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'But I was here first!'

DEFINITION: n. The feelings that well up inside of you when you're waiting for service and another person, who arrived after you did, gets waited first! v. To wait and wait in line, only to watch other people jump the queue.

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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: but-in-feeuhr-eee

Sentence: Her buttinfury heightened to a frenzied state when every item that he wanted to purchase had no price codes so the cashier had to call the manager over to find the prices for each of his 54 items, one by one...

Etymology: butt-in (as in to intrude in line) + fury (rage)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kew kum ber

Sentence: George was a right queuecumber. He'd line up every day for the commuter train and sure enough, some selfish person would muscle past him at the last minute and get on before him, usually taking his favourite seat. One day, that guy got on George's last nerve. He shoved him under the tracks as the train was pulling out. George had a one-track mind and the pushy guy is now a choocumber.

Etymology: Queue (line up of people) & Encumber (hold back)

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: NANN-out-RADGE-a-DISS

Sentence: I felt so outraged, abused and forsaken- As I waited in line for Canadian bacon… I took a ticket but she took my place ...then my anger succumbed to her beautiful face… I said “Excuse me- Do you have my number ?”… Making my point, I felt so much dumber… I had no appointments, no kids to collect… No fish on the fire, no cars to inspect. Letting her know that her actions were rude was the best thing I did-now we’re sharing our food. We're watching old movies in a strange state of bliss… All because of a NANOUTRAGEDIS!

Etymology: NANO+ouTRAGe+tragEDy+DIS=NANOTRAGEDIS.....NANO: one billionth (10−9)of something, infinitely small or insignificant; International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek nanos dwarf.....OUTRAGE: an act that violates accepted standards of behavior or taste, the anger and resentment aroused by injury or insult; Middle English, from Anglo-French utrage, outrage insult, excess, from outre, utre beyond, from Latin ultra.....TRAGEDY: a disastrous event, a serious drama typically describing a conflict between the protagonist and a superior force (as destiny) and having a sorrowful or disastrous conclusion that elicits pity, terror or an awkward date; Middle English tragedie, from Middle French, from Latin tragoedia, from Greek tragōidia, from tragos goat (akin to Greek trōgein to gnaw) + aeidein to sing[14th century].....DIS: short for disrespect, to treat with disrespect or contempt [1980].


metrohumanx Foghorn Leghorn. - metrohumanx, 2009-04-07: 01:32:00

You're so kind...Ya see I just voice my feelings to to others around me loud enough for the clerk to hear & feel foolish..and in the end when this happened to me it backfired on the RUDE "cutinfronther" that broke in became a joke :) Poetic Justice! hehehe - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-07: 05:27:00

Very much enjoyed your verse, and the way it did not make him curse, a nice twist to make his linewait end, with the making of a new friend! Nicest sentence of the day. Again your verbotomy is a good long word play! (in more ways than one - the play is the thing!) - silveryaspen, 2009-04-07: 11:41:00

metrohumanx Merci beaucoups! I don't have the pun-gent abilities that others do, but i try to keep it amusing. Some people think that puns are the lowest form of writing, but there's verse! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-07: 16:03:00

Puns are not only fun but good brain exercise ... and dittor for verse ... which also helps one to say it better with less words ... They are signs of intelligence, not dunce! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-07: 21:39:00

metrohumanx I was just attempting a pun....there's verse-MUCH verse... - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 01:12:00

:-) you are a very nice pun-gent! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-08: 07:09:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: lēpflôg

Sentence: Anne was told that the customer is always right. Sometimes she knew better. One morning when the other cashier was caught up in traffic the queue to her register was especially long. As she started to ring up a child’s purchase a woman rushed up to the counter to ask for a price check. Once given the price she announced ”That’s fine, I’ll take it”. Anne snapped. She decided to leapflog this inconsiderate customer. In a strong clear voice she asked the rest of people in line if they minded this woman butting in line. The resulting furor sent the woman scurrying without buying anything. The cheer Anne received made up for more than a few bad days.

Etymology: leapfrog (a game in which players in turn vault with parted legs over the backs of others who are bending down) + flog (beat someone with a whip or stick as punishment or torture)

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Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: juh-mp-lay-n

Sentence: Oh the feelings of jumplain Adam had when he waited in line 3 hours on black friday, only to watch others jump the line and wait just 3 minutes.

Etymology: jump (move forward) + pain (feelings of hurt) + complain (showing anger towards something or someone)


Great etymology and blending. Great create! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-07: 11:22:00


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Created by: ChickenWhistle

Pronunciation: TERN-bern

Sentence: "Aww, man! I had a bad case of turnburn at the greengrocers yesterday. I must've been queuing for twenty minutes before I'd finally got to the front of the dismally short, yet depressingly slow line to the till. An old dear, (who must've been pushing a hundred if I'm a day,) in a pink, floral headscarf waddled completely obliviously past me and the people behind me straight to the counter. Wherefore she plonked her bag of tangerines and then spent ten minutes trying to find a twenty pence piece at the depths of her ancient purse. I would've given up and left in a huff if it wasn't for the great deal I was getting on white asparagus."

Etymology: Turn - e.g., "take it in turns, one at a time." Burn - (vernacular) a negative/painful experience. E.g., "Oh duuude, you got burned!"

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: wait-red rhymes with hatred

Sentence: Tanya was filled with waitred while the officer kept answering the phone instead of helping the customers lined up at the desk.

Etymology: wait (be detained)+ hatred (loathing) + red (i was so angry, it made me see red)


Could also describe waiting for a waiter to serve you. Nice one! - galwaywegian, 2009-04-07: 07:37:00

Captures that strong feeling with a really strong verbotomy! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-07: 11:32:00

terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-07: 15:24:00

metrohumanx Nice, compact and self-explanatory! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 02:16:00


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Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: In-fi-ur-e-wait

Sentence: Dr. Benson's patients were infuriwaited as one by one they were overlooked by a 20 story building.

Etymology: An annoying blend of 1)vb. Infuriate. To make very angry and impatient 2)vb. wait. To stand in line, queue.

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: dissed-service

Sentence: Henrietta felt dissedserviced by the farmer because he waited on the bantam before her, even though no one knew what the farmer wanted. So she called on all her friends to protest. The chickens decided to organize and sent a petition to the entire farm community, and everyone gladly signed. When the farmer read the petition, he looked at Henrietta and smiled. "I had no idea you felt dissed by me," he said, "but don't worry, I'll see you Sunday afternoon for dinner. Why don't you bring some buiscuts?" Moral: Don't squawk at someone unless you know what's on his plate.

Etymology: dissed:(slang)disrespected, insulted + service: providing aid and assistance


metrohumanx EXCELLENT saga! Now if we could just get the pigs organized, we could put and end to the summary executions! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 02:25:00


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Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: cuo ma

Sentence: Henny’s queuoma spared her life for quite a while! She pleasantly stood in line in a kind of queuoma, and failed to notice the other stupidly eager birds stepping out in front of the line. As she neared the start of the line the sights and sounds before her were reminding her she was a chicken! Horrid chops! Oh the panic! Running around with their heads cut off! Henny forced herself back into her queuoma, allowing all other rude birds passage a HEAD!

Etymology: From queu (to line up) and coma (a state of unconsciousness). Queuomas occur when lining up and not noticing others stepping ahead in line and not really caring.


metrohumanx SPLENDID word! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 02:17:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-07: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by abrakadeborah. Thank you abrakadeborah. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-04-07: 02:41:00
Very greative cartoon, James!

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-07: 05:46:00
Thanks James! great cartoon too! It made me think hard on my own definition :)

mweinmann - 2009-04-07: 07:39:00
The cartoon was very thought provoking....that sometimes, we might want to wait or that what we are waiting for might not be the "answer" to our wishes in the end.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-07: 02:31:00
Thank you. I guess the feeling is that sometimes we're lucky enough NOT to get what we wanted. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-20: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by abrakadeborah. Thank you abrakadeborah. ~ James