Verboticism: Cavilrue

'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: godge147

Pronunciation: scab-re-lation



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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: PUR-chil

Sentence: After Bob was overheard to quip: "In this restaraunt the only good waiters are the customers," the fickle-feel gaze of the head-waiter sent purchills of retailiation up his spine.

Etymology: 1. Purchill: a blend of purchase & chill: a depressing influence on the feelings. 2. Retailiation: (retail & retaliation)

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Created by: schoolmarm

Pronunciation: ret/ruh/FARK/shun

Sentence: Seconds after she mentioned her dirty spoon to the waiter, she suffered a massive retrifarction and had to be removed from the restaurant.


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rēˌtālēˌāt

Sentence: Richard already felt like the bottom rung on the ladder, working as a clerk in a discount shoe store. When a customer snapped her fingers and demanding immediate attention and referring to him as "Hey you", he knew he had to retailiate. First he made sure that each shoe he brought out was a half size smaller or narrower than what she needed. The ones she really loved were always out of stock. When she finally found a pair that she could shove her hoof into, he took her purchase to the register and mis-entered her information so that the transaction was rejected and he could announce in a not-too-quiet voice, "Mam, your card has been declined, do you have another?" The look on her face made all the aggravation worth it.

Etymology: retail: the sale of goods to the public in relatively small quantities for use or consumption rather than for resale + retaliate: make an attack or assault in return for a similar attack


I know this clerk. What a jerk! - wayoffcenter, 2008-10-28: 07:00:00

you've obviously suffered through a retail job at some time - great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-28: 13:02:00

metrohumanx Diabolical! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 17:39:00


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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: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: may-tra-dread

Sentence: While vacationing in Jamaica, Jen had maitredread after complaining about the entre to the headwaiter. She couldn't understand what he said, but when he returned the dish there was a garnish that looked suspiciously like something they warned her about in health class.

Etymology: maitre d: master of a restaurant who is in charge of the overall dining experience of the customers + dread: fearful or distasteful anticipation + dreads: natural hairstyle found in Jamaica and other islands where the hair is twisted into long ropelike braids symbolizing religious spirituality and ethnic identity

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ree ta la fo bee ya

Sentence: When Fastedia dines out, she always finds fault with her meal selections. Her complaints are picky, minor beefs that really annoy the wait staff. (Where's my parsley garnish?) Afterall, they are busy enough without running back and forth for her. After several acts of revenge in past, she has developed retaliphobia of the servers. It makes her job as a restaurant columnist all the harder...

Etymology: Retaliate (take revenge for a perceived wrong)& Phobia (an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: re tayl ee ay shun

Sentence: When Gerda complained to her hairdresser that she did not like the colour and cut given to her the day before, she demanded a new free colour and cut the next month. Although she feared retailiation, the hairdresser grudgingly obliged, foregoing her commission. Gerda's fears were unfounded, as purpily, uneven, fuzzy, fried hair is all the rage now!

Etymology: Retail (the selling of goods or services to consumers) & Retaliation (avenge;action taken in return for an injury or offense)


I'll buy that! - galwaywegian, 2011-08-12: 06:24:00


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Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: Whinge surgence

Sentence: All June was really trying to do was start a conversation with the charming waiter. Unforunately her complete lack of tact backfired *again* and she cringed awaiting the oncoming whingesurgence

Etymology: Whinge: to complain annoyingly. Insurgence: an act of rebellion or counteroffensive

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Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: maitre dee skusting

Sentence: What he did to my cake was maitrdisgusting. I will never complain about my dessert again!

Etymology: maitre de + disgusting

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