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Nanoutragedis

Top verboticism of the day created by metrohumanx

DEFINITION: n. The feelings that well up inside of you when you're waiting for service and another person, who arrived after you did, gets waited first! v. To wait and wait in line, only to watch other people jump the queue.

Pronunciation: NANN-out-RADGE-a-DISS

Sentence: I felt so outraged, abused and forsaken- As I waited in line for Canadian bacon… I took a ticket but she took my place ...then my anger succumbed to her beautiful face… I said “Excuse me- Do you have my number ?”… Making my point, I felt so much dumber… I had no appointments, no kids to collect… No fish on the fire, no cars to inspect. Letting her know that her actions were rude was the best thing I did-now we’re sharing our food. We're watching old movies in a strange state of bliss… All because of a NANOUTRAGEDIS!

Etymology: NANO+ouTRAGe+tragEDy+DIS=NANOTRAGEDIS.....NANO: one billionth (10−9)of something, infinitely small or insignificant; International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek nanos dwarf.....OUTRAGE: an act that violates accepted standards of behavior or taste, the anger and resentment aroused by injury or insult; Middle English, from Anglo-French utrage, outrage insult, excess, from outre, utre beyond, from Latin ultra.....TRAGEDY: a disastrous event, a serious drama typically describing a conflict between the protagonist and a superior force (as destiny) and having a sorrowful or disastrous conclusion that elicits pity, terror or an awkward date; Middle English tragedie, from Middle French, from Latin tragoedia, from Greek tragōidia, from tragos goat (akin to Greek trōgein to gnaw) + aeidein to sing[14th century].....DIS: short for disrespect, to treat with disrespect or contempt [1980].

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Created by: metrohumanx.

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Foghorn Leghorn. - metrohumanx, 2009-04-07: 01:32:00

You're so kind...Ya see I just voice my feelings to to others around me loud enough for the clerk to hear & feel foolish..and in the end when this happened to me it backfired on the RUDE "cutinfronther" that broke in line..it became a joke :) Poetic Justice! hehehe - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-07: 05:27:00

Very much enjoyed your verse, and the way it did not make him curse, a nice twist to make his linewait end, with the making of a new friend! Nicest sentence of the day. Again your verbotomy is a good long word play! (in more ways than one - the play is the thing!) - silveryaspen, 2009-04-07: 11:41:00

Merci beaucoups! I don't have the pun-gent abilities that others do, but i try to keep it amusing. Some people think that puns are the lowest form of writing, but there's verse! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-07: 16:03:00

Puns are not only fun but good brain exercise ... and dittor for verse ... which also helps one to say it better with less words ... They are signs of intelligence, not dunce! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-07: 21:39:00

I was just attempting a pun....there's verse-MUCH verse... - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 01:12:00

:-) you are a very nice pun-gent! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-08: 07:09:00

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artr Leapflog: /lēpflôg/ Anne was told that the customer is always right. Sometimes she knew better. One morning when the other cashier was caught up in traffic the queue to her register was especially long. As she started to ring up a child’s purchase a woman rushed up to the counter to ask for a price check. Once given the price she announced ”That’s fine, I’ll take it”. Anne snapped. She decided to leapflog this inconsiderate customer. In a strong clear voice she asked the rest of people in line if they minded this woman butting in line. The resulting furor sent the woman scurrying without buying anything. The cheer Anne received made up for more than a few bad days. Etymology: leapfrog (a game in which players in turn vault with parted legs over the backs of others who are bending down) + flog (beat someone with a whip or stick as punishment or torture) Created by: artr.
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Queueirked: /Queue - irkt/ There was only one clerk at one register at Kame-Apart. Dismayed and waylaid, in a long line, those imprisoned in it found no time peace. Then, the chap at the end, like a defensive forward, with elbows attackling, made a mad line drive, surging queueickly to the front, leaving the rest of us waitstresses even more queueirked! Etymology: QUEUE, IRKED, QUIRKED. QUEUE - waiting line. IRKED - annoyed, frustrated, exasperated, irritated and angry. QUIRK - the twist of fate that resulted in the long line and the line-jumper. /// Kame-Apart for K-Mart is not my invention. I have heard it many times and don't know who created it. /// Attackling is a verbotomy of attack and tackling. /// Queueickly is a verbotomy of queue and quickly. Created by: silveryaspen.
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clever blend - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-07: 15:24:00

interesting etymology. Enjoyed the sentence too!! - mweinmann, 2009-04-07: 17:07:00

Hahahaha! Good one, SA! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 02:21:00

artr Linearage: /linēərāj/ Gerry was happy when he was finally able to take his kids to Disney World. He fully expected to have to wait in lines. What he hadn't anticipated was the queue jumpers who thought nothing of cutting in line. He could feel his linearage building. If the kids weren't with him there might have been a all-out queuebrawl. Etymology: linear (arranged in or extending along a straight or nearly straight line) + rage (violent, uncontrollable anger) Created by: artr.
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Wouldn't want the kids to witness GERRYatrix! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 02:23:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-07: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by abrakadeborah. Thank you abrakadeborah. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-04-07: 02:41:00
Very greative cartoon, James!

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-07: 05:46:00
Thanks James! great cartoon too! It made me think hard on my own definition :)

mweinmann - 2009-04-07: 07:39:00
The cartoon was very thought provoking....that sometimes, we might want to wait or that what we are waiting for might not be the "answer" to our wishes in the end.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-07: 02:31:00
Thank you. I guess the feeling is that sometimes we're lucky enough NOT to get what we wanted. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-20: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by abrakadeborah. Thank you abrakadeborah. ~ James

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