Verboticism: Egret

'Fell asleep at the keyboard again...'

DEFINITION: n., The uneasiness, social discomfort, and impending sense of doom which occurs when you realize that you've sent out a few too many emails after drinking way too much. v., To worry about your social status after a night of heavy drinking and stupid emailing.

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Created by: picabomama

Pronunciation: like regret, drop the first R

Sentence: It was the morning after the big celebration and Dmitri woke in a puddle of his own sick. Worried that he may have defiled his prized laptop, he gingerly tapped the mouse and waited. What he found was a fully operational computer, buzzing with reply e-mails. The previous evening's activities came into sharper focus as he scanned the subject lines in his in-box. His EGRET reached it's zenith as he read the e-mail firing him from the very job promotion he had been celebrating.

Etymology: regret, and e-mail

Points: 734

Comments: Egret

silveryaspen - 2008-02-08: 18:12:00
Excellent! Short and right to the point!

Mustang - 2008-02-09: 04:10:00
Great verboticism