Verboticism: Venjitters

'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: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌvɛnˈdʒɪdɚz/

Sentence: After publishing a severe critique of the way government officials had arrested a reporter with dissenting views, the journalist got a severe case of the venjitters.

Etymology: from Anglo-French "venger", meaning "to avenge" (as in English "avenge", "revenge", and "vengeance") + "jitters" (unknown origin)

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Comments: Venjitters

purpleartichokes - 2007-11-30: 12:20:00
I like the sound of it.