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DEFINITION: v. intr. To frustrate oneself by sending emails to someone who cannot receive them, especially when "over quota". n. An emotional response to bounced-back email.

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Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: dees/app/oint/ment

Sentence: Deesappointment occurs when one emails fruitlessly.

Etymology: disappointment + e

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Created by: hooterbug

Pronunciation: jûrk meyl

Sentence: Brian was ecstatic that his new Jerkmail filter was working correctly after dumping his E-Stalker girlfriend Susan

Etymology: Blend of Jerk + Junkmail


ooh - that's a bit harsh - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-24: 14:18:00


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Created by: guesser

Pronunciation: Elec - ra - size

Sentence: Although she felt elecracized, what she didn't know was that her emails were going to the wrong address!

Etymology: Electronic + Ostracize

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Created by: scissorjammer



Etymology: from Stonewalling

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Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: in/box/i/cated

Sentence: Jill was sure Marvin had bought some kind of program that would make it look as though his inbox was too full to accept incoming email. She could not pull away however, having become inboxicated with her love for him.

Etymology: derived from intoxicated: Stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol).


funny! - reverb, 2008-07-25: 17:16:00


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Created by: serendipity9000

Pronunciation: bounce - e - mote

Sentence: I couldn't help myself, every rejected email caused me to bouncemote all over again.

Etymology: bounce (as in a bounced email) + emote (to express emotion, especially in an excessive or theatrical manner)... also has a nice sound play on 'email'

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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: mah-so-ee-mail-kist

Sentence: Mabel masoemailchisted herself today one last time before giving Chad the old heave ho.

Etymology: masochist + email

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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈkwoʊdənˌkɑly/

Sentence: The quotancholy overtook me mere hours after she left for work. Why hadn't she cleared out enough room in her inbox for the 29 funny videos that I forwarded her?

Etymology: From quota + melancholy

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: dee-mon-stra-ted

Sentence: Marla became more and more daemonstrated by the bounced emails in her inbox. Every one of them said She wondered if she should contact a priest to exorcise the mysterious, evil entity in her computer who foiled her attempts to contact the cute guy in shipping.

Etymology: daemon: a mail server program that runs in the background; is the message one gets when an email is bounced for some reason such as an incorrect address or a domain is on a blacklist(term comes from Greek Mythology meaning a Guardian Spirit) + frustrated: having one's plans foiled + demonstrated: incapable of being disputed

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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: EE MAYL en kah lee

Sentence: Rachel and Theo usually conducted their long-distance romance via e-mail. But Rachel hadn't heard from Theo in several days. All she received were bounce-back messages. Soon dread and emailancholy set in. Only days later did she learn that Theo had been on a business trip and his personal e-mail box had become full. In fact, as it happened, it was full of HER messages because he lovingly saved every single thing she sent him.

Etymology: e-mail + melancholy


brilliant - galwaywegian, 2009-12-11: 10:07:00

awww...e-xecellent! - Nosila, 2009-12-11: 23:05:00


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