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A lawyer can be disbarred, and a priest can be defrocked.

There really ought to be like terms for being fired from other professions, jobs, or roles. In particular, punning ones. For example:

  • the electrician was discharged
  • the bobsledder was deluged
  • the Grand Canyon tour guide was disgorged.

    I have no doubt we can come up with many more! Wink There are so many words that begin with dis- or de- or the like Wink
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    A teacher can be declassified.
     
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    The out-of-step soldier is a victim of decadence.
     
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    "I see," said the blind carpenter as he picked up his hammer and saw.
     
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    "Well, it's only a Pay Per View sailing over a blank CD ... "

    (off the topic of dis-game .... just random puns)

    Let me know if the punishment doesn't fit the crime.
     
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    Is a discharged seaman disabled?


    Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
     
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    Will JK Rowling now be disenchanted?
     
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    And hopefully come next election Gordon Brown will be devoted.
     
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    The rock group was disbanded.

    The poker player was discarded.

    The songwriter was decomposed.
     
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    The worried patient was diseased.

    The newly-shorn Army recruit was distressed.
     
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    The rooster whose crown had just been cut off was discombobulated.
     
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    The drawbridge keeper was demoted.
     
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    The innocent maiden was dismissed (or was she divergent? Wink )

    The groom was debrided.

    The comedian was digested. [di-jested]
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    And hopefully come next election Gordon Brown will be devoted.
    Yes, and Hilary Clinton has been denominated.
     
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    The groom was debrided.


    Sorry, Hic, it's the divorced husband who was debrided!
     
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    The emptied box was discontented.

    The lawyer was discounseled.

    The man who had to leave the Greek island was discrete.
     
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    Originally posted by haberdasher:
    QUOTE: The groom was debrided.
    Sorry, Hic, it's the divorced husband who was debrided!
    No, hab. A groom has a bride, but a husband has a wife. If they're married long enough that you'd call him a husband (rather than a groom) then she is a wife (rather than a bride). Wink

    So I still maintain that a groom is debrided. The divorced husband? He's despaired. Wink

    And hab? Unless we get more of these from you, I'd say that the haberdasher wasw divested.

    The taxidermist was dismounted.

    The guitarist was discordant.

    The skunk was distinct.
     
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    So I still maintain that a groom is debrided. The divorced husband? He's despaired.

    But the bride was disengaged.
     
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    A horse is derided ...
    Or is dismounted ...
    A sacked lighthouse-keeper is delighted ...
    A convict found with means of escaping is defiled ...


    Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
     
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    Is the new Asian immigrant disoriented?

    Is the excommunicated Bishop disgraced?

    They stole the cash register from the liquor store; was it distilled?

    When they lowered the rates at the bank, were they disinterested?

    A landowner was frantic because he lost his land while his attention wandered; was he distracted?

    The MIT student fell apart when he couldn't quite differentiate a complex function on his calculus final. He nearly disintegrated.

    A lawyer I know has bizarre ideas about right and wrong. According to him, everything is relative, so nothing is ever absolutely wrong. Are his views distorted?
     
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    Oh. And the cult leader whose flock left him apart was dissected, he said cuttingly.

    And the Scotsman who was lambasted by his countrymen when he took elocution lessons to hide his accent was demonized.
     
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    The amusement park was defunct.

    When the authorities visit our friend, JT, he is disjointed.

    When the stripper retired, she was desultory.


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    It looks to me that Tross is being systematic, starting with the beginning of the alphabet and working forward. So I'll eyeball the other end. (of the alphabet, that is; not of Tross)

    The fisherman was dewormed.

    The poet was diversified.

    The appraiser was devalued.

    The tennis pro was disadvantaged out. (Weak, I know.)

    The wine-maker was devinified. (Does that make up for the weak one?)
     
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    The butcher's order for organ-free meat was delivered.

    When the teacher drops your test score from A to F for cheating == you've been degraded.

    If you're too tired to go to the party because you stayed up late letting all the tucks out of the waistband -- you're depleted.

    Can't even cast a lecherous eye on the oposite sex because or Brain Fever? You're delerious.
     
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    The anxious patient was diseased. [Aw heck, I see Hab used that one already. It's tough coming to this late!]

    Here's a real dark one: The amputee was disarmed. Sorry!
     
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    What sort of suspected criminal would have...could have ... might have ... dis-tricked attorneys with equal vigor?
     
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    They stopped trusting me, took my driver's license and threw me out when I reached age twenty-one - I've been discarded.

    Then they found out I couldn't read well, and said I was dyslexic too, and there went my expensive car...
     
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    Cain disabled his family.

    She threw the diamond ring at him, disannulling their engagement.

    Agamemnon planned to destroy his enemy...
     
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    They took the flowers right out of my garden of annuals! What a DISASTER !
     
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    I feel so discomfited-- someone ate up all the jam!
     
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    "They took Victor Borge off the program! I wouldn't go that concert if you paid me!" I said with disdain...
     
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    When they closed the foreign office the Ambassador was left disconsolate...
     
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    “You’ll have to take that out, too,” said the Chief Censor, discussing the script.
     
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    Agamemnon to Achilles: "The 'topless towers of Ilium'? I thought I destroyed them !"
     
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    The scientists discerned in retrospect that there were significant problems with the design of the supercollider.
     
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    "Persons of interest," said the principal Judge, "are living on borrowed time.

    Lend an ear.

    "Surely you mean principal." Whatevahs .... it's the princi ... pull ..... of the thing, innit.

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    When the orchestra went on strike, the audience was disconcerted.

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    "...But it's devil-worship!" said Dante in disbelief.
     
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    When I married Shufitz, I was dismissed.

    Hab (or any of you here), Valentine would love a daffynition for rickroll. He's new here, and we'd love to show him a good game!
     
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    The Army lawyer in the Judge-Advocate General Corps finished his assignment and was duly debriefed.

    He didn't mind giving up his analysis of the case - after all, he's submitted it to the judge.

    He wasn't happy being rendered incapable of being succinct.

    But what he REALLY didn't like was when they took away his underpants.

    [Val - I liked "disconcerted" ! Did you get my submission for rickroll? ]

    [edit typo: Jude --> Judge]

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    Then there's DISSENT. Is that
    a. the objection when the UPS Board of Directors voted in a split decision not to return mis-addressed packaged to the sender any more
    b. removing the bad smell from the skunk someone was trying to ship
    c. deciding it didn't offended contemporary moral standards after all
    d. rounding-off odd pennies from the shipping charge
    e. the eventual delivery by parachute?
     
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    The bank teller was distilled. (The coxswain was also distilled.)
    The hairstylist was distressed.
    The shepherd was distended.
    The sprinter was distracted.
    The toilet-maker was dethroned.
    The watercolorist was distinct (and the parfumier was di-stinct).
     
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    No Coke, he replied with evident dispepsis.
     
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    "The Butler got blown away," she said Rhetorically.
     
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    Who might have said all of the following:

    A movie about a famous Napoleonic General?

    Oh, my lumbago!

    Nix.

    Minnie Mouse needs a maiden name.

    Mr. Ed? Stupid idea.
     
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    When magician Siegfried lost Roy, they were both disillusioned.

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    Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
    Nollidj is power.
     
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    An old limerick suggested this one. I'd post it but I'm not certain about language usage, especially "blue", "raunchy", or any other synonyms you can list.

    A man who falls into an outhouse must be disinterred.


    Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
    Nollidj is power.
     
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    When the thieves made off with both of his gruntles, the curmudgeon was disgruntled.


    Whether or not the lure is still on the hook is debaitable.

    Rumors about missing equipment from the ball park are baseless.

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    The barber departed.

    The tailor was depleted. (I think someone already said divested.)

    The trickster was deployed.

    The artist's model was deposed.

    The southern-US breadrmaker was deponed.

    The logician was deposited.
     
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    Manholes are discovered.
     
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    Was Pol pot a despot?
     
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