Verboticism: Modusoperandouble

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Modusoperandouble

Created by: silveryaspen

Definition: n. Redundant and often clumsy preparations made before meeting with a "professional" -- like a hairdresser, dentist or cleaning lady. v. To prepare for a meeting with a professional by trying to hide the fact that you desperately need their services.

Pronunciation: mo dus op er an dub ull

Sentence: Carson wanted everyone to think he took excellent care of his Lambhorgini, so he washed and waxed it every week before he took it to the custom car center for it's weekly wash and wax. Carson topped off all the fluid levels, and changed the oil, oil filter, fuel filter, and air filter just before he paid a mechanic to do them all again. He felt gratified, that it was worth the double work and double cost, when they would tell him "You take better care of your Lambhorgini than any other customer takes care of their car." His need to impress was a success. Carson's wife, however, was not impressed by this senseless double work grind involving the sweat of two's brow, because Carson's modusoperandouble, was also highway jobbery on his wallet. She wasn't impressed by Carson's high way snobbery, either!

Etymology: Modusoperandouble is a pun on modus operandi and highway jobbery is a pun on highway robbery. MODUS OPERANDI - the way and method of doing anything; in this case the way of doing it yourself then paying others to do it again. DOUBLE - twice; as in double the work and double the cost.

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Comments: Modusoperandouble

Jabberwocky - 2009-03-26: 12:34:00
great etymology

abrakadeborah - 2009-03-26: 16:22:00
Yep! I like this one good job! :)

Nosila - 2009-03-26: 17:20:00
Very eMOtional!

splendiction - 2009-03-26: 21:21:00
Very funny - Carson! ha!