Move over Road Rage-Here come the ‘New Age’ Rages

Trade rage : Extreme anger generated by personal stock market losses.

 

Web rage : Extreme anger caused by World Wide Web frustrations such slow downloads, nonexistent links, and information that is difficult to find.

 

Dot-com rage : Extreme anger caused by the perceived commercialization of the Internet.

 

IT rage : Extreme anger directed at computers and technology, particularly as a result of frustrations caused by a company’s information technology policies or staff.

 

Work rage : Extreme workplace anger exhibited by an employee who has been mistreated or fired.

 

Wrap rage : Extreme anger caused by product packaging that is difficult to open or manipulate.

 

Air rage : An airline passenger’s physical or verbal assault of crew members or other passengers.

 

Checkout-line rage : Extreme anger caused by a perceived wrongdoing or a lengthy wait in the supermarket checkout line.

 

& to top it all

 

Rage rage : Anger directed at people who commit acts of road rage, air rage, and so on.

 

(Definitions via http://wordspy.com)

 

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September 14, 2008. Humor, Interesting words.

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