Verboticism: Tipsymail

Tipsymail

Created by: Tigger

Definition: v., To write an email while under the influence of an intoxicating substance. n., An email or blog post where the author has chosen to ignore standard literary and social conventions -- thanks to a liberal consumption of alcohol.

Pronunciation: /tip-see-mayl/

Sentence: Our senior co-worker, Frank, would enjoy himself at Happy Hour at the bar next door to the office, but then he'd sometimes return to work, and tipsymail the group about next week's assignments. It's hard to believe that someone can 'slur' in e-mail like that...

Etymology: tipsy - slightly intoxicated or drunk (from Middle English, typen "to upset, overturn") + e-mail (short for electronic mail — but of course, you already knew that.)

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Comments: Tipsymail

silveryaspen - 2008-01-31: 11:39:00
Last sentence really cracked me up!