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'That cake is so dry it's completely indigestible!'

DEFINITION: n., The fear that your service representative will retaliate after you have complained. v., To be afraid of bad service because you complained about it.

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Scabrelation

Created by: godge147

Pronunciation: scab-re-lation

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Gaffatwaphobia

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: gaff at waff o bee a

Sentence: Her gaffatwaphobia was so intense that she called all of the teddy bears she gave as gifts to her nephews and nieces after herself, for fear of reprecussions.

Etymology: Gaff fatwa phobia

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Paranagged

Created by: kragn

Pronunciation: pair-uh-nagd

Sentence: my burger had way too much lettuce on it, so i sent it back -- but now i've got a little bit of paranagged that it's going to come back with a loogey in it.

Etymology: paranoid + nagged

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Shitetipper

Created by: idavecook

Pronunciation: Shit-E-Tipper

Sentence: Karen suddenly had a bad case of shitetipper after seeing her server kick over a trash can, and throw hies hairnet on the floor.

Etymology: Shitty + Tipper= Asshole

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Trepbitchdation

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: trep-bich-day-shun

Sentence: Sue immediately felt trepbitchdation after complaining that her pea soup was cold... how would she ever find a booger in that sea of green?

Etymology: trepidation, bitch (complain)

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COMMENTS:

should have gone for the crabby patties. Great word! - galwaywegian, 2007-11-30: 06:42:00

That might have led to crabotage. - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-30: 10:11:00

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Remorsel

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: re-MORS-el

Sentence: When she complained about the serving of cake Angie thought she detected a bit of disdain by the waiter and she experienced a wave of remorsel, fearing some sort of retaliation when the waiter returned with replacement serving.

Etymology: Blend of 'remorse' (regreat) and 'morsel' (a bit of food)

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Hostillaserve

Created by: day4ghee

Pronunciation: HOSTILLASERVE

Sentence: I KNEW I WAS A VICTIM OF HOSTIALSERVE WHEN I SAW THE LOOGIE GENTLY RESTING IN MY TOMATOE SOUP.

Etymology:

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Grossly realistic. Nice word. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 17:48:00

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Retailiation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: re tayl ee ay shun

Sentence: When Gerda complained to her hairdresser that she did not like the colour and cut given to her the day before, she demanded a new free colour and cut the next month. Although she feared retailiation, the hairdresser grudgingly obliged, foregoing her commission. Gerda's fears were unfounded, as purpily, uneven, fuzzy, fried hair is all the rage now!

Etymology: Retail (the selling of goods or services to consumers) & Retaliation (avenge;action taken in return for an injury or offense)

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COMMENTS:

I'll buy that! - galwaywegian, 2011-08-12: 06:24:00

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Fretribution

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: Freh/tri/bu/shun

Sentence: Fretribution is rampant amongst vegetarians who request a vegan meal.

Etymology: fret + retribution

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COMMENTS:

Ooooo... nice! Quite versatile! - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-30: 13:45:00

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Compain

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kum payn

Sentence: She felt good after her bitching session, but the compain would be along presently

Etymology: complain pain

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-30: 00:28:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram~ James

remistram - 2007-11-30: 10:14:00
I admit - one of my paranoias....

purpleartichokes - 2007-11-30: 13:49:00
Thanks for all the great definitions Remi!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-01: 07:45:00
By the way, Remistram also gets a credit for yesterday's definition. She originally submitted her definition about compulsive sniffing in June, so I have added her name to the credits which she shares with kabloozie. Thanks! ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-12-09: 01:06:00
Am I the only one confounded by the previous verbotomies being show as new ones, along with the re-run of the definition? When we go to vote for the new verbotomies, it's going to be confusing to vote for the new verbotomies instead of the old verbotomies.

logarithm - 2008-12-09: 04:24:00
A re-run, huh? I think it's ok to mix the old and new verbotomies together, and let people vote for their favourites. New verbotomies are great, but some of the old ones might still be the better ones. p/s Silveryaspen: I am back! ;-)

wayoffcenter - 2008-12-09: 05:31:00
But old games have already been decided and have major point advantages over any new entries. It stops regular contributors from playing. They already have a word entered for this contest.

logarithm - 2008-12-09: 07:02:00
It's a contest?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-12-09: 07:05:00
Hey Silvery et al, Oops! Double replay. I have now updated today's definition. See it here: Isn't it a bit early to be wearing Christmas decorations? Be creative, James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-12-09: 07:17:00
Yes, logarithm, it's a game. We have daily and weekly winners. The winning word of the day gets printed in the "b", Baltimore's free daily newspaper. See: b the paper. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-25: 00:11:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James