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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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Created by: skyliner

Pronunciation: Anyway you say it, it's very right.

Sentence: When I want to be harassed by a coultergeist, I'll call my ex-wife.

Etymology: From the Yahoo for Fox haunting.

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: af front per son

Sentence: Venoma had found the perfect job. She worked as an affrontperson for the telephone company at their fancy head office. It was jokingly called the Customer Service Dept; but employees there were encouraged to trade insults with patrons, both in person and over the phone. She worked with 2 others, Rudy & Curt and she always won the insult competitions the department had each week. Her family motto was, "The best defence is a good offense" and she strived to live up to that motto. Imagine her surprise when they were all told that the company was closing shop locally and farming it's business overseas...globalization it was called. But Venoma landed on her feet by being sent overseas to train the new employees on how to insult the customers, even with a strong foreign accent.

Etymology: Afront (a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of an affront;treat, mention, or speak to rudely) & Person (a human being)


Hilarious and so true! Love the names Venoma, Rudy and Curt, too! - splendiction, 2009-11-09: 20:22:00


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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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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: in-sult-ant

Sentence: "I have spent many years honing my insulting skills, so your suggestion that I'm ripping you off is, well, it's an insult, an aspersion, an impertinence." And so ended another negotiation over the extortionate insultant fee. "And you smell like bag of rotten mussels", she yelled as she left the building. "Quite clearly she is excellent at her job, let's get her back next time."

Etymology: consultant + insult


terrible, useless word. I'm giving you my vote even though you don't deserve it! - galwaywegian, 2007-04-23: 06:46:00

Obviously, galwaywegian works for a very large, very successful, and very expensive insulting firm. So begrudgingly, I will follow his lead and proffer my two cents to petaj. - wordmeister, 2007-04-23: 10:08:00

petaj Thanks for the reprehensible comments. Is that the best you can do in the way of profijeering. And you call yourselves scornstars! Hmmph. - petaj, 2007-04-23: 18:45:00

I agree with galwaywegian. Your word is a boil on the verbotobutt, a verbotocyst. My vote was just pity points, don't take it too seriously. - purpleartichokes, 2007-04-23: 19:23:00


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Created by: emmyb2

Pronunciation: deh-fah-mission

Sentence: The defamician worked hard to ruin everyone's egos.

Etymology: defame + ician (one who does)

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: dow n putt err

Sentence: She was a down putter, with special experience in ego shrinkage.

Etymology: putdown


sounds like golf! - emmyb2, 2007-04-23: 14:18:00

petaj That's why she was a champion golfer. All that sledging psyched out her opponents. - petaj, 2007-04-23: 18:46:00


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Created by: heb319

Pronunciation: ku-stom-a-fa-ser

Sentence: The customeffacer ridiculed the client for being to cheap to buy a brand-name power tool with a 5-year warranty.

Etymology: from "customer" as well as "custom" since the customeffacer must create custom insults for individual situations. Also from the word efface, which obliterates all the joy the customer believed to have found in the "bargain."

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Created by: AnnieChandon




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Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: don/rik/ls

Sentence: Elaine heard there was an opening for a donrickles at her neighborhood Y. It was in the psychology department three nights a week. All she had to do was show up at the "Who Stole My Self-Esteem" meetings and pretty much be herself. She decided it was perfect for two reasons. One, it was part-time and her nights were free, and two, she always considered herself a "people person."

Etymology: Don Rickles: Became known as an insult comedian by learning to respond to hecklers.


Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-30: 19:52:00


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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


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

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