Verboticism: Ticketdeskaphobia

'Omigod, I'm surrounded.'

DEFINITION: n. The weird feelings that rise up when you notice that you are being followed by a police officer, or a cop car, or the Special Forces Anti-Terrorist Unit. v. To feel nervous, self-conscious and guilty whenever you see a police officer.

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Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: tik/it/desk/a/fo/bee/a

Sentence: Michelle had already accumulated 11 points against her driver's license. Two more would result in a suspension. Michelle's ticketdeskaphobia kicked in as she walked through the donut shop parking lot.

Etymology: ticket desk (a place at the police station or city hall to pay ticket fines in person) + phobia (an irrational fear of something); also a play on "triskaidekaphobia" (fear of the number favorite word to say)

Points: 734

Comments: Ticketdeskaphobia

Jabberwocky - 2008-03-20: 11:07:00

Tigger - 2008-03-20: 11:33:00
Clever creation.

silveryaspen - 2008-03-20: 15:30:00
Your word adds up in more ways than one!