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'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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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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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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Claustract

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌklɔsˈtɹækt/ /klaws-TRACT/

Sentence: I was certain that the walls had started to claustract on me and I suddenly knew what James Bond must feel like.

Etymology: from Latin claustrum "a bolt, place shut in" + English contract "to draw together"

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COMMENTS:

Claustraction might be cause to unsheath James Bonds claws in the jaws of such a death trap. Your sentence sure gives a strong image to your creation! Interesting! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-29: 09:53:00

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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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Encroachclass

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: en-kroach-klass

Sentence: The plane hadn't even left the terminal when I realized that my bargain ticket placed me smack in the middle of encroach-class - where the person in front of me had already put his jacket over the back of my seat, thus rendering my tray table useless, and reclined all the way back. The fact that I was sitting in an exit row and could not recline made my encroach-class predicament all the more uncomfortable.

Etymology: encroach + coach class

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Shrikingspacediscomfort

Created by: verboman

Pronunciation:

Sentence: " while slying to france , the lady sitting next to me created a 'shrinkingpspacediscomfort' owing to her obesity"

Etymology: shrinking + space + discomfort

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

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Cramsportation

karenanne

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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Claustraumatized

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: closs-TRAW-muh-tyzd

Sentence: Knowing that once the doors of the plane had closed, Clifford began to become claustraumatized very quickly, and the chanting of the odd looking passenger next to him did little to dispel his rising fear.

Etymology: Blend of 'claustrophobia' (an abnormal fear of being in enclosed or narrow places), and 'tramuatized' (to cause a trauma in the mind)

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Tiltilated

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: tilt/i/lay/ted

Sentence: Since Ted loved living on the edge the discomfort he felt by the ever encroaching seat in front of him felt mildly tiltilating.

Etymology: tilt + titilated

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COMMENTS:

Almost makes those claustairphobic squeezychairs sound exciting! Nice alliteration with a bit of a tongue twist, too! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-20: 08:09:00

Nice - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-20: 16:19:00

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Croosht

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: Cr-oo-sht

Sentence: Cubicles. in many work places, always give that croosht feeling, as one contemplates what will be the next to swoop down on you ... boss, customer, or even falling files!

Etymology: From roost meaning to sit and cramped meaning without sufficient space and crush in the sense of quashed or squashed.

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COMMENTS:

I often feel croosht - nice word - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-29: 10:45:00

fun word to say quickly over and over! - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 21:54:00

Pithy & pertinent- I like it! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-30: 16:15:00

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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