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