Verboticism: Theraderie

'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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Created by: picabomama

Pronunciation: ⎪'θ⎪⎪'rädærē ⎪ thair- rod- er- ree

Sentence: It had been 10 years since Kelly last spoke to her high school pal Michelle, but not a thing had changed. Michelle talked without pausing for 3/4 of an hour before she asked how Kelly's life was going. Kelly responded quickly, understanding that she would not be permitted to elaborate. It was clear that their theraderie had not been faded by time, at least not for Michelle.

Etymology: therapy- a largely one sided conversation that is most beneficial to the speaking party camaraderie- an enduring relationship

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Comments: Theraderie

Tigger - 2008-02-12: 00:51:00
This fits the definition nicely.