Burkettiquette is defined as uninvited intrusion into an acceptance speech either
not yet or having
just begun by an honoree. Although similar to being
Kanyed, this interruption is marked not by dissatisfaction with the honoree being
chosen so much as it is to spite the honoree due to once having
involvement in the project for which the honor
is being bestowed
but instead feeling
entitled to speak on the project's behalf.
Friend 1: Did you see the 82nd
Annual Oscar's last night?
Friend 2: Yeah, why?
Friend 1: Elinor Burkett totally interrupted
Roger Ross Williams before he could
get out his acceptance speech.
Friend 2: Oh yeah, that? Talk about
Friend 1: No, more like bad Burkettiquette.