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This is a Darwinian greenhouse. Please rate each verbotomy. Click on the "Up" arrow if you liked it. Click on the "Down" arrow if you didn't. To see the top verboticisms for each definition, visit the archives on the Verbotomy Blog.

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There's no

DEFINITION: n. A team member who always shares the workload, but nevertheless tries to get exclusive credit for any work done. v. To temporarily suppress your own need for self-aggrandizement.

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I'm fast-tracking...

DEFINITION: v. To focus on your weaknesses, rather than your strengths. n. A person who is obsessed with their perceived deficiencies, and works hard to ensure that everyone else understands and appreciates their failings.

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Do you think I should stick to the plan?

DEFINITION: v. To stick to your plan even though you've realized it's dumb. n. A stupid plan, especially if it's a career plan suggested by parents, teachers or guidance counselors who want you to be something that you're not.

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You're melting my ice cream!

DEFINITION: n. A person who blames their neighbors, coworkers, and/or parents for anything and everything that is wrong in the world. v. To lay blame on someone for something which is obviously beyond their control and influence.

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Don't tell me your trying to sneak out early?

DEFINITION: n. A type of frustration created by a manager who never notices when you work late, but always nags you for leaving early whenever you leave on time. v. To carefully monitor your subordinates to ensure that they never leave work a minute early.

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Hurry up we need to get in line!

DEFINITION: v. To hurry up and wait. n. A person who compels you to prepare quickly for an activity which they know will be delayed, postponed or retarded.

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Have you set up the security for our new computers?

DEFINITION: v. To give a child, pet or coworker a wrapped gift or packaged item, only to discover they are more interested packaging than the item itself. n. Gift wrapping or packaging which proves to be more exciting than the contained item.

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Please excuse me while I eructate.

DEFINITION: v. To apologize for a belch, or the passing of gas, even though it is obvious that the action was done intentionally and with force. n. A person who apologizes insincerely for their burping or belching.

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