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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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Gafforgaffer

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: gaff for gaf fer

Sentence: If they needed a lucid answer or wanted to make a request that would be remembered, it was wise to ask the boss in the mornings. That was because the boss,Sheldon Sober, had a liquid lunch every day. His lunches also ran overtime, so while this cat was away,the mice would play. Mimi the Mimic could do a hilarious impersonation of inebriated Sheldon, which would endear her to and entertain her co-workers. One day, the pub Sheldon normally frequented ran out of beer several hours after he got there, so he headed back to his office to get a "stiffener" from the "First Aid Kit" in his desk. He arrived in time to find Mimi taking the mick out of him and the staff roaring with laughter. They meekly slunk back to their desks and nothing was said for the rest of the day. In the morning Mimi timidly reported into work, wondering if she still had a job. Sheldon apparently had forgotten her gafforgaffer and commented to her that she did a great Dean Martin impression!

Etymology: Gaffe (a socially awkward or tactless act) & For(Because; by reason that) & Gaffer(a person who exercises control over workers)

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Pratulated

Created by: Darkreaper

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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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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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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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Comickaze

Created by: Khikhob

Pronunciation: kämi-käzē.

Sentence: Lampooning her boss right in front of him meant Linda had effectively committed comickaze.

Etymology: Comic + (kami)kaze

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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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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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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

'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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