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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: 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: petaj

Pronunciation: counter attack

Sentence: No sooner had Nelly complained to the insurance officer across the service desk about the poor quality of the repairer's work on her storm-damaged roof, she felt that coil of fear in her stomach. Would this woman counterattack with quick thrust of her letter opener, or was she in for a year delay in getting the ruined carpet replaced.

Etymology: counter attack (retaliation) + counter (where one obtains service in a shop or service centre)

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Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: \spit-suh-free-nee-uh\

Sentence: Julia developed a severe case of spitzophrenia, after sending her Chicken Marsala back because she thought it had been overcooked, once she heard the cook shouting and cursing in the kitchen -- all the way from her seat at the far end of the restaurant -- and she was certain she'd be gripenalized for it. She was sure it would be 'spit-for-tat' and was soon overwhelmed by protestanoia.

Etymology: spit - to eject saliva from the mouth (Old English, spātl - "spittle") + schizophrenia - a mental disorder characterized by delusions (from Greek, comb. of 'schízein' & 'phrén' - "split mind")

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Created by: Nosila


Sentence: Be careful what you wish outloud for...


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Created by: schoolmarm

Pronunciation: ret/ruh/FARK/shun

Sentence: Seconds after she mentioned her dirty spoon to the waiter, she suffered a massive retrifarction and had to be removed from the restaurant.


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Created by: day4ghee

Pronunciation: HOSTILLASERVE




metrohumanx Grossly realistic. Nice word. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 17:48:00


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Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: phlim-uh-fear

Sentence: Bratillda is overcome with a regretful feeling of phlegmafear when she complains about her food in a restaurant.

Etymology: Phlegm-Thick,mucus secreted by the mucous membrane of the respiratory tract. (Yuk!) A fear-To be uneasy or apprehensive.

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Created by: Daniel999

Pronunciation: Obvious

Sentence: I was so concerned about how the food would come back from the kitchen that I developed a case of serverphobia.


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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: pan/i/ca/see/ya

Sentence: I was filled with panicacea when the dentist offered the alternative anesthetic when I adamantly refused the first foot long needle.

Etymology: panic + panacea (universal remedy)


metrohumanx Yikes! Clever combo! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 17:45:00


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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