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face on - Foreshortening of the expression "Get you game face on." Used as a response to something that is said.

e.g., Mel: Let's play really well tonight. If we beat the Weasels, we'll go to the 'tourney for sure. Team: ( in unison ) Face on!

submitted by Paul

face space - Your personal breathing space.

e.g., This is my face space. Over here is your face space. Stay out of mine and I'll stay out of yours, skanampoitch.

submitted by hellahotheather

face-mail - Term used to describe the daring act of talking to someone in person instead of either leaving a voice-mail or sending an e-mail.

e.g., Bill scares me -- he knows how to use the phone and his computer, yet just marched right into my office and left me a face-mail regarding the Simmons account.

submitted by Apremma

face-time - Washington DC expression used to indicate the amount of time a person merits in face-to-face conversation with a person in a position of authority.

e.g., As an Assistant-Deputy Undersecretary she's not going to merit more than two minutes face-time a month with the Sec-Def.

submitted by Stephen Mize

facebook - 1. Any of the various college-targeted websites that provide a virtual (and current) "yearbook," so that students can look up contact information, etc., about each other. 2. To use a facebook's interface to indicate that someone is your friend. This is sometimes done to relative strangers as a way of indicating that you've heard about them. Most facebooks provide an interface allowing you to browse your "friend network," so facebooking someone can be used as a way to meet new people. |    (verb) To post something to a Facebook account. To facebook is already in use for adding someone to a Facebook account holder's friends' network.    Since there's been no verb to facebook, facebook could well become the verb of choice for uploading something to Facebook: I facebooked our prom pictures ~ I posted our prom pictures to my Facebook account.

e.g., "Hey, you know Bob, right? So you must know his best friend Jeff." "Actually, we haven't met. I only facebooked him." | I facebooked our prom pictures. Check 'em out.

submitted by E.O. | HD Fowler - (www)

faceces - A combination of the words "facetious" and "feces," used to point out the difference between being cute or irreverent and just being difficult.

e.g., He stopped asking the young nun out when she told him that he was just being faceces.

submitted by Seam

faceebo - (face-ee-bo) A simulated or otherwise socially-ineffective on-line experience, which is intended to deceive the recipient.

e.g., Facebook addicts, who are encouraged to return to, often find that MySpace serves as an ineffective faceebo.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

faceheadnecklips - Used as a term of surprise, frustration, or insult--especially when one doesn't have time to find the perfect word for the situation.

e.g., Faceheadnecklips! That car almost ran into me.

submitted by Doug - (www)

facelicker - A man or woman who kisses are so wet you have to use a towel afterwards.

e.g., Be sure to have a towel with you if you kiss her, she's a real facelicker.

submitted by marilyn bibb

facemammia - The unique experience of finding your mom has joined Facebook.

e.g., When I got a friend request from my mother, I had a sudden jolt of facemammia.

submitted by Susanne Strickland

faceotics - Facial calisthenics performed by someone with a very elastic face.

e.g., Jim Carrey does the best faceotics of anyone I've ever seen.

submitted by Paul

facepalm - To bring one's hand to one's forehead in an exasperated or irritated fashion. Often accompanied by shaking one's head. Michael Quinion says, "the act of striking your face with a open palm, to indicate you have heard something you believe to be particularly idiotic." Noun or verb. The canonical facepalm: Press your nose into your palm with your fingers and thumb spread over your face. You do this in response to something stupid you did or said, as opposed to something stupid someone else did. You may look as if you're trying to hide. Variation on a theme: If you facepalm in response to something someone else did, you may cover only your forehead or part of it and shake your head, giving no impression of trying to hide. Shaking your head without covering your face is an alternative to any sort of facepalm.

e.g., Glenn facepalmed at Corey's comment, "But that's exactly what I just said five minutes ago." | "Somewhere, Scalia is facepalming" regarding the decision of the Indiana Supreme Court that you have no choice but to say, "Yes, sir, may I have another?" when police trample on your Fourth Amendment rights by entering your home illegally. |

submitted by Greyday - (www)

faceplant - The result when you fall flat on your face.

e.g., Did you just see that faceplant?

submitted by Keri Vorpahl

facetiate - Euphemism for "troll," as in trolling online chat rooms to provoke arguments with inane and useless commentary.

e.g., AOL users spend all their time facetiating in ChristianDebate.

submitted by Louise Van Hine - (www)

facetnated - (v) To be mesmerised by staring at glass crystals. Anton Mesmer?

e.g., When Rhonda saw the chandelier she was facetnated.

submitted by owlbear

faciaglob - Foods that stick to your cheeks or chin while eating.

e.g., Eric ate everything voraciously, especially corn on the cob. This often led to oodles of faciaglob.

submitted by Susanne Strickland

facilitage - Assisting, in order to deliberately encourage dependence.

e.g., She was going to move out, but he facilitaged her plans by offering to pay all the rent until she finished school.

submitted by Matthew Strebe - (www)

facilitize - Variant of facilitate, heard during a meeting by someone who wanted to sound important. | This is an addition to an inaccurate comment about this word. This word is an esoteric invention within the engineering, specifically the semiconductor industry. For lack of a more descriptive term referring to the installation of "facilities" meaning the water, gasses, chemicals, electricity, etc. necessary to provide specific processing machinery with the substances necessary to accomplish the complicated processes. To install facilities to the machine is loosely "facilitizing" the equipment. Engineers typically use language that most correctly expresses the meaning they are trying to convey rather than attempting to "sound important" as the current explanation goes. This word is not the same as to facilitate which means to enable (not related to facilities) as is often listed as the correct variation of the word. {ED. This so-called correction was apparently submitted by a self-important engineer of some sort. (Perhaps one of Larry's two brothers named Daryl -- who can't remember how to spell his own name?) The submittal he claims is incorrect was made by someone who had actually heard facilitize misused for facilitate -- and made a record on the Internet of what he had heard. "Corrections" such as this? We can live without them. As for what engineers say and don't say, I worked as an engineer for some thirty years before I went into business for myself and took on this site as an avocation. My jobs included being head of an engineering department with about two-hundred employees in it, a majority of whom were engineers -- including some who held doctorates in various engineering disciplines. I never heard a single one of them do what Daryl claims "engineers do." Urbandictionary gets it right with its entry for facilitize: "A horribly incorrect usage, based on the word facilitate. This word ignorantly runs rampant within Boeing and possibly other corporate entities. It means to go make sure that all facilities are in place for an upcoming project." The Urbandictionary entry was made September 23, 2009, some five-and-a-half years before Daryl came up with his incorrect "correction." "Words" such as facilitize don't belong in real dictionaries -- only in pseudo-dictionaries that aren't intended be taken seriously. Daryl is clearly not sharp enough to have picked up on that. Nota bene:: The Daryls of the world give engineers a bad name when it comes to English usage.}

e.g., We need to facilitize the completion of this important project. | The Wet Bench Module site has been fully facilitized and is ready for equipment installation.

submitted by Chuck | Daryl - (www)

facismashing - Fascinating and smashing at the same time.

e.g., What a facismashing zucchini you have.

submitted by leighb83

facmd - Funky, Awesome, Cool, Man, Dude. Fack-muhd. An ajdective describing something unexpected and astounding.

e.g., That's facmd! You really told her that?!

submitted by Evman

facon - Artificial bacon.

e.g., Ugh, my free continental breakfast is just facon and toast.

submitted by Bender

fact off - To "fact someone off" is to dispute their beloved arguments and cherished beliefs through recourse to measly facts.

e.g., "Don't fact ME off." | "You can't fact me off with that."

submitted by Adam Leslie

fact simile - It sounds like a fact, it looks like a fact, it's accepted as fact, but it really isn't a fact: it's misunderstanding, it's ignorance, it's fantasy, it's deception, or the like.

e.g., A lot of the stuff we hear on the daily news consists of fact similes, not necessarily facts. (ED. Is it a fact that the previous sentence is a fact simile? Which would that be, a conundrum or a paradox -- or a sort of paradox simile?)

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

factastic - An adjective applicable to a written work stuffed with facts that are undeniably true but bear no real relation to the work's premise in any way.

e.g., Wow! That Intelligent Design lecture was totally factastic.

submitted by Sandy - (www)

factasy - (FAC-tuh-see; n.) 1. a work of nonfiction; 2. a story in which an imaginary person or people review or tour a given real process, such as a group of students taking a tour of a crayon factory, or the ocean, or a volcanic magma system, or the human circulatory system; 3. a retelling of history as a tale, with or without a fictional narrator or protagonist. (adj.) 1. of or pertaining to (a) works of nonfiction or (b) stories containing the study or review of some real history or process by real or imaginary persons or groups. [from 'Fact' + '-tasy' from 'fantasy.']

e.g., "Western? Science Fiction? Fantasy? Spy novel? What's your genre?" "Factasy, I'm afraid: I need a catalog of plumbing supplies."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

factette - Essentially the same as a common meaning given to "factoid": a trivial fact, a "small" fact. A factlet? "Factette" might be a better choice than "factoid" for "little facts." Most linguists, in fact, insist that "factoid" be used only in the way Norman Mailer coined it in Marilyn -- for something that is incorrect, invented, or unverified; for something that looks like a fact and could be a fact, but isn't. (The first part of the previous sentence is a factoid of the Mailer sort, not a factette -- how could I possibly know what most linguists insist on?) As a suffix, "-oid" is often used for similarities: "-oid" = "-like"; while "-ette" is used for smallness. "Humanoid" means "humanlike" and "spheroid" means sort of round. Not the real thing, but almost -- or the sharing of some features. In astronomy, the "-oid" ending is used for objects that are smaller as well as similar: asteroid, planetoid. Word Navigator: . . . words starting with oid, containing oid, ending with oid.

e.g., Lillith: "Dammit. I wish HD would quit adding factettes to the descriptions and definitions." Betsy: "Why? I kind of like it. Besides, the old fart has a lot of fun doing it."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

facticious - Believable fiction, unbelievable fact, or any similar combination.

e.g., That epic Joe told seemed facticious to me.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

faction - Fact-based fiction or fiction based on real events where poetic license, exaggeration, and hyperbole are applied to the factual events.

e.g., _The Hunt for Red October_ is an example of a factional novel.

submitted by Paul F. Kisak

factitious - An adjective applicable to a written work containing lots of facts that appear superficially to support it's premise but doesn't really do so in any logical way. (I'm surprised to see that this wasn't already in the pd as a blend of fact+fictitious, its more common definition.)

e.g., John's analysis of Carl Jung's theories was totally factitious -- what did last year's UFO sighting statistics have to do with anything?

submitted by Sandy

factoid - Factoids are a series of facts or truths on a related subject. Basically, small bits of information.

e.g., She was pumping me for factoids about her ex-roomie, but I clammed up.

submitted by CJ Critt - (www)

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