Verboticism: Punytivedamages

'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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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: pewnee/tiv/dam/aj/es

Sentence: Punytivedamages amounting to a cutback of .025% of the Bank President's bonus for the year seemed unfair to the dispossessed living under the bridge who had been sold useless investments by his bank.

Etymology: puny (feeble, undersized) + punitve damages

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Comments: Punytivedamages

Nosila - 2009-03-06: 18:44:00
It makes you lose interest in banks!

silveryaspen - 2009-03-06: 19:11:00
Master of the one letter change to form a perfect verbotomy! Brilliant!