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'Do you really get paid to insult people?'

DEFINITION: n. A person who insults people for a living. v. To get paid to insult your customers.

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Walmartyr

CharlieB

Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: wal-martyr

Sentence: He didn't enjoy his job at the store much. So made it more fun by becoming a walmartyr i.e. making it clear he wasn't happy by insulting all the customers.

Etymology: walmart (a multinational retailer) + martyr (someone who seeks sympathy by exaggerating their pain or suffering)

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Occupationalhazeard

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: occu/apy/shun/al/hyz/ard

Sentence: Joan was an occupationalhazeard and lived for the thrill she got from her endless put downs.

Etymology: occupational hazard + haze (humiliate, ridicule) + ardor (zeal)

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Affrontperson

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: af front per son

Sentence: Venoma had found the perfect job. She worked as an affrontperson for the telephone company at their fancy head office. It was jokingly called the Customer Service Dept; but employees there were encouraged to trade insults with patrons, both in person and over the phone. She worked with 2 others, Rudy & Curt and she always won the insult competitions the department had each week. Her family motto was, "The best defence is a good offense" and she strived to live up to that motto. Imagine her surprise when they were all told that the company was closing shop locally and farming it's business overseas...globalization it was called. But Venoma landed on her feet by being sent overseas to train the new employees on how to insult the customers, even with a strong foreign accent.

Etymology: Afront (a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of an affront;treat, mention, or speak to rudely) & Person (a human being)

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COMMENTS:

Hilarious and so true! Love the names Venoma, Rudy and Curt, too! - splendiction, 2009-11-09: 20:22:00

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Ricklesmack

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: RIK-els-smak

Sentence: Enid was proud that she had earned the nickname "Ricklesmack" for the way she imitated her favorite comedian with sometimes harsh insults aimed at the audience.

Etymology: Blend of 'Rickles' (for Don Rickles the comedian) and 'smack' ...harsh talk OR to slap someone.

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Affronterologist

Created by: verysimplegame

Pronunciation: aff-runt-er-ol-o-jist

Sentence: Jillian, a reknowned affronterologist, could peel the ego off a grown man in less than 15 seconds.

Etymology: affrontery + ologist

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Insultimatefighter

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: in-salt-ee-met-fie-terr

Sentence: he had a zinger for every occasion...he was a truly gifted insultimatefighter

Etymology: insult, ultimate fighter

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Meanologist

Created by: Pasicheio

Pronunciation: Mean-All-Oh-Jist

Sentence: Kerru is a meanologist

Etymology: Mean; -Ologist

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Batecher

Created by: thefreewheeler

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The children winced when they learned their sub was that batecher Miss Thomson.

Etymology: French "bad teacher"

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Mocksmith

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: MOCK smith

Sentence: Kelly was a mocksmith by trade but sometimes worked odd jobs for extra money. She applied to the contempt agency and found that there were a lot more jab descriptions listed than she would have thought. They even had positions for bioenginesneers and diss-trict managers.

Etymology: mock + smith (n., one who makes or works with something); a play on the word locksmith

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Clever... - mweinmann, 2009-11-11: 11:12:00

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Insultant

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: inn sull tant

Sentence: She graduated from head telephonist in the complaints depaertment, to HR chief, before leaving the firm to set up her own insultancy

Etymology: consultant, insult

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-23: 00:20:00
Today's definition was suggested by an anonymous donor. Thank you for sharing! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-23: 01:39:00
Weeklink is at it again! Read Verbotoweek! A look back at last week's weirdest words and funniest comments. See the Verbotomy Blog.

playdohheart playdohheart - 2007-04-23: 07:09:00
That gentleman bears a striking resemblance to Bruce McCulloch.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-23: 09:35:00
I hope Mr. McCulloch isn't insulted... ~ James

ErWenn - 2007-04-23: 18:17:00
I've often noticed that the verbotoons have striking similarities to famous people. I wonder if the artist uses reference photos...

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-23: 22:38:00
As Kurt Vonnegut said of his novels, this artwork is fiction and "All persons living or dead are purely coincidental, and should not be construed." Except of course, for the drawing of Vonnegut himself, which is meant to be who it appears to be. ~ James

ErWenn - 2007-04-24: 00:11:00
Everybody's coincidental? All 12 billion of us? I like the sound of that. And I definitely agree that you shouldn't construe anybody. It's just not nice, even if they are already dead.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-25: 03:20:00
Yes, it's just a bunch of moments which may, or may not be connected... ~ James

Clayton - 2007-05-13: 02:34:00
Invectivator

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-07-01: 06:17:00
CONGRATS! INSULTANT is simple yet effective. I wish i could learn not to use a large word when a diminutive one will do. Economy is everything.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-11-09: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by wordmeister. Thank you wordmeister. ~ James