Verboticism: Forebodianskip

'That cake is so dry it's completely indigestible!'

DEFINITION: n., The fear that your service representative will retaliate after you have complained. v., To be afraid of bad service because you complained about it.

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: grum-bull-flinch

Sentence: The old woman was a well-known complainangst at the store. Despite receiving excellent service over the years she always seemed to grumbleflinch whenever she had to return a product. It was like she expected retailiation.

Etymology: grumble + flinch (complainant + angst)


Gotta love those cantankerous senior shitizens! - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-30: 10:27:00


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Created by: flyingheadlice

Pronunciation: way-tal-i-ah-FO-bee-ah

Sentence: Leonard has determined that Sheldon does not have waitaliaphobia, as he continuously offends Penny with no fear of repercussions.

Etymology: waiter retaliation phobia

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: gripe-SNIPE-air.....(can be pronounced with a mock French accent)

Sentence: Petula stopped at the local Serbo-Croatian restaurant on the way home from her assertiveness training seminar. The tripe was not up to snuff, and when the waiter brought her a flaccid eclair, she sent it back to the chef after browbeating the waiter who delivered it. As the minutes crawled ominously by, Petula was seized by a sudden GRIPESNIPERR....perhaps she was being too hard on the "Beav"- he was only waiting tables to pay off that AK-47 he brought from his homeland. An exorbitant tip might compensate for her hasty harangue, but by then it could be too late....Milosh might be a real GRIPESNIPER....err....."Czech, Please."

Etymology: GRIPE+SNIPE+ERR=GRIPESNIPERR...........GRIPE:to complain with grumbling;Middle English, from Old English grīpan; akin to Old High German grīfan to grasp, Lithuanian griebti.....SNIPE:shoot at exposed individuals from a usually concealed point of vantage.....ERR:to make a mistake,to violate an accepted standard of conduct, especially in an eatery of suspiciously vague ethnic origin; Middle English, from Anglo-French errer, from Latin errare to wander, err; akin to Old English ierre wandering, perverse, Gothic airzeis deceived.


metrohumanx Can't identify that snack? Lookee here: - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 01:47:00

metrohumanx Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that’s bad for you! ~Tommy Smothers - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 02:11:00

merde! she got away just in time - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-28: 12:59:00

Yes, Petula was just being Prague-matic! - Nosila, 2008-10-28: 13:59:00


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Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: Fal-out-be-ah

Sentence: Zinnia's diet had a few restrictions: "I can't eat oil, flour, meat or milk" she explained. Her tenancy to send back food that wasn't clearly a raw fruit or vegetable horrified Kimberly. "I would never send something back to the Kitchen. Do you know what goes on back there? Hatred, spit and vengeance." But Kimberly's warning meant nothing to Zinnia, "No phalloutbia is as strong as my desire to feel thin."

Etymology: fallout (effect, repercussion) + phobia (fear of)

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: wey/dress

Sentence: Whenever you complain and send back an item at a restaurant be prepared for the waitress to waitdress your food with a little spattle and snottle to make things just right for you.

Etymology: WAITDRESS - verb WAITRESS (a woman who waits on tables) + REDRESS (satisfaction for wrong; to set right; remedy, or repair)


metrohumanx Great word! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 17:44:00


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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: counter attack

Sentence: No sooner had Nelly complained to the insurance officer across the service desk about the poor quality of the repairer's work on her storm-damaged roof, she felt that coil of fear in her stomach. Would this woman counterattack with quick thrust of her letter opener, or was she in for a year delay in getting the ruined carpet replaced.

Etymology: counter attack (retaliation) + counter (where one obtains service in a shop or service centre)

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Created by: LotusB

Pronunciation: SPIT-a-wor-ee


Etymology: Spit + Worry = Spitaworry

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Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: breech-of-con-tacked

Sentence: Melanie was worried that by sending back her cold soup, she had created a breachofcontact, thus opening herself up for all sorts of unsavory retailatory possibilities. Melanie was aware that the agreement between server and servee was tenuous at best, and did not instigate a breachofcontact lightly. Nonetheless, she was still surprised and more than a little disgusted to find a cigarette butt in her piping hot soup.

Etymology: breach of contract revised to breach of contact


metrohumanx Clever. Great sentence with nice nuances. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 17:53:00


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Created by: Nosila


Sentence: Be careful what you wish outloud for...


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Created by: kragn

Pronunciation: pair-uh-nagd

Sentence: my burger had way too much lettuce on it, so i sent it back -- but now i've got a little bit of paranagged that it's going to come back with a loogey in it.

Etymology: paranoid + nagged

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