Verboticism: Telephuriate

'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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Moodycall

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: moōdēkôl

Sentence: Ron and his girlfriend are not seeing eye to eye just now or any body part to corresponding body part for that matter. When he calls her on the yellphone, the hellphone, a bootycall quickly turns into a moodycall. What makes this even more ridiculous is that neither of them can remember what she is so mad about.

Etymology: moody (given to unpredictable changes of mood) + booty call (a sexual invitation or rendezvous)

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Yellephone

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: yell - eh - fone

Sentence: At one time or another, Starbucks, Subway, AT&T, Papa John's and the paperboy have all received yellephone calls from Joyce. These calls are usually long and loud as Joyce vents all of her pent up anger and frustration on whatever poor person happens to answer.

Etymology: yell, telephone

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Operaver

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: OP-ehr-ayvr

Sentence: Lucinda hated her job as customer service operator and as each day wore on and she tired of handling so many complaints and insults she became an operaver, returning insults and making slurs of all sorts.

Etymology: Blend of operator and 'raver' (one who utters as if in madness)

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COMMENTS:

artr Good match to today's illustration. - artr, 2009-06-02: 06:57:00

clever! - mweinmann, 2009-06-02: 08:45:00

Raving good word - Nosila, 2009-06-02: 12:18:00

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

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Operantor

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Opp - uhr - RANT - er

Sentence: Hildegarde hated her job as a customer service representative and took every opportunity to respond with her mean mouth operantor persona.

Etymology: Blend of operator and ranter.

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COMMENTS:

great! - bookowl, 2008-04-16: 15:04:00

Clever angle — great word! - Tigger, 2008-04-16: 23:04:00

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Recepshunist

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ree sepp shun issst

Sentence: the recepshunist was off sick with a partial cold.....two cold shoulders

Etymology: receptionist shun

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Rudemannersaddictivative

Created by: balku4

Pronunciation: roo-de-man-ner-sad-dic-tai-vey-tiv

Sentence: you're a rudemannersaddictivative

Etymology: look at the word and you will find out

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Viletone

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: vial tone

Sentence: Helen worked at the Help Desk of her company's IT Dept. Hah, Helen thought,Help Desk was an oxymoron of a name for it. She went out of her way to ensure that Help Desk was an ironic choice of name. Whenever those moronic employees would call about their petty issues, she'd snidely say things like: "Is your computer plugged in? Did you turn it on yet? How can you be so stupid as to not know the terminology? Call us back when you get a clue!" She was always cutting people off, swearing at them and taking out her bad moods by being a viletone with the callers. Her co-workers cringed when she answered the phone and they felt pity for the poor slob on the other end of the line. That was until one day when she picked the wrong client to offend. After viletoning him for ten minutes, Helen was left speechless to find that she had bad-mouthed her boss. Bill Gates told her that she would never have to worry about hating her job again...

Etymology: vile (thoroughly unpleasant, morally reprehensible,nasty, offensive,despicable) & tone (the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people,the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli) & dial tone (sound given by telephone exchange to show line is clear to make a call)

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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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Curtesty

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ker-testee

Sentence: Sue made a curtesty call to her boyfriend. After ranting for five minutes using all the potty words she knew, she realized that she had accidentaly punched in the wrong speed dial number and had been screaming at her grandmother.

Etymology: (wordplay on courtesy call) curt: rude or abrupt in speech or manner+ testy: irritable, grumpy, petulant

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COMMENTS:

DrWebsterIII LOVE IT I can relate especially the accidental speed dial part - DrWebsterIII, 2009-06-02: 23:27:00

great word. - mweinmann, 2009-06-03: 07:22:00

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