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Whinemaker

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: wyn may ker

Sentence: Stacy was the world's greatest whinemaker. No matter what the subject or event, she could easily manufacture a complaint about it without making any suggestions for improvements. Most people were sure that if she won big on the lottery, she'd be complaining about how she should spend it...

Etymology: Whine (complain) & Maker (someone who manufactures something) and wordplay on Winemaker (someone who produces wine)

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Deridleness

Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: di-RAHYD-l-nis

Sentence: Gracie's incessant deridling was symptomatic of her untenable hypocrisycophancy. She was even heard complaining to the boss about the tissues in her own wastebasket.

Etymology: deride + idleness

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COMMENTS:

That's snot Gracie, that's Ingracieous. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 09:32:00

Lord nose! - Clayton, 2007-06-15: 18:13:00

petaj Snorting with laughter! This sentence could be the pick of the day! - petaj, 2007-06-15: 21:12:00

That'd be so upsniffting. - Clayton, 2007-06-15: 23:10:00

Love grows where my Rosemary goes And nobody nose like me (sung by Pinochio) - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-16: 00:10:00

Haha. There's no business like nose business. (Sung by a plastic surgeon.) - Clayton, 2007-06-16: 02:59:00

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Grouchpotato

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: grouch-po-ta-toe

Sentence: David was a grouchpotato. He constantly complained but took no action and wound up with "secretary spread" on his hips.

Etymology: couch potato/grouch

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COMMENTS:

His name was David, but everyone called him "Chip". - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 09:38:00

petaj Everyone wanted to sMASH him, PEEL strips off him. - petaj, 2007-06-15: 21:20:00

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Statusquote

Created by: rephil

Pronunciation: stat-us-KWOT

Sentence: The number of people who statusquote this place without citing their sources is remarkable.

Etymology: status quo -- (idiom, Latin) unchanging state of affairs; to quote -- to restate

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COMMENTS:

The etymology is difficult, because it becomes so circular one gets dizzy -- status = state, quote = restate, but quote comes from quo, I believe... AARG, the irony! - rephil, 2007-06-15: 10:13:00

petaj I like your thinking on this one. - petaj, 2007-06-15: 21:15:00

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Couchkry

Created by: purplepeopleeater

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Criticycle

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: KRIH-tih-sye-kuhl

Sentence: Alex's girlfriend had no idea that her laments over his lack of mouthwash merely put her in a criticycle.

Etymology: criticise + cycle (circling round and round)

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Blabstention

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: blabˈsten sh ən

Sentence: Maggy complained bitterly to anyone who would listen about the quality of the food in the company cafeteria. It was a true case of blabstention, saying much and doing nothing, when you considered that she was the food services manager.

Etymology: blab (reveal secrets by indiscreet talk) + abstention (the fact or practice of restraining oneself from indulging in something)

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Gripeaholic

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: gri - p - ah - haul - ik

Sentence: Sonora was a gripeaholic and she knew it. She could not stop complaining and her addiction had grown worse. She started a GA group (gripeaholic's anonymous) for people who wanted to stop. Problem was, their meetings turned into "gripefests" and nothing was ever accomplished.

Etymology: Gripe (complain) + alcholic (someone who is addicted to alcohol)

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Comstain

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Created by: Mrgoodtimes

Pronunciation: com - stain

Sentence: Rather than fix the windshield, Peter felt like the spidered glass added a great comstain ice breaker during his car pooling trips.

Etymology: Complain - Sustain (sounds offensive but not intended)

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Complaintamantics

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: com plaint ah man ticks

Sentence: All complainimatics aside, what should we do about the problem?

Etymology: complaint - gripes amantics - actions

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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

'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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