Verboticism: Labelshame

'Omigod! You're cheating on me!'

DEFINITION: n., A type of guilt associated with a lapse in brand loyalty; especially when caught surreptitiously zipping the "wrong" coffee by your barista "friend". v. To secretly switch brands.

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Brandslipsip

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: brand-slip-sip

Sentence: Bob was brandesultory: a new brand a day was his way. When drinking coffee it had to be a sneaky brandslipsip; for sunscreen a shifty brandslipslop. But during times of quiet reflection it was a brandslip-guilt-trip.

Etymology: "brand" & "slip" (to fall into mistake, error, to err, sin)& "sip."

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COMMENTS:

and sometimes, if he was indecisive, he did a brandslipflipflop - Jabberwocky, 2007-09-19: 15:08:00

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Starbuckle

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: stahr buk el

Sentence: She always proudly walked the extra five hundred metres to the indiecoffeeplace, but it was raining, her feet hurt and she starbuckled

Etymology: starbuck buckle

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Embaristament

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: em-bear-ees-ta-ment

Sentence: It was a beastly hot day in Georgia and the place was Java Sun, a combination expresso shop and tanning parlor. Sootie thought she could get away it. Instead of her usual, she had ordered a decaf frozen mocha (with whipped cream) from the new barista while Josh was on his break at the gun shop next door. She and Josh had a serious thing about three shots going. It was bad timing when Josh arrived before she had finished the delightful new concoction. She panicked when she realized she didn't have time to slip into one of the beds down the hall. Her heart began skipping more beats than usual as she saw Josh sniffing. She knew it was over as he approached her, downing the last dregs, and sidling towards the trash can. She could have died of embaristament.

Etymology: A play on embarrassment, using barista, one who works behind a bar and serves

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Perkotraitor

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: purk - ooo - tray - tore

Sentence: Honey felt like a peerkotraitor. Ben bought her a gift bag of Starbucks coffee but each morning, she brewed a fresh pot of Folgers and poured it in the "Starbucks" mug. She didn't know how to tell him that she liked cheap coffee better.

Etymology: Perkolator - device used to brew coffee or a person who brews it + traitor - someone who is not loyal and betrays a cause or trust.

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Disroyalty

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: dis-roy-el-tee

Sentence: It was a elite club with just two members--Amber and her co-worker Karen--who knew where to still find Tab and were willing to walk over to the convenience store in the lobby three buildings down to get it. But when Amber discovered that Diet Coke with Lime was an acceptable--and more readily available--substitute, her disroyalty so offended Karen that she couldn't even look Amber in the eye as she charged past her cube with her pink can of Tab in hand.

Etymology: It's a play on disloyalty, but also incorporates the idea of "dissing" the royalty that branded products get.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Great word. Super usage, too. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-28: 03:33:00

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Sipocrite

Created by: Navalon

Pronunciation: Sip-o-crit

Sentence: "James, you sipocrite!" yelled Megan moments before she stormed out of the coffee shop that had not too recently fired her for un-barista like behavior.

Etymology: Beverage related hypocrisy.

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COMMENTS:

neat - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-21: 16:17:00

SIP-erb word! - Nosila, 2008-08-21: 22:15:00

terrific; clever,too. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-22: 05:05:00

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Timwhoretons

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: tim/hor/tons

Sentence: Any Canadian who gets coffee at any other franchise feels like a timwhoreton.

Etymology: Tim Hortons + whore

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COMMENTS:

You must have caught me timwhoretoning at Star Bucks. Great word!!! - Stevenson0, 2007-09-20: 12:02:00

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Labelshame

DrWebsterIII

Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: la"bel - sha*m

Sentence: Maxine tried to sneak past the mean girls outside of The Gap as she felt labelshamed with her Forever 21 bag:(

Etymology: label (an identifying brand) + shame (painful feeling having lost the respect of others

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Genheretic

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: jen - hayr - eh - tik

Sentence: Lila felt like a genheretic as she sipped on her Sam's Club coffee disguised by one of the Starbuck's Cups that she had saved for just this occasion.

Etymology: generic, heretic (characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards)

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Caffling

hooterbug

Created by: hooterbug

Pronunciation: kaf-fling

Sentence: "Oh, this is SO NOT happening!" Barista Bob gasped to his co-worker while swirling a delicate heart out of foam on his carefully crafted Tall Skinny Half-calf Sugarfree Mocha Java with a hint of cinnamon and 2 double shots. "Look across the street!...Suzy is apparently too good for us here at Java Hut..She looks to be having a caffling with Starbucks...Oh she'll be back!...Won't she????!!!

Etymology: Blend of "caffeine" + "fling"

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