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This is a Darwinian greenhouse. Please rate each verbotomy. Click on the "Up" arrow if you liked it. Click on the "Down" arrow if you didn't. To see the top verboticisms for each definition, visit the archives on the Verbotomy Blog.

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Hurry up we need to get in line!

DEFINITION: v. To hurry up and wait. n. A person who compels you to prepare quickly for an activity which they know will be delayed, postponed or retarded.

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Have you set up the security for our new computers?

DEFINITION: v. To give a child, pet or coworker a wrapped gift or packaged item, only to discover they are more interested packaging than the item itself. n. Gift wrapping or packaging which proves to be more exciting than the contained item.

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Please excuse me while I eructate.

DEFINITION: v. To apologize for a belch, or the passing of gas, even though it is obvious that the action was done intentionally and with force. n. A person who apologizes insincerely for their burping or belching.

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Hello? Hello? Is this customer service?

DEFINITION: v. To greet a person on the phone in rude or obnoxious manner, and then do your best to ignore, or talk over, whatever they say as the conversation continues. n. A person with atrocious phone manners.

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Omigod! What happened to you?

DEFINITION: v. To injure yourself while performing a normal everyday activity, such bending down, standing up, or turning your head quickly. n. An self-inflicted injury which occurred during a period of physical inactivity.

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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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