjamson

Pronunciation: jurk ul ist

Sentence: The jerkalist never returned my call.

Etymology: The act of being a jerk. Even if it means making yourself look good!

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Being the jeralist effects everyone to the degree that if you're not careful you'll end up doing the same to others - jasjamson, 2009-05-07: 03:41:00

mrskellyscl I think I know that guy - mrskellyscl, 2009-05-07: 06:07:00

Everyone is bound to run into a jerkalist at some point in our lives. Thanks for the comment mrskellyscl! - jasjamson, 2009-05-08: 07:39:00

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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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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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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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Dylanthropologist

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dil anth ro pol ojist

Sentence: His card stated he was a Dylanthropologist, so when Joan kept calling to make an appointment, she would invariably get his answering machine which would either play "It ain't easy"; "It ain't me, Babe"; "Lay, Lady, Lay" or "Don't call me no more, cause I'm knock, knock, knockin' on Heaven's Door!".

Etymology: Dylan (Bob Dylan, stage name of Robert Allen Zimmerman, an American songwriter noted for his protest songs (born in 1941) & Anthropologist (the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings) & Apologist (A person who expresses regret at having caused trouble for someone)

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perfect! - splendiction, 2009-05-07: 22:26:00

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