Verboticism: Menugravation

'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: men-yew-greh-VAY-shun

Sentence: Suffering a great deal of menugravation after 30 grueling minutes of trying to shuffle thru the tedious menu at his phone provider, Verne gave up in exasperation and sent in a check to pay his phone bill.

Etymology: Blend of 'menu' (list of choices) and 'aggravation' (an act or circumstance that intensifies or makes worse)

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