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Terriflying

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: tear/ih/fly/ing

Sentence: Sam feared small spaces and thought it terriflying to sit on a plane.

Etymology: terrifying + flying

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COMMENTS:

Clever - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-20: 16:18:00

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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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Claustrauma

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: closs-TRAH-mah

Sentence: The instant the doors close before flight, Delbert always experiences some degree of claustrauma, with unreasonable fear that the plane may crash, and the guy just behind him chanting in unrecognizeable dialect does little to ease his fears.

Etymology: Blend of 'claustrophobia' (an abnormal fear of being in enclosed or narrow places), and 'trauma' (an experience that produces psychological injury or pain)

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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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Ampak

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ampak

Sentence: As Monday morning approaches Jason dreads his trip on the Ampak commuter train. Never one to enjoy crowds, this rolling sardine can is no fun. He*s torn as to which is worse, standing or sitting. If he stands he is treated to breakfast on the breath of at least 6 fellow commuters, seated he gets vestiges of last night*s dinner. Phwew!

Etymology: Amtrak (a federal passenger railroad service in the U.S.) + packed (cram a large number of things into a container or space)

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COMMENTS:

Clever word that so effectively conveys the definition! - splendiction, 2010-04-19: 21:43:00

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Croosht

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: Cr-oo-sht

Sentence: Cubicles. in many work places, always give that croosht feeling, as one contemplates what will be the next to swoop down on you ... boss, customer, or even falling files!

Etymology: From roost meaning to sit and cramped meaning without sufficient space and crush in the sense of quashed or squashed.

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COMMENTS:

I often feel croosht - nice word - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-29: 10:45:00

fun word to say quickly over and over! - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 21:54:00

Pithy & pertinent- I like it! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-30: 16:15:00

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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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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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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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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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Crimpinge

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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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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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