Verboticism: Menuisance

'Please listen carefully as our menu has recently changed...'

DEFINITION: v. To call a phone "help line" and spend 45 minutes pushing buttons and screaming at dumb voice-recognition system, before being automatically disconnected. n. A push-button or voice-activated phone menu system designed to irritate those who use it.

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Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: men/yoo'/sance

Sentence: Jamagra discovered she could menuance her way through many menuisances by simply pressing "0" as soon as the list of "pressing" alternatives began.

Etymology: "menuisance" - menu + nuisance "menuance" - menu + nuance

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