Verboticism: Deaffluence

'Hey Grandma! YOUR MUSIC IS WAY TOO LOUD!'

DEFINITION: n., Second-hand sound which has escaped from a headset. v., To play music on personal listening device so loudly that it leaks out of the earphones.

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Deaffluence

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: def/flu/ence

Sentence: Many subway passengers suffer from deaffluence as a result of being in the midst of other riders with faulty earbuds.

Etymology: deaf + effluence (polluted overflow)

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Comments: Deaffluence

metrohumanx - 2008-09-04: 09:31:00
Good word, Muzzy. "Earbuds" always sounded like a genetic defect to me.

OZZIEBOB - 2008-09-05: 01:43:00
I know the feeling. Good word

TJayzz - 2008-09-05: 04:55:00
Great!