Verboticism: Hecklenchide

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Created by: hyperborean

Definition: n. An extremely moody boss, happy one day, mad the next, happy, mad, happy, mad... v. To happily give orders one minute, then angrily yell out the opposite instructions the next. (Note: It's not because you're moody. It's because people don't listen!)

Pronunciation: hehk-uhl-ihn-chyd

Sentence: The boss was a real hecklenchide: one minute she would be playfully teasing, but as soon as you joined in, she would accuse you of being inappropriate.

Etymology: heckle (to try to embarrass and annoy, as with gibes.) + chide (reprimand) + inspired by Robert Louis Sevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

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Comments: Hecklenchide

mrskellyscl - 2009-05-29: 17:39:00
Great word!

DrWebster111 - 2009-05-31: 12:07:00