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Created by: MichaelCampbellUK

Pronunciation: gri-pe-ji-turs

Sentence: Amy was overcome by a wave of the gripejitters after sending back the 'chocolate' mousse.

Etymology: Gripe + jitters. See also 'gripeweasel' N.

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Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: \spit-suh-free-nee-uh\

Sentence: Julia developed a severe case of spitzophrenia, after sending her Chicken Marsala back because she thought it had been overcooked, once she heard the cook shouting and cursing in the kitchen -- all the way from her seat at the far end of the restaurant -- and she was certain she'd be gripenalized for it. She was sure it would be 'spit-for-tat' and was soon overwhelmed by protestanoia.

Etymology: spit - to eject saliva from the mouth (Old English, spātl - "spittle") + schizophrenia - a mental disorder characterized by delusions (from Greek, comb. of 'schízein' & 'phrén' - "split mind")

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sur vang ssssssssst

Sentence: Her servangst was so strong that she naver went to a restaurant without a sandwich in her purse

Etymology: servant, angst


Good answer...worth a good tip! - Nosila, 2010-03-25: 12:24:00


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Created by: schoolmarm

Pronunciation: ret/ruh/FARK/shun

Sentence: Seconds after she mentioned her dirty spoon to the waiter, she suffered a massive retrifarction and had to be removed from the restaurant.


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Created by: idavecook

Pronunciation: Shit-E-Tipper

Sentence: Karen suddenly had a bad case of shitetipper after seeing her server kick over a trash can, and throw hies hairnet on the floor.

Etymology: Shitty + Tipper= Asshole

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Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: Whinge surgence

Sentence: All June was really trying to do was start a conversation with the charming waiter. Unforunately her complete lack of tact backfired *again* and she cringed awaiting the oncoming whingesurgence

Etymology: Whinge: to complain annoyingly. Insurgence: an act of rebellion or counteroffensive

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Created by: LotusB

Pronunciation: SPIT-a-wor-ee


Etymology: Spit + Worry = Spitaworry

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Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation:·fo.bik sab′ə fo bIk


Etymology: Sabotage - A deliberate act of destruction or disruption in which equipment is damaged. Phobic - suffering from irrational fears.


metrohumanx Sabophobic is real textbook material. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-19: 20:27:00


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Created by: Nosila


Sentence: Be careful what you wish outloud for...


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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: pan/i/ca/see/ya

Sentence: I was filled with panicacea when the dentist offered the alternative anesthetic when I adamantly refused the first foot long needle.

Etymology: panic + panacea (universal remedy)


metrohumanx Yikes! Clever combo! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 17:45:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-30: 00:28:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram~ James

remistram - 2007-11-30: 10:14:00
I admit - one of my paranoias....

purpleartichokes - 2007-11-30: 13:49:00
Thanks for all the great definitions Remi!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-01: 07:45:00
By the way, Remistram also gets a credit for yesterday's definition. She originally submitted her definition about compulsive sniffing in June, so I have added her name to the credits which she shares with kabloozie. Thanks! ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-12-09: 01:06:00
Am I the only one confounded by the previous verbotomies being show as new ones, along with the re-run of the definition? When we go to vote for the new verbotomies, it's going to be confusing to vote for the new verbotomies instead of the old verbotomies.

logarithm - 2008-12-09: 04:24:00
A re-run, huh? I think it's ok to mix the old and new verbotomies together, and let people vote for their favourites. New verbotomies are great, but some of the old ones might still be the better ones. p/s Silveryaspen: I am back! ;-)

wayoffcenter - 2008-12-09: 05:31:00
But old games have already been decided and have major point advantages over any new entries. It stops regular contributors from playing. They already have a word entered for this contest.

logarithm - 2008-12-09: 07:02:00
It's a contest?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-12-09: 07:05:00
Hey Silvery et al, Oops! Double replay. I have now updated today's definition. See it here: Isn't it a bit early to be wearing Christmas decorations? Be creative, James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-12-09: 07:17:00
Yes, logarithm, it's a game. We have daily and weekly winners. The winning word of the day gets printed in the "b", Baltimore's free daily newspaper. See: b the paper. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-25: 00:11:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

'That cake is so dry it's completely indigestible!'

DEFINITION: n., The fear that your service representative will retaliate after you have complained. v., To be afraid of bad service because you complained about it.

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