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Bossonono

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bos so no no

Sentence: Carmen got up on her manager's desk to show off for her colleagues by grinding and gyrating in a frilly dress. It was Friday afternoon and he had gone for the day. Right? Wrong! He came back for his briefcase and to tell her that the white slip she had been flaunting would now be a pink slip.

Etymology: Boss (leader, manager) & Bossa Nova (Brazilian dance, related to the samba) & Oh No No (an utterance of regret)

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Paronody

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: per o no dee

Sentence: Shelley was always the life of the party, even at work. She could imitate anybody, but especially her boss, Fred. Unfortunately, Fred gave her lots of material to work with. Like many bosses, Fred was always too busy to answer his staff's concerns. If you wanted to get his attention, it was usually a challenge. Unfortunately for Shelley, Fred also had a knack for showing up when she least expected him. If you talked to him, he would not hear, but if you talked about him, he had omnipresent hearing. Fred could managerialize out of thin air. This happened on Shelley's last day of work, when she was doing her paronody of Fred dancing at the Christmas party. "Out, Shelley", he yelled..."you will be a slambossador no more"!

Etymology: Parody (humorous or satirical mimicry; a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way) & Oh No! (Exclamation of regret, remorse, unpleassant surprise...like SNL's Mr.Bill who always said "OHHH NOOOOO!)

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Nabbamocker

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Nab-a mok-er

Sentence: Joe thought it was hilarious to make fun of the boss in front of his workmates, that was until everyone went totally silent. When he turned round to discover his boss staring at him he felt like a complete nabbamocker.

Etymology: Nab(to catch,(a wrong-doer) + Mocker(someone who mocks) = Nabbamocker

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Crewcify

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kroō/sə/fī

Sentence: The fact that Nelson's former boss had no discernible sense of humor made it all the worse when he chose to act as jeerleader for his flock of mockingnerds. It turned out to be an act of jobacide as Mr. Seether chose to crewcify the entire pod of pink-slippers with a swift crewcut.

Etymology: crew (a group of people who work closely together) crucify (put (someone) to death by nailing or binding them to a cross)

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COMMENTS:

you hit the nail on the head with this one - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-21: 12:10:00

metrohumanx WoW! Action-packed sentence, that! Good one, A! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-23: 17:06:00

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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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Defasbo

Created by: coolkids58

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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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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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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Mlashed

Created by: glamgal23

Pronunciation: Mm-lashed

Sentence: Im mlashing my boss on the company site because hes an ass!

Etymology:

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Hijinxed

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: hi/jinxed

Sentence: I've been hijinxed more than once trying to bolster dispirited colleagues.

Etymology: hijinks + jinxed

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COMMENTS:

Outstanding!! - Mustang, 2007-11-23: 07:29:00

Excellent! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-25: 23:05:00

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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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