Verboticism: Plebeianimosity

'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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Lambblasting

artr

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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Tacktick

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: tactic

Sentence: "Don't tacktick with me young lady" warned Robyn's mother. "Just because your teacher gave you an ultimatum to complete the assignment or fail, does not mean you can nag me to plead on your behalf".

Etymology: tack (to take another tack, change direction in sailing) + tick (as in ticked off, frustrated) + tactic (strategy)

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Frustanger

Created by: josje

Pronunciation: frust anger

Sentence: Dont mess with my frustanger

Etymology: frustration and anger

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Redirision

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rēdirizhən

Sentence: Recipe for Marriage on the Rocks: 1 part menial job. 1 part inconsistent, overbearing, boss, 2 parts whiny, self-centered customers. Mix ingredients in a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for days. Fold into a large bowl of nowhere to vent frustrations and add a heaping spoonful of redirision. Great for a casual picnic or family gathering. Can be served on divorce paper plates. Serves: No one.

Etymology: redirection (direct something to a new or different place or purpose) + derision (contemptuous ridicule or mockery)

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Substitantrum

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: suhb-sti-tan-truhm

Sentence: For no apparent reason Marcie launched into a tirade of everything Jim had ever done that annoyed her. "You've just been on the phone with your mother, haven't you?" Jim knows a substitantrum when he sees one.

Etymology: substitution (acting or serving in place of another)+ tantrum (a violent demonstration of rage or frustration; a sudden burst of ill temper)

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Subordigrate

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

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COMMENTS:

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

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Psychoport

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 PSYCHOLOGICAL + TRANSPORT.

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COMMENTS:

LOL - well done - splendiction, 2009-07-04: 00:12:00

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Sadistsandbag

Created by: d1420

Pronunciation: sey-distsand-bag

Sentence: "Sadistsandbag," Jeremy slurrred while urinating in the stall after watching the recently fired Yankee skipper Billy Martin pummel marshmallow salesman Joseph Cooper at a hotel bar in Minneapolis.

Etymology: Sadist = causing pain or degradation to others. + Sandbag = using your higher skill level in order to gain easy victories over less capable opponents.

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Transferangst

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) trāns'fər-ängkst

Sentence: Helga's repeated attempts at communication with her lazy and incompetent boss would invariably lead to a nightly transferangst of unprocessed frustrations to her husband and children.

Etymology: transfer[ence] + angst

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Plebeianimosity

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /pli-bee-an-uh-MOS-i-tee/

Sentence: Every time the Regional Vice President of Sales would visit Howard's boss, the door would close, but snippets of shouting could be overheard in the hallway; phrases like "under margin!" and "over budget!" were common ones. Then when the VP left, Mr. Cross would emerge to browbeat and threaten to fire the entire office staff. This sort of plebeianimosity would usually last a week or so before things got back to normal.

Etymology: Plebeian - a member of the common people; a member of the lower classes (From Latin plēbius "of the common people" [of ancient Rome] in distinction from the priveledged patrician class) + Animosity - a hostile feeling or act (from Latin, animosus "bold, spirited")

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COMMENTS:

...late submission from me — oh well. - Tigger, 2008-05-25: 02:55:00

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