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Crammuter

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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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Fearaphobia

Created by: sly1975

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Spotight

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: spaht tie t

Sentence: Bo sat in the small seat of the air plane, hoping to have a quiet drink, unwind, and relax. Soon seated at his side, Blondie psycho-can-kneesd him, constantly. Then desperately seeking Susan, jambacked him from behind, breathing down his neck. Jordan shoved his seat back, laplancing him with it. Bo abhorred being in the spottight!

Etymology: Spot - your space or place. Tight - diminished or reduced as much as possible. Antonym of spottight: spotlight.

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COMMENTS:

great sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-20: 11:19:00

Good word and terriic sentence - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-20: 16:18:00

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Compactrified

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: com=pakt-ree-fied

Sentence: i was feeling compactrified

Etymology: compact, petrified

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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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Crambivalence

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: kram-BIV-uh-luh ns

Sentence: As the 500lb Sumo wrestler quaked tectonically to and fro in the seat immediately in front of his, Bob's crambivalence faltered between the fear of being squeezy-chaired, and the hope of having a fabulous fortnight in The Philippines.

Etymology: Blend of CRAM: to press something into something else; jam or cram beyond the normal comfortable capacity, as on a plane or train & AMBIVALENCE: similar conflicting feelings; mixed feelings of uncertainty or emotion, as between safety & unsafety.

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COMMENTS:

Another good combo! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-29: 09:11:00

once again, I'm wowed by your extra words - love squeezy-chaired - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-29: 13:26:00

great word! - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 22:27:00

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Seatraction

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: seet/trak/shun

Sentence: Whenever John flew and had to sit in the middle isle, Murphy's Law of seatraction always seemed to come into play. On either side of him twin 300 pounders always made him feel cozy and crushed for the full six hour flight.

Etymology: SEATRACTION - from - SEAT + CONTRACTION

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Who needs a seatbelt, eh? Good Word! - Nosila, 2008-11-20: 19:13:00

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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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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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Economisery

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /i-kon-uh-miz'-uh-ree/

Sentence: Before the technology stock bubble burst, Richard had always flown first-class, but now, crammed into the back with the rest of the average Joe's, he was nearly overcome with economisery, and recumbentrauma caused by the seat in front of him reclining back so suddenly that he dropped his meager ration of peanuts, and couldn't bend down to retrieve them.

Etymology: economy - Economy class; the cheapest class of travel accomodations (from Greek, oikonomíā "household") + misery - wretchedness of condition or circumstances (from Latin, miseria, equiv. to miser "wretched")

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COMMENTS:

clever blend! - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 22:23:00

Really brings out the miserly feelings in this definitions! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-29: 23:59:00

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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

'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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