Verboticism: Gapffe

'Omigod! You're cheating on me!'

DEFINITION: n., A type of guilt associated with a lapse in brand loyalty; especially when caught surreptitiously zipping the "wrong" coffee by your barista "friend". v. To secretly switch brands.

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Culpaccino

Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: KULL-pah-CHEE-noh

Sentence: Kate was filled with culpaccino as she quietly sipped her coffee under Mike's accusing stare.

Etymology: culpable (guilty and responsible) + cappuccino (type of coffee)

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COMMENTS:

Love it! Great play on words. :) - abrakadeborah, 2012-12-06: 14:41:00

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Messpresso

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: mess/presso

Sentence: Aria was so humiliated that she went ahead and banned herself from Le Cafe de Cafe. Having been spotted by "Lucky Pierre" the cafe's owner as she stood in line at Starbuck's...yeah, she was a real messpresso. She no longer felt worthy of his homemade croissants or his famous watered down Joe.

Etymology: mess esspresso

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Meacuppa

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mee a kup pa

Sentence: Susan had to scurry past the window of her favourite coffee bar and not look in, because today she had grabbed a cup of rooibos tea from the tea shop on the corner. When she almost ran into the barista Jill who was coming down the street, she cried, "Meacuppa,Jill,someone bought me this, I just couldn't refuse...I'll be back at my usual time tomorrow!

Etymology: mea culpa (an acknowledgment of your error or guilt;remorse;apology for error) & Cup (a small open container usually used for drinking; usually has a handle) & cuppa (British for a cup of tea, which cures everything and solves all the world's problems, at least on Coronation Street!)

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COMMENTS:

Excellent... - Mustang, 2008-08-21: 07:47:00

quite nice - Navalon, 2008-08-21: 22:32:00

I can feel litigation coming on. Good brew - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-22: 05:08:00

Cheers, You make me feel Joe-vial! - Nosila, 2008-08-23: 00:01:00

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Betrade

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: exactly like betrayed

Sentence: Mac Iato was roasted for his betradal of his brother's coffee shop. Not only was he caught sipping in the shop over the road, he announced in the press that the grind of his job resulted in long black moods which were expressoed in bursts of short tamper and lattely he'd bean bitter about his decision to join the Cappuchins.

Etymology: betray + trade(as in trademark)

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Caffling

hooterbug

Created by: hooterbug

Pronunciation: kaf-fling

Sentence: "Oh, this is SO NOT happening!" Barista Bob gasped to his co-worker while swirling a delicate heart out of foam on his carefully crafted Tall Skinny Half-calf Sugarfree Mocha Java with a hint of cinnamon and 2 double shots. "Look across the street!...Suzy is apparently too good for us here at Java Hut..She looks to be having a caffling with Starbucks...Oh she'll be back!...Won't she????!!!

Etymology: Blend of "caffeine" + "fling"

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Cappuccheato

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: kap/oo/cheet/oh

Sentence: The extra two blocks to Star Bucks seemed difficult today for Mary, so she visited Second Cup. After the fist sip an overwhelming feeling of cappuccheato set in and she broke down and had to dispose of her 'fling coffee' in the nearest waste bin.

Etymology: cappuccino + cheat

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COMMENTS:

and the moral of this is 'never have your first cup at second cup' - Jabberwocky, 2007-09-19: 15:09:00

If Mary not careful, someone might call in the coppacheatoes! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-09-19: 17:43:00

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Huhwhathappen

Created by: lakia

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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Infranchised

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: in-fran-chiyzd

Sentence: as she skulked out of starbucks with her ridiculously large sweet warm beveridge she was feeling incredibly infranchised

Etymology: in, franchise, disenfranchised

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Discoffery

Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: dis-coff-err-ree

Sentence: Despite her vain attempt to conceal the starbucks cup in her hand, Muriel couldn't deny her discoffery when Kevin asked her why he hadn't seen her at his coffee shop. She had been discoffered.

Etymology: dis - (negative/reverse) + coffee + a play on 'discovery' = discoffery.

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Embaristment

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: em BAYR ist ment

Sentence: Joe couldn't escape a vague feeling of embaristment as he walked right past Czarbucks coffee shop holding a cup of convenience store coffee. After all, most of them in there knew him by name. His mocapriciousness had a reason, though, and it wasn't that he was tired of paying $80 a month for coffee; it was his newfound crush on the cute girl behind the counter at the convenience store. Years of coffealty to went out the window when it came to her; even fear of dreg-radation couldn't stand up against love.

Etymology: embarrassment + barist(a)

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COMMENTS:

Latte fun! - Nosila, 2010-01-18: 23:07:00

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