Verboticism: Egret

'Aaaaah!!! My finger slipped.'

DEFINITION: n., A feeling of regret and helplessness, which occurs once you realize that you have just sent out an erroneous email (i.e. one full of stupid mistakes). v., To send out an email and wish you hadn't.

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: Ä“gret

Sentence: Ralph likes living on the edge. When his boss pisses him off will sit down and compose a terse email. He will blast the Mr. Leadbritches with every rude comment he can muster. He then deletes his scorching missive and feels better about himself. Today is different. Today he is full of egret. As he attempted to delete his email he accidentally clicked on send. He wonders where he will be working after the boss arrives and reads his email.

Etymology: email (messages distributed by electronic means from one computer user to one or more recipients via a network) + regret (feel sad, repentant, or disappointed over something that has happened or been done)

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