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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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Crammuter

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kramyoŨtr

Sentence: More and more people are using the public transit system. This increase has left Tom feeling like a crammuter. He was used to a quick snack on his way to work but the crowding has made him a sardiner.

Etymology: cram (put something quickly or roughly into something that is or appears to be too small to contain it) + commuter (traveler)

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Crimpinge

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: krim-PIN-ge (crimpingement,crimpinged)

Sentence: RedundantRay was pleased and delighted with his new job as an undercover consumer satisfaction consultant for SkyHigh Airlines. In his short yet brief career he had suggested many small, tiny improvements and modifications which had saved the airline a lot of money and cash. The greatest and most important of these were his recommendations that by slowly and gradually reducing and decreasing the size and dimensions of the fold-down trays and shrinking the available leg room available to each passenger, SkyHigh could eventually increase the number of seats on each L-1011 and no one would notice. On his latest undercover flight from Tierra Del Fuego, the small yet diminutive Korean tourist in front of him began to CRIMPINGE on his personal space, slowly ratcheting her seat into the reclining horizontal position which stifled and cut off the blood supply to Ray's lower extremities and legs, inducing an accidental Heimlich Manoever that propelled the tiny Sardinian fish he was choking on the length of the cabin. RedundantRay's CRIMPINGEMENT made it impossible to hail a flight attendant or stewardess. Imprisoned thus, Ray was only able to regret his stupid, foolish space-saving suggestions which had turned this tedious, arduous flight into a flying airborne version of The Black Hole Of Calcutta. Just before he blacked out into unconsciousness, Ray wondered if his frequent-flier miles would be awarded posthumously after he was dead and gone.

Etymology: CRIMP+imPINGE=CRIMPINGE.....CRIMP: to cause to become wavy, bent, or pinched,to form into a desired shape, to pinch or press together (as in passengers) in order to seal;Dutch or Low German krimpen to shrivel; akin to Middle Dutch crampe hook, cramp.....IMPINGE: to strike or dash especially with a sharp collision or a slow squeezing action;Latin impingere, from in- + pangere to fasten, drive in.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Save BIG monies! Fly with confidence: http://www.skyhighairlines.com/main.asp - metrohumanx, 2008-11-20: 02:06:00

metrohumanx Correct me if I'm wrong. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-20: 02:07:00

I like this word best! Voted for it! - logarithm, 2008-11-20: 08:40:00

Fantastic. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-20: 16:13:00

tAIRiffic word! I could hardly t'AIR my eyes away from it. - Nosila, 2008-11-20: 19:00:00

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Claustraught

Created by: LordRahlsFav

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I was feeling quite claustraught as the seat moved further and further back. I regretted my decision to be claustraught in economy class.

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Aeropain

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: air o pane

Sentence: Air Travel is a marvel and an enigma thought Barry. Tons of steel able to fly effortlessly and speedily through the air, finding airports in the fog and landing safely and mainly on time, doging other flying objects. And yet these same marvels put a seat that reclines 6 inches into your personal space, spilling your dinner and making a short air commute endless and an aeropain! Go figure...

Etymology: aeroplane (an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets) & Pain (acute discomfort,bodily suffering; someone who causes trouble am=nd makes you unhappy)

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Repososis

DaddyNewt

Created by: DaddyNewt

Pronunciation: ree/po/ZO/sis

Sentence: Larry felt a twinge of repososis as he took the window seat behind the sleepy sumo wrestler.

Etymology: repose + neurosis

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Scoomunched

Created by: chris0rthompson

Pronunciation: scoo-munched

Sentence: While on the plane the person in front of me leaned their chair back causing me to be very scoomunched.

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Spotight

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: spaht tie t

Sentence: Bo sat in the small seat of the air plane, hoping to have a quiet drink, unwind, and relax. Soon seated at his side, Blondie psycho-can-kneesd him, constantly. Then desperately seeking Susan, jambacked him from behind, breathing down his neck. Jordan shoved his seat back, laplancing him with it. Bo abhorred being in the spottight!

Etymology: Spot - your space or place. Tight - diminished or reduced as much as possible. Antonym of spottight: spotlight.

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great sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-20: 11:19:00

Good word and terriic sentence - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-20: 16:18:00

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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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Coachkramed

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Coach-crammed

Sentence: Silvester Sardinia was coachkramed and barely had room to move in his seat in flight.

Etymology: Coach-Back section opf an Aircraft with First class in front. Crammed -('Cram' with a K instead of a C); To jam together.

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Ampak

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ampak

Sentence: As Monday morning approaches Jason dreads his trip on the Ampak commuter train. Never one to enjoy crowds, this rolling sardine can is no fun. He*s torn as to which is worse, standing or sitting. If he stands he is treated to breakfast on the breath of at least 6 fellow commuters, seated he gets vestiges of last night*s dinner. Phwew!

Etymology: Amtrak (a federal passenger railroad service in the U.S.) + packed (cram a large number of things into a container or space)

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Clever word that so effectively conveys the definition! - splendiction, 2010-04-19: 21:43:00

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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