Verboticism: Barnesandnoblesseoblige

'And how would you like to pay sir?'

DEFINITION: v. To yell at a store clerk for correctly doing something that is clearly part of their job. n. A shopper who believes, as a "customer", it's their duty to bother, berate and belittle the people who serve them.

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Barnesandnoblesseoblige

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: barns and no bless oh bleje

Sentence: In spite of--or perhaps because of--the fact that the worked at Blockbuster to put himself through college, Zac always affected an air of barnesandnoblessoblige when dealing with service people. His running commentaries on their performance of perfunctory and mundane tasks made him the scourge of the grocery store.

Etymology: barnes and noble + Nobless oblige

Points: 812

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Comments: Barnesandnoblesseoblige

silveryaspen - 2009-04-11: 15:28:00
longest word of the day and week!