Verboticism: Barnesandnoblesseoblige

'And how would you like to pay sir?'

DEFINITION: v. To yell at a store clerk for correctly doing something that is clearly part of their job. n. A shopper who believes, as a "customer", it's their duty to bother, berate and belittle the people who serve them.

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Frankify

fabdiva

Created by: fabdiva

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Customeany

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: cus-to-mean-y

Sentence: Jill's heart sank when she saw Mr. Crank, a notorious clerk bully, in her line. It only took one customeany to ruin her day, but she decided to be pleasant anyway.

Etymology: customer: consumer, shopper + meany (meanie): brute, bully

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COMMENTS:

I like this! - readerwriter, 2009-04-10: 20:51:00

Yes i like it too! this is a word to use! - splendiction, 2009-04-17: 19:06:00

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Checkerheckler

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: chek - ur - hek - lur

Sentence: Gustav was dreaded in the village by all of the shopkeepers, clerks and checkers. He took out his unhappiness and displeasure with life on all he encountered, especially those who had to wait on him. He was known in town as a checkerheckler for his habit of yelling at those who had to take his money...

Etymology: checker (cashier) heckler (person who causes repeated emotional pain, distress, or annoyance to another)

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COMMENTS:

mrskellyscl Good one! - mrskellyscl, 2009-04-10: 10:16:00

Cute word - Nosila, 2009-04-10: 23:03:00

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Purchastise

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: perch-ass-tize

Sentence: "Lookout, here comes the old lady who wants every single item in separate double bags." Oh, no, looks like it's my turn to be purchastised.

Etymology: purchase + chastise

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Snobligation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: snob lig ay shun

Sentence: Bill Nonpayer is every cashier and fast food clerk's nightmare. He acts as though these people are personally stealing his money instead of receiving payment from him for goods or services. The younger or less experienced the individual is, the more likely he is to complain and embarrass the individual. Bill thinks he is a concientious consumer when he belittles the staff and that it is his snobligation to treat them all badly. But we know what Bill really is, a cowardly bully!

Etymology: Snob (a person regarded as arrogant and annoying) & Obligation (a personal relation in which one is indebted for a service or favor;the state of being obligated to do or pay something)

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Cashearful

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: cash/eer/full

Sentence: Every time Sam shops at the fruit market he gives the clerk a cashearful about the state of their produce.

Etymology: cashier + earful (strong reprimand)

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COMMENTS:

Has an outstanding ring to it and registers a big hit here here! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-10: 12:31:00

correct those last two words to Hear! Hear! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-10: 12:32:00

Good one..the cashier should just tell him to BEET it or Lettuce tell the Manager. He could also Turnip after Sam has left or work somewhere that pays a higher Celery for taking this abuse! - Nosila, 2009-04-10: 22:57:00

Very clever!! - Mustang, 2009-04-11: 22:03:00

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Tyranntesaurus

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tye ran tes sor us

Sentence: It has been almost a year since I began my study in the field of the nefarious Tyranntesaurus. The larger male of the species, whom I have called Dick Tator, is prone to aggressive outbursts against the young of the species, who operate tills in stores and restaurants. He ridicules these younger troupe members to the point of their tears and humiliation, just to prove his dominance. The female companion of this subject, whom I have called Emma Barassed, blindly condones her mate's rages through her silence and fails to interrupt his outbursts, as he would turn his wrath on her. In his tirades about days of yore when prices were less and money went farther, he fails to understand that his joyful retail service experiences happened at a time prior to the birth of these youngsters. Yes, it is my conclusion that there should be a separate line-up at the tills for these curmudgeons and that their ire be quashed by being served by an equally ascerbic cashier, who is as long in the tooth as our subject...Observation by Dr. Jane Badall, Base Camp Checkouts.

Etymology: Tyrant (bully;rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner) & Tyrannosaurus Rex ( large carnivorous bipedal dinosaur having enormous teeth with knifelike serrations; may have been a scavenger rather than an active predator; later Cretaceous period in North America)

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You bowled me over with laughter with your brilliant creates ... I wish I could vote four time ... once for Dick Tator ... once for Tyranntesaurus ... once for Emma Barassed ... and once for Jane Badall. What a hoot! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-10: 01:49:00

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Scornsumer

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: skorn soo mer

Sentence: Wilbur was the ultimate scornsumer. The nicer a clerk or cashier was to him, the nastier he treated them. But Wilbur finally met his match in old Maxine, the gargoyle who worked in his local liquor store. She was a miserable old boot and gave him back the kind of treatment he dished out to service people. They have now been an item for 4 months...

Etymology: Scorn (open disrespect for a person or thing; lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike) & Consumer (client, patron,someone who pays for goods or a service)

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Cusstomer

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kuss tum err

Sentence: There is an old Irish proverb... The cusstomer is always shite

Etymology: customer cuss

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algypug perfect. - algypug, 2012-04-01: 13:38:00

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Clerkuss

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: clek-cuss

Sentence: Clayton is a belligerent, crude, and thoroughly asinine person and a customer of dubious character who passed up no opportunity to clerkuss store clerks even when the service was superb.

Etymology: Blend of 'clerk' (service attendant in retail outlets) and 'cuss' (swear, use vile language)

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