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'I just got off the phone with my mother!'

DEFINITION: v. To take the frustration and anger you receive from one person and redirect it towards another person, usually of lower status. n. An act of aggression directed towards an individual or object that was not the source of provocation.

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Spangst

Top verboticism of the day created by jrogan

Pronunciation: spang-ksst

Sentence: After spending the whole day trapped in the cottage with her mother, Julia's spangst was almost completely overwhelming. Fortunately, her boyfriend suggested they go out for a boat ride. Unfortunately, they went up the creek and ran out of gas... Julia grabbed a big wooden paddle and her boyfriend got it in the end.

Etymology: spank + angst

Created by: jrogan.

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Subordigrate: /suh-bor-deh-grayt/ Jane began to subordigrate her the mail clerk as soon as she got off the phone with her boss. She was chewed out for lower production numbers for the previous month and then turned around and took it out on the one person in the office who had no control over sales. Etymology: subordinate + grate Created by: arrrteest.

Comments:

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-23: 09:08:00

Deciberate: /des-uh-bi-REYT/ When things went wrong in the Office, Bob's unique management style immediately swung into top gear. Hapless newcomers, he had to show them who was in charge, were randomly singled out and vexcoriated. And not to let sleeping dogmas lie or trembling tyros touch base with tranquility, he deciberated them with a dictatorial delight. However, we all know about the best laid plans of mice and maniacs; don't we ? Well, it seemed that Bob didn't. For just before noon on April 1st, and under terrible stress to explain to the Managing Director why he had not meet last month's sales targets, he eyed a underling sauntering aimlessly around the office with strange box in his hands. With volcanic verbosity he erupted in a rage, yelling incoherently at the poor lad about the importance of ancillaries. Perplexed, but with patience, the young fellow endured Bob's rambling threats of dire and dismissal until, at last, he had a chance to speak up. Apolegetic in carefully explaining to Bob that he fully understood the problem of the missed targets, he assured him that, in future, all pizzas ordered for the monthly luncheons shall have anchovies. Etymology: DECI: as in decimate, to select and punish by lot every tenth person; or randomly, without forethought, by chance. Nowadays, used incorrectly (pedants note) for "destroy a large portion of". BERATE: to chide vehemently; to scold, censure angrily or severely. Created by: OZZIEBOB.

Comments:

wow Bob, we must have been on the same wavelength with this one - love your word - similar yet very different than mine - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-23: 09:03:00

Good one...that's what Bob gets for giving people a pizza his mind! - Nosila, 2008-05-23: 21:18:00

Frustanger: /frust anger/ Dont mess with my frustanger Etymology: frustration and anger Created by: josje.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-22: 00:00:01
Today's definition is inspired by the Amy Sutherland's advice that a good animal trainer is always observant and reads the "cues". If your subject is displaying signs that he or she is about to "let loose", it's probably good idea to back off. Amy also reminds us that we must be aware of our own internal cues. For more tips, read her chapter on "Working with Big Cats". See: "What Shamu Taught me About Life, Love and Marriage". Thanks Amy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-07-03: 00:00:01
Today's definition is inspired by the Amy Sutherland's advice that a good animal trainer is always observant and reads the "cues". If your subject is displaying signs that he or she is about to "let loose", it's probably good idea to back off. Amy also reminds us that we must be aware of our own internal cues. For more tips, read her chapter on "Working with Big Cats". See: "What Shamu Taught me About Life, Love and Marriage". Thanks Amy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-07-23: 00:21:00
Today's definition was suggested by amysutherland. Thank you amysutherland. ~ James

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