Verboticism: Gapffe

'Omigod! You're cheating on me!'

DEFINITION: n., A type of guilt associated with a lapse in brand loyalty; especially when caught surreptitiously zipping the "wrong" coffee by your barista "friend". v. To secretly switch brands.

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Gulpability

Created by: ScrabbledEgg

Pronunciation: guhl-puh-bil-i-tee

Sentence: She was caught red-branded, scarfing down a Hershey's bar, instead of their beloved Toblerone. Unable to deny her gulpability, she insisted it was just a "one night brand" and begged his forgiveness for the brandgression (brand + transgression).

Etymology: gulp + culpability

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COMMENTS:

chockingly good! - galwaywegian, 2007-09-19: 05:58:00

MrDave2176 Oh my! I didn't see this until after I had posted my entry. Great minds and all... - MrDave2176, 2007-09-19: 09:28:00

Chockful of such sweet trooth! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-09-19: 17:48:00

A word that's easy to swallow! - Scrumpy, 2007-09-19: 17:48:00

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Caffling

hooterbug

Created by: hooterbug

Pronunciation: kaf-fling

Sentence: "Oh, this is SO NOT happening!" Barista Bob gasped to his co-worker while swirling a delicate heart out of foam on his carefully crafted Tall Skinny Half-calf Sugarfree Mocha Java with a hint of cinnamon and 2 double shots. "Look across the street!...Suzy is apparently too good for us here at Java Hut..She looks to be having a caffling with Starbucks...Oh she'll be back!...Won't she????!!!

Etymology: Blend of "caffeine" + "fling"

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Starbuckle

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: stahr buk el

Sentence: She always proudly walked the extra five hundred metres to the indiecoffeeplace, but it was raining, her feet hurt and she starbuckled

Etymology: starbuck buckle

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Foolgering

Created by: noztril

Pronunciation: fool-ger-ing

Sentence: Starbucks manager Mac, found his supply of "Joya del Dia Blend"™ quite low, so he decided on a little foolgering to make the daily sales quota.

Etymology: fooling with folgers

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Perkotraitor

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: purk - ooo - tray - tore

Sentence: Honey felt like a peerkotraitor. Ben bought her a gift bag of Starbucks coffee but each morning, she brewed a fresh pot of Folgers and poured it in the "Starbucks" mug. She didn't know how to tell him that she liked cheap coffee better.

Etymology: Perkolator - device used to brew coffee or a person who brews it + traitor - someone who is not loyal and betrays a cause or trust.

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Dunkincover

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: dunk-in-cov-er

Sentence: Jenna used the dunkincover method of putting a wrapper around her coffee label so her friends wouldn't be able to tell she had switched to the less expensive brand. Unfortunately, they noticed and gave her funny looks all day. Now she she was forced to decide whether to give in to peer group pressure and drink the trendy stuff or continue saving money for her kidney transplant.

Etymology: Duck and Cover: a method of self-preservation during an attack or when everything comes down on you. Dunkin' Donuts: known for their coffee and the slogan "America runs on Dunkin" + Cover: to place something over to protect or conceal

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dunkeroo word! - Nosila, 2010-01-18: 23:08:00

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Cupterfuge

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kup-ter-fyooj

Sentence: Joan ran into her favorite barista while she was shopping for groceries. He mentioned that he hadn't seen her as often as he once had. She played it off by telling him that her work schedule had changed. Her cupterfuge unraveled when she set down the cup of coffee she was sipping. As she did the cardboard heat guard slipped down exposing the logo of a different coffee shop. She was so embarrassed she ran away crying.

Etymology: cup (a container used to hold a dring like tea or coffee) + subterfuge (deception, scheme, trick)

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Labelshame

DrWebsterIII

Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: la"bel - sha*m

Sentence: Maxine tried to sneak past the mean girls outside of The Gap as she felt labelshamed with her Forever 21 bag:(

Etymology: label (an identifying brand) + shame (painful feeling having lost the respect of others

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Cappuccheato

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: kap/oo/cheet/oh

Sentence: The extra two blocks to Star Bucks seemed difficult today for Mary, so she visited Second Cup. After the fist sip an overwhelming feeling of cappuccheato set in and she broke down and had to dispose of her 'fling coffee' in the nearest waste bin.

Etymology: cappuccino + cheat

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Meagulpa

Created by: skeeterzirra

Pronunciation: mee ah gull pa

Sentence: I was caught with ICED java, my meagulpa!

Etymology: Latin mea culpa

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