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'I just got off the phone with my mother!'

DEFINITION: v. To take the frustration and anger you receive from one person and redirect it towards another person, usually of lower status. n. An act of aggression directed towards an individual or object that was not the source of provocation.

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Spangst

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: spang-ksst

Sentence: After spending the whole day trapped in the cottage with her mother, Julia's spangst was almost completely overwhelming. Fortunately, her boyfriend suggested they go out for a boat ride. Unfortunately, they went up the creek and ran out of gas... Julia grabbed a big wooden paddle and her boyfriend got it in the end.

Etymology: spank + angst

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Lambblasting

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: lamblastng

Sentence: Mary is in a position where she must be very careful what she says about or to her bosses. Unfortunately for him, her husband John is far too often the subject of her lambblasting. John now greets Mary at the door with a stiff drink and his iPod earbuds firmly in place.

Etymology: lamb (used as the epitome of meekness, gentleness, or innocence) + blasting (a severe reprimand) a derivative of lambasting

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Escapegoat

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: es kayp gote

Sentence: When Cheryl's mother got on her back and made her angry, Cheryl tended to make her boyfriend Mark her escapegoat. Afterall, he did not have the smart comebacks her Mom did.

Etymology: Escape (an avoidance of danger or difficulty)& Scapegoat (someone punished for the errors of others)

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Passderage

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Par-s-dur-ayge

Sentence: Bob had just had a right earful from the big cheese, but instead of absorbing the flak, he used a little passderage, He summoned the new boy into his office and took the anger out on him, even though he had nothing to do with the cock-up!

Etymology: Pass(Transfer something to someone) +Rage(Uncontrollable anger) = Passderage

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COMMENTS:

great blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-23: 09:08:00

Pass de awards... - Nosila, 2008-05-23: 21:15:00

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Taggression

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: tag/gre/shun

Sentence: Taggression is a game best played with masochists.

Etymology: tag (you're it) + aggression

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COMMENTS:

like it! - galwaywegian, 2008-05-23: 13:22:00

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Bleedership

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: blee dur sh ipp

Sentence: Patsy shifted nervously in her seat. While waiting for her quarterly review from Ms. Badger, she had heard her superior being telephonetically eviscerated by the new VP. She waited as her superior flicked through her file with shaking hands. Suddenly, the pain left Ms. Badger's face as she smoothed out one of the pages in the file. The bleedership was about to begin.

Etymology: leadership, bleed

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COMMENTS:

fantastic sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-23: 09:07:00

I love your definition. "What do you mean bleedership is bad management! It's what our company excels at!" - skeeterzirra, 2008-05-23: 20:01:00

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Transferangst

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) trāns'fər-ängkst

Sentence: Helga's repeated attempts at communication with her lazy and incompetent boss would invariably lead to a nightly transferangst of unprocessed frustrations to her husband and children.

Etymology: transfer[ence] + angst

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Transfuriate

Created by: skeeterzirra

Pronunciation: trans fuer ee ate

Sentence: Never transfuriate a fast food line cook. You don't even want to know what they can do to your food.

Etymology: trans as in trans-fer, + furiate from infuriate

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COMMENTS:

Good one. - Mustang, 2008-05-24: 00:00:00

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Divertamania

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: DIVERT-A-MANIA

Sentence: Divertamania beset her whenever she was angry, and you best find somewhere else to be.

Etymology: DIVERT-A-MANIA

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Subfursive

Created by: melodydrama

Pronunciation: sub-fur-siv

Sentence: Judging by the manic gleam in her eye, Bob could tell his grandmother was in a subfursive mood.

Etymology: Sub- below, lesser fury- anger ive-having a tendency to Having a tendency to express anger to someone lesser

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-22: 00:00:01
Today's definition is inspired by the Amy Sutherland's advice that a good animal trainer is always observant and reads the "cues". If your subject is displaying signs that he or she is about to "let loose", it's probably good idea to back off. Amy also reminds us that we must be aware of our own internal cues. For more tips, read her chapter on "Working with Big Cats". See: "What Shamu Taught me About Life, Love and Marriage". Thanks Amy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-07-03: 00:00:01
Today's definition is inspired by the Amy Sutherland's advice that a good animal trainer is always observant and reads the "cues". If your subject is displaying signs that he or she is about to "let loose", it's probably good idea to back off. Amy also reminds us that we must be aware of our own internal cues. For more tips, read her chapter on "Working with Big Cats". See: "What Shamu Taught me About Life, Love and Marriage". Thanks Amy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-07-23: 00:21:00
Today's definition was suggested by amysutherland. Thank you amysutherland. ~ James

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