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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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Buttindignation

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

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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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Queuerage

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: CUE-raj

Sentence: As she watched yet another shopper manage to slip in line ahead of her as she waited, Brenda felt welling queuerage building inside and only through concentrated effort was she able to quell an outburst of screaming and cursing.

Etymology: Blend of 'queue' and 'rage'.

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COMMENTS:

Also a play on courage ... the courage to remain calm despite your queuerage! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-07: 11:36:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-07: 15:24:00

good word.. - mweinmann, 2009-04-07: 17:08:00

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Nanoutragedis

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: NANN-out-RADGE-a-DISS

Sentence: I felt so outraged, abused and forsaken- As I waited in line for Canadian bacon… I took a ticket but she took my place ...then my anger succumbed to her beautiful face… I said “Excuse me- Do you have my number ?”… Making my point, I felt so much dumber… I had no appointments, no kids to collect… No fish on the fire, no cars to inspect. Letting her know that her actions were rude was the best thing I did-now we’re sharing our food. We're watching old movies in a strange state of bliss… All because of a NANOUTRAGEDIS!

Etymology: NANO+ouTRAGe+tragEDy+DIS=NANOTRAGEDIS.....NANO: one billionth (10−9)of something, infinitely small or insignificant; International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek nanos dwarf.....OUTRAGE: an act that violates accepted standards of behavior or taste, the anger and resentment aroused by injury or insult; Middle English, from Anglo-French utrage, outrage insult, excess, from outre, utre beyond, from Latin ultra.....TRAGEDY: a disastrous event, a serious drama typically describing a conflict between the protagonist and a superior force (as destiny) and having a sorrowful or disastrous conclusion that elicits pity, terror or an awkward date; Middle English tragedie, from Middle French, from Latin tragoedia, from Greek tragōidia, from tragos goat (akin to Greek trōgein to gnaw) + aeidein to sing[14th century].....DIS: short for disrespect, to treat with disrespect or contempt [1980].

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metrohumanx Foghorn Leghorn. - metrohumanx, 2009-04-07: 01:32:00

You're so kind...Ya see I just voice my feelings to to others around me loud enough for the clerk to hear & feel foolish..and in the end when this happened to me it backfired on the RUDE "cutinfronther" that broke in line..it became a joke :) Poetic Justice! hehehe - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-07: 05:27:00

Very much enjoyed your verse, and the way it did not make him curse, a nice twist to make his linewait end, with the making of a new friend! Nicest sentence of the day. Again your verbotomy is a good long word play! (in more ways than one - the play is the thing!) - silveryaspen, 2009-04-07: 11:41:00

metrohumanx Merci beaucoups! I don't have the pun-gent abilities that others do, but i try to keep it amusing. Some people think that puns are the lowest form of writing, but there's verse! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-07: 16:03:00

Puns are not only fun but good brain exercise ... and dittor for verse ... which also helps one to say it better with less words ... They are signs of intelligence, not dunce! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-07: 21:39:00

metrohumanx I was just attempting a pun....there's verse-MUCH verse... - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 01:12:00

:-) you are a very nice pun-gent! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-08: 07:09:00

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Scanticipation

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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Jumplain

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: juh-mp-lay-n

Sentence: Oh the feelings of jumplain Adam had when he waited in line 3 hours on black friday, only to watch others jump the line and wait just 3 minutes.

Etymology: jump (move forward) + pain (feelings of hurt) + complain (showing anger towards something or someone)

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Great etymology and blending. Great create! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-07: 11:22:00

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Aggressiveimpatientclucking

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Uh-gres-sev-em-pay-shent-kluck-ing

Sentence: Marsha felt so much "aggressiveimpatientclucking" towards the jewelry sales clerk, that she spoke loud enough so he could hear her boisterous "Aggressiveimpatientclucking" because he waited on another customer first that had just walked up. He plainly saw Marsha standing there for 15 minutes right beside him! Ah but, Little Miss Nohometraining that cut in front of Marsha and the 3 other people waiting...she received NO exchange or refund because she had NO receipt for her jewelery...Marsha laughs as she says,to the others waiting,"Duh...SEE the signs in big red letters that state clearly...NO returns or exchanges on jewelry with out receipt!" So little Miss Nohometraining walked away with her head bowed and red faced and her feathers tucked between her legs,as Marsha and the other people that she cut in front of busted out laughing at Marsha's humour! Cluck-a-doodle-dooooo! ;)

Etymology: Agressive;Hostile, injurious, or destructive behavior or outlook especially when caused by frustration. Impatient;not patient,restless or short of temper especially under irritation, delay, or opposition. Clucking;To express with interest or concern...

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metrohumanx That's what happens at these new "FREE-RANGE" outlets! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 02:30:00

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Leapflog

artr

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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Turnburn

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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Queuecumber

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kew kum ber

Sentence: George was a right queuecumber. He'd line up every day for the commuter train and sure enough, some selfish person would muscle past him at the last minute and get on before him, usually taking his favourite seat. One day, that guy got on George's last nerve. He shoved him under the tracks as the train was pulling out. George had a one-track mind and the pushy guy is now a choocumber.

Etymology: Queue (line up of people) & Encumber (hold back)

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Linearage

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: linēərāj

Sentence: Gerry was happy when he was finally able to take his kids to Disney World. He fully expected to have to wait in lines. What he hadn't anticipated was the queue jumpers who thought nothing of cutting in line. He could feel his linearage building. If the kids weren't with him there might have been a all-out queuebrawl.

Etymology: linear (arranged in or extending along a straight or nearly straight line) + rage (violent, uncontrollable anger)

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metrohumanx Wouldn't want the kids to witness GERRYatrix! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 02:23:00

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Comments:

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