Verboticism: Seatraction

Seatraction

Created by: Stevenson0

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: seet/trak/shun

Sentence: Whenever John flew and had to sit in the middle isle, Murphy's Law of seatraction always seemed to come into play. On either side of him twin 300 pounders always made him feel cozy and crushed for the full six hour flight.

Etymology: seat + contraction

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Comments: Seatraction

silveryaspen - 2008-01-29: 09:12:00
Interesting combo!

Jabberwocky - 2008-01-29: 13:28:00
I first thought of your word as seat attraction which would make sense if the seat on either side got closer - great word

bananabender - 2008-01-29: 22:21:00
good word! twelve hours in traction after the flight to straighten out the limbs would do the trick... but not with the 300 pounders as the weights!

OZZIEBOB - 2008-01-30: 16:17:00
John - Go by sea next time ! good word.