Oh, so temporary!

Posted by Lizzie on 02/21/13

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(FRANG-kwull-eh-tee), adj.

1. Calm after the air is cleared. ‘‘Edmund’s brief franquility was shattered when, once he’d confessed to loving Edna, Trish told him she’d spent his bonus on an end table.’’ See also: Frankle (to annoy by telling the truth); wrankles (lines from grudges).

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I was too stardy to make the farmers market today, SIGH

Posted by Lizzie on 12/01/12

Always setting off late. “To show up on time, Gene began telling his stardy wife, Blanche, that parties started an hour earlier than they did.” See also: Chronstant (always on time); reliabail (always cancels).

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A Very Patriotic That Should Be A Word

Posted by Lizzie on 11/17/12

(WE-ZILL-EE-ANTS) n.

1. Power gained by coming together. “The northeast faced Hurricane Sandy with wesilience, neighbors helping each other before the storm even hit.” See also: Gleelectricity (joy at your power returning); exuberinse (joy at hot water).

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This Is Not About You. Probably

Posted by Lizzie on 10/28/12

1. To stay married out of a sense of duty. “Four kids and constant bickering had turned Jeanine and Henrique’s romance into mutual martyrmony.” See also: Boudwar dispute originating in bedroom.

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I think there are probably 9,000 good words for this, but I have been reading a lot of historical romance

Posted by Lizzie on 10/06/12

CLAW-stirred, adj.1. The state of being lost after having been put in a safe place. “It took Louise three years to discover her clostered diamond earrings in a paper bag under the sink.” See also: Dumfind (to locate the object).

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When you find yourself trying to distinguish between PRIMAL and PALEO

Posted by Lizzie on 09/28/12

To examine your food intake closely. “Jane spent an hour ingestigating if she could eat lentils while on the Paleo diet.” See also: Bitemize (count calories); snackslide (cheat).

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My dream is for Chris Matthews to get so drunk he uses one of these

Posted by Lizzie on 09/14/12

1. To dig into a candidate’s past for dirt. See also: fundruse (perpetuate lies to raise money); gafftermath (fallout from a blunder); spintervention (strategic response).

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Yes, Carroll Street Park Parents, this was for you, and for shame!

Posted by Lizzie on 08/19/12

1. To secretly monitor your employees. “Rebecca was appalled when she realized that a group of fellow mothers were snoopervising their nannies with hidden cameras.” See also: Underprey (fail to provide benefits to workers).

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I was very sad to lose “Retyrant,” the most pernicious form of this series; AND, OR, THE BIRTH OF SELEXICONS

Posted by Lizzie on 07/30/12

1. Someone who thinks he’s the boss of everyone in a creepy way. “Zelly was such a tyrantula when he declared that he was the only one who could drive the car and that the radio had to be tuned to the all-John-Denver station.” See also: Tyrunt (bossy kid).

Here’s the official link. You also now have an OFFICIAL PLACE TO SUBMIT YOUR THINGERS, as the Times was kind enough to ask me to babble. Oh, I’m going to talk about Real Housewives — never fear.

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Otherwise known as, You are not allowed to tell someone they are not hungry, cold, or tired

Posted by Lizzie on 07/21/12

 

1.To deny someone his or her subjective experience.‘‘Casey began taking off her sweater despite the attempt of her husband, Matt, bundled in a fleece and skullcap, to inpercept her.’’ See also: Carbiter (asserts someone cannot be hungry).

I have also added on Dorminator and/or Tirant, for someone who tells you you can’t be tired.

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I have been TEDIOUSLY Resomsible in my dreams of late!

Posted by Lizzie on 06/15/12

DREAMISS: 1. Acting irresponsibly in a dream. “Rose was so dreamiss that she woke up convinced that she overslept her SATs and then showed up in her underwear.” See also: Slumbrage (to be angry at someone for what they did in a dream).

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Sadly, not a lot of Pleasurrection to be had of late

Posted by Lizzie on 06/01/12

1. The realization that someone you assumed dead is still alive. “Stu felt a flush of pleasurrection as he saw that a beloved author whose obit he thought he’d read had released a new novel.” See also: Moriginate (to begin the rumor that someone has died).

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Always be sure to do this in different groups, so you get credit

Posted by Lizzie on 05/06/12

flipocrite

1. One who openly justifies doing what one can’t abide in others. “Elaine knew she was a flipocrite for tailgating a Chevy, when she had gone just as slowly the day before when teaching her daughter to drive.” See also: Mequivocate (to argue the action is not contradictory).

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At the request of a friend who insisted the MAN should be emphasized

Posted by Lizzie on 04/27/12

Dramaneering

1. Maintaining control by always seeming to be in crisis. “After the dramaneering Julian wept over his girlfriend’s threat to break up with him, Gwendolyn gave in and agreed to marry him.” See also: Theratrooper (friend who swoops in to commiserate).

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I realized only after creating this I’ve been duvious FOR YEARS

Posted by Lizzie on 04/07/12

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1. Feigns knowledge of a topic by expressing doubt. “Every time the baby cried, Charles duviously told his wife that he knew it didn’t need to be fed.” See also: Fraudience (those convinced).

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Email is the problem #thatshouldbeaword

Posted by Lizzie on 03/24/12

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1. To obfuscate in an attempt to clarify. “Jim realized he had confluded his apology after explaining to his date, for the third time, why he said she looked tired.” See also: Condrone (to agree too much).

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I would probably try to eat this illustration, too #thatshouldbeaword

Posted by Lizzie on 03/16/12

chowse

1. To absent-mindedly peruse the food in your proximity. “The meal took a nosedive when Ellery unwittingly chowsed her father-in-law’s penne.” Also: bitrayal (finding that food tastes less delicious than it looks).

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In the original, it was “Handed her son the Swiffer.” Because I don’t even Menable by SPEAKING

Posted by Lizzie on 03/09/12

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men-AY-blur n.1. One who promotes the patriarchy. “Never a menabler, Sara made her son Swiffer the house each week.” See also: Menclave (male-only meeting); malefeasance (act of misogyny); menopoly (exclusive male control).

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I still don’t understand why you all sit on your phones. But I’ve made a word for it nonetheless: #thatshouldbeaword

Posted by Lizzie on 02/26/12

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1. To call someone by sitting on your phone. “Kelly was mystified by the distant peal of Sandra’s laughter until she realized her friend had bumerang her.” See also: Subtlebutt (a conversation you must move to the edge of your chair in order to hear).

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Exprose, because Mom thought “Inadvertext” too obvious #thatshouldbeaword

Posted by Lizzie on 02/17/12

Exprose

1. A message inadvertently sent to the person one is complaining about. “Arthur was fired after he forwarded an exprosé on his boss’s tics to the entire company.” See also: Epistol (to empty an in-box quickly).

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