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DEFINITION: v. To yell at a store clerk for correctly doing something that is clearly part of their job. n. A shopper who believes, as a "customer", it's their duty to bother, berate and belittle the people who serve them.

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Barnesandnoblesseoblige

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: barns and no bless oh bleje

Sentence: In spite of--or perhaps because of--the fact that the worked at Blockbuster to put himself through college, Zac always affected an air of barnesandnoblessoblige when dealing with service people. His running commentaries on their performance of perfunctory and mundane tasks made him the scourge of the grocery store.

Etymology: barnes and noble + Nobless oblige

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longest word of the day and week! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-11: 15:28:00

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Fusstomer

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fustumer

Sentence: Saturday morning at the Mall was not a great time for Debbie. She had to deal one fusstomer after another. Nothing she did could please this bunch. They wanted faster service. They wanted better prices. They demanded more attention despite the fact that many had cell phones plastered to their ears. One cusstomer even screamed at her when she wouldn't honor an expired coupon issued by a different store. The only thing that gave her peace was the hope that the Karma Police would be issuing tickets later.

Etymology: fuss (become angry and complain) + customer (a person or organization that buys goods or services from a store or business)

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Retail: a little less painful than being poked in the eye with a sporkful of chopped Scotch Bonnet peppers - otherguy, 2009-04-10: 06:44:00

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Tyranntesaurus

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tye ran tes sor us

Sentence: It has been almost a year since I began my study in the field of the nefarious Tyranntesaurus. The larger male of the species, whom I have called Dick Tator, is prone to aggressive outbursts against the young of the species, who operate tills in stores and restaurants. He ridicules these younger troupe members to the point of their tears and humiliation, just to prove his dominance. The female companion of this subject, whom I have called Emma Barassed, blindly condones her mate's rages through her silence and fails to interrupt his outbursts, as he would turn his wrath on her. In his tirades about days of yore when prices were less and money went farther, he fails to understand that his joyful retail service experiences happened at a time prior to the birth of these youngsters. Yes, it is my conclusion that there should be a separate line-up at the tills for these curmudgeons and that their ire be quashed by being served by an equally ascerbic cashier, who is as long in the tooth as our subject...Observation by Dr. Jane Badall, Base Camp Checkouts.

Etymology: Tyrant (bully;rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner) & Tyrannosaurus Rex ( large carnivorous bipedal dinosaur having enormous teeth with knifelike serrations; may have been a scavenger rather than an active predator; later Cretaceous period in North America)

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You bowled me over with laughter with your brilliant creates ... I wish I could vote four time ... once for Dick Tator ... once for Tyranntesaurus ... once for Emma Barassed ... and once for Jane Badall. What a hoot! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-10: 01:49:00

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Cusstomer

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kuss tuh mur

Sentence: The cusstomer is always fright

Etymology: customer, cuss

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COMMENTS:

Such a good word - I just tried to submit the same one! Good for you! (So you'll see my sentence has your word in it). - splendiction, 2009-04-10: 14:01:00

Excellent! Wish I'd thought of it. - Mustang, 2009-04-11: 22:02:00

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Checkerheckler

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: chek - ur - hek - lur

Sentence: Gustav was dreaded in the village by all of the shopkeepers, clerks and checkers. He took out his unhappiness and displeasure with life on all he encountered, especially those who had to wait on him. He was known in town as a checkerheckler for his habit of yelling at those who had to take his money...

Etymology: checker (cashier) heckler (person who causes repeated emotional pain, distress, or annoyance to another)

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mrskellyscl Good one! - mrskellyscl, 2009-04-10: 10:16:00

Cute word - Nosila, 2009-04-10: 23:03:00

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Scroogentrypel

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: screw-GENTRY-pell (scroogentrepellent)

Sentence: Just before closing, and to our chagrin The miserable geezer was sure to come in. Nasty and mean, he would bring some to tears… Till “B” kicked him out to a chorus of cheers! We lost his business, and it’s just as well- Nobody suffers that SCROOGENTRYPEL!

Etymology: SCROOge(screw)+GENTRY+rePEL=SCROOGENTRYPEL...........SCROOGE: a miserly person;Ebenezer Scrooge, character in the story A Christmas Carol (1843) by Charles Dickens [1899].....SCREW: to mistreat or exploit through extortion, trickery, or unfair actions; Middle English scrue, from Middle French escroe female screw, nut, from Medieval Latin scrofa, from Latin, sow[15th century].....GENTRY: people of a specified class or kind, often obnoxious or insufferable; Middle English gentrie, alteration of gentrise [14th century].....REPEL: to drive away, discourage, to cause aversion in, to force away or tend to do so by action at a distance; Middle English repellen, from Middle French repeller, from Latin repellere, from re- + pellere to drive [15th century].

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Bravo! - splendiction, 2009-04-10: 22:29:00

metrohumanx I try.....thanks. - metrohumanx, 2009-04-11: 01:04:00

such a truly screwgy word ... scroogents are all to commonly heard! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-11: 15:35:00

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Storemybitch

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: stormy (store me) bitch

Sentence: The hag had gone on a jag, a store wide deride, turning many an employee in the store house, into a running store mouse. Like a tornado she struck, heaving down her groceries, making the clerk wish he could run into a storm cellar, instead of reamining a store seller. Like a storm beach, the clerk shored himself up, and braved the storemybitch!

Etymology: The comparison being that of a STORE hit by a STOREMY BITCH, making it as beseiged as as STORMY BEACH. Store - place where goods are sold. Stormy - 1) affected by and subject to storms that can wreak havoc. Stormy - 2) subjected to strong emotional disturbances that can wreak havoc. Bitch - a highly offensive term for a woman who attacks, like a storm attacks, but with words, using them to berate and belittle, often in a vulgar way with vulgar language.

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ROTFLMAO! You're so funny! Loved it! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-17: 03:48:00

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Custicrusher

Created by: beaborkowski

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fabdiva

Created by: fabdiva

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Blustomer

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: bluhs-tuh-merh

Sentence: "A blustomer needs help at check out," Melody bellowed over the loudspeaker. It was the only defense she had when confronted by rude patrons of the store. Because she did her job so well, her manager promoted her to chief brashier.

Etymology: Blend of BLUSTER, meaning to rant, protest, threaten, bully + CUSTOMER

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Great word! - splendiction, 2009-04-10: 14:02:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-10: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by Biscotti. Thank you Biscotti. ~ James

Biscotti - 2009-04-10: 00:11:00
I am a cashier (college student...) and I feel like this poor lady all the time. Excellent depiction of the definition James! Thanks!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-10: 00:13:20
And thank you again for the definition. Hopefully, some of the words invented today will provide some relief your time in the cashier's lane. ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-04-10: 20:47:00
I'm sure you're doing an EXCELLENT job, Biscotti!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-25: 00:02:00
Today's definition was suggested by Biscotti. Thank you Biscotti. ~ James