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Panicacea

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)

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

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Maitrebution

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: mey/truh/byoo/shun

Sentence: As soon as she returned her over cooked steak, she had a sick sense that maitrebution would occur behind the closed doors of the kitchen on her new steak.

Etymology: maitre d'+ retribution

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franke Great word -- I'll be thinking about it the next time I send food back at a restaurant. Yikes!! - franke, 2007-11-30: 10:03:00

A legitimate beef. No doubt her next steak will be cooked medium hair. - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-30: 10:22:00

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Forebodianskip

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: fore/bode/ian/skip

Sentence: I experienced a powerful forebodianskip when I asked the hairdresser to cut my hair a little shorter and he took out the buzz cutters.

Etymology: forebode + skip (as in skip a heartbeat) + freudian slip

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Excellent! - Mustang, 2007-12-01: 17:33:00

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Venjitters

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌvɛnˈdʒɪdɚz/

Sentence: After publishing a severe critique of the way government officials had arrested a reporter with dissenting views, the journalist got a severe case of the venjitters.

Etymology: from Anglo-French "venger", meaning "to avenge" (as in English "avenge", "revenge", and "vengeance") + "jitters" (unknown origin)

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I like the sound of it. - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-30: 12:20:00

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Retailiation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: re tayl ee ay shun

Sentence: When Gerda complained to her hairdresser that she did not like the colour and cut given to her the day before, she demanded a new free colour and cut the next month. Although she feared retailiation, the hairdresser grudgingly obliged, foregoing her commission. Gerda's fears were unfounded, as purpily, uneven, fuzzy, fried hair is all the rage now!

Etymology: Retail (the selling of goods or services to consumers) & Retaliation (avenge;action taken in return for an injury or offense)

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I'll buy that! - galwaywegian, 2011-08-12: 06:24:00

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Reciprocake

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ri-sip-ruh-keyk

Sentence: After Joyce complained about her entrée she feared that the dessert she ordered might be a slice of reciprocake.

Etymology: reciprocate (to give and receive reciprocally; interchange) + cake (a sweet, baked, breadlike food, made with or without shortening, and usually containing flour, sugar, baking powder or soda, eggs, and liquid flavoring)

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Ruexchange

zxvasdf

Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Rue x change

Sentence: Matilda loved making ruexchanges because it placed her on the precipice of doubt and the thrill of the unknown shivered through her spine as the waiter placed the possibly reconstituted food at her table. Others are normally not so inclined to make a ruexchange out of a justifiable fear of acquiring some mysterious disease.

Etymology: Rue (to regret) & exchange (to trade in) Also a "rude" could be derived.

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makes me think of Scooby Doo - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-28: 13:03:00

metrohumanx Never get inclined near the precipice of doubt. ExtremeDining is too much for me.Brilliant word. Beautifully lyrical example. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 17:42:00

metrohumanx A lumpy RUE is a valid reason to return ANY sauce. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 18:00:00

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Sabophobic

Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation: sa.bo·fo.bik sab′ə fo bIk

Sentence:

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

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

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Fretribution

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: Freh/tri/bu/shun

Sentence: Fretribution is rampant amongst vegetarians who request a vegan meal.

Etymology: fret + retribution

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Ooooo... nice! Quite versatile! - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-30: 13:45:00

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Waitaliaphobia

Created by: flyingheadlice

Pronunciation: way-tal-i-ah-FO-bee-ah

Sentence: Leonard has determined that Sheldon does not have waitaliaphobia, as he continuously offends Penny with no fear of repercussions.

Etymology: waiter retaliation phobia

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Telemanufrigulation

Created by: SIIVION

Pronunciation: TelemanuFRIGGulation

Sentence: Being a paranoid schizophrenic Julie was in fear of the Telemanufrigulation after her dissatisfying unhelpful conversation with an Indian telecoms customer service representative.

Etymology: 2001 Greek tele - distant, manufrig - to mucked about or taken liberty of

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Disdress

Created by: attis

Pronunciation:

Sentence: After asking to speak to the manager, Helen was overcome with Disdress. After all, the call centre operator had her phone number!

Etymology: Distress/Redress

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COMMENTS:

cute word - Nosila, 2008-10-28: 23:48:00

metrohumanx ...and clever:) - metrohumanx, 2008-10-29: 00:46:00

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Dissatisfear

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Diss-at-iss-fee-er

Sentence: When Colin complained to the waiter that their meal was cold, Sally was filled with dissatisfear and was convinced that the chef would exact revenge by sabotaging their food in some really unpleasant way!

Etymology: Dissatisfied(failed to be satisfied or pleased) + Fear(the likelihood of something unwelcome happening) = Dissatisfear

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metrohumanx While dining at Broadway Chicken in Paterson, I sent back the cold blackeyed peas. Thought I was going to be shivved on my way out the door. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 17:51:00

Like it - mweinmann, 2008-10-28: 18:15:00

Very good. - Mustang, 2008-10-28: 18:50:00

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Regretel

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: re gret el

Sentence: When he followed the breadcrumb trail to the house made of candy in the Enchanted Forest, Hansel complained to the old crone that lived there.He could not find his sister and accused her of holding her there against her will. When he realizes her intent, he is full of regretel and so soon is the old crone...

Etymology: Regret (remorse;be sorry) & Gretel (Sister in the Grimm fairy tale Hansel & Gretel)

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Shitetipper

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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Clereckage

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: klərekij

Sentence: Despite the fact that everything in her order was wrong, Joyce was kept quiet. She feared the clereckage that might occur if she complained.

Etymology: clerk (a person employed in an office or bank to keep records and accounts and to undertake other routine administrative duties) + wreckage (something that has been badly damaged or destroyed)

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Counterattack

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: counter attack

Sentence: No sooner had Nelly complained to the insurance officer across the service desk about the poor quality of the repairer's work on her storm-damaged roof, she felt that coil of fear in her stomach. Would this woman counterattack with quick thrust of her letter opener, or was she in for a year delay in getting the ruined carpet replaced.

Etymology: counter attack (retaliation) + counter (where one obtains service in a shop or service centre)

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Hostillaserve

Created by: day4ghee

Pronunciation: HOSTILLASERVE

Sentence: I KNEW I WAS A VICTIM OF HOSTIALSERVE WHEN I SAW THE LOOGIE GENTLY RESTING IN MY TOMATOE SOUP.

Etymology:

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metrohumanx Grossly realistic. Nice word. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 17:48:00

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Grumbleflinch

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: grum-bull-flinch

Sentence: The old woman was a well-known complainangst at the store. Despite receiving excellent service over the years she always seemed to grumbleflinch whenever she had to return a product. It was like she expected retailiation.

Etymology: grumble + flinch (complainant + angst)

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Gotta love those cantankerous senior shitizens! - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-30: 10:27:00

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Whingesurgence

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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Mealfearsence

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: Meal+Fear+Sense

Sentence: When the bacon bits on Ruth's salad began to move, she was disturbed and called the waiter to take a look. As he offerred to take the salad back and "fix" it, the sneer on his face filled Ruth with mealfearsence and she decided to eat it rather than not know what else might be added to it. She had a sense of fear that there would be further wrongdoing in regards to her salad.

Etymology: The word malfeasance combined with meal, fear and sense

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very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-28: 13:00:00

Mal-ificent word... - Nosila, 2008-10-28: 14:02:00

metrohumanx Take it BACK! Run away! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 17:49:00

Very clever! - Mustang, 2008-10-28: 18:49:00

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Bitchback

Created by: wayoffcenter

Pronunciation: bich bak

Sentence: Milley had a BMW personality (bitch, moan,whine) to the point that she didn't even notice she was doing it. As such, she was often the recipient of bitchback. She would bitch about an appetizer and get a lousy entree. She would moan about long lines and it would take extra days for checks to clear at the bank. She would whine about poor service and end up with even less. All this did was add fuel with which to rev up her BMW.

Etymology: bitch (express displeasure; grumble) + pitchback (a baseball practice device that bounces a ball back to a player

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Hey, I know this is an old contest but I missed it before so what the hey... - wayoffcenter, 2008-12-09: 05:26:00

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Trepbitchdation

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: trep-bich-day-shun

Sentence: Sue immediately felt trepbitchdation after complaining that her pea soup was cold... how would she ever find a booger in that sea of green?

Etymology: trepidation, bitch (complain)

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should have gone for the crabby patties. Great word! - galwaywegian, 2007-11-30: 06:42:00

That might have led to crabotage. - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-30: 10:11:00

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Serverphobia

Created by: Daniel999

Pronunciation: Obvious

Sentence: I was so concerned about how the food would come back from the kitchen that I developed a case of serverphobia.

Etymology:

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Servangst

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

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

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Reciprocake

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: risiprəkāk

Sentence: After complaining about his dinner, Jerry feared that his just desserts would be a big helping of reciprocake. Mom could be so vindictive.

Etymology: reciprocate (respond to a gesture or action by making a corresponding one) + cake (an item of soft, sweet food made from a mixture of flour, shortening, eggs, sugar, and other ingredients, baked and often decorated)

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Gripesniperr

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: gripe-SNIPE-air.....(can be pronounced with a mock French accent)

Sentence: Petula stopped at the local Serbo-Croatian restaurant on the way home from her assertiveness training seminar. The tripe was not up to snuff, and when the waiter brought her a flaccid eclair, she sent it back to the chef after browbeating the waiter who delivered it. As the minutes crawled ominously by, Petula was seized by a sudden GRIPESNIPERR....perhaps she was being too hard on the "Beav"- he was only waiting tables to pay off that AK-47 he brought from his homeland. An exorbitant tip might compensate for her hasty harangue, but by then it could be too late....Milosh might be a real GRIPESNIPER....err....."Czech, Please."

Etymology: GRIPE+SNIPE+ERR=GRIPESNIPERR...........GRIPE:to complain with grumbling;Middle English, from Old English grīpan; akin to Old High German grīfan to grasp, Lithuanian griebti.....SNIPE:shoot at exposed individuals from a usually concealed point of vantage.....ERR:to make a mistake,to violate an accepted standard of conduct, especially in an eatery of suspiciously vague ethnic origin; Middle English, from Anglo-French errer, from Latin errare to wander, err; akin to Old English ierre wandering, perverse, Gothic airzeis deceived.

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metrohumanx Can't identify that snack? Lookee here: http://www.hanttula.com/exhibits/mofa/ - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 01:47:00

metrohumanx Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that’s bad for you! ~Tommy Smothers - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 02:11:00

merde! she got away just in time - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-28: 12:59:00

Yes, Petula was just being Prague-matic! - Nosila, 2008-10-28: 13:59:00

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Criticoncpiraphobia

Created by: hendrixius

Pronunciation: /krit-uh-cun-speer-uh-foe-bee-uh/

Sentence: Ellen suffered a bout of criticoncpiraphobia when she told the surly waiter that her sirloin was overcooked.

Etymology: "criticism" + "conspiracy" + "phobia"

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Paranagged

Created by: kragn

Pronunciation: pair-uh-nagd

Sentence: my burger had way too much lettuce on it, so i sent it back -- but now i've got a little bit of paranagged that it's going to come back with a loogey in it.

Etymology: paranoid + nagged

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Waitdress

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: wey/dress

Sentence: Whenever you complain and send back an item at a restaurant be prepared for the waitress to waitdress your food with a little spattle and snottle to make things just right for you.

Etymology: WAITDRESS - verb WAITRESS (a woman who waits on tables) + REDRESS (satisfaction for wrong; to set right; remedy, or repair)

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metrohumanx Great word! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 17:44:00

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Breachofcontact

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: breech-of-con-tacked

Sentence: Melanie was worried that by sending back her cold soup, she had created a breachofcontact, thus opening herself up for all sorts of unsavory retailatory possibilities. Melanie was aware that the agreement between server and servee was tenuous at best, and did not instigate a breachofcontact lightly. Nonetheless, she was still surprised and more than a little disgusted to find a cigarette butt in her piping hot soup.

Etymology: breach of contract revised to breach of contact

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metrohumanx Clever. Great sentence with nice nuances. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 17:53:00

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Scabrelation

Created by: godge147

Pronunciation: scab-re-lation

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Assholesertiveness

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ass hoel sert iv nehs

Sentence: It was incredible how much her life had changed since she had done the assholesertiveness course. Even her tastebuds were different

Etymology: assertiveness, asshole

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Gaffatwaphobia

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: gaff at waff o bee a

Sentence: Her gaffatwaphobia was so intense that she called all of the teddy bears she gave as gifts to her nephews and nieces after herself, for fear of reprecussions.

Etymology: Gaff fatwa phobia

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Retrifarction

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.

Etymology:

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Remorsel

swallowedbyafish

Created by: swallowedbyafish

Pronunciation:

Sentence: He was instantly filled with remorsel after realizing the waiter was about to go do unspeakable things to his food.

Etymology: remorse + morsel

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swallowedbyafish oops didn't mean to steal somebody else's idea... sorry - swallowedbyafish, 2007-11-30: 22:53:00

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Regretribution

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ree gret trib you shun

Sentence: Rhett was already feeling regretribution for complaining to his Bank Manager, Chet, about the way he had been treated by the bank employees while doing a little banking. He did not realize that such a complaint might reflect badly on Chet's perfect career record and maybe hinder or halt any career aspirations he had to be Bank President. You could Abetribution that there would be Rhettribution from Chetribution which would cause Sweatribution, Upsetribution and Threatribution and Rhett could Getribution a big Debtribution. Yes, next time Rhett tried to rob a bank, he'd pick one with nicer tellers!

Etymology: Regret (sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment;feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about) & Retribution(the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life)

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metrohumanx Good grief! That sentence makes my head swim!.....but i like it. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 02:25:00

That's called dizzytribution, but don't fretribution, if you were on a plane, it might be jetribution or on a boat it would be wetribution! - Nosila, 2008-10-28: 12:52:00

metrohumanx If the warden lets me use the computer, I'll make another contribution. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 17:55:00

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Purchill

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: PUR-chil

Sentence: After Bob was overheard to quip: "In this restaraunt the only good waiters are the customers," the fickle-feel gaze of the head-waiter sent purchills of retailiation up his spine.

Etymology: 1. Purchill: a blend of purchase & chill: a depressing influence on the feelings. 2. Retailiation: (retail & retaliation)

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Remorselphobia

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Ree - morse - el - fo - bee - uh

Sentence: After harshly criticizing the dessert the waiter brought, Gracielda had a bout of remorselphobia over the thought of what the waiter may return with.

Etymology: Remorse + morsel + phobia

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nice word... - hendrixius, 2007-11-30: 08:34:00

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-30: 15:06:00

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Grievengeance

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: gree-věn'jəns

Sentence: Annabelle feared that the waiter may enact some form of grievengeance against her after she complained that her steak was overcooked.

Etymology: Grievance: a complaint or resentment. + Vengeance: Infliction of punishment in return for a wrong committed; retribution.

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Good word. - Mustang, 2007-12-01: 17:34:00

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Phlegmafear

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: phlim-uh-fear

Sentence: Bratillda is overcome with a regretful feeling of phlegmafear when she complains about her food in a restaurant.

Etymology: Phlegm-Thick,mucus secreted by the mucous membrane of the respiratory tract. (Yuk!) A fear-To be uneasy or apprehensive.

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Phalloutbia

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: Fal-out-be-ah

Sentence: Zinnia's diet had a few restrictions: "I can't eat oil, flour, meat or milk" she explained. Her tenancy to send back food that wasn't clearly a raw fruit or vegetable horrified Kimberly. "I would never send something back to the Kitchen. Do you know what goes on back there? Hatred, spit and vengeance." But Kimberly's warning meant nothing to Zinnia, "No phalloutbia is as strong as my desire to feel thin."

Etymology: fallout (effect, repercussion) + phobia (fear of)

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Maitredisgusting

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: maitre dee skusting

Sentence: What he did to my cake was maitrdisgusting. I will never complain about my dessert again!

Etymology: maitre de + disgusting

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Truebull

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: true bull

Sentence: When Ruth's steak was so rare it mooed, she sent it back to the chef. She knew she was in truebull, when it came back looking like the leather sole on a cowboy boot that had been through the cow barn.

Etymology: TO RUE, TROUBLE, BULL. To rue troubling over what is not right, because it resulted in being on the receiving end of even worse bull. Truebull is double trouble.

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Revengeservice

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation:

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

Etymology:

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Maitredread

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: may-tra-dread

Sentence: While vacationing in Jamaica, Jen had maitredread after complaining about the entre to the headwaiter. She couldn't understand what he said, but when he returned the dish there was a garnish that looked suspiciously like something they warned her about in health class.

Etymology: maitre d: master of a restaurant who is in charge of the overall dining experience of the customers + dread: fearful or distasteful anticipation + dreads: natural hairstyle found in Jamaica and other islands where the hair is twisted into long ropelike braids symbolizing religious spirituality and ethnic identity

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Whinerwager

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: why-ner-wey-jer

Sentence: Her whinerwager came true, her pasta dish that was too cold came back in a flash steaming hot with a dust bunny on top.

Etymology: whiner (complainer) + wager (risk)

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Remorselangst

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: re-MORSE-uhl-angst

Sentence: Seeing what she thought was vengeful aggravation in the eyes of the waiter when she complained about her dinner, Matilda experienced a huge wave of remorselangst and found herself wishing she'd just eaten the overdone steak rather than to complain about it.

Etymology: Blend of remorse, morsel, and angst

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metrohumanx Downright inspirational! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 02:28:00

like it! - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-28: 13:01:00

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Retaliphobia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ree ta la fo bee ya

Sentence: When Fastedia dines out, she always finds fault with her meal selections. Her complaints are picky, minor beefs that really annoy the wait staff. (Where's my parsley garnish?) Afterall, they are busy enough without running back and forth for her. After several acts of revenge in past, she has developed retaliphobia of the servers. It makes her job as a restaurant columnist all the harder...

Etymology: Retaliate (take revenge for a perceived wrong)& Phobia (an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations)

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Spitzophrenia

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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Remorsel

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: re-MORS-el

Sentence: When she complained about the serving of cake Angie thought she detected a bit of disdain by the waiter and she experienced a wave of remorsel, fearing some sort of retaliation when the waiter returned with replacement serving.

Etymology: Blend of 'remorse' (regreat) and 'morsel' (a bit of food)

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Dissatisfriction

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: dis-sat-is-frik-shern

Sentence: as he sent the salad back because it was to 'leafy', he started to feel an awkward pang of dissatisfriction

Etymology: diss, dissatisfaction, friction

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I bet he'll get the seizure salad for returning it. - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-30: 10:14:00

or maybe a gob salad with blew cheese dressing - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-30: 15:04:00

And what was that floating in the turdle soup? - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-30: 18:07:00

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Spitaworry

Created by: LotusB

Pronunciation: SPIT-a-wor-ee

Sentence:

Etymology: Spit + Worry = Spitaworry

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Prevengitis

Created by: Bullwinkle

Pronunciation: prevenj'itis

Sentence: The food was bad but prevengeitis kept me quiet. An overwhelming desire to prevent revenge.

Etymology:

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Compain

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kum payn

Sentence: She felt good after her bitching session, but the compain would be along presently

Etymology: complain pain

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Cavilrue

Created by: c1mcgraw

Pronunciation: CA-vil-roo

Sentence: Beth suddenly heard in her head the pounding hooves of the cavilrue, as the smirking waiter approached with her re-cooked steak.

Etymology: Cavil -- to raise irritating and trivial objections. Rue -- to feel sorrow over; repent of; regret bitterly.

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Spitangst

Created by: Pancake

Pronunciation: spih-TANG-kst

Sentence: Tom felt a bit of spitangst after he had his burger returned to the kitchen.

Etymology: Spit (ejection of saliva from the mouth) + Angst (a feeling of dread). Origininating from an urban fear that employees preparing food in restaurants might spit on a customer's meal if the customer is being particularly demanding or picky.

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Retailiate

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rēˌtālēˌāt

Sentence: Richard already felt like the bottom rung on the ladder, working as a clerk in a discount shoe store. When a customer snapped her fingers and demanding immediate attention and referring to him as "Hey you", he knew he had to retailiate. First he made sure that each shoe he brought out was a half size smaller or narrower than what she needed. The ones she really loved were always out of stock. When she finally found a pair that she could shove her hoof into, he took her purchase to the register and mis-entered her information so that the transaction was rejected and he could announce in a not-too-quiet voice, "Mam, your card has been declined, do you have another?" The look on her face made all the aggravation worth it.

Etymology: retail: the sale of goods to the public in relatively small quantities for use or consumption rather than for resale + retaliate: make an attack or assault in return for a similar attack

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COMMENTS:

I know this clerk. What a jerk! - wayoffcenter, 2008-10-28: 07:00:00

you've obviously suffered through a retail job at some time - great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-28: 13:02:00

metrohumanx Diabolical! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 17:39:00

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Gripejitters

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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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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