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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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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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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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Terriflying

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: tear/ih/fly/ing

Sentence: Sam feared small spaces and thought it terriflying to sit on a plane.

Etymology: terrifying + flying

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COMMENTS:

Clever - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-20: 16:18:00

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Catilitus

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation:

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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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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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Trishcompactor

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: trishkəmpaktər

Sentence: Patty thought her Smart car was a great idea when she first ordered it. Now, every time she looks at it, it seems to get smaller. It's even worse when she gets in and drives it anywhere. Wedged between a couple of 18-wheelers, it becomes a real Trishcompactor. Her 250-pound friend Noah refers to his as his Noahconstrictor.

Etymology: Trish (nickname for Patricia) + compactor (a device that compresses trash)

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COMMENTS:

Maybe Trish & Noah should carpool. It might bring them closer. - wayoffcenter, 2008-11-20: 06:03:00

Great pun fun with names ... a real smile awhile. - silveryaspen, 2008-11-20: 07:40:00

love Noahconstrictor - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-20: 11:40:00

artr I really debated with myself whether to officially enter Trishcompactor or Noahconstrictor. - artr, 2008-11-20: 12:53:00

fabulously funny -luv: noahconstrictor. Throes a diferent light on the Ark. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-20: 16:22:00

Love both names...plus I hate SMART cars...where would I put my purse or groceries in one??? - Nosila, 2008-11-20: 19:42:00

metrohumanx EGAD! That's hilarious! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-21: 08:29:00

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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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Narrowbinded

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: nhar-oh-byn-ded

Sentence: Zinnia liked to think of herself as open-minded but her commute to work, via public transport, had slowed changed her mind. Indeed, she was now so anxious of being narrowbinded that she would go to great lengths to assure a seat by herself. The fake dog stool she found at a gag shop was a good deterrent, but she left it on too many buses and was arousing suspicion among the drivers. She finally discovered that the best way to protect her person space from breech was to softly sing while eating canned tuna.

Etymology: narrow (small space) + binded (sic. secure by tying) play on "narrow minded"

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COMMENTS:

Hilarious! - splendiction, 2010-04-19: 21:47:00

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Crammuter

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kramyoōtr

Sentence: More and more people are using the public transit system. This increase has left Tom feeling like a crammuter. He was used to a quick snack on his way to work but the crowding has made him a sardiner.

Etymology: cram (put something quickly or roughly into something that is or appears to be too small to contain it) + commuter (traveler)

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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