Verboticism: Automaddening

'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: Mustang

Pronunciation: ah-toh-MAD-ning

Sentence: The more Lance fiddled with the automated answering service at the hospital the more automaddening it became, with him eventually tossing his cell phone on the floor and heading out to the hospital in his car knowing it would likely be faster.

Etymology: Blend of 'automated' and 'maddening'.

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Comments: Automaddening

dochanne - 2009-05-20: 23:29:00
Who needs bureaucracy when you have automaddening answering services to drive you insane?

Nosila - 2009-05-20: 23:34:00
Automaddening is so much quicker than doing it manually...