Verboticism: Transferangst

'I just got off the phone with my mother!'

DEFINITION: v. To take the frustration and anger you receive from one person and redirect it towards another person, usually of lower status. n. An act of aggression directed towards an individual or object that was not the source of provocation.

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: lamblastng

Sentence: Mary is in a position where she must be very careful what she says about or to her bosses. Unfortunately for him, her husband John is far too often the subject of her lambblasting. John now greets Mary at the door with a stiff drink and his iPod earbuds firmly in place.

Etymology: lamb (used as the epitome of meekness, gentleness, or innocence) + blasting (a severe reprimand) a derivative of lambasting

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Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: suh-bor-deh-grayt

Sentence: Jane began to subordigrate her the mail clerk as soon as she got off the phone with her boss. She was chewed out for lower production numbers for the previous month and then turned around and took it out on the one person in the office who had no control over sales.

Etymology: subordinate + grate


very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-23: 09:08:00


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Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: spang-ksst

Sentence: After spending the whole day trapped in the cottage with her mother, Julia's spangst was almost completely overwhelming. Fortunately, her boyfriend suggested they go out for a boat ride. Unfortunately, they went up the creek and ran out of gas... Julia grabbed a big wooden paddle and her boyfriend got it in the end.

Etymology: spank + angst

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Created by: TimTheEnchanter

Pronunciation: BOOM-huh-rang

Sentence: Mia was feeling giddy as she walked into the apartment. She'd gotten a promotion at work, and then she spent time with her girlfriends after work to celebrate. Now she was coming home to spend the evening with her handsome, charming man Julian. But it all came to a screeching halt as she heard the announcer on the television across the room: "And the final score is Red Sox 3, Yankees 0." His precious Yankees had lost yet again. The rest of the evening would be miserable now as Julian vented his frustrations about the game by launching into an hour-long boomharangue, yelling at Mia about even the most trivial things.

Etymology: boomerang + harangue


great word - galwaywegian, 2008-05-23: 13:21:00

Excellent verboticism. - Mustang, 2008-05-23: 23:59:00

great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-25: 07:29:00


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Created by: decaydancer

Pronunciation: dis-so-see-attack

Sentence: Jane would often dissociattack her husband after a grueling day at work.

Etymology: Dissociate + attack

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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: des-uh-bi-REYT

Sentence: When things went wrong in the Office, Bob's unique management style immediately swung into top gear. Hapless newcomers, he had to show them who was in charge, were randomly singled out and vexcoriated. And not to let sleeping dogmas lie or trembling tyros touch base with tranquility, he deciberated them with a dictatorial delight. However, we all know about the best laid plans of mice and maniacs; don't we ? Well, it seemed that Bob didn't. For just before noon on April 1st, and under terrible stress to explain to the Managing Director why he had not meet last month's sales targets, he eyed a underling sauntering aimlessly around the office with strange box in his hands. With volcanic verbosity he erupted in a rage, yelling incoherently at the poor lad about the importance of ancillaries. Perplexed, but with patience, the young fellow endured Bob's rambling threats of dire and dismissal until, at last, he had a chance to speak up. Apolegetic in carefully explaining to Bob that he fully understood the problem of the missed targets, he assured him that, in future, all pizzas ordered for the monthly luncheons shall have anchovies.

Etymology: DECI: as in decimate, to select and punish by lot every tenth person; or randomly, without forethought, by chance. Nowadays, used incorrectly (pedants note) for "destroy a large portion of". BERATE: to chide vehemently; to scold, censure angrily or severely.


wow Bob, we must have been on the same wavelength with this one - love your word - similar yet very different than mine - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-23: 09:03:00

Good one...that's what Bob gets for giving people a pizza his mind! - Nosila, 2008-05-23: 21:18:00


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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: vic-tim-i-date

Sentence: Sue was known to victimidate anyone who got in the way of her wrath. Whether at work or home she let everyone know that she was definitely the alpha bitch in the pack.

Etymology: victim: a scapegoat-one who suffers for the errors of others; whipping boy + intimidate: frighten into submission; browbeat or bully


wow, I\'ll avoid her! - splendiction, 2009-07-04: 00:13:00


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Created by: skeeterzirra

Pronunciation: trans fuer ee ate

Sentence: Never transfuriate a fast food line cook. You don't even want to know what they can do to your food.

Etymology: trans as in trans-fer, + furiate from infuriate


Good one. - Mustang, 2008-05-24: 00:00:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: vent chans

Sentence: The actress Felina Valdez was hard to work for, as her maid Victimonia could attest. Whenever Felina had been angered by her agent, a critic, a fan, the networks, the tabloids or her own family, she wreaked ventchance on her poor maid. She screeched that she'd ironed the wrong dress, place the wrong colored roses in her dressing room, made her martinis too weak or fed her too much to make her look fat for the camera. Yes, poor Victimonia could not do anything right. But poor Victimonia got her own back, because she was shagging Felina's rich husband and took her own ventchance out on his willing body...

Etymology: Vent (to utter or express or complain) & Chance (opportunity or audience) & Chants (utter monotonously and repetitively) & vengeance (retaliation, revenge, pay back)

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: sahy/koh/port

Sentence: Joe was acutely aware not to confront Jenny for at least twenty-four hours after she had a long, involved and confrontational conversation with her mother. Joe knew that Jenny would psychoport all the negative energy from her mother to him.

Etymology: PSYCHOPORT - VERB - from PSYCHO (a neurotic person, or person afflicted with psychosis) + TRANSPORT (to carry, move, or convey from one place to another, or from from PSYCHOLOGICAL + TRANSPORT,


very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-23: 09:04:00


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