Verboticism: Askewnication

'You're the only person who ever listens to me...'

DEFINITION: n., An ongoing relationship where one person does all the talking, whining and complaining, and the other just listens quietly and tries to appear sympathetic. v., To participate in a lopsided conversation where one person does all the conversing.

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Askewnication

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /əˌskjunəˈkeiʃən/

Sentence: Their conversations had gotten so one-sided that she even stopped muttering "uh-huh" and completely surrendered to askewnication.

Etymology: From askew + (commu)nication

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Comments: Askewnication

Jabberwocky - 2008-02-11: 14:51:00
it definitely describes lopsided

silveryaspen - 2008-02-11: 18:05:00
Ask you? If I do, will I get nications? Not only fun to play with, but fun to say ... is it sashays off the tongue! Nice one!