Verboticism: Blunderwear

'I said to dress business casual!'

DEFINITION: n. The feeling of anxiety created by the realization that you've arrived at a social event "wearing the wrong thing". v. To arrive at a social function and suddenly realize that you are you are completely over-dressed or worse -- under-dressed!

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Blunderwear

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Blunder-wair

Sentence: Jamie was nervous about the party, having been unable to conduct any dresspionage, and opted for the cautious option of black. As she entered the room, she saw a sea of bright colours, frills and big hair. Bright sparkling sequins flashed as Brad approached, feathers in his hair. Oh, dear, she thought, having just now remembered what the party was for. Her hembarassment was not finished yet though, as the ankle-length number was downright prudish and her dear friend put his shining arm around her and announced to the room "And here's my darling Jamie - the queen of Blunderwear!". The room exploded with laughter and Jamie sank into an abyss of frockxiety and gloom.

Etymology: Blunder - to err or make an obvious mistake; Wear - what you are wearing when you blunder into undresspionaged situations.

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Comments: Blunderwear

silveryaspen - 2008-12-08: 12:47:00
Great create. So straight forward, you immediately know what it means.

Nosila - 2008-12-08: 23:14:00
Seams like a great word and threads its way through your yarn like a fancy notion ... that Brad is such a Baste-ard!

mweinmann - 2008-12-09: 10:37:00
That Brad, what a fair feather friend he turned out to be....great word!!

OZZIEBOB - 2008-12-13: 16:10:00
Terrific.