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Economisery

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /i-kon-uh-miz'-uh-ree/

Sentence: Before the technology stock bubble burst, Richard had always flown first-class, but now, crammed into the back with the rest of the average Joe's, he was nearly overcome with economisery, and recumbentrauma caused by the seat in front of him reclining back so suddenly that he dropped his meager ration of peanuts, and couldn't bend down to retrieve them.

Etymology: economy - Economy class; the cheapest class of travel accomodations (from Greek, oikonomíā "household") + misery - wretchedness of condition or circumstances (from Latin, miseria, equiv. to miser "wretched")

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COMMENTS:

clever blend! - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 22:23:00

Really brings out the miserly feelings in this definitions! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-29: 23:59:00

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Seatraction

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: seet/trak/shun

Sentence: Whenever John flew and had to sit in the middle isle, Murphy's Law of seatraction always seemed to come into play. On either side of him twin 300 pounders always made him feel cozy and crushed for the full six hour flight.

Etymology: seat + contraction

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COMMENTS:

Interesting combo! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-29: 09:12:00

I first thought of your word as seat attraction which would make sense if the seat on either side got closer - great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-29: 13:28:00

good word! twelve hours in traction after the flight to straighten out the limbs would do the trick... but not with the 300 pounders as the weights! - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 22:21:00

John - Go by sea next time ! good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-30: 16:17:00

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Spaceshuffle

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Spay-ss-shuff-el

Sentence: Mike was dreading the business trip to Paris, he knew he would have to spend the whole trip doing the spaceshuffle, due to his mean bosses booking his flight with Cheapo Airlines. He had been on a strict diet for the past week, so that he would hopefully not be quite as squashed as he was on previous occasions.

Etymology: Space(the dimensions,width and height of an area) + Shuffle(restlessly shift one's position in order to be more comfortable)

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COMMENTS:

Out of this world creation! Quite astro-naughty-call! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-20: 07:53:00

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-20: 11:44:00

Mike was the fastonaut on the spaceshuffle - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-20: 16:16:00

Cheapo Airlines...all their staff took up in school was Space! Great word. - Nosila, 2008-11-20: 19:33:00

metrohumanx A Neoclassic. Check in more often! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-21: 08:23:00

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Catilitus

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation:

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Scoomunched

Created by: chris0rthompson

Pronunciation: scoo-munched

Sentence: While on the plane the person in front of me leaned their chair back causing me to be very scoomunched.

Etymology:

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Cramsportation

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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: kramz por TAY shun

Sentence: Packer didn't know what was a worse or more crowded way of getting to his relatives' house for the holidays, StuffWest Airlines or the JamTrak train. He considered driving the ten hours just to cut down on the physical and olfactory invasion to his personal space. Finally, his family decided on having their Thanksgiving dinner by computer conferencing. It was cheaper, and more importantly, it cut down on disputes and drama!

Etymology: cram + transportation

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Boeingconstrictor

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: bow/ing/constrictor

Sentence: I got swallowed up by a boeingconstrictor on my last flight.

Etymology: boeing aircraft + boa constrictor

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COMMENTS:

Hilarious! lol! - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 18:38:00

great wordplay. There's also the tight constricted feeling for your etymology too. - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 21:45:00

Good one, bookowl! If the passenger is not sitting on the aisle, would that make them a window viper? - Nosila, 2008-01-29: 22:48:00

Great word for all the planes with their cramped seating ... Right on! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-29: 23:57:00

Clever & funny! Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-30: 16:14:00

Good one! - chaiandallthatjazz, 2008-01-31: 10:55:00

Did you hear about the man who crossed a parrot with a boa constrictor. He didn't know what he got, but believe me, when it talks-he listens. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-05: 19:44:00

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Economyclasstrophobia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ee kono mee klas tro fo beea

Sentence: John thought, "No wonder there's air rage these days. The planes are getting smaller, the line up at security takes longer than the actual flight. A 2 hour flight ends up in an 8 hour outing just to get where you need to go. You either have to buy food in the after security spaces at grossly inflated prices or purchase something to eat on the airplane at even more grossly inflated prices. The headphones for the movie rarely work. The crew are always on skeletal staff levels and forget trying to turn around in the toilet". After these happy thoughts John was fighting to overcome his economyclasstrophobia, as the seat in front of his slowly edged towards his head. "Seriously, he thought, does that girl really need eyemask and reclined seating for this 20 minute flight??? Next time, I'm driving", he vowed.

Etymology: Economy Class (the cheapest class of air or rail travel) & Claustrophobia (a morbid fear of being closed in a confined space)

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Classy word for what "cheap" air travel has become! - splendiction, 2010-04-19: 21:40:00

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Closetrophobic

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: klos tro fo bik

Sentence: Vivian always felt very closetrophobic while flying on Cram Air. Although a bit cheaper in price, the seats were so close together,when you reclined your chair, you were spooning with the passenger behind you.

Etymology: Close (near, crowded) & Claustrophobic (suffering from claustrophobia; abnormally afraid of closed-in places;uncomfortably closed or hemmed in)

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Claustraught

Created by: LordRahlsFav

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I was feeling quite claustraught as the seat moved further and further back. I regretted my decision to be claustraught in economy class.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-29: 04:10:00
Today's definition was suggested by gemmgemms. Thank you gemmgemms. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-01-29: 09:30:00
Evocative cartoon ... crushed-people like sardines in a tinned-canny airplane with that overpowering fishy smell closing in on everything! Very clever!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-30: 01:10:00
Hey Silveryaspen, Thanks for the kind words. Smells like croosht shoup ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-11-20: 02:19:00
Excellent word. Makes me wonder who that was and what they were chanting.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-19: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by gemmgemms. Thank you gemmgemms. ~ James

'I feel sorry for these poor sardines.'

DEFINITION: n., A feeling of discomfort, common while sitting on a plane or train, created by the sense that you are about to be decapitated by your fellow passengers who are tilting aggressively towards you. v. To sit in a very small space, which seems to be getting smaller.

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