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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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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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Jokerestinpeace

Created by: samsync

Pronunciation: joker-rest-in-peace

Sentence: She jokerestinpeaced, so here she is, clearing garbage with the rest of the jokerestinpeacers.

Etymology: joker - trying to be funny rest in peace - say bye bye to boss!

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Takethepeefortyfive

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: tayk the pee fohr tee fie v

Sentence: she started to take the pee and ended up having to takethepeefortyfive

Etymology: p45. take the piss

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Hijinxed

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: hi/jinxed

Sentence: I've been hijinxed several times trying to bolster dispirited colleagues.

Etymology: hijinks + jinxed

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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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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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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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Bosstitution

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation:

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.

Etymology:

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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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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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