Verboticism: Scrutinanny

'Henry!! It's a code red!'

DEFINITION: n. The uneasy comfort that comes from knowing that your family, your friends, the police, the taxman, and every marketer in the world, are using the newest technology track your every move. v. To lose your privacy due to technology.

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: skroōtnanē

Sentence: The Wilsons originally installed their CCTV system as a security measure. They soon found that it was a way to keep tabs on their sometimes-too-active daughter. The system became a virtual scrutinanny. For some strange reason, their darling offspring couldn't wait to get out of the house each morning. Mom couldn't understand why she started referring to herself as an inmate.

Etymology: scrutiny (critical observation or examination) + Nanny (a person, typically a woman, employed to care for a child in its own home)

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Comments: Scrutinanny

galwaywegian - 2009-02-27: 05:16:00
No chance her becoming a screwtinanny then? love it!

readerwriter - 2009-02-27: 11:04:00
Maybe it's time for the Super Scrutinanny?

silveryaspen - 2009-02-27: 11:12:00
Ah ... even parents ... are becoming Big Brothers ... and your create is a perfect verbotomy for them!