Verboticism: Tramcram

'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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Claustairphobia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: klost aer foby ya

Sentence: Kenny travelled the world by air. YEMEN, he knew the airline FRONTIER, from EASTERN to WESTJET and from CANADANORTH to the SOUTHWEST and was a very CONTINENTAL passenger. He had flown on planes from the DELTA to a LOT of countries. He'd been in the SAS, because he was BRITISH and knew the AER LINGUS fluently from each jet he'd been on. He could say ALOHA, JAL come back now,and OMAN and other words of OLYMPIC proportions. He knew which airlines served LUXAIRious meals; where the AEROFLOTation devices were;and who had VARIGreat service. One thing he hated about all airlines were the reclining seats. The right hand apparently had not known what the LUFTHANSA was thinking when they invented them. EL AL they did was cause claustairphobia for the passenger behind. Being no VIRGIN to travel, he honestly did not know how reclining your seat just 3 inches could give you a more restful sleep. He thought all passengers who hated this should stand UNITED against the airlines in solid AIRity. He had just watched "QANTAS OF Solace" on the air movie and did not know how anyone could sleep through that...

Etymology: Claustrophobia (a morbid fear of being closed in a confined space) & Air (travel via aircraft)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx FORMIDABLE! I don't think you missed a single carrier. I'm sure they miss you. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-20: 02:17:00

Has that special air flair! Your word deserves an Air Medal. - silveryaspen, 2008-11-20: 07:47:00

Cheers...always wanted to be an Air Apparent! - Nosila, 2008-11-20: 18:54:00

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Crammuter

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kramyoŨtr

Sentence: More and more people are using the public transit system. This increase has left Tom feeling like a crammuter. He was used to a quick snack on his way to work but the crowding has made him a sardiner.

Etymology: cram (put something quickly or roughly into something that is or appears to be too small to contain it) + commuter (traveler)

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Fearaphobia

Created by: sly1975

Pronunciation:

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Scoomunched

Created by: chris0rthompson

Pronunciation: scoo-munched

Sentence: While on the plane the person in front of me leaned their chair back causing me to be very scoomunched.

Etymology:

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Haemorcramchotic

Created by: sean30

Pronunciation: Haemor-cram-chotic

Sentence: On a long-haul fligh recently i was feeling very very Haemorcramchotic

Etymology: Haemor (Haemorroids) + cram (Cramped in) + chotic (from Psychotic)

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COMMENTS:

sounds awfully painful! - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 22:01:00

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Dreathday

Created by: wackyscience

Pronunciation: dret-they

Sentence: "Ah...It goes back a long time, to the year 1505. I was travelling in this lovely little bob-about, eating halloween pumpkins, when Harry Potter leaned back on his Quidditch broom. That was my dreathday.", says Nearly Headless Nick, thus explaining the mystery of his wonderful name.

Etymology: Dreath = Dread + Death. Dread-A feeling of awkwardness, or darkness ominously looming over you. You may get feelings like butterflies crittering in your stomach, or like being sucked into a huge black hole. Especially used to describe situations like the day you get your grades in that algebra test, and of course, at the receiving end of an extremely sleepy passenger. Death-I dont need to tell you what this is. Ultimate mortis. Bye-Bye Time. Say your prayers. Go home to Momma. This is life...and death. Day-Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Everyday, Holiday, Doomsday, Mayday, Yesterday, Today, Birthday, Someday, Faraday, Payday, Heyday, Weekday...want more?

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COMMENTS:

Luv the word, "DREATH." - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-20: 16:12:00

metrohumanx Splendidly compleat. Nice work. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-21: 08:04:00

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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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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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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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Hilarious! - splendiction, 2010-04-19: 21:47:00

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Encroachaphobia

Created by: Redrover

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Sentence: Ralph was so freaked when he flew coach when the passenger in front of him reclined his seat that he was forced to spend the money and fly first class.

Etymology: encroach - to trespass upon the property, domain, or rights of another, esp. stealthily or by gradual advances; phobia - a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a compelling desire to avoid it

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