Verboticism: Crambivalence


Created by: OZZIEBOB

Definition: n., A feeling of discomfort, common while sitting on a plane or train, created by the sense that you are about to be decapitated by your fellow passengers who are tilting aggressively towards you. v. To sit in a very small space, which seems to be getting smaller.

Pronunciation: kram-BIV-uh-luh ns

Sentence: As the 500lb Sumo wrestler quaked tectonically to and fro in the seat immediately in front of his, Bob's crambivalence faltered between the fear of being squeezy-chaired, and the hope of having a fabulous fortnight in The Philippines.

Etymology: Blend of CRAM: to press something into something else; jam or cram beyond the normal comfortable capacity, as on a plane or train & AMBIVALENCE: similar conflicting feelings; mixed feelings of uncertainty or emotion, as between safety & unsafety.

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Comments: Crambivalence

silveryaspen - 2008-01-29: 09:11:00
Another good combo!

Jabberwocky - 2008-01-29: 13:26:00
once again, I'm wowed by your extra words - love squeezy-chaired

bananabender - 2008-01-29: 22:27:00
great word!