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'The gossip around here is awful.'

DEFINITION: v. To complain and complain about a problem without ever taking action to correct it. n. A complaint about something which you can fix but choose not to.

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Sympester

Created by: sarahnade

Pronunciation: sim-pehst-er

Sentence: Susan sympestered me all week about how dirty the house was.

Etymology: sympathy + pester

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Gripertia

Created by: serendipity9000

Pronunciation: gry-per-sha

Sentence: I started my new job hoping to help bring real change and fix real problems, instead all I found was gripertia.

Etymology: gripe + inertia

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Kvetchtwentytwo

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: Kvech-twen-tee-too

Sentence: There was only one kvetch, and that was KvetchTwentyTwo. When Woesarrian started complaining about all the complaining going on, he realized that his liver was never going to heal.

Etymology: Kvetch (complain incessantly) + Catch22

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Dramascret

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Dro-ma-scret

Sentence: Shelia whispered a "dramascret" to me and made me promise not to tell anyone. She was so dramatic that I thought to myself...hmmmm, OH! I must know more of her secret gossip. She always does this expecting different results. If she only would keep her dramascret's to herself,he thought,then he wouldn't be wasting his coffee break on such drivel.

Etymology: Dramatic and secret gossip

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Moanotonous

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mone ot tennus

Sentence: Mona Lott never said a positive word in her life. She was famous for her endless, moanotonous harangues. She found a soulmate in her co-worker, Beef Grizzle, the Whine-Stoned Owwwboy! They spent many hours grumbling, griping, muttering, squawking and bitching about everything and everyone at work. Luckily, they had no friends or lives, so their complaints were work-driven. After their new boss warned them about their bad-apple effect on the whole retail team, they still could not resist tirading about her mean streak. I mean, after all, even though they changed the name of their department to Customer Service, it was still really The Complaint Department. It's just a pity that most of the moanotonous activity came from their own 2 employees!

Etymology: moan (complain, gripe, grumble, whine or an utterance expressing pain or disapproval)& monotonous (tediously repetitious or lacking in variety or sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Hilariously appropriate. Scored again! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 07:18:00

Very funny sentence, good word too! - TJayzz, 2008-08-08: 09:25:00

groanoh!! thanks for the welcome back - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-08: 10:53:00

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Whinewaiter

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: whyne way ter

Sentence: Julie and Manfred were the ultimate whinewaiters. They would complain about everything and wait to see if anyone else would fix it. It got so that everyone else avoided them because they hated the constant grousing. Finally, the pair had to admit that there was little to complain about, as no one came near them... poor dears, call a WAMbulance!

Etymology: Whine (moan, complain in a plaintive manner) & Waiter (someone who bides their time until the right moment) & Wordplay on Wine Waiter (a sommelier in a restaurant who helps you select the perfect plonk to wash down your dinner)

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Hypocrine

Created by: bubbos

Pronunciation: hyp-o-crine

Sentence: Maybe if you hypocrined less, you would be a more contributive member of this workforce.

Etymology: Hypocrite + whine

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Supwhine

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: SUP-wine

Sentence: Why fix a problem when you can supwhine about it?

Etymology: Supine (failing to act or protest as a result of moral weakness) + whine (a feeble or petulant complaint)

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Complaze

Created by: Susiestar

Pronunciation: Com-pl-aze (as in days)

Sentence: You always complaze about things. Why don't you do something about them?

Etymology: Comp - from complain laze - from the verb "to laze"

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Idlewhine

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ide-l-wine

Sentence: MEMO To: All Staff From: Head Honcho OK you horrible lot, I'm sick and tired of your idlewhines. It makes this company look unprofessional. You are a lazy bunch of no goods who can't be bothered to extract a digit now and then and fix things up. If I can find enough time next year, we'll see about maybe hiring an insultant to deal with this poor behaviour. But for now, I can't find the time to address this problem, so you'll just have to put up with your gripes.

Etymology: idle + whine

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COMMENTS:

petaj Idlewhine, idlewhine, every morning you greet me ... - petaj, 2007-06-15: 06:03:00

Oh, I see you've joined the Pick on Purple club. May the Blossom of Snow that grows in your back yard be attached to 3 shiney leaves. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 06:22:00

(bloom and grow foreeeever...) - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 06:38:00

petaj You won't find any blossoms of snow in my backyard. Subtropical rainforest is more likely. (Small and white, clean and bright.. ) - petaj, 2007-06-15: 21:08:00

Poison iv-y-y-y-y, poison iv-y-y-y-y Late at night while you're sleepin' poison ivy comes a'creepin' - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-16: 00:12:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-15: 01:11:00
Still bothered by office politics? Well, as Timothy Johnson advises in GUST, it's time quit complaining and take action, or at least, it's time to make up a new word about complaining... Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram and Timothy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-15: 01:59:00
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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-15: 02:11:00
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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-11: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James