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'I feel sorry for these poor sardines.'

DEFINITION: n., A feeling of discomfort, common while sitting on a plane or train, created by the sense that you are about to be decapitated by your fellow passengers who are tilting aggressively towards you. v. To sit in a very small space, which seems to be getting smaller.

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Claustrauma

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: closs-TRAH-mah

Sentence: The instant the doors close before flight, Delbert always experiences some degree of claustrauma, with unreasonable fear that the plane may crash, and the guy just behind him chanting in unrecognizeable dialect does little to ease his fears.

Etymology: Blend of 'claustrophobia' (an abnormal fear of being in enclosed or narrow places), and 'trauma' (an experience that produces psychological injury or pain)

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Kneedless

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: knead-less

Sentence: The passenger in front of Tom kneedlessly reclined her seat, figuring Tom would kneedless room than she did. Had she been more considerate, she probably would have been kneedless by Tom, who made it his mission for the rest of the flight to dig his knees into the reclined seat while incessantly putting large hardback books into the seat pocket only to take them out again.

Etymology: Heedless--characterized by careless unconcern--changed to incorporate knee and then conjugated every way I could think of.

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COMMENTS:

Good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-20: 16:23:00

Kneedmore Kneedless words like this... - Nosila, 2008-11-20: 19:44:00

metrohumanx Spectacular tale of revenge! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-21: 08:31:00

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Catilitus

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation:

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Boeingconstrictor

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: bow/ing/constrictor

Sentence: I got swallowed up by a boeingconstrictor on my last flight.

Etymology: boeing aircraft + boa constrictor

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COMMENTS:

Hilarious! lol! - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 18:38:00

great wordplay. There's also the tight constricted feeling for your etymology too. - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 21:45:00

Good one, bookowl! If the passenger is not sitting on the aisle, would that make them a window viper? - Nosila, 2008-01-29: 22:48:00

Great word for all the planes with their cramped seating ... Right on! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-29: 23:57:00

Clever & funny! Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-30: 16:14:00

Good one! - chaiandallthatjazz, 2008-01-31: 10:55:00

Did you hear about the man who crossed a parrot with a boa constrictor. He didn't know what he got, but believe me, when it talks-he listens. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-05: 19:44:00

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Encroachaphobia

Created by: Redrover

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Ralph was so freaked when he flew coach when the passenger in front of him reclined his seat that he was forced to spend the money and fly first class.

Etymology: encroach - to trespass upon the property, domain, or rights of another, esp. stealthily or by gradual advances; phobia - a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a compelling desire to avoid it

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Clositted

Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: KLOZ-it-ud

Sentence: It's easy to pick out the peak hour train passengers who are so over that clositted feeling. They're the ones wearing the sleeping masks, the overcoats with the punk spikes on the sleeves, and chewing on raw garlic cloves.

Etymology: Combo of closet, close & sit, -ted to make it sound cool.

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Sorry for so few comments from me just lately. I've been minding the grandchildren. We all survived and I'm back home now! - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 05:48:00

Great word! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-29: 09:04:00

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Economisery

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /i-kon-uh-miz'-uh-ree/

Sentence: Before the technology stock bubble burst, Richard had always flown first-class, but now, crammed into the back with the rest of the average Joe's, he was nearly overcome with economisery, and recumbentrauma caused by the seat in front of him reclining back so suddenly that he dropped his meager ration of peanuts, and couldn't bend down to retrieve them.

Etymology: economy - Economy class; the cheapest class of travel accomodations (from Greek, oikonomíā "household") + misery - wretchedness of condition or circumstances (from Latin, miseria, equiv. to miser "wretched")

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COMMENTS:

clever blend! - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 22:23:00

Really brings out the miserly feelings in this definitions! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-29: 23:59:00

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Encroachclass

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: en-kroach-klass

Sentence: The plane hadn't even left the terminal when I realized that my bargain ticket placed me smack in the middle of encroach-class - where the person in front of me had already put his jacket over the back of my seat, thus rendering my tray table useless, and reclined all the way back. The fact that I was sitting in an exit row and could not recline made my encroach-class predicament all the more uncomfortable.

Etymology: encroach + coach class

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Closetrophobic

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: klos tro fo bik

Sentence: Vivian always felt very closetrophobic while flying on Cram Air. Although a bit cheaper in price, the seats were so close together,when you reclined your chair, you were spooning with the passenger behind you.

Etymology: Close (near, crowded) & Claustrophobic (suffering from claustrophobia; abnormally afraid of closed-in places;uncomfortably closed or hemmed in)

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Seatraction

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: seet/trak/shun

Sentence: Whenever John flew and had to sit in the middle isle, Murphy's Law of seatraction always seemed to come into play. On either side of him twin 300 pounders always made him feel cozy and crushed for the full six hour flight.

Etymology: seat + contraction

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COMMENTS:

Interesting combo! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-29: 09:12:00

I first thought of your word as seat attraction which would make sense if the seat on either side got closer - great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-29: 13:28:00

good word! twelve hours in traction after the flight to straighten out the limbs would do the trick... but not with the 300 pounders as the weights! - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 22:21:00

John - Go by sea next time ! good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-30: 16:17:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-29: 04:10:00
Today's definition was suggested by gemmgemms. Thank you gemmgemms. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-01-29: 09:30:00
Evocative cartoon ... crushed-people like sardines in a tinned-canny airplane with that overpowering fishy smell closing in on everything! Very clever!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-30: 01:10:00
Hey Silveryaspen, Thanks for the kind words. Smells like croosht shoup ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-11-20: 02:19:00
Excellent word. Makes me wonder who that was and what they were chanting.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-19: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by gemmgemms. Thank you gemmgemms. ~ James