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Claustrauma

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: closs-TRAH-mah

Sentence: The instant the doors close before flight, Delbert always experiences some degree of claustrauma, with unreasonable fear that the plane may crash, and the guy just behind him chanting in unrecognizeable dialect does little to ease his fears.

Etymology: Blend of 'claustrophobia' (an abnormal fear of being in enclosed or narrow places), and 'trauma' (an experience that produces psychological injury or pain)

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Deairocapaphobia

Created by: sheepsshouldfly

Pronunciation:

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Seatraction

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: seet/trak/shun

Sentence: Whenever John flew and had to sit in the middle isle, Murphy's Law of seatraction always seemed to come into play. On either side of him twin 300 pounders always made him feel cozy and crushed for the full six hour flight.

Etymology: seat + contraction

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COMMENTS:

Interesting combo! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-29: 09:12:00

I first thought of your word as seat attraction which would make sense if the seat on either side got closer - great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-29: 13:28:00

good word! twelve hours in traction after the flight to straighten out the limbs would do the trick... but not with the 300 pounders as the weights! - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 22:21:00

John - Go by sea next time ! good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-30: 16:17:00

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Dreathday

Created by: wackyscience

Pronunciation: dret-they

Sentence: "Ah...It goes back a long time, to the year 1505. I was travelling in this lovely little bob-about, eating halloween pumpkins, when Harry Potter leaned back on his Quidditch broom. That was my dreathday.", says Nearly Headless Nick, thus explaining the mystery of his wonderful name.

Etymology: Dreath = Dread + Death. Dread-A feeling of awkwardness, or darkness ominously looming over you. You may get feelings like butterflies crittering in your stomach, or like being sucked into a huge black hole. Especially used to describe situations like the day you get your grades in that algebra test, and of course, at the receiving end of an extremely sleepy passenger. Death-I dont need to tell you what this is. Ultimate mortis. Bye-Bye Time. Say your prayers. Go home to Momma. This is life...and death. Day-Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Everyday, Holiday, Doomsday, Mayday, Yesterday, Today, Birthday, Someday, Faraday, Payday, Heyday, Weekday...want more?

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COMMENTS:

Luv the word, "DREATH." - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-20: 16:12:00

metrohumanx Splendidly compleat. Nice work. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-21: 08:04:00

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Spacemodicum

Created by: jajsr

Pronunciation: sp-a-s-mow-di-come

Sentence: Unaware of her actions, Beth's tiredness make John experience some first class spacemodicum.

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Crammuter

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kramyoŨtr

Sentence: More and more people are using the public transit system. This increase has left Tom feeling like a crammuter. He was used to a quick snack on his way to work but the crowding has made him a sardiner.

Etymology: cram (put something quickly or roughly into something that is or appears to be too small to contain it) + commuter (traveler)

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Disencozy

Created by: zebrahdh

Pronunciation: dis-en-co-zee

Sentence: I was quickly disencozied by the crackhead who felt the need to sit right beside me on the bus, when there were plenty of empty benches. I'm prone to disencoziness though, which is why I usually walk to work.

Etymology: Disenchant- To free from illusion *of* Cozy- comfortable feeling

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Boeingconstrictor

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: bow/ing/constrictor

Sentence: I got swallowed up by a boeingconstrictor on my last flight.

Etymology: boeing aircraft + boa constrictor

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COMMENTS:

Hilarious! lol! - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 18:38:00

great wordplay. There's also the tight constricted feeling for your etymology too. - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 21:45:00

Good one, bookowl! If the passenger is not sitting on the aisle, would that make them a window viper? - Nosila, 2008-01-29: 22:48:00

Great word for all the planes with their cramped seating ... Right on! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-29: 23:57:00

Clever & funny! Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-30: 16:14:00

Good one! - chaiandallthatjazz, 2008-01-31: 10:55:00

Did you hear about the man who crossed a parrot with a boa constrictor. He didn't know what he got, but believe me, when it talks-he listens. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-05: 19:44:00

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Unkneezy

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: un-easy

Sentence: At 190cm tall, Jock always felt unkneezy when travelling in a plane. Every tilt of the chair in front and his knees were compressed against his seat tray.

Etymology: uneasy + knees

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Claustrofied

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: closs - truh -fide

Sentence: Knowing he was unable to leave the plane and truly frightened by the weird chanting of the strange looking person in the seat next to him, Chauncey was thoroughly claustrofied.

Etymology: Mix of claustrophobia and terrified

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COMMENTS:

It's got a good ring to it. - ErWenn, 2008-01-29: 07:05:00

Chauncey probably progressed to being claustrof[r]ied! Fun word! - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 21:59:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-29: 04:10:00
Today's definition was suggested by gemmgemms. Thank you gemmgemms. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-01-29: 09:30:00
Evocative cartoon ... crushed-people like sardines in a tinned-canny airplane with that overpowering fishy smell closing in on everything! Very clever!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-30: 01:10:00
Hey Silveryaspen, Thanks for the kind words. Smells like croosht shoup ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-11-20: 02:19:00
Excellent word. Makes me wonder who that was and what they were chanting.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-19: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by gemmgemms. Thank you gemmgemms. ~ James

'I feel sorry for these poor sardines.'

DEFINITION: n., A feeling of discomfort, common while sitting on a plane or train, created by the sense that you are about to be decapitated by your fellow passengers who are tilting aggressively towards you. v. To sit in a very small space, which seems to be getting smaller.

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