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Fundermine

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: rhymes with undermine

Sentence: Bob had to resist the temptation of making a smart ass comment during the boss's presentation because he did not wish to fundermine the point she was addressing and receive the glare of his coworker, Sarah.

Etymology: fun + undermine, synonym - fundercut

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Bossted

Created by: thebbass

Pronunciation: boss-sted

Sentence: YOU: "Major calamity just now. Mark and I were in Leonard's office, and Mark was showing me all the Cubans in Leonard's humidor. Mark was all "Our boss has more money than brains!". He thought about stealing some of the cigars, until he turned around and saw Leonard standing in the doorway." ME: "Ouch. Totally bossted."

Etymology: Busted (To get caught in a incriminating, shameful, or humiliating act) Boss (i.e, Bill Lumbergh)

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COMMENTS:

Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-10-21: 22:57:00

Bossferessence! - Nosila, 2008-10-22: 01:19:00

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Himpression

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: him/presh/un

Sentence: Elaine was a hoot. No matter how bad the day was going, she could always uplift the mood in Purchasing. Unfortunately, having her back to the boss's office door turned her last afternoon "show" into nothing more than a horrifying himpression. Needless to say, Elaine doesn't work here anymore. :(

Etymology: Being caught by a male while doing an impression of him.

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COMMENTS:

Himpressive word! - Nosila, 2008-10-22: 01:15:00

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Administraightman

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ad-min-i-straight-man

Sentence: The boss was the perfect administraightman for Carol until the day he discovered her in the middle of her routine. That was the day she was comic released. Now she's on comic relief because it's hard to find work as an officemocker.

Etymology: administrator: supervisor or boss + straightman: a performer who acts as a stooge for a comedian

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COMMENTS:

comical word - Nosila, 2010-03-18: 17:48:00

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Jeersighted

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: 'jir-'si-ted

Sentence: Kimberly was on a roll. "Oh hi. I'm Zinnia and I can't distinguish brie from camembert," she mused. And although Kimberly did know a lot about cheese, she did not know that Zinnia had entered the break room behind her. "You're right" she said meekly, "but neither can most people." Kimberly was now in the hot seat, and embarrassed that the sound of laughter had left her jeersighted. Kimberly took off her beret.

Etymology: jeer (deride with mocking) + sighted (having sight) play on nearsighted

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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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Detaunt

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dātônt

Sentence: In an act of detaunt, Jesse performed his best impression of the boss firing one of his workers. He is convinced that he added to the camaraderie in the office and that people would have laughed if the boss hadn*t gotten to work early and taken over the performance for real.

Etymology: détente (the easing of hostility or strained relations) + taunt (a remark made in order to anger, wound, or provoke someone)

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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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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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Coldbossted

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: cold-BOSS-ted

Sentence: Luke didn't feel his job offered him many perks, but one undeniable benefit was the feeling his co-workers gave him that he was the funniest guy in the office because he did the best impression of their dufus manager. Even after he was coldbossted by said dufus, Luke swaggered through the cube farm with confidence, winking and mugging at the giggling gaggle as he followed Ron to his office for a long lecture.

Etymology: Cold busted means being caught red-handed at doing something stupid. Altered to incorporate boss.

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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

'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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