New Phrases: Recombobulation Area


Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport coined a new phrase with their “Recombobulation Area” – a play on the word “discombobulate” meaning “to throw into a state of confusion”. Staff set up an area just outside of the security checkpoint so that disheveled passengers can put themselves back together without the stress of rushing to keep the line going.  Many airports have actually have them, but it’s the name that has people smirking.  Airport Director C. Barry Bateman thought the sign would be funny, so airport workers crafted it in their maintenance shop, Rowe said. “We work really hard here, but it’s also important to have some fun.” (Milwaukee Journal SentinalLoser’ (image)