Verboticism: Hydrophiliac

'If you don't drink enough then your brain turns stupid'

DEFINITION: v. tr. To obsessively carry a water bottle always by one's side, regardless of how inconvenient, unnecessary, or impolite it may be. n. A person who constantly sips, sucks and gulps at a water bottle, fearing death by dehydration.

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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌhaɪdɹəˈfɪliæk/

Sentence: Severe hydrophiliacs run a risk of hyponatremia or at least of peeing their pants. As the saying goes, "Drink like a fish; piss like a horse."

Etymology: from hydro- + philiac

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Comments: Hydrophiliac

ErWenn - 2008-02-21: 00:08:00
Too easy, I know.

silveryaspen - 2008-02-21: 02:17:00
Maybe it was easy for you, but I'd have never thought of it! When I read it I erupted in loud laughter! You have taken gross humor to new heights ... or should I say watery depths! Kudos for your extraordinary sentence and an ingenious verbot! Excellent!

galwaywegian - 2008-02-21: 06:22:00
how much water would it take to hydro fill a yak? very nice!

Mustang - 2008-02-21: 07:20:00
Splendiferous verboticism!!

ErWenn - 2008-02-21: 21:25:00
The "too easy" was referring to the word. I've always been a bit of a liquiphiliac (though my drink of choice used to be soda, before my dentist showed me what I was doing to my walle-I mean teeth), so I've had years to refine that fish/horse joke; if it's not funny, I need a new hobby.

OZZIEBOB - 2008-02-22: 00:11:00