Verboticism: Espressionado

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Javaproblem

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ja va prob lem

Sentence: Sharon sat petulantly in her favourite coffee bar scowling as usual. She thought it made her look intellectual and intriguing... but to the other patrons, her body language said javaproblem?

Etymology: Java (coffee) & Problem (Issue) and Wordplay on "Do you have a problem?" (facetious question)

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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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Grumpause

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: grum pawz

Sentence: They are in there every morning like clockwork. Nursing one coffee for 2-3 hours every day. In fast food places, coffeehouses and other places with free refills and free bathrooms. The Grumpause. They complain about everything...the weather, politics, doctors, kids today and how they don't build things like they used to. They complain about the cost of everything and sort out the world's problems without actually doing anything. The next day, they start all over again...they've told so many stories so often, they can't remember. They are retired...they put in more time here than they did at their jobs. They mainly do this as an S.O.A...Spousal Avoidance Opportunity!

Etymology: Grump (a bad-tempered person) & Pause (a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something) & Grandpas (the fathers of your father and mother)

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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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Joebegone

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: joh-bi-gawn

Sentence: Another sad day for Janice. It's all she could do to get her jobegone self out of the house to share a good glower with folks at the coffee shop.

Etymology: joe (coffee) + woebegone (sorrowful or sad in appearance)

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Isolatte

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: AHY-suh-lah-tey

Sentence: Roxie was an isolatte with a flat, black mindset.

Etymology: ISOLATTE: blend of isolate and latte. ALOOFEE: aloof and coffee

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COMMENTS:

fantastic!! - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-16: 10:10:00

She should really stop brewding. Great word! - Tigger, 2008-05-17: 15:05:00

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Borista

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: bow rista

Sentence: Java Lyn was such a borista, rambling on without getting to the point.

Etymology: barrista, bore

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Espressionado

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: es - press - yan - AH - do

Sentence: Definitely a cup 'half empty' pessimist, Shandra had become a devout espressionado...whiling away the days in her favorite coffee house, sipping espresso and griping and grumbling endlessly about politics, the econonomy, and people in general.

Etymology: Blend of 'espresso' (a concentrated beverage brewed by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans) and 'aficionado' (An enthusiastic admirer or follower; a fan)

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Bademo

Created by: josje

Pronunciation: bad emo

Sentence: you are just a bademo

Etymology: bad and EMO

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Secmo

Kallystie

Created by: Kallystie

Pronunciation: sec-mo

Sentence: Maggie recently moved to Seattle for a job. After she moved to Seattle, she found out that her job was given to somebody more qualified. Day after day she sat at her local café, brooding over the lose of her job over a small Americano. One day she though to herself…I have become such a secmo. I should stop feeling sorry for myself and do something about it.

Etymology: Secmo is a combination of the words Seattle, café, and emotional.

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