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'But I was here first!'

DEFINITION: n. The feelings that well up inside of you when you're waiting for service and another person, who arrived after you did, gets waited first! v. To wait and wait in line, only to watch other people jump the queue.

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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: Queue - irkt

Sentence: There was only one clerk at one register at Kame-Apart. Dismayed and waylaid, in a long line, those imprisoned in it found no time peace. Then, the chap at the end, like a defensive forward, with elbows attackling, made a mad line drive, surging queueickly to the front, leaving the rest of us waitstresses even more queueirked!

Etymology: QUEUE, IRKED, QUIRKED. QUEUE - waiting line. IRKED - annoyed, frustrated, exasperated, irritated and angry. QUIRK - the twist of fate that resulted in the long line and the line-jumper. /// Kame-Apart for K-Mart is not my invention. I have heard it many times and don't know who created it. /// Attackling is a verbotomy of attack and tackling. /// Queueickly is a verbotomy of queue and quickly.


clever blend - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-07: 15:24:00

interesting etymology. Enjoyed the sentence too!! - mweinmann, 2009-04-07: 17:07:00

metrohumanx Hahahaha! Good one, SA! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 02:21:00


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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: but-in-feeuhr-eee

Sentence: Her buttinfury heightened to a frenzied state when every item that he wanted to purchase had no price codes so the cashier had to call the manager over to find the prices for each of his 54 items, one by one...

Etymology: butt-in (as in to intrude in line) + fury (rage)

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: diss kew waii et

Sentence: His dissqueueiet led to the linisation of the interlopers.

Etymology: disquiet queue diss

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Created by: ChickenWhistle

Pronunciation: TERN-bern

Sentence: "Aww, man! I had a bad case of turnburn at the greengrocers yesterday. I must've been queuing for twenty minutes before I'd finally got to the front of the dismally short, yet depressingly slow line to the till. An old dear, (who must've been pushing a hundred if I'm a day,) in a pink, floral headscarf waddled completely obliviously past me and the people behind me straight to the counter. Wherefore she plonked her bag of tangerines and then spent ten minutes trying to find a twenty pence piece at the depths of her ancient purse. I would've given up and left in a huff if it wasn't for the great deal I was getting on white asparagus."

Etymology: Turn - e.g., "take it in turns, one at a time." Burn - (vernacular) a negative/painful experience. E.g., "Oh duuude, you got burned!"

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: inn tur jur kt

Sentence: The intensity of his interjerktion was resposible for his impaling on Madams umbrella.

Etymology: interject as in butt in, jerk as in butt head.


Your sentence and verbotomy are so good I not see it, I feel it! Excell'in't! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-07: 11:19:00

Can't type today worth a hang. Meant to type - Your sentence and verbotomy are good, I not only see it, I feel it. Excell'in't! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-07: 11:20:00

tragic but funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-07: 15:21:00

At least his rain of terror is over...maybe we should all carry umbrellas! - Nosila, 2009-04-07: 23:06:00

metrohumanx I'll bet he wanted to bumbershoot someone! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 02:27:00


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Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: cuo ma

Sentence: Henny’s queuoma spared her life for quite a while! She pleasantly stood in line in a kind of queuoma, and failed to notice the other stupidly eager birds stepping out in front of the line. As she neared the start of the line the sights and sounds before her were reminding her she was a chicken! Horrid chops! Oh the panic! Running around with their heads cut off! Henny forced herself back into her queuoma, allowing all other rude birds passage a HEAD!

Etymology: From queu (to line up) and coma (a state of unconsciousness). Queuomas occur when lining up and not noticing others stepping ahead in line and not really caring.


metrohumanx SPLENDID word! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 02:17:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hen vee us

Sentence: Biddy was always one to strut her stuff. She showed off at every opportunity. Her chicks were always the cutest and her crow always the most melodic. She laid the most eggs. The rooster always picked her first. The other chickens were always henvious of her. That is until the day Farmer Brown came around looking for the perfect chicken to take with him into the house. That was a special treat. If you went into his house, you never had to worry about laying eggs or scratching for corn again. He was going towards Henrietta when Biddy jumped in front of him and strutted her stuff. The Farmer was only could he resist? He picked up Biddy, who weighed a poultry five pounds and took her into the house. How could any of them know she was really to become a victim of Fowl Play?

Etymology: Hen (adult female bird) & Envious (showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages;covetous of another)


Your attention to the cartoon, I so admire. Very henterprising! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-07: 02:57:00

Should have passed the buck buck buck - galwaywegian, 2009-04-07: 07:35:00

This is hilarious..... - mweinmann, 2009-04-07: 17:04:00


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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: butt/in/dig/nay/shun

Sentence: Sally felt the buttindignation overwhelming as someone cut in front of her at the ticketbooth and bought the last ticket.

Etymology: butt in + indignation


petaj that's good - petaj, 2009-04-07: 06:18:00

Good word. could have used it yesterday as well :) - galwaywegian, 2009-04-07: 07:36:00

buttinhol - silveryaspen, 2009-04-07: 11:13:00

oops ... you buttinhholed this definition! Great Create! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-07: 11:14:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: lēpflôg

Sentence: Anne was told that the customer is always right. Sometimes she knew better. One morning when the other cashier was caught up in traffic the queue to her register was especially long. As she started to ring up a child’s purchase a woman rushed up to the counter to ask for a price check. Once given the price she announced ”That’s fine, I’ll take it”. Anne snapped. She decided to leapflog this inconsiderate customer. In a strong clear voice she asked the rest of people in line if they minded this woman butting in line. The resulting furor sent the woman scurrying without buying anything. The cheer Anne received made up for more than a few bad days.

Etymology: leapfrog (a game in which players in turn vault with parted legs over the backs of others who are bending down) + flog (beat someone with a whip or stick as punishment or torture)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: skan tisi payshun

Sentence: Freddy the chicken awaited the farmer's visit each day, thinking he would selected for favoured treatment. Every day though, some one else was chosen. He was experiencing severe scanticipation when one day he was chosen...not knowing why. Authorities now believe he was the victim of fowl play.

Etymology: Scant (deal with inadequately and superficially) & Anticipation (wishing with confidence of fulfillment)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-07: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by abrakadeborah. Thank you abrakadeborah. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-04-07: 02:41:00
Very greative cartoon, James!

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-07: 05:46:00
Thanks James! great cartoon too! It made me think hard on my own definition :)

mweinmann - 2009-04-07: 07:39:00
The cartoon was very thought provoking....that sometimes, we might want to wait or that what we are waiting for might not be the "answer" to our wishes in the end.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-07: 02:31:00
Thank you. I guess the feeling is that sometimes we're lucky enough NOT to get what we wanted. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-20: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by abrakadeborah. Thank you abrakadeborah. ~ James