Verboticism: Sissyfine

'I thought you'd want a head on a platter'

DEFINITION: n. A punishment which does not fit crime. v. To assign a punishment which is bizarrely inappropriate, and seems totally unrelated to the crime which has been committed.

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Sissyfine

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: siss eeeeeeeee feye nnnnh

Sentence: He walked into judge Draco's courtroom with the sinking feeling that a sissyfine decision was on its way.

Etymology: fine, Sisyphean challenge" "wikipedia" As a punishment from the gods for his trickery, Sisyphus was compelled to roll a huge rock up a steep hill, but before he could reach the top of the hill, the rock would always roll back down again, forcing him to begin again.[2] The maddening nature of the punishment was reserved for Sisyphus due to his hubristic belief that his cleverness surpassed that of Zeus.

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Jabberwocky - 2009-03-06: 09:38:00
oooh!! very cerebral today

silveryaspen - 2009-03-06: 19:30:00
Wow! Sissyfine was just fine as a simple combine of sissy and fine and a great create. Then I read the etymology, enjoyed the Greek myth new to me. Not quite an eponym for you spelled it differently from the Greek, but that just made it better. Double meanings are not easily created. Absolutely Brilliant!

kateinkorea - 2009-03-08: 10:20:00
Very clever!