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Underachiefment

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: underachievement - just replace the v with a f

Sentence: Memo To: All Staff From: The chief On Thursday at 9.00am all staff whose in-tray is more than 20cm high, are required to attend a training course. "7 skills to put underachiefment behind you". Eligible staff who do not attend will be fired. This is your last chance. Have a nice day.

Etymology: under + a + chief + moment & underachievement

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COMMENTS:

i was wondering what under a chief meant! - galwaywegian, 2007-06-11: 05:49:00

Good word! - Clayton, 2007-06-11: 17:27:00

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Bossighnova

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bôsīnōvə

Sentence: Tony*s boss dosen*t understand concepts like encouragement, pat on the back or motivation. He feels it is his job to root out the mistakes his workers make and correct them publicly and loudly. Whenever the boss passes by without stopping to chew on his ego, Tony does his own little internal happy dance, his bosssighnova.

Etymology: boss (a person in charge of a worker or organization) + sigh (emit a long, deep, audible breath expressing sadness, relief, tiredness, or a similar feeling) + bossa nova (a dance like the samba, originating in Brazil)

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Deskapism

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: desk ape isum

Sentence: the euphoria of deskapism evaporated when the vp's number lit up his intercom.

Etymology: desk, escapism

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COMMENTS:

Darn it, it's just too good. - Clayton, 2007-06-11: 22:18:00

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Repentafacebookaphobia

Created by: couv78

Pronunciation: Repent-ah-facebook-ah-phobia

Sentence: Evrytime Mr. H comes by my desk its a mad dash to shut down my internet explorer. I think I have repentafacebookaphobia...but it passes.

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Dreadelief

Created by: happyhippy

Pronunciation: dread/el/ief

Sentence:

Etymology: dread - as in dreading something, relief- relived about something put them together to get the meaning or dreadelief

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Quotasigher

Created by: guesser

Pronunciation: Quota - sigh - er

Sentence: Quotasighering leaves me feeling perplexed about my job security.

Etymology: Quota ( work load required ) + Sigh (murmur) + Cower ( dread )

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COMMENTS:

petaj And no doubt the quota's higher. - petaj, 2007-06-12: 07:40:00

good eye. - guesser, 2007-06-18: 13:55:00

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Avoideliefear

Created by: bubbos

Pronunciation: a-void-e-lea-fear

Sentence: At the sound of the thundering footsteps, a sudden feeling of avoideliefear has overwhelmed my pretty blonde head.

Etymology: avoid - the boss relief - he doesn't know it's you fear - that he will find out

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Stressurerush

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: stresh/er/rush

Sentence: When the boss is on a rampage looking to yell and dump on someone and my desk is backlogged and piled high, I go into a stressurerush when he storms past.

Etymology: stress + pressure + rush

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Hypermyspactivity

Created by: administraitor

Pronunciation: hai-per-mai-spac-ti-vi-ti

Sentence: Realizing that he'd spent an entire morning on the Internet, George experienced a flood of hypermyspactivity when he noticed his boss contemplating his remaining workload

Etymology: hyperactivity + "My Space"

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Dreadnuffmest

Created by: Alicia

Pronunciation: dred/ nuff/ mest

Sentence: as bill sat at his desk with all the unfinished paper work crowding around him, he started to feel dreadnuffmest because he knew at any time his boss would arive back.

Etymology: from the word dread: nuff as in he knows that his boss will of had enough (e"nuff") of him.... and mest as in his life messed (mest) up.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-11: 01:33:00
Today's definition was suggested by cohenarie. It is also inspired by Timothy Johnson's book "GUST" where he advises that the first thing you have to realize about office politics is that it's a game. Thank you Cohenarie and Timothy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-05: 00:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by cohenarie. Thank you cohenarie. ~ James

'I think this is a game of hide and seek.'

DEFINITION: n. A momentary feeling of relief mixed with lingering dread, which occurs when your boss marches past the piles of unfinished work on your desk. v. To sigh with relief after your boss marches past your desk

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