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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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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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Repososis

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Created by: DaddyNewt

Pronunciation: ree/po/ZO/sis

Sentence: Larry felt a twinge of repososis as he took the window seat behind the sleepy sumo wrestler.

Etymology: repose + neurosis

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Narrowbinded

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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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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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Cannedida

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kan dee da

Sentence: his cannedida was not improved by being engulfed in a dandruff blizzard every time the plane hit an air pocket.

Etymology: candida, canned.

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COMMENTS:

Canny Creation! I like it. - silveryaspen, 2008-01-29: 09:06:00

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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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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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Confineurosis

Created by: gemmgemms

Pronunciation: cahn-fiy-ner-osis

Sentence: Just as he was getting settled on the plane the little kid behind him kicked his seat, and he was swept up in a wave of confineurosis agitated by anything, the sleeping grandpa beside him drooling on his tray table, or the pregnant women in front of him leaning all the way back.

Etymology: confine+neurosis

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COMMENTS:

sounds serious - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-29: 13:25:00

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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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Tramcram

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: tram-cram

Sentence: Jerry had to put his car in the shop. He has already used all of his personal, sick and vacation time so he has to go to work on the transit. Now he is sitting on the bench quivering at the thought of the impending tramcram.

Etymology: tram (a streetcar) + cram (to fill (something) by force with more than it can easily hold)

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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