Verboticism: Husherette

'Thank goodness Rodney went first'

DEFINITION: v. To generously allow others to precede you in hopes that they will identify, reduce, and perhaps be eliminated by, the potential hazards. n. A gesture of courtesy which is really the lead-in to a trap.

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Fallguide

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: Fah-all-gu-ide

Sentence: Clint was no idiot. No Sir! If he was a movie star he'd certainly have done his own stunts. But only after his personal fallguide tested the equipment, of course.

Etymology: Cunning modification of Fallguy, 80's tv show starring the same guy who did the Bionic Man, I think (er..no typecasting here!), and whose real name may also have been Guy (which is unlikey really). And 'Girl Guide' akin to Boy scout but disbanded and sadly subsumed into Scouts. (See any Enid Blython book).

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Courtierstwhile

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: curt-ee-erst-while

Sentence: Galahad succeeded to the court by deploying a courtierstwhile strategy. He always allowed others to go before him in a show of courtesy, but they often fell into bear traps, dragon's lairs or other medieval dangers only to become his bygone friends.

Etymology: courteous + courtier + erstwhile (bygone, former)

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Acquiescend

Created by: jadenguy

Pronunciation: ak wi az end

Sentence: "The early bird gets the worm," Julius declared as he held the reward aloft, "but the second rat gets the cheese!" His trite old expression gleaned a wave of bitter tacit agreeent, his team's acquiescension the solemn reminder that here, humanity ceased to be a virtue. Retail work kills souls.

Etymology: acquiesce + ascend

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Maltruism

Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: MAL-troo-iz-uhm

Sentence: Don Vito's maltruism was most evident near revolving doors.

Etymology: mal- + altruism

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COMMENTS:

petaj I suppose he often let his friends try the dodgy brew first so that he could avoice malt ruism. - petaj, 2007-06-26: 03:15:00

petaj sigh. Hit the c and the e, but couldn't seem to hit the d! Avoid, avoid, avoid, avoid (100 times) - petaj, 2007-06-26: 03:16:00

Finally, avoice of reason. - Clayton, 2007-06-26: 07:06:00

petaj Avoice and ruism are actually examples of my intellexicon. - petaj, 2007-06-26: 07:46:00

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Roasac

Created by: mar786

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Trapease

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: trap eez

Sentence: Mickey would trapease himself some free cheese by courteously allowing Rodney to go first and snap the mousecatcher.

Etymology: Trap (hold or catch as if in a trap) & Ease (freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort) plus WordPlay on Trapeze (a swing used by circus acrobats)

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Secondwary

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: sek-und-ware-ee

Sentence: It was a good thing that Bob became secondwary and let his friend sign up first for the all-expenses paid vacation to... Once the line cleared, the word "Afghanistan" was revealed.

Etymology: secondary, wary

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Precanarize

Created by: administraitor

Pronunciation: pree-can-a-raiz

Sentence: Fearing that grandfather was about to change his will, the siblings elected his favorite, Darlene, she of the silken hair, angelic smile and hourglass figure to precanarize the old bas...d with a visit to (hopefully) his deathbed.

Etymology: pre (before) + canary (as in coal mine)

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Ewegofurst

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Created by: fabdiva

Pronunciation: yoo-go-furst

Sentence: Mavis was a clever lamb indeed. Day after day she avoided the slaughter by stunning the crowd with her impeccable manners. Ewegofurst was the last thing they heard...

Etymology: Ewe - a female sheep. Go - to move from one place or point to another. First - coming before all others.

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Husherette

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: hush/ur/et

Sentence: Sue was an established husherette who kindly led the way to the appointed spot, their final destination.

Etymology: hush + usherette

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