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Socialgripe

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: so shall gripe

Sentence: Akin to the socialite is the socialgripe, with no hobbies or job prospects, but plenty of serious interests in society’s problems. Sour socialgripes congregate in neighbourhood cafes to share stories of social injustices. Many socialgripes have geniune concerns, but lack resources to remedy them.

Etymology: From: socialite and gripe.

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Apouthetic

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: a-pow-theh-tic

Sentence: Linda rarely got up from her seat at the local Sternbucks. Only her eyes moved from side to side, tracking the happy-if-not-jittery over-cafeinated customers who happily went on their way throughout the day, while her own esspresso double latte with skim milk and a sprig of cinnamon emptied from her cup more from evaporation than from actually being drunk. Her apouthetic stance contributed nothing to the world but an elbow worn spot on the table, a permanent scowl on her face, and snickering comments from regular customers who would often purposely tried to engage her in overtly cheery conversation to see how she would react.

Etymology: apathetic with pout embedded in it.

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Idlepated

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: īdlpātid

Sentence: Roger is completely idlepated. He is so annoyed at not having a job that he refuses to look for one. Afterall, doing so means he has to come in contact with the very people who put him in this state to begin with. He knows so much more than those jerks who call themselves managers but can,t stand the thought of BEING one of those arrogant morons. So here he sits at Java Joe,s, emotionally constipated, plotting what he won,t do next.

Etymology: idle (not working; unemployed; avoiding work; lazy) + addlepated (lacking in common sense; having a muddled mind)

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Pouterlimits

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pow ter lim its

Sentence: "There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it pouter, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your television set. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to... The Pouter Limits"...order another Latte!

Etymology: Pouter (Someone who pouts-be in a huff and display one's displeasure) & Limits ( the greatest possible degree of something) & Play on Outer Limits, popular sci-fi tv series.

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COMMENTS:

hilarious! - splendiction, 2009-07-06: 19:26:00

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Suppoutcast

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: sup+pout+cast

Sentence: Were it not for the number of suppoutcasts constantly hanging around, there would hardly have been enough business for one coffeehouse in town, let alone several.

Etymology: sup+pout+cast

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Coppoutchino

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: cop/out/cheeno

Sentence: Sally believed in the philosophy of coppoutchino and regularly drowned her sorrows in a big cup of freshly brood coffee.

Etymology: cop out + pout + cappucino

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COMMENTS:

Good Blend...heady yet aromatic! - Nosila, 2009-07-06: 10:06:00

clever....ground, brood and enjoyed in a new blend of capuchino, cop out and pout...like it. - mweinmann, 2009-07-06: 12:07:00

Best word today! (Although I don\'t want to try this blend!) - splendiction, 2009-07-06: 12:34:00

Excellent! - Mustang, 2009-07-07: 00:30:00

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Bundamentalist

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: bunn de menn tal ihst

Sentence: Every morning the bundamentalists would gather trailing a mass of pamphlets behind them as they shuffled to the corner booth carrying their fair-trade-not-tested-on animals-low carbon-footprint because-it-was-floated-across-the-ocean on-a-raft coffee and muffins.

Etymology: fundamentalists, bun

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COMMENTS:

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-16: 10:12:00

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Abominertia

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: uh-bom-in-ER-sha

Sentence: Gladys had a very bad case of abominertia, angry at the world in general and her life in particular and she took great pains to let everyone around her know just how displeased she was while making no effort whatsoever to change her status.

Etymology: Blend of 'abominable' (repugnantly hateful; detestable; loathsome) and 'inertia' (Inertness; indisposition to motion, exertion, or action; want of energy; sluggishness)

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Depresscaffe

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: dĭ-prěs'ka-fā'

Sentence: There she was again slumped over her organic Sumatra-Peru blend latte with soy milk and a double shot, in the upholstered chair section of the corner Starbucks, eyes lined in red and moping about the latest fight with her girlfriend and her relative destitution since the loss of her job in the thrift store that used to occupy this space. She'd no doubt leave again without tipping and return to the luxury condo that her dad maintained for her for some afternoon poolside tanning. What a depresscaffe.

Etymology: depression, in psychiatry, a symptom of mood disorder characterized by intense feelings of loss, sadness, hopelessness, failure, and rejection. caffè, It. for coffee,borrowed from the Ottoman Turkish kahveh, and the Arabic qahwa (قهوة) collectively. The origin of the Arabic term is uncertain; it is either derived from the name of the Kaffa region in western Ethiopia, where coffee was cultivated, or by a truncation of qahwat al-būnn, meaning "wine of the bean" in Arabic; also a neat rhyme with Nescafe (tm).

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Juanvaldesperado

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: wan/val/des/pur/ah/doh

Sentence: Juanvaldesperado is often seen hanging around coffee houses desperately seeking the one true beaning of life.

Etymology: Juan Valdez + desperado (Spanish for desperate)

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COMMENTS:

He's just trying to mocha difference...good word! - Nosila, 2008-05-16: 08:38:00

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