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'But I was here first!'

DEFINITION: n. The feelings that well up inside of you when you're waiting for service and another person, who arrived after you did, gets waited first! v. To wait and wait in line, only to watch other people jump the queue.

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Waitred

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: wait-red rhymes with hatred

Sentence: Tanya was filled with waitred while the officer kept answering the phone instead of helping the customers lined up at the desk.

Etymology: wait (be detained)+ hatred (loathing) + red (i was so angry, it made me see red)

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COMMENTS:

Could also describe waiting for a waiter to serve you. Nice one! - galwaywegian, 2009-04-07: 07:37:00

Captures that strong feeling with a really strong verbotomy! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-07: 11:32:00

terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-07: 15:24:00

metrohumanx Nice, compact and self-explanatory! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 02:16:00

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Queueirked

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: Queue - irkt

Sentence: There was only one clerk at one register at Kame-Apart. Dismayed and waylaid, in a long line, those imprisoned in it found no time peace. Then, the chap at the end, like a defensive forward, with elbows attackling, made a mad line drive, surging queueickly to the front, leaving the rest of us waitstresses even more queueirked!

Etymology: QUEUE, IRKED, QUIRKED. QUEUE - waiting line. IRKED - annoyed, frustrated, exasperated, irritated and angry. QUIRK - the twist of fate that resulted in the long line and the line-jumper. /// Kame-Apart for K-Mart is not my invention. I have heard it many times and don't know who created it. /// Attackling is a verbotomy of attack and tackling. /// Queueickly is a verbotomy of queue and quickly.

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COMMENTS:

clever blend - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-07: 15:24:00

interesting etymology. Enjoyed the sentence too!! - mweinmann, 2009-04-07: 17:07:00

metrohumanx Hahahaha! Good one, SA! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 02:21:00

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Interjerkt

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: inn tur jur kt

Sentence: The intensity of his interjerktion was resposible for his impaling on Madams umbrella.

Etymology: interject as in butt in, jerk as in butt head.

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Your sentence and verbotomy are so good I not see it, I feel it! Excell'in't! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-07: 11:19:00

Can't type today worth a hang. Meant to type - Your sentence and verbotomy are good, I not only see it, I feel it. Excell'in't! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-07: 11:20:00

tragic but funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-07: 15:21:00

At least his rain of terror is over...maybe we should all carry umbrellas! - Nosila, 2009-04-07: 23:06:00

metrohumanx I'll bet he wanted to bumbershoot someone! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 02:27:00

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Cutniption

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kut-nip-shuhn

Sentence: Jerry just about had a cutniption when people appeared to be butting in the line waiting to get into the club. Yeah, sure they are EMTs dealing with an ill patron but shouldn't they have to wait like everybody else. At least the sick person should have had the courtesy of falling out of the queue.

Etymology: conniption (fit, temper fit) + cut (to move or thrust oneself abruptly between others)

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Exqueueses

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: eckz-cue-sayz

Sentence: No one was going to listen to the histrionics of Censoria's exqueuses. Sure, she had waited in line for eight hours, asked the person in front and back of her to save her place while she used the loo, but there were no more tickets to the Crude Oil concert.

Etymology: A play on EXCUSES, to make allowances for, overlook; EX + QUEUE, a line

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COMMENTS:

neat - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-07: 15:26:00

metrohumanx Very hermetic. Lovely. - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 02:41:00

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Turnburn

Created by: ChickenWhistle

Pronunciation: TERN-bern

Sentence: "Aww, man! I had a bad case of turnburn at the greengrocers yesterday. I must've been queuing for twenty minutes before I'd finally got to the front of the dismally short, yet depressingly slow line to the till. An old dear, (who must've been pushing a hundred if I'm a day,) in a pink, floral headscarf waddled completely obliviously past me and the people behind me straight to the counter. Wherefore she plonked her bag of tangerines and then spent ten minutes trying to find a twenty pence piece at the depths of her ancient purse. I would've given up and left in a huff if it wasn't for the great deal I was getting on white asparagus."

Etymology: Turn - e.g., "take it in turns, one at a time." Burn - (vernacular) a negative/painful experience. E.g., "Oh duuude, you got burned!"

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Hanoiance

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: han oy anse

Sentence: Sheldon had waited a long time to get into his favourite popular Vietnamese restaurant. Then he had waited another long time to have his order taken. An older couple had come in after him and got their order long before he did. He felt a deep sense of hanoiance over the favoritism shown to this pair. He finally spoke to the waiter, demanding to know why he was being treated this way. The waiter smiled sheepishly and explained that the couple were his elderly grandparents, the actual owners of the restaurant, who had to be back to the seniors' home before 7:00 pm. With a sigh gone, Sheldon realized he was being pho-lish and hue too hasty, as it was their recipes he was enjoying. Even though he'd had to wait, it was a nguyen-nguyen situation for him.

Etymology: Hanoi (Capitol city of Viet Nam) & Annoyance (the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed) Also: Hue (pron: hway)ancient people of Viet Nam and a name of a city there); Pho (Vietnamese soup);Nguyen (pronounced Hwin) most popular Vietnamese surname and family name of a royal dynasty)

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I love it long time! - scrabbelicious, 2010-10-20: 19:20:00

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Timeliened

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: tim + leend

Sentence: As I waited for hours to buy tickets to see Clayton and the Cluckers perform at the Easter Bowl; and watched those who came after me waited on first, I felt timeliened, numberjumped and bukbukstuck....

Etymology: time, timeline, lien, line....someone has taken a lien against my time when my place in line is taken away. It messes with my timeline for service.

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Sadly, there's no way, they will every pay, the timelien back! In the lientime, it is a very interesting verbotomy! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-07: 11:27:00

soundds like someone who performed at Woodcluck! - Nosila, 2009-04-07: 23:19:00

metrohumanx Lien on me-when you're not strong... - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 02:19:00

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Scanticipation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: skan tisi payshun

Sentence: Freddy the chicken awaited the farmer's visit each day, thinking he would selected for favoured treatment. Every day though, some one else was chosen. He was experiencing severe scanticipation when one day he was chosen...not knowing why. Authorities now believe he was the victim of fowl play.

Etymology: Scant (deal with inadequately and superficially) & Anticipation (wishing with confidence of fulfillment)

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Buttindignation

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: butt/in/dig/nay/shun

Sentence: Sally felt the buttindignation overwhelming as someone cut in front of her at the ticketbooth and bought the last ticket.

Etymology: butt in + indignation

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COMMENTS:

petaj that's good - petaj, 2009-04-07: 06:18:00

Good word. could have used it yesterday as well :) - galwaywegian, 2009-04-07: 07:36:00

buttinhol - silveryaspen, 2009-04-07: 11:13:00

oops ... you buttinhholed this definition! Great Create! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-07: 11:14:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-07: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by abrakadeborah. Thank you abrakadeborah. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-04-07: 02:41:00
Very greative cartoon, James!

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-07: 05:46:00
Thanks James! great cartoon too! It made me think hard on my own definition :)

mweinmann - 2009-04-07: 07:39:00
The cartoon was very thought provoking....that sometimes, we might want to wait or that what we are waiting for might not be the "answer" to our wishes in the end.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-07: 02:31:00
Thank you. I guess the feeling is that sometimes we're lucky enough NOT to get what we wanted. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-20: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by abrakadeborah. Thank you abrakadeborah. ~ James