Verboticism: Marrage

'Thank goodness you walked in!'

DEFINITION: n. The mental state induced by the discovery your new husband, and your maid of honor, entangled in the satin sheets given to you as a wedding present by your grandmother. v. To catch your new husband in a close quarters with a close friend.

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: mer/rage

Sentence: On finding her new husband and the maid of honour, she went into a state of marrage throwing and breaking everything she could get her hands on.

Etymology: marriage + rage

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Comments: Marrage

Bulletchewer - 2007-03-27: 08:00:00
I considered something similar to this before deciding it didn't really allude to the sheets or the cheats as well as other words might. Marrage, to the casual observer, may as well be a nondescript form of anger directed at one's spouse (to be). It lacks specifics.

Jabberwocky - 2007-03-27: 09:55:00
Great word, simple and succinct - you just have to stress the second syllable to get the full effect - try it

Bulletchewer - 2007-03-27: 11:23:00
That's nice (^^), but ditto my previous comment regarding it being too generalised for the definition, and that it makes the assumption that the mental state induced would be one of anger, as opposed to shock, disappointment, disbelief etc. For me, assigning rage as the sole emotion here is myopic.

Jabberwocky - 2007-03-27: 12:19:00
methinks we have a psychiatrist in our midst

Bulletchewer - 2007-03-27: 15:31:00
No, just a fool who's seen too many shrinks in his time.

Jabberwocky - 2007-03-27: 19:54:00
Certainly not a fool - good sense of humour though