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'I'm surprised that no one else has picked up the ball.'

DEFINITION: v. To listen intently and sympathize with your colleagues when they request assistance, and then to simply, and completely, forget about it. n. The ability to sympathize with, yet ignore, requests for help.

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Sympafake

Created by: toralora

Pronunciation: sim/pah/faik

Sentence: I though he was supportive but as it turned out it was all one big sympafake.

Etymology: sympathize + fake/false

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Flipservice

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: flip/sur/vus

Sentence: His flipservice was so convincing, he never did any actual work

Etymology: flip (about face) + lip service (hypocracy)

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COMMENTS:

Can also be tied to flippant, which is quite appropriate. - purpleartichokes, 2007-02-27: 10:01:00

Excellent point purple - Jabberwocky, 2007-02-27: 13:30:00

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Usefail

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: yous - fayl

Sentence: Lorne proved to be usefail most of the time. Louise thought he cared, thought he understood her problem and then thought he wanted to help but for some reason, he never was able to.

Etymology: useful, fail

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Empathetic

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: em/pa/theh/tik

Sentence: Our IT team is very empathetic. They listen attentively to our problems and then promptly forget about them.

Etymology: empathy + pathetic

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Egosponge

Created by: adbern

Pronunciation: ege-spunge

Sentence: However he always listen very carefully when you ask him something, he never do it. He's a egosponge.

Etymology: ego from egoist + sponge from his memory is like a sponge

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Compasshun

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: kuhm-PAH-shuhn

Sentence: Once again Rick responded with typical compasshun to Sharon's request for assistance with her looming deadline, seeming to be caring and sympathetic yet never finding the time to actually come to her aid.

Etymology: Blend of 'compassion' ( a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering) and 'shun' (to keep away from (a place, person, object, etc.), from motives of dislike, caution, etc.; take pains to avoid)

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Ipodnod

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: I/pod/nod

Sentence: He was a master of the ipodnod. He looked intensely interested but he was really listening to his favorite tunes

Etymology: ipod + nod

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Is this a confession? - wordmeister, 2007-02-27: 19:31:00

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Alzhumours

Created by: w5lf9s

Pronunciation: ahls.hu.mers

Sentence: When she reminded him the third time to print out that report for her, she began to wonder whether he might be suffering from that particular form of Alzhumour's she had read about.

Etymology: Alzheimer's disease (the first symtoms of which are forgetfulness) + to humour someone

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petaj Maybe he just considered she was a lazy cow who knew perfectly well how to hit the print button. - petaj, 2007-02-27: 17:42:00

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Helpologize

Created by: Ahmad

Pronunciation: help-o-lo-gize

Sentence: Saba helpologize when i asked her to help me out in my assignment as she got to do something.

Etymology: help + apologize

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Sympatigo

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: simmm pat eye gow

Sentence: He was tres sympatigo, nodding sympathetically while reversing out the door

Etymology: sympatico, I go

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-02-27: 00:01:41
Today's definition was suggested by erasmus.
Thank you erasmus! ~ James

erasmus erasmus - 2007-02-27: 11:23:00
Thanks James! shame I cant think of a word this time though, boo!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-09-19: 09:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by erasmus. Thank you erasmus. ~ James