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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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Dreathday

Created by: wackyscience

Pronunciation: dret-they

Sentence: "Ah...It goes back a long time, to the year 1505. I was travelling in this lovely little bob-about, eating halloween pumpkins, when Harry Potter leaned back on his Quidditch broom. That was my dreathday.", says Nearly Headless Nick, thus explaining the mystery of his wonderful name.

Etymology: Dreath = Dread + Death. Dread-A feeling of awkwardness, or darkness ominously looming over you. You may get feelings like butterflies crittering in your stomach, or like being sucked into a huge black hole. Especially used to describe situations like the day you get your grades in that algebra test, and of course, at the receiving end of an extremely sleepy passenger. Death-I dont need to tell you what this is. Ultimate mortis. Bye-Bye Time. Say your prayers. Go home to Momma. This is life...and death. Day-Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Everyday, Holiday, Doomsday, Mayday, Yesterday, Today, Birthday, Someday, Faraday, Payday, Heyday, Weekday...want more?

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COMMENTS:

Luv the word, "DREATH." - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-20: 16:12:00

metrohumanx Splendidly compleat. Nice work. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-21: 08:04:00

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Lunettetic

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: loon-net-tick

Sentence: As soon as the second obese man had settled to his right on the aisle, Roger noticed the seat in front of him. Down it crawled, inexorably lower with every passing second, wicking the sweat out of Roger, turning his hands clammy as the corpse he would inevitably become. His heart raced furiously as he calculated his escape, but it was too late; the plush polyester blade sat before him, adorned with a tacky 80s multi-color motif. So this is how it ended, huh, wedged between two Brandoesque men, a crazed lunettetic whose last meal was 5 stale pretzels.

Etymology: lunette - the portion of the guillotine that fixed the head in place, composed of two blocks each with semi-circular indentations + lunatic - an insane person

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COMMENTS:

Lunette describes Marie Antoinette ... so perfectly, your word we aren't likely to forget! Very interesting! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-29: 09:35:00

fantastic paragraph - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-29: 10:43:00

great sentence! Your word and sentence captures the essence of the definition so well. - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 18:46:00

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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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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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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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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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Asstringe

Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation: ās-strinj

Sentence:

Etymology: Astringe - become constricted or compressed. Ass(hole) - a stupid, foolish, inconsiderate, or unsympathetic person. Asstringe = to become constricted by an ass(hole) sitting in front of you.

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metrohumanx VERY creative. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-21: 08:41:00

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Closetrophobia

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: klose/tra/foe/beea

Sentence: Owing to my closetrophobia, I wear a wide brimmed hat and a hoola hoop at all times to define my personal space.

Etymology: close + claustrophobia

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COMMENTS:

I'd say that outfit would be pretty effective in keeping people away from you alright. - galwaywegian, 2008-01-29: 07:00:00

lol ... nice clothes additions! Terrific creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-29: 09:08:00

great word again! You'll be fine in Southern Belle fancy dress too!!! - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 21:49:00

Good Word. Hoopla! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-30: 16:16:00

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Haemorcramchotic

Created by: sean30

Pronunciation: Haemor-cram-chotic

Sentence: On a long-haul fligh recently i was feeling very very Haemorcramchotic

Etymology: Haemor (Haemorroids) + cram (Cramped in) + chotic (from Psychotic)

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sounds awfully painful! - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 22:01:00

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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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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