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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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Encroachaphobia

Created by: Redrover

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Ralph was so freaked when he flew coach when the passenger in front of him reclined his seat that he was forced to spend the money and fly first class.

Etymology: encroach - to trespass upon the property, domain, or rights of another, esp. stealthily or by gradual advances; phobia - a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a compelling desire to avoid it

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Ampak

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ampak

Sentence: As Monday morning approaches Jason dreads his trip on the Ampak commuter train. Never one to enjoy crowds, this rolling sardine can is no fun. He*s torn as to which is worse, standing or sitting. If he stands he is treated to breakfast on the breath of at least 6 fellow commuters, seated he gets vestiges of last night*s dinner. Phwew!

Etymology: Amtrak (a federal passenger railroad service in the U.S.) + packed (cram a large number of things into a container or space)

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COMMENTS:

Clever word that so effectively conveys the definition! - splendiction, 2010-04-19: 21:43:00

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Rampantransit

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ram pan tranzit

Sentence: Ricky often wondered, just for the halibut, how much deeper a sleep the passenger in front could possibly get by going 3 inches back to encroach on his tiny space???

Etymology: rampant (uncontrolled) & transit (passage or journey)

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Economyclasstrophobia

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: eek on oh meee klass trow fow beee aaa

Sentence: recessions mean dealing with your economyclasstrophobia.

Etymology: claustrophobia, economy class

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COMMENTS:

terrifically topical - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-20: 11:43:00

Very good. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-20: 16:14:00

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Tramcram

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: tram-cram

Sentence: Jerry had to put his car in the shop. He has already used all of his personal, sick and vacation time so he has to go to work on the transit. Now he is sitting on the bench quivering at the thought of the impending tramcram.

Etymology: tram (a streetcar) + cram (to fill (something) by force with more than it can easily hold)

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Crimpinge

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: krim-PIN-ge (crimpingement,crimpinged)

Sentence: RedundantRay was pleased and delighted with his new job as an undercover consumer satisfaction consultant for SkyHigh Airlines. In his short yet brief career he had suggested many small, tiny improvements and modifications which had saved the airline a lot of money and cash. The greatest and most important of these were his recommendations that by slowly and gradually reducing and decreasing the size and dimensions of the fold-down trays and shrinking the available leg room available to each passenger, SkyHigh could eventually increase the number of seats on each L-1011 and no one would notice. On his latest undercover flight from Tierra Del Fuego, the small yet diminutive Korean tourist in front of him began to CRIMPINGE on his personal space, slowly ratcheting her seat into the reclining horizontal position which stifled and cut off the blood supply to Ray's lower extremities and legs, inducing an accidental Heimlich Manoever that propelled the tiny Sardinian fish he was choking on the length of the cabin. RedundantRay's CRIMPINGEMENT made it impossible to hail a flight attendant or stewardess. Imprisoned thus, Ray was only able to regret his stupid, foolish space-saving suggestions which had turned this tedious, arduous flight into a flying airborne version of The Black Hole Of Calcutta. Just before he blacked out into unconsciousness, Ray wondered if his frequent-flier miles would be awarded posthumously after he was dead and gone.

Etymology: CRIMP+imPINGE=CRIMPINGE.....CRIMP: to cause to become wavy, bent, or pinched,to form into a desired shape, to pinch or press together (as in passengers) in order to seal;Dutch or Low German krimpen to shrivel; akin to Middle Dutch crampe hook, cramp.....IMPINGE: to strike or dash especially with a sharp collision or a slow squeezing action;Latin impingere, from in- + pangere to fasten, drive in.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Save BIG monies! Fly with confidence: http://www.skyhighairlines.com/main.asp - metrohumanx, 2008-11-20: 02:06:00

metrohumanx Correct me if I'm wrong. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-20: 02:07:00

I like this word best! Voted for it! - logarithm, 2008-11-20: 08:40:00

Fantastic. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-20: 16:13:00

tAIRiffic word! I could hardly t'AIR my eyes away from it. - Nosila, 2008-11-20: 19:00:00

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Claustrauma

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: closs-TRAH-mah

Sentence: The instant the doors close before flight, Delbert always experiences some degree of claustrauma, with unreasonable fear that the plane may crash, and the guy just behind him chanting in unrecognizeable dialect does little to ease his fears.

Etymology: Blend of 'claustrophobia' (an abnormal fear of being in enclosed or narrow places), and 'trauma' (an experience that produces psychological injury or pain)

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Clositted

Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: KLOZ-it-ud

Sentence: It's easy to pick out the peak hour train passengers who are so over that clositted feeling. They're the ones wearing the sleeping masks, the overcoats with the punk spikes on the sleeves, and chewing on raw garlic cloves.

Etymology: Combo of closet, close & sit, -ted to make it sound cool.

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COMMENTS:

Sorry for so few comments from me just lately. I've been minding the grandchildren. We all survived and I'm back home now! - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 05:48:00

Great word! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-29: 09:04:00

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Deairocapaphobia

Created by: sheepsshouldfly

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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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