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'Do you really get paid to insult people?'

DEFINITION: n. A person who insults people for a living. v. To get paid to insult your customers.

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Chideandseek

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: chīdandsēk

Sentence: After the hazard warning by Consumer Reports the job of the Customer Disservice Representatives is to do their best to shift the blame for problems back on to customers. With a technique they call chideandseek, they admonish callers for not following the overly-complicated owners manual that includes such sage wisdom as using safety goggles and chain-mail gloves when using any sharp product. If guilt does*t work, the trump card is to suggest that they are passing the call to a supervisor. Of course, all this does is put them back into the maze of a phone tree system.

Etymology: chide (scold or rebuke) + hide-and-seek (a children*s game in which one player tries to find other players who have hidden themselves)

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Backtoyourfacespeaker

cristaleo

Created by: cristaleo

Pronunciation:

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Abusedriver

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: a/boos/dry/vur

Sentence: This morning there was a subway shut down so I had to take the bus and listen to abusedriver hurl insults at every unsuspecting passenger who tried to exit by the front doors

Etymology: bus driver + abuse

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Proheckler

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: prO-heck-ler

Sentence: David had a unique job. He is a proheckler, getting paid to go out to clubs heckling anyone that dares go on stage.

Etymology: professional/heckler

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Dissservice

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dissərvis

Sentence: The carry-out restaurant is famous for its dissservice. The workers are paid to create rude banter with their customers. If enough people ask for a particular insulter they are paid a bonus. A customer who can best a server gets a free meal.

Etymology: diss (act or speak in a disrespectful way toward) + disservice (a harmful action)

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COMMENTS:

Mrgoodtimes I like you line of thought ;) - Mrgoodtimes, 2011-03-31: 12:46:00

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Hateredee

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: hate rah deee

Sentence: I went to an upscale mall to buy a desk and chair from Pottery Barn. So I went up to a guy standing at a counter right below the chair I wanted and asked him if he could help me. He looked up over the magazine he was reading and in a snotty tone told me I could place a special order at any register. He was such a hatere'd and so surly from me asking him for help. I looked back at him a bit aghast and said "Ewww. You are in your forties and work in the mall. Don't care that it's Short Hills Mall, you still work in the mall." He was the perfect example of a hatere'd.

Etymology: maitre'd + hate. Actual spelling should be hatere'd - but rules of game wouldn't allow it - so i changed it a bit for the header.

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Mocksmith

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: MOCK smith

Sentence: Kelly was a mocksmith by trade but sometimes worked odd jobs for extra money. She applied to the contempt agency and found that there were a lot more jab descriptions listed than she would have thought. They even had positions for bioenginesneers and diss-trict managers.

Etymology: mock + smith (n., one who makes or works with something); a play on the word locksmith

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Clever... - mweinmann, 2009-11-11: 11:12:00

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Insultimatefighter

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: in-salt-ee-met-fie-terr

Sentence: he had a zinger for every occasion...he was a truly gifted insultimatefighter

Etymology: insult, ultimate fighter

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Hexcellentician

Created by: ekath

Pronunciation: heck-sell-en-ti-shin

Sentence: It has been said that the creators of South Park are the 21st centuries' most influential hexcellenticians, narrowly snatching the title from American Idol's Simon Cowell.

Etymology: from heckle + excellent + -ician (common ending for professional careers)

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i never know what to say in these comments. but i like to see comments on my vermotocisms. so insert funny/ pat on the back response --here-- - mana1066, 2007-05-06: 23:06:00

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Jobloquist

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: JOB-lo-queest

Sentence: Roxie's success as a jobloquist was just the beginnning of her plans for a worldwide franchise of Insultoriums. "Just imagine" she said to Bob. "We could train Crapenters to care for Building Industry workers, especially plumbers; Jivesqwawkers for musicians and entertainers and Fleermongers for doomsday prophets." Bob loved the idea of making squillions, but was concerned at a growing trend in Roxie's behaviour of "bringing her work home."

Etymology: JOB: Employment & OBLOQUY: reproach, vile, evil speaking, revilement& IST:practisers. COGNATES:JOBLOQUY, JOBLOQUISTER

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The possibilities are endless.....slurfing the net? - Mustang, 2008-06-30: 23:07:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-23: 00:20:00
Today's definition was suggested by an anonymous donor. Thank you for sharing! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-23: 01:39:00
Weeklink is at it again! Read Verbotoweek! A look back at last week's weirdest words and funniest comments. See the Verbotomy Blog.

playdohheart playdohheart - 2007-04-23: 07:09:00
That gentleman bears a striking resemblance to Bruce McCulloch.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-23: 09:35:00
I hope Mr. McCulloch isn't insulted... ~ James

ErWenn - 2007-04-23: 18:17:00
I've often noticed that the verbotoons have striking similarities to famous people. I wonder if the artist uses reference photos...

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-23: 22:38:00
As Kurt Vonnegut said of his novels, this artwork is fiction and "All persons living or dead are purely coincidental, and should not be construed." Except of course, for the drawing of Vonnegut himself, which is meant to be who it appears to be. ~ James

ErWenn - 2007-04-24: 00:11:00
Everybody's coincidental? All 12 billion of us? I like the sound of that. And I definitely agree that you shouldn't construe anybody. It's just not nice, even if they are already dead.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-25: 03:20:00
Yes, it's just a bunch of moments which may, or may not be connected... ~ James

Clayton - 2007-05-13: 02:34:00
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metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-07-01: 06:17:00
CONGRATS! INSULTANT is simple yet effective. I wish i could learn not to use a large word when a diminutive one will do. Economy is everything.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-11-09: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by wordmeister. Thank you wordmeister. ~ James