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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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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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Repososis

DaddyNewt

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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Economyclasstrophobia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ee kono mee klas tro fo beea

Sentence: John thought, "No wonder there's air rage these days. The planes are getting smaller, the line up at security takes longer than the actual flight. A 2 hour flight ends up in an 8 hour outing just to get where you need to go. You either have to buy food in the after security spaces at grossly inflated prices or purchase something to eat on the airplane at even more grossly inflated prices. The headphones for the movie rarely work. The crew are always on skeletal staff levels and forget trying to turn around in the toilet". After these happy thoughts John was fighting to overcome his economyclasstrophobia, as the seat in front of his slowly edged towards his head. "Seriously, he thought, does that girl really need eyemask and reclined seating for this 20 minute flight??? Next time, I'm driving", he vowed.

Etymology: Economy Class (the cheapest class of air or rail travel) & Claustrophobia (a morbid fear of being closed in a confined space)

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COMMENTS:

Classy word for what "cheap" air travel has become! - splendiction, 2010-04-19: 21:40:00

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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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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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Fearaphobia

Created by: sly1975

Pronunciation:

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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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Decrampitation

Ghyarlae

Created by: Ghyarlae

Pronunciation: de-cram-pee-tay-shun

Sentence: The pressure of people in the metro almost choked and decrampitated me.

Etymology: crammed + decapitation

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COMMENTS:

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-30: 16:15:00

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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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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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