Verboticism: Voicejail

'Please listen carefully as our menu has recently changed...'

DEFINITION: v. To call a phone "help line" and spend 45 minutes pushing buttons and screaming at dumb voice-recognition system, before being automatically disconnected. n. A push-button or voice-activated phone menu system designed to irritate those who use it.

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Created by: mikewhite

Pronunciation: voice-jail

Sentence: can I add a sentence for voicejail later?

Etymology: voice+jail: wordplay on voice+mail

Points: 530

Comments: Voicejail

mweinmann - 2009-05-20: 08:43:00
like this word...describes it perfectly!!

Nosila - 2009-05-22: 12:10:00
Great word, mike...yes, please make a sentence, you know you can!