Vote for the best verboticism.

Verboticisms

Click on each verboticism to read the sentences created by the Verbotomy writers, and to see your voting options...

You have two votes. Click on the words to read the details, then vote your favorite.

Patroneglect

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: patron+neglect

Sentence: Patroneglect at the mall was almost bad enough to make me yearn for the steady but excruciatingly slow attention customers get at the Post Office.

Etymology: patron+neglect

Vote For | Comments and Points

Dissociate

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: dĭ-sō'shē-ĭt

Sentence: After she made her way back to the electronics department, having to make her way past one dissociate after another who, apparently oblivious to her existence or that of any other customer, had no apparent function beyond taking up aisle space, the blue-smocked critters became scarce. When she finally found one and asked where she could find an adapter to use her ipod with her home stereo, the dull-eyed response was, "that's not my aisle, but if we have 'em they would definitely be in this half of the store."

Etymology: dissociate (-āt'), from the psychological defense mechanism dissociation, whereby an individual compartmentalizes certain thoughts, emotions, sensations, and/or memories; term coined by The French psychiatrist Pierre Janet, later expanded on in Jung's theories; associate (-ĭt), term used by a certain (world's largest)retailer as a euphamism for what passes as a sales staff.

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

Like it! - pieceof314, 2008-05-13: 13:29:00

thanks, 314. first time I've tried to give a verbotomy to an existing word. - stache, 2008-05-13: 17:02:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Malcontedant

didsbury

Created by: didsbury

Pronunciation: mal-conn-ten-dant

Sentence: I am in a hurry but the staff in this shop are all such malcontendants there is no one who will serve me.

Etymology: Combination of malcontent and attendant. First used by Mark Twain to describe a particularly slovenly, family-run restaurant he visited in Mississippi. The restaurant gained notoriety and indeed some short lived success until it was forcibly closed by the owners who had a sense of humour failure when even physical abuse of the clientele wasn't enough to deter the hordes of malcontent-watchers.

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-13: 15:40:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Slackercasher

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: slack er cash er

Sentence: Bill first thought the store had planted a mannequin, arms crossed, at the cash desk. She possessed a vacant stare and exhibited limited life. He stood perplexed, waited for the slackercasher to get into motion. Patience turned to desperation as he heard another cusstomer behind him snarl for help. “OK LET’S GET SOME SERVICE HERE, we don’t have all day!” The slackercasher did get into action: she picked up her cell and began typing a text! Bill resigned to step over to wait in a long line of another aisle.

Etymology: From slacker and casher or cashier.

Vote For | Comments and Points

Deadwaiter

Created by: looseball

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

Vote For | Comments and Points

Asswholesaler

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: assss hoe llll say lur

Sentence: If she had her way this asswholesaler would need to be re-tailed

Etymology: wholesaler asshole

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

good one! - Nosila, 2010-07-16: 01:03:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Cashsneer

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kash sneer

Sentence: When George stated on his application as a cashier at WalMart that he loved dealing with the public, he actually meant until he had to help them. He viewed all his transactions as interruptions and he was known by his bosses as a cashsneer. He further added to the popular notion that the hardest part about shopping there was trying to give them your money!

Etymology: Cashier (a person responsible for receiving payments for goods and services (as in a shop or restaurant) )& Sneer (a facial expression of contempt or scorn; the upper lip curls;smile contemptuously)

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

funny! - splendiction, 2009-06-25: 22:32:00

I think I ran into George at the local toot and moo. Good one! - Mustang, 2009-06-26: 00:30:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Dissedserviced

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: dissed-sir-vissed

Sentence: June felt dissedserviced by the young cashier at the grocery. He was engrossed in texting his friends and flirting with the girls in the line next to him instead of paying attention to her. When she tried to get his attention he rolled his eyes. So, as a fequent customer, she felt justified in cussing him out.

Etymology: dissed: to show disrespect + serviced: assisted, helped

Vote For | Comments and Points

Snubscribe

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: snub skrybe

Sentence: "It's no wonder people shoplift", Betty thought as she waited yet again at Customer Service to make a payment on her layaway. The cashier was going to snubscribe her again because he was too busy yakking on his cellphone on a social call. Fed up, she went to the Store Manager and told him loudly that the hardest part about shopping there was the fact that you had to wait endlessly for them to take your money. The Store Manager would have responded to her sooner, but he was too busy texting someone...

Etymology: Snub (refuse to acknowledge;ignore) & Subscribe (receive or obtain by regular payment;pay (an amount of money) as a contribution to a charity or service, especially at regular intervals)

Vote For | Comments and Points

Checklout

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: cheklout

Sentence: Harry is an only child. He grew up thinking that he is the center of the universe. That’s just the way he treats his job as a checklout clerk. If a customer is so rude as to expect service he is quick to correct them. He’s been known to freeze a customer mid-sentence with just a look.

Etymology: checkout (a point at which goods are paid for in a supermarket or other store) + lout (an uncouth or aggressive man or boy)

Vote For | Comments and Points

Show All or More...

 

Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-13: 00:01:22
Today's definition was suggested by TJayzz. Thank you TJayzz. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-06-25: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by TJayzz. Thank you TJayzz. ~ James

'Can't you see I'm busy!'

DEFINITION: n. A cashier or customer service representative who is so busy chatting with their friends or coworkers that they ignore their customers. v. To be serviced by a very annoying customer service representative.

Create | Read