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'I feel sorry for these poor sardines.'

DEFINITION: n., A feeling of discomfort, common while sitting on a plane or train, created by the sense that you are about to be decapitated by your fellow passengers who are tilting aggressively towards you. v. To sit in a very small space, which seems to be getting smaller.

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Seatraction

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: seet/trak/shun

Sentence: Whenever John flew and had to sit in the middle isle, Murphy's Law of seatraction always seemed to come into play. On either side of him twin 300 pounders always made him feel cozy and crushed for the full six hour flight.

Etymology: SEATRACTION - from - SEAT + CONTRACTION

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COMMENTS:

Who needs a seatbelt, eh? Good Word! - Nosila, 2008-11-20: 19:13:00

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Claustairphobia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: klost aer foby ya

Sentence: Kenny travelled the world by air. YEMEN, he knew the airline FRONTIER, from EASTERN to WESTJET and from CANADANORTH to the SOUTHWEST and was a very CONTINENTAL passenger. He had flown on planes from the DELTA to a LOT of countries. He'd been in the SAS, because he was BRITISH and knew the AER LINGUS fluently from each jet he'd been on. He could say ALOHA, JAL come back now,and OMAN and other words of OLYMPIC proportions. He knew which airlines served LUXAIRious meals; where the AEROFLOTation devices were;and who had VARIGreat service. One thing he hated about all airlines were the reclining seats. The right hand apparently had not known what the LUFTHANSA was thinking when they invented them. EL AL they did was cause claustairphobia for the passenger behind. Being no VIRGIN to travel, he honestly did not know how reclining your seat just 3 inches could give you a more restful sleep. He thought all passengers who hated this should stand UNITED against the airlines in solid AIRity. He had just watched "QANTAS OF Solace" on the air movie and did not know how anyone could sleep through that...

Etymology: Claustrophobia (a morbid fear of being closed in a confined space) & Air (travel via aircraft)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx FORMIDABLE! I don't think you missed a single carrier. I'm sure they miss you. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-20: 02:17:00

Has that special air flair! Your word deserves an Air Medal. - silveryaspen, 2008-11-20: 07:47:00

Cheers...always wanted to be an Air Apparent! - Nosila, 2008-11-20: 18:54:00

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Confineurosis

Created by: gemmgemms

Pronunciation: cahn-fiy-ner-osis

Sentence: Just as he was getting settled on the plane the little kid behind him kicked his seat, and he was swept up in a wave of confineurosis agitated by anything, the sleeping grandpa beside him drooling on his tray table, or the pregnant women in front of him leaning all the way back.

Etymology: confine+neurosis

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COMMENTS:

sounds serious - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-29: 13:25:00

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Boeingconstrictor

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: bow/ing/constrictor

Sentence: I got swallowed up by a boeingconstrictor on my last flight.

Etymology: boeing aircraft + boa constrictor

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COMMENTS:

Hilarious! lol! - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 18:38:00

great wordplay. There's also the tight constricted feeling for your etymology too. - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 21:45:00

Good one, bookowl! If the passenger is not sitting on the aisle, would that make them a window viper? - Nosila, 2008-01-29: 22:48:00

Great word for all the planes with their cramped seating ... Right on! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-29: 23:57:00

Clever & funny! Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-30: 16:14:00

Good one! - chaiandallthatjazz, 2008-01-31: 10:55:00

Did you hear about the man who crossed a parrot with a boa constrictor. He didn't know what he got, but believe me, when it talks-he listens. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-05: 19:44:00

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Lunettetic

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: loon-net-tick

Sentence: As soon as the second obese man had settled to his right on the aisle, Roger noticed the seat in front of him. Down it crawled, inexorably lower with every passing second, wicking the sweat out of Roger, turning his hands clammy as the corpse he would inevitably become. His heart raced furiously as he calculated his escape, but it was too late; the plush polyester blade sat before him, adorned with a tacky 80s multi-color motif. So this is how it ended, huh, wedged between two Brandoesque men, a crazed lunettetic whose last meal was 5 stale pretzels.

Etymology: lunette - the portion of the guillotine that fixed the head in place, composed of two blocks each with semi-circular indentations + lunatic - an insane person

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COMMENTS:

Lunette describes Marie Antoinette ... so perfectly, your word we aren't likely to forget! Very interesting! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-29: 09:35:00

fantastic paragraph - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-29: 10:43:00

great sentence! Your word and sentence captures the essence of the definition so well. - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 18:46:00

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Terriflying

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: tear/ih/fly/ing

Sentence: Sam feared small spaces and thought it terriflying to sit on a plane.

Etymology: terrifying + flying

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COMMENTS:

Clever - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-20: 16:18:00

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Spotight

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: spaht tie t

Sentence: Bo sat in the small seat of the air plane, hoping to have a quiet drink, unwind, and relax. Soon seated at his side, Blondie psycho-can-kneesd him, constantly. Then desperately seeking Susan, jambacked him from behind, breathing down his neck. Jordan shoved his seat back, laplancing him with it. Bo abhorred being in the spottight!

Etymology: Spot - your space or place. Tight - diminished or reduced as much as possible. Antonym of spottight: spotlight.

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COMMENTS:

great sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-20: 11:19:00

Good word and terriic sentence - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-20: 16:18:00

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Repososis

DaddyNewt

Created by: DaddyNewt

Pronunciation: ree/po/ZO/sis

Sentence: Larry felt a twinge of repososis as he took the window seat behind the sleepy sumo wrestler.

Etymology: repose + neurosis

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Fearaphobia

Created by: sly1975

Pronunciation:

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Claustraught

Created by: LordRahlsFav

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I was feeling quite claustraught as the seat moved further and further back. I regretted my decision to be claustraught in economy class.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-29: 04:10:00
Today's definition was suggested by gemmgemms. Thank you gemmgemms. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-01-29: 09:30:00
Evocative cartoon ... crushed-people like sardines in a tinned-canny airplane with that overpowering fishy smell closing in on everything! Very clever!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-30: 01:10:00
Hey Silveryaspen, Thanks for the kind words. Smells like croosht shoup ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-11-20: 02:19:00
Excellent word. Makes me wonder who that was and what they were chanting.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-19: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by gemmgemms. Thank you gemmgemms. ~ James