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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.

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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

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Failesperson

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: fai - ls - purs - son

Sentence: Oscar went to the check-out counter at Sears and encountered yet another failesperson who ignored him and busied herself talking on the phone....

Etymology: fails, salesperson

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COMMENTS:

Oscar forgets who really pays his wages...Sears is just the distributor... - Nosila, 2009-06-25: 11:21:00

Good word! - splendiction, 2009-06-25: 22:31:00

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Asshier

Kallystie

Created by: Kallystie

Pronunciation: a-ssh-ier

Sentence: The clerk was talking on the phone and completely ignoring me. I waited there, while my, once frosty cold, can of soda started getting warm. Finally, I stated... "Asshier! Can I get some service before my soda starts boiling in this heat?"

Etymology: Asshier is a combination of the words ass and cashier.

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Cellsrep

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: cells-rep

Sentence: Adept at multitasking, Sean excelled as a cellsrep by chatting with his girlfriend, waiting on customers and doing his geometry homework all at the same time.

Etymology: cells: cellular + rep (short for representative) as in sales rep.

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Salesclirksomeness

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: sales/clurk/sum/ness

Sentence: Sally's excitement about shopping at the new megastore was quickly squelched when she discovered the salesclirksomeness of the staff who flipped a 'this register closed' at 9 of the 10 queues.

Etymology: sales clerk + irksomeness(irritating, maddening, infuriating)

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Nobossaskhole

marianasoffer

Created by: marianasoffer

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Etymology: No - negation ASkHole - asshole/ask hole

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Clashier

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: cla/sheer

Sentence: Most customer dissatisfaction is caused by confrontational clashiers who hate their jobs and looking for a fight.

Etymology: clash + cashier

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COMMENTS:

which begs the Clash question "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-13: 13:10:00

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Salesassholestant

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: sales-ass-hol-sternt

Sentence: i chose to leave the store rather than hand over money to that salesassholestant

Etymology: sales assistant, asshole

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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

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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.

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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.

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