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DEFINITION: n., The fear that your service representative will retaliate after you have complained. v., To be afraid of bad service because you complained about it.

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Created by: LotusB

Pronunciation: SPIT-a-wor-ee


Etymology: Spit + Worry = Spitaworry

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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: Freh/tri/bu/shun

Sentence: Fretribution is rampant amongst vegetarians who request a vegan meal.

Etymology: fret + retribution


Ooooo... nice! Quite versatile! - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-30: 13:45:00


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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: may-tra-dread

Sentence: While vacationing in Jamaica, Jen had maitredread after complaining about the entre to the headwaiter. She couldn't understand what he said, but when he returned the dish there was a garnish that looked suspiciously like something they warned her about in health class.

Etymology: maitre d: master of a restaurant who is in charge of the overall dining experience of the customers + dread: fearful or distasteful anticipation + dreads: natural hairstyle found in Jamaica and other islands where the hair is twisted into long ropelike braids symbolizing religious spirituality and ethnic identity

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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: true bull

Sentence: When Ruth's steak was so rare it mooed, she sent it back to the chef. She knew she was in truebull, when it came back looking like the leather sole on a cowboy boot that had been through the cow barn.

Etymology: TO RUE, TROUBLE, BULL. To rue troubling over what is not right, because it resulted in being on the receiving end of even worse bull. Truebull is double trouble.

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Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: dis-sat-is-frik-shern

Sentence: as he sent the salad back because it was to 'leafy', he started to feel an awkward pang of dissatisfriction

Etymology: diss, dissatisfaction, friction


I bet he'll get the seizure salad for returning it. - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-30: 10:14:00

or maybe a gob salad with blew cheese dressing - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-30: 15:04:00

And what was that floating in the turdle soup? - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-30: 18:07:00


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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Diss-at-iss-fee-er

Sentence: When Colin complained to the waiter that their meal was cold, Sally was filled with dissatisfear and was convinced that the chef would exact revenge by sabotaging their food in some really unpleasant way!

Etymology: Dissatisfied(failed to be satisfied or pleased) + Fear(the likelihood of something unwelcome happening) = Dissatisfear


metrohumanx While dining at Broadway Chicken in Paterson, I sent back the cold blackeyed peas. Thought I was going to be shivved on my way out the door. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 17:51:00

Like it - mweinmann, 2008-10-28: 18:15:00

Very good. - Mustang, 2008-10-28: 18:50:00


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Created by: kragn

Pronunciation: pair-uh-nagd

Sentence: my burger had way too much lettuce on it, so i sent it back -- but now i've got a little bit of paranagged that it's going to come back with a loogey in it.

Etymology: paranoid + nagged

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: wey/dress

Sentence: Whenever you complain and send back an item at a restaurant be prepared for the waitress to waitdress your food with a little spattle and snottle to make things just right for you.

Etymology: WAITDRESS - verb WAITRESS (a woman who waits on tables) + REDRESS (satisfaction for wrong; to set right; remedy, or repair)


metrohumanx Great word! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 17:44:00


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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: Meal+Fear+Sense

Sentence: When the bacon bits on Ruth's salad began to move, she was disturbed and called the waiter to take a look. As he offerred to take the salad back and "fix" it, the sneer on his face filled Ruth with mealfearsence and she decided to eat it rather than not know what else might be added to it. She had a sense of fear that there would be further wrongdoing in regards to her salad.

Etymology: The word malfeasance combined with meal, fear and sense


very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-28: 13:00:00

Mal-ificent word... - Nosila, 2008-10-28: 14:02:00

metrohumanx Take it BACK! Run away! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 17:49:00

Very clever! - Mustang, 2008-10-28: 18:49:00


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Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: Fal-out-be-ah

Sentence: Zinnia's diet had a few restrictions: "I can't eat oil, flour, meat or milk" she explained. Her tenancy to send back food that wasn't clearly a raw fruit or vegetable horrified Kimberly. "I would never send something back to the Kitchen. Do you know what goes on back there? Hatred, spit and vengeance." But Kimberly's warning meant nothing to Zinnia, "No phalloutbia is as strong as my desire to feel thin."

Etymology: fallout (effect, repercussion) + phobia (fear of)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-30: 00:28:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram~ James

remistram - 2007-11-30: 10:14:00
I admit - one of my paranoias....

purpleartichokes - 2007-11-30: 13:49:00
Thanks for all the great definitions Remi!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-01: 07:45:00
By the way, Remistram also gets a credit for yesterday's definition. She originally submitted her definition about compulsive sniffing in June, so I have added her name to the credits which she shares with kabloozie. Thanks! ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-12-09: 01:06:00
Am I the only one confounded by the previous verbotomies being show as new ones, along with the re-run of the definition? When we go to vote for the new verbotomies, it's going to be confusing to vote for the new verbotomies instead of the old verbotomies.

logarithm - 2008-12-09: 04:24:00
A re-run, huh? I think it's ok to mix the old and new verbotomies together, and let people vote for their favourites. New verbotomies are great, but some of the old ones might still be the better ones. p/s Silveryaspen: I am back! ;-)

wayoffcenter - 2008-12-09: 05:31:00
But old games have already been decided and have major point advantages over any new entries. It stops regular contributors from playing. They already have a word entered for this contest.

logarithm - 2008-12-09: 07:02:00
It's a contest?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-12-09: 07:05:00
Hey Silvery et al, Oops! Double replay. I have now updated today's definition. See it here: Isn't it a bit early to be wearing Christmas decorations? Be creative, James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-12-09: 07:17:00
Yes, logarithm, it's a game. We have daily and weekly winners. The winning word of the day gets printed in the "b", Baltimore's free daily newspaper. See: b the paper. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-25: 00:11:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James