Verboticism: Truebull

'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: 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: logarithm

Pronunciation:·fo.bik sab′ə fo bIk


Etymology: Sabotage - A deliberate act of destruction or disruption in which equipment is damaged. Phobic - suffering from irrational fears.


metrohumanx Sabophobic is real textbook material. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-19: 20:27:00


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Created by: SIIVION

Pronunciation: TelemanuFRIGGulation

Sentence: Being a paranoid schizophrenic Julie was in fear of the Telemanufrigulation after her dissatisfying unhelpful conversation with an Indian telecoms customer service representative.

Etymology: 2001 Greek tele - distant, manufrig - to mucked about or taken liberty of

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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: true bull

Sentence: When Ruth's steak was so rare it mooed, she sent it back to the chef. She knew she was in truebull, when it came back looking like the leather sole on a cowboy boot that had been through the cow barn.

Etymology: TO RUE, TROUBLE, BULL. To rue troubling over what is not right, because it resulted in being on the receiving end of even worse bull. Truebull is double trouble.

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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: 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: Nosila


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


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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: 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: artr

Pronunciation: klərekij

Sentence: Despite the fact that everything in her order was wrong, Joyce was kept quiet. She feared the clereckage that might occur if she complained.

Etymology: clerk (a person employed in an office or bank to keep records and accounts and to undertake other routine administrative duties) + wreckage (something that has been badly damaged or destroyed)

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