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'Hello? Hello? Is this customer service?'

DEFINITION: v. To greet a person on the phone in rude or obnoxious manner, and then do your best to ignore, or talk over, whatever they say as the conversation continues. n. A person with atrocious phone manners.

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Sinsolent

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sin sil ent

Sentence: Rudi Persson was prone to be a sinsolent individual. She was paid to answer phones and help people, but in fact, she did the opposite. When people told her, "Have a Nice Day", she would mutter, "I've made other plans".

Etymology: Sin (commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake) & Insolent (marked by casual disrespect;an offensive disrespectful impudent act;trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties)

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Telefag

Created by: anoesis23

Pronunciation: TE-le-fag

Sentence: She kept on talking over me during the call! What a telefag! So I picked up the phone and was subject to thirty minutes of telefagging from my mother in law.

Etymology: Tele (from telephone) + fag (colloqial use an extremely annoying, inconsiderate person) May be considered offensive. In fact, offense encouraged.

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Telecrone

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: teh leh krow nnnnnnnnn

Sentence: Shrilla was the scariest telecrone in the complaints department. She had a voice that made chalk screeching down a blackboard sound like a choir of angels. she could swear in fourteen languages and had some strange power of transmitting her gin-based halitosis down the phone lines. Nobody had ever lasted more than 78 seconds with their complaints. She was paid more than the entire R&D section of the company.

Etymology: telephone, crone

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COMMENTS:

great sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-16: 08:24:00

Clever blend. Love the name 'Shrilla'!! - Tigger, 2008-04-16: 22:57:00

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Telebarketer

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: tehl-uh-barrk-at-err

Sentence: Jolene was the perfect Customer Service Rep: she talked fast and loud, was completely deaf, and had years of experience as a Bill Collector, Meter Maid, and Telebarketer.

Etymology: bark at her, from telemarketer

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COMMENTS:

And she cxalls during dinner each night! - Nosila, 2009-06-02: 12:19:00

So THAT's who keeps calling. Good one! - Mustang, 2009-06-02: 21:00:00

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Telephuriate

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: těl'ə-fyŏŏr'ē-āt'

Sentence: "Hello?" Clarence answered after the second ring. "WHO IS THIS?" shouted a voice on the other end. Clarence knew by his voice that the caller was Antonin, but he had been tetephuriated and responded, "Just who the blazes is THIS?!?"

Etymology: 'Telephure' the anciend Celt goddess of rude greetings; 'I ate,' response to a late lunch invitation.

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Brusqueteer

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: brusk a teer

Sentence: Friends since childhood, the 3 girls worked the Call Centre for a giant pizza chain. Since they hated their low-paying jobs, they amused themselves each night shift by seeing who could be the rudest Brusqueteer to customers each night. When they did finally lose their jobs, they boasted their motto,"All Fired One, One fired All!"

Etymology: Brusque (marked by rude or peremptory shortness) & Musketeer (a foot soldier armed with a musket...depicted in fiction as the Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas in 1844, whose motto was "All for One, One For All).

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COMMENTS:

I talked to Brusque just this afternoon. - Mustang, 2009-06-02: 08:08:00

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Telemarketeerbasher

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: telly-market-ear-basher

Sentence: Tellymarketeerbashing had never been on Lilith's career plans, however her dominearing manner and the fact that she had no qualms about abusing complete strangers on the telephone led to her being head-hunted by the Insultancy firm to answer their calls. http://www.verbotomy.com/verboticisms.php?jid=insult

Etymology: telemarketer + ear bash

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COMMENTS:

love it! - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-16: 15:06:00

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Fonethuggery

Created by: ShaniT

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The secretary was an expert at fonethuggery and had been awarded the 'Fonethug 2008' award by her company for endless bad humour, unhelpfulness and foul language whilst conducting company business.

Etymology: Fone - modern day slang for Telephone. Thug - well known definition of nasty vicious person. Thuggery - the act of being nasty and vicious.

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COMMENTS:

funny - bookowl, 2008-04-16: 15:05:00

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Uncivilservant

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: un siv il ser vant

Sentence: When April joined the Tax Dept. as an Information Officer, she was rude on the phone with all callers. SHe was a most uncivilservant. No wonder taxpayers hated April!

Etymology: Uncivil (rude, lacking manners) & Civil Servant (a public official who is a member of the civil service)

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Telephant

Created by: catgrin

Pronunciation: tel-uh-fuhnt

Sentence: "Jane is such a telephant! I swear, once she gets on her cell her behaviour becomes telephaniccal, barking orders and screaming obscenities at some poor slob who doesn't even know who she is. Maybe she needs therapy?"

Etymology: telephone + elephant + tyrant

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-16: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by stache. Thank you stache. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-06-02: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by stache. Thank you stache. ~ James

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