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Tirate

Top verboticism of the day created by yellowbird

DEFINITION: v., To share your feelings with a customer service representative by using a perceived product deficiency to express your own sense of inadequacy and/or deep seated rage against the world. n., An irritating or annoying customer.

Pronunciation: ty-rate

Sentence: Judy waited for the red-faced woman to wind up her tirate before holding up the little white score card on which she had written 8.5. For some reason, this seemed to make the customer even angrier.

Etymology: tirade + rate(as in product rating)

Created by: yellowbird.

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Counterattacker: /Cown-ter-at-aker/ Jerry was used to dealing with awkward customers, but when it came to Mr Pennyworth, the serial counterattacker, he was at a complete loss. Jerry dreaded the moment when he walked through the doors of his hardware shop. He never actually bought anything but he would continually come to the counter with various items and proceed to tell anyone who would listen that the products were inferior. He then ranted on that things were made to a much higher standard in his day and were made to last. Jerry was just grateful that Mr Pennyworth was well known for his rants all over town, and his other customers never took him seriously. Etymology: Counter(a long flat-topped fitment over which goods are sold to customers) + Attacker(someone who takes agressive action) = Counterattacker Created by: TJayzz.

Comments:

Talk about a need for Counterintelligence! Good Word - Nosila, 2008-11-13: 20:43:00

Grobble: /graw bul/ Every time he was displeased with a purchase, Mike would grobble about his difficult life. Etymology: grob, n., a petty complaint issued by whiny lips and registered by those who don't know better. Created by: Maxine.

Crusstomer: /cruss-tum-ur/ All clerks manning the crusstomer service counters should be equipped with IPODS playing soothing music with positive reinforcement lyrics. Etymology: customer + crusty (irritable) + cuss (slang for curse) Created by: Jabberwocky.

Comments:

Shades of "Crusty the Clown." Nicely blended. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-13: 16:53:00

Good word - TJayzz, 2008-11-14: 04:21:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-16: 01:08:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-12: 00:30:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

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