Verboticism: Escapegoat

'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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Created by: josje

Pronunciation: frust anger

Sentence: Dont mess with my frustanger

Etymology: frustration and anger

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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Par-s-dur-ayge

Sentence: Bob had just had a right earful from the big cheese, but instead of absorbing the flak, he used a little passderage, He summoned the new boy into his office and took the anger out on him, even though he had nothing to do with the cock-up!

Etymology: Pass(Transfer something to someone) +Rage(Uncontrollable anger) = Passderage


great blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-23: 09:08:00

Pass de awards... - Nosila, 2008-05-23: 21:15:00


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Created by: Blegvadd

Pronunciation: prox-ISS-ehr-ate (verb); prox-ISS-ehr-it (noun)

Sentence: The phone conversation with her mother so infuriated Melissa that she immediately looked for someone to proxiscerate in her stead.

Etymology: Literally, to disembowel (eviscerate) by proxy.

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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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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: tranz - fer - gruh - VAY - shun

Sentence: Through transfergravation, Felicity would assert herself with ferocity on unsuspecting innocent friends, thus avoiding confrontation with those she feared who had actually caused her the stress and annoyances she dreaded.

Etymology: Blend of transfer and aggravation


Great word! - TJayzz, 2008-05-23: 12:09:00

great - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-23: 09:05:00


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Created by: decaydancer

Pronunciation: dis-so-see-attack

Sentence: Jane would often dissociattack her husband after a grueling day at work.

Etymology: Dissociate + attack

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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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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tag gres shun

Sentence: When Cheetah was angry with her mother, she took her taggression out on her husband,Lionel. The irony was that her mother's calls involved criticising Cheetah's choice of husband and how she nagged him too much.

Etymology: Tag (go after with the intent to catch) & Aggression (a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack; violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked)

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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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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: blee dur sh ipp

Sentence: Patsy shifted nervously in her seat. While waiting for her quarterly review from Ms. Badger, she had heard her superior being telephonetically eviscerated by the new VP. She waited as her superior flicked through her file with shaking hands. Suddenly, the pain left Ms. Badger's face as she smoothed out one of the pages in the file. The bleedership was about to begin.

Etymology: leadership, bleed


fantastic sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-23: 09:07:00

I love your definition. "What do you mean bleedership is bad management! It's what our company excels at!" - skeeterzirra, 2008-05-23: 20:01:00


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