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Croosht

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: Cr-oo-sht

Sentence: Cubicles. in many work places, always give that croosht feeling, as one contemplates what will be the next to swoop down on you ... boss, customer, or even falling files!

Etymology: From roost meaning to sit and cramped meaning without sufficient space and crush in the sense of quashed or squashed.

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COMMENTS:

I often feel croosht - nice word - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-29: 10:45:00

fun word to say quickly over and over! - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 21:54:00

Pithy & pertinent- I like it! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-30: 16:15:00

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Trishcompactor

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: trishkəmpaktər

Sentence: Patty thought her Smart car was a great idea when she first ordered it. Now, every time she looks at it, it seems to get smaller. It's even worse when she gets in and drives it anywhere. Wedged between a couple of 18-wheelers, it becomes a real Trishcompactor. Her 250-pound friend Noah refers to his as his Noahconstrictor.

Etymology: Trish (nickname for Patricia) + compactor (a device that compresses trash)

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COMMENTS:

Maybe Trish & Noah should carpool. It might bring them closer. - wayoffcenter, 2008-11-20: 06:03:00

Great pun fun with names ... a real smile awhile. - silveryaspen, 2008-11-20: 07:40:00

love Noahconstrictor - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-20: 11:40:00

artr I really debated with myself whether to officially enter Trishcompactor or Noahconstrictor. - artr, 2008-11-20: 12:53:00

fabulously funny -luv: noahconstrictor. Throes a diferent light on the Ark. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-20: 16:22:00

Love both names...plus I hate SMART cars...where would I put my purse or groceries in one??? - Nosila, 2008-11-20: 19:42:00

metrohumanx EGAD! That's hilarious! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-21: 08:29:00

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Deairocapaphobia

Created by: sheepsshouldfly

Pronunciation:

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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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Economyclasstrophobia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ee kono mee klas tro fo beea

Sentence: John thought, "No wonder there's air rage these days. The planes are getting smaller, the line up at security takes longer than the actual flight. A 2 hour flight ends up in an 8 hour outing just to get where you need to go. You either have to buy food in the after security spaces at grossly inflated prices or purchase something to eat on the airplane at even more grossly inflated prices. The headphones for the movie rarely work. The crew are always on skeletal staff levels and forget trying to turn around in the toilet". After these happy thoughts John was fighting to overcome his economyclasstrophobia, as the seat in front of his slowly edged towards his head. "Seriously, he thought, does that girl really need eyemask and reclined seating for this 20 minute flight??? Next time, I'm driving", he vowed.

Etymology: Economy Class (the cheapest class of air or rail travel) & Claustrophobia (a morbid fear of being closed in a confined space)

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COMMENTS:

Classy word for what "cheap" air travel has become! - splendiction, 2010-04-19: 21:40:00

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Kneedless

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: knead-less

Sentence: The passenger in front of Tom kneedlessly reclined her seat, figuring Tom would kneedless room than she did. Had she been more considerate, she probably would have been kneedless by Tom, who made it his mission for the rest of the flight to dig his knees into the reclined seat while incessantly putting large hardback books into the seat pocket only to take them out again.

Etymology: Heedless--characterized by careless unconcern--changed to incorporate knee and then conjugated every way I could think of.

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COMMENTS:

Good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-20: 16:23:00

Kneedmore Kneedless words like this... - Nosila, 2008-11-20: 19:44:00

metrohumanx Spectacular tale of revenge! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-21: 08:31:00

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Tiltilated

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: tilt/i/lay/ted

Sentence: Since Ted loved living on the edge the discomfort he felt by the ever encroaching seat in front of him felt mildly tiltilating.

Etymology: tilt + titilated

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COMMENTS:

Almost makes those claustairphobic squeezychairs sound exciting! Nice alliteration with a bit of a tongue twist, too! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-20: 08:09:00

Nice - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-20: 16:19:00

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Squeezychair

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: SKWEEZ-ee-chair

Sentence: As the 500lb Sumo wrestler quaked tectonically to and fro in the seat immediately in front of his, Bob, affright with feelings of crambivalence and queasychairness, focused firmly upon the likelihood of being squeezychaired, or the slim hope of having a fabulous fortnight in The Phillippines.

Etymology: SQUEEZYCHAIR: blend of squeezy: to be press forcibly together; compressed, tightly packed together & CHAIR: a seat, esp. for one person, usually having (four) legs for support and a rest for the back and often having rests for the arms. CRAMBIVALENCE: blend of CRAM: to press something into something else; jam or cram beyond the normal comfortable capacity, as on a plane or train & AMBIVALENCE: similar conflicting feelings; mixed feelings of uncertainty or emotion, as between safety & unsafety.

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COMMENTS:

Wonderful word for any air line seat ... or any public seat! Slips into the mind and stays with a smile then t slides off the tongue so nicely! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-20: 08:00:00

libertybelle So clever! I like crambivalence too! - libertybelle, 2008-11-20: 09:42:00

super - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-20: 11:40:00

metrohumanx Concentrated essence of humor and fear! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-21: 08:26:00

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Cramsportation

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: kramz por TAY shun

Sentence: Packer didn't know what was a worse or more crowded way of getting to his relatives' house for the holidays, StuffWest Airlines or the JamTrak train. He considered driving the ten hours just to cut down on the physical and olfactory invasion to his personal space. Finally, his family decided on having their Thanksgiving dinner by computer conferencing. It was cheaper, and more importantly, it cut down on disputes and drama!

Etymology: cram + transportation

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Encroachclass

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: en-kroach-klass

Sentence: The plane hadn't even left the terminal when I realized that my bargain ticket placed me smack in the middle of encroach-class - where the person in front of me had already put his jacket over the back of my seat, thus rendering my tray table useless, and reclined all the way back. The fact that I was sitting in an exit row and could not recline made my encroach-class predicament all the more uncomfortable.

Etymology: encroach + coach class

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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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