Verboticism: Hangmail

'Fell asleep at the keyboard again...'

DEFINITION: n., The uneasiness, social discomfort, and impending sense of doom which occurs when you realize that you've sent out a few too many emails after drinking way too much. v., To worry about your social status after a night of heavy drinking and stupid emailing.

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Created by: metro1

Pronunciation: hang-male

Sentence: Roger was so dedicated to his new job that he decided to work all night long. As it got later, he gave himself a beer as a motivational reward. As it got later and later, he found he needed more and more rewards to keep going... But he persisted and documented his progress with a series of emails to all his colleagues. When he regained conscious, he discovered that he had created potentially career-ending hangmail.

Etymology: hangover + hangnail + email

Points: 836

Comments: Hangmail

silveryaspen - 2008-02-08: 18:22:00
Well-crafted ... slid right into the ending with a nifty verboticism!

purpleartichokes - 2008-02-08: 20:40:00

metro1 - 2008-02-10: 14:49:00
Thanks Silvery and Purple!