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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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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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Disencozy

Created by: zebrahdh

Pronunciation: dis-en-co-zee

Sentence: I was quickly disencozied by the crackhead who felt the need to sit right beside me on the bus, when there were plenty of empty benches. I'm prone to disencoziness though, which is why I usually walk to work.

Etymology: Disenchant- To free from illusion *of* Cozy- comfortable feeling

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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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

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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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Unkneezy

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: un-easy

Sentence: At 190cm tall, Jock always felt unkneezy when travelling in a plane. Every tilt of the chair in front and his knees were compressed against his seat tray.

Etymology: uneasy + knees

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Spacemodicum

Created by: jajsr

Pronunciation: sp-a-s-mow-di-come

Sentence: Unaware of her actions, Beth's tiredness make John experience some first class spacemodicum.

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Aeropain

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: air o pane

Sentence: Air Travel is a marvel and an enigma thought Barry. Tons of steel able to fly effortlessly and speedily through the air, finding airports in the fog and landing safely and mainly on time, doging other flying objects. And yet these same marvels put a seat that reclines 6 inches into your personal space, spilling your dinner and making a short air commute endless and an aeropain! Go figure...

Etymology: aeroplane (an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets) & Pain (acute discomfort,bodily suffering; someone who causes trouble am=nd makes you unhappy)

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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