Verboticism: Scroogentrypel

'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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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: screw-GENTRY-pell (scroogentrepellent)

Sentence: Just before closing, and to our chagrin The miserable geezer was sure to come in. Nasty and mean, he would bring some to tears… Till “B” kicked him out to a chorus of cheers! We lost his business, and it’s just as well- Nobody suffers that SCROOGENTRYPEL!

Etymology: SCROOge(screw)+GENTRY+rePEL=SCROOGENTRYPEL...........SCROOGE: a miserly person;Ebenezer Scrooge, character in the story A Christmas Carol (1843) by Charles Dickens [1899].....SCREW: to mistreat or exploit through extortion, trickery, or unfair actions; Middle English scrue, from Middle French escroe female screw, nut, from Medieval Latin scrofa, from Latin, sow[15th century].....GENTRY: people of a specified class or kind, often obnoxious or insufferable; Middle English gentrie, alteration of gentrise [14th century].....REPEL: to drive away, discourage, to cause aversion in, to force away or tend to do so by action at a distance; Middle English repellen, from Middle French repeller, from Latin repellere, from re- + pellere to drive [15th century].

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Comments: Scroogentrypel

splendiction - 2009-04-10: 22:29:00

metrohumanx - 2009-04-11: 01:04:00
I try.....thanks.

silveryaspen - 2009-04-11: 15:35:00
such a truly screwgy word ... scroogents are all to commonly heard!