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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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

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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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Exitango

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: exuh-TAN-goe

Sentence: Dancing on the bosses desk and parodying his voice and mannerisms as she cavorted wildly, Lucinda realized too late that she had been doing the exitango.

Etymology: Blend of 'exit' (to leave by being fired) and 'tango' a lively dance

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COMMENTS:

artr The warm-up act most have been the bossanova. Good word. - artr, 2008-10-21: 04:40:00

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Bosstitution

Created by: Nosila

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Sentence: Nellie's boss charged her with bosstitution when he documented her performance. She claimed she only bosstituted herself to lightenthe mood and improve employee morale.

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Bigwigout

Created by: hendrixius

Pronunciation: /big-wig-owt/

Sentence: In the middle of her bigwigout, and despite their boss's presence, John couldn't help but chuckle a bit at the combined spectacle of his work environ.

Etymology: "bigwig" and "wigging out"

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Tomteamery

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: tom-teem-uh-ree

Sentence: Ever since the boss got a new hair piece the tomteamery has been non-stop.

Etymology: tomfoolery (joke around, goof off)+ team

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Springstern

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: spring/sturn

Sentence: She invited serious sprinstern when she made fun of the boss' voice.

Etymology: Bruce Springsteen (the boss) + stern

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Shenanigaffe

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: shə-nān'ĭ-gāf

Sentence: Marta usually got a laugh from her coworkers when she would imitate her boss, asking if they remembered to use a cover sheet on their TPS reports, but she eventually realized she'd made a shenanigaffe when their eyes went wide and they began making subtle motions with their hands, pointing behind her.

Etymology: shenanigan - a playful or mischievous act (Origin: 1850–55, Americanism; of obscure orig.) + gaffe - a clumsy social error; a faux pas (from Old French, "hook")

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Jeerleader

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: jērlēdər

Sentence: With the office down in the dumps over falling sales figures, and the boss behind closed doors for meetings, Jill took on the role of jeerleader.

Etymology: jeer (make rude and mocking remarks, typically in a loud voice) + cheerleader (a person who leads cheers and applause)

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Toemunching

contiki

Created by: contiki

Pronunciation: toe munching

Sentence: I did some major toemunching today when the boss heard me making fun of him! SO embarrassing!

Etymology: To put ones foot in ones own mouth when speaking.

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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