Verboticism: Orwellate

'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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Pronunciation: Or well ate

Sentence: Kristin walked walked down the aisles red-faced in the throes of an orwellate moment as soon as she spotted a couple of bluecoats gathering at the front of the store. Why would she be orwellated? She hadn't done anything wrong!

Etymology: Orwell (as in Orwellian, from 1984 fame/notoriety) and latin prefix -ate (to do, to make, to cause, or to act upon; to do something with)

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Comments: Orwellate

silveryaspen - 2009-01-12: 23:15:00
Unique etymology. The ability of Big Brother to watch us grows with each new technology.