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'I'm dancing on the boss's desk  '

DEFINITION: v., To facilitate camaraderie among your colleagues by making fun at your boss's expense, only to discover that you-know-who is standing right behind you. n., A professional faux pas made with the best intentions.

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Extempoorise

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: eks temp oooo reyes

Sentence: her attempt to extempoorise made her a poor ex temp as the poo which hit the fan continued to rise.

Etymology: extemporise (to speak with out preparation) ex-temp, poo, rise.

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Lamploy

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: v.:lam-PLOY / n.:lam-PLOY-ee

Sentence: Marjorie was lambusted when her boss found her acting the lamployee during bagle-time. lambusted: to be lamploying and get caught by the boss.

Etymology: lampoon is the root for lamployee but lambast is the root for lambust.

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Ooplause

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ewe-plawz

Sentence: Mary Lou expected a standing ovation from her office mates for her insulting and rowdy parody of their boss during her break but what she got instead was a silent ooplause and looks of terror on the faces of her friends when they noticed the boss watching Mary Lou's performance from immediately behind her.

Etymology: Blend of 'oops' and 'applause'

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Bossted

Created by: suzanne

Pronunciation: Boss + Ted

Sentence: When he heard her perfectly produce his drawling accent he walked in and bossted her.

Etymology: Boss - person who orders you around, and whom you obey in return for money. busted- to be caught very emphatically.

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sin a bhfuil - suzanne, 2007-11-24: 20:19:00

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Beraternize

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: bi/reyter/nahyz

Sentence: In our office, which has toxic management, beraternization of the boss is the only way we get through the day. It definitely builds team spirit with my colleagues when we beraternize about the evil one.

Etymology: berate + fraternize

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Beraternize

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: bi/reyter/nahyz

Sentence: In our office, which has toxic management, beraternization of the boss is the only way we get through the day. It definitely builds team spirit with my colleagues when we beraternize about the "evil one".

Etymology: BERATERNIZE - verb - from BERATE (to chide vehemently; to rebuke) + FRATERIZE (to associate with others in a brotherly, or congenial way)

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Laughodoom

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: LAFF-uh-DOOM

Sentence: Cynthia did an excellent impression of her boss, Pat. Her LAUGHODOOM won her the undying respect of her co-workers, a place in corporate legend, and a termination slip.

Etymology: laugh: to release tension by involuntary reaction to humor + doom: a certain and unpleasantly final, end.

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Bossajova

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: BOS-uh-JOV-vuh

Sentence: When Mr Legree's words: "Perhaps your whole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others!" boomed loudly across the office, Roxie knew that her bossajova would have serious repurcussions.

Etymology: Based on "bossa nova" a carefree dance & music style; boss; & jovial: good humoured, merry , joking.

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funny! - remistram, 2007-11-23: 09:22:00

very good - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-23: 12:00:00

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Comderiderie

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: calm/deride/eerie

Sentence: Comderiderie is an office past time.

Etymology: com (as in comedy) + deride (ridicule) + camaraderie

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Defasbo

Created by: coolkids58

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-23: 01:24:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang! ~ James

Mustang - 2007-11-23: 02:38:00
What a pleasant surprise to find one of my submissions on display! It's inspiring. :-)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-23: 07:53:00
Congratulations Mustang! I am sure your Boss is also quite thrilled. ~ James

Mustang - 2007-11-23: 08:17:00
When I retired 20+ yrs ago I WAS the boss. :-)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-23: 11:18:00
Well, you're the still big boss here! ~ James

Jabberwocky - 2007-11-23: 12:12:00
nice save James - I think you just got caught making fun of the boss

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-23: 14:07:00
Are you trying to fundermine my steambuilding efforts? ~ James

artr artr - 2008-10-21: 04:39:00
The warm-up act must have been the bossanova.

galwaywegian - 2008-10-21: 08:47:00
extempoorise

galwaywegian - 2008-10-21: 08:47:00
oops

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-18: 00:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James