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'Do you really get paid to insult people?'

DEFINITION: n. A person who insults people for a living. v. To get paid to insult your customers.

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Epithetier

Created by: thewbert

Pronunciation: 'e-p&-"thet-E-A

Sentence: When I insulted his mother, I had no idea he was an epithetier.

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Chideandseek

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: chīdandsēk

Sentence: After the hazard warning by Consumer Reports the job of the Customer Disservice Representatives is to do their best to shift the blame for problems back on to customers. With a technique they call chideandseek, they admonish callers for not following the overly-complicated owners manual that includes such sage wisdom as using safety goggles and chain-mail gloves when using any sharp product. If guilt does*t work, the trump card is to suggest that they are passing the call to a supervisor. Of course, all this does is put them back into the maze of a phone tree system.

Etymology: chide (scold or rebuke) + hide-and-seek (a children*s game in which one player tries to find other players who have hidden themselves)

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Promiliater

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: pro - MIL - ee - ait - er

Sentence: Hannah is a vicious promilitater, caring only for the 'bottom line' on her pay stub while cheerfully reducing those she targets to a blubbering shamed state.

Etymology: Blend of professional and humiliate(er)

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Swearmaster

Created by: Goldentongue

Pronunciation: zuermaster

Sentence: This company really needs an efficient swearmaster, it's employees are far too happy. Susan is an accomplished swearmaster, she can type 400 insults per minute

Etymology: Swear as in insult, Master as in someone who has a highly developed skill.

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Mocksmith

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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: MOCK smith

Sentence: Kelly was a mocksmith by trade but sometimes worked odd jobs for extra money. She applied to the contempt agency and found that there were a lot more jab descriptions listed than she would have thought. They even had positions for bioenginesneers and diss-trict managers.

Etymology: mock + smith (n., one who makes or works with something); a play on the word locksmith

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COMMENTS:

Clever... - mweinmann, 2009-11-11: 11:12:00

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Coultergeist

Created by: skyliner

Pronunciation: Anyway you say it, it's very right.

Sentence: When I want to be harassed by a coultergeist, I'll call my ex-wife.

Etymology: From the Yahoo for Fox haunting.

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Scofficer

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /SKOF-uh-ser/

Sentence: Mr. C. really only had one true talent — making scathing comments and delivering insults that could bring many people to tears. Fortunately, he had a job where he could do exactly that, a real mockupation. His job as a scofficer was to ridicule other people's talents, (or lack of talents). To the latest singing contestant he said, "If you had lived 2,000 years ago and sung like that, they would have stoned you." Then, as expected, Paula slapped his right arm and began to scold him, while Randy just shook his head and tried not to laugh, saying "Yo dog, that was cold, Simon."

Etymology: Scoff - to speak derisively; mock; jeer (from Old Norse, skaup "mockery") + Officer - a person who holds a position of rank or authority in an organization (from Latin, officium "service, duty")

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COMMENTS:

Great word...love the American Idol reference...yes, Mr.C. can be scoffensive, but that's why we love him! - Nosila, 2008-07-01: 02:27:00

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Rickleser

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: rick + uhlls + er

Sentence: I've made an excellent living as a rickleser, you stupid moron.

Etymology: see: Don Rickles

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Downputter

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: dow n putt err

Sentence: She was a down putter, with special experience in ego shrinkage.

Etymology: putdown

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COMMENTS:

sounds like golf! - emmyb2, 2007-04-23: 14:18:00

petaj That's why she was a champion golfer. All that sledging psyched out her opponents. - petaj, 2007-04-23: 18:46:00

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Mockyoupation

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: mock-you-pa-tion

Sentence: Mary found an ideal mockyoupation in the medical field as an occupational therapist. She practiced stand up comedy while working with her patients to cheer them up and found that the laughter helped them heal faster. Thus she became known far and wide as an expert in the field of mockyoupational therapy -- the art of adding insult to injury.

Etymology: mock: to insult, tease or ridicule + occupation: line of work, vocation

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artr Like it! - artr, 2009-11-09: 06:47:00

A sense of the mockabre...I like it! - Nosila, 2009-11-09: 21:52:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-23: 00:20:00
Today's definition was suggested by an anonymous donor. Thank you for sharing! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-23: 01:39:00
Weeklink is at it again! Read Verbotoweek! A look back at last week's weirdest words and funniest comments. See the Verbotomy Blog.

playdohheart playdohheart - 2007-04-23: 07:09:00
That gentleman bears a striking resemblance to Bruce McCulloch.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-23: 09:35:00
I hope Mr. McCulloch isn't insulted... ~ James

ErWenn - 2007-04-23: 18:17:00
I've often noticed that the verbotoons have striking similarities to famous people. I wonder if the artist uses reference photos...

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-23: 22:38:00
As Kurt Vonnegut said of his novels, this artwork is fiction and "All persons living or dead are purely coincidental, and should not be construed." Except of course, for the drawing of Vonnegut himself, which is meant to be who it appears to be. ~ James

ErWenn - 2007-04-24: 00:11:00
Everybody's coincidental? All 12 billion of us? I like the sound of that. And I definitely agree that you shouldn't construe anybody. It's just not nice, even if they are already dead.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-25: 03:20:00
Yes, it's just a bunch of moments which may, or may not be connected... ~ James

Clayton - 2007-05-13: 02:34:00
Invectivator

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-07-01: 06:17:00
CONGRATS! INSULTANT is simple yet effective. I wish i could learn not to use a large word when a diminutive one will do. Economy is everything.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-11-09: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by wordmeister. Thank you wordmeister. ~ James