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'I'll just wait here until you're free.'

DEFINITION: v. To hover near, or directly on top of, a person who is busy doing something else, in order to force them to immediately surrender their full attention. n. A person who invades other people's private spaces and uses the social discomfort to demand attention.

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Clinger

Created by: jboileau97

Pronunciation: Cling-Er./

Sentence: that "woman" is a clinger.

Etymology: To Cling

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Tarryorist

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tary or ist

Sentence: Jim was a very busy man. He worked hard at work and when he came home, he did some more work from home. He was usually plugged into his laptop, his cell phone and his Blackberry. But today he worked even harder than usual. He was driven and focussed on results. The only fly in his corporate ointment was his wife, Marcia. She was being a particularly annoying, demanding tarryorist today. She lingered around waiting for him to get off his phone and pouted, lollygagged, lingered, loitered and tried to distract him. She whined and pulled on his clothes and tried every trick up her sleeve to get him to stop working today. The harder he tried to ignore her, the even harder she tried to get his attention. He knew it must seem childish to an onlooker for him to keep pretending he was indispensible to his job and for her to keep acting so overbearing. But he had his reasons...two of them. Yes, his in-laws-from-hell were due to arrive at any moment for their monthly 2 week visit from out of town. He was just trying to put off Marcia's acts of tarryorism for as long as humanly possible. In the battle of wills, he was about to become a prisoner of war, without the benefits of the terms of the Geneva Convention.

Etymology: tarry (be near or hang about or wait around) & terrorist ( formidable person who uses terror inspiring methods or coercion to get what they want)

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COMMENTS:

Clever blend. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-12: 03:02:00

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Egosquito

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: eg-goh-SKEE-toh

Sentence: Roxie was so disruptive in the office that her workmates presented her with the "Egosqito" award for her egocentric habit of demanding their total attention by buzzing about, hovering around, and driving them crazy like a self-obssessed mosquito. At her looming Bob, at times, even recited a poem called "Mosquito", which he had written in his youth. It went like this: "Malicious mien, Buzzing, whining, biting: Summer's toxic arrow." She was, of course, not very amused!

Etymology: EGO: "i" (cognate with OE ic, I) The "i" or self of any person & MOSQUITO: any of numerous two-winged insects of the family Culicidae, the females of which suck the blood of animals and humans, some species transmitting certain diseases, as malaria and yellow fever. And, in the last couple of decades, new varieties of the diseases (in Australia) such as Murray River Encephalitis, Ross River Fever,. etc.

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COMMENTS:

very apt - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-11: 13:11:00

Good one, bob...talk about a buzzword! - Nosila, 2008-04-11: 22:46:00

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Habitchual

Created by: queenjane75

Pronunciation: hab-itch-chew-ul

Sentence: Betty didn't know what"patience" or "personal space" meant. She was an office habitchual, who hides behind filing cabinets, under desks, and once in the men's room in order to get attention and her usually crabby point across.

Etymology: habitual+bitch

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COMMENTS:

I think I know her!! lol Good word. - Mustang, 2008-04-12: 00:15:00

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Awenshake

Created by: mariangela

Pronunciation:

Sentence: "Who do you think you are, awenshaking me like that? Your lack of planning does not constitute an emergency for me. Go wait your turn!"

Etymology: inspired by shock & awe campaign.

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Phercataoiddaemon

Created by: roulouken331

Pronunciation: Fair-cat-uh-oyd

Sentence: The man's girlfriend was a Phercataoiddaemon; she was constantly demanding he pay attention to her at all hours of the day.

Etymology: Pher- To bear Cata- down oid- like daemon- demon

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COMMENTS:

COOL! - roulouken331, 2011-11-03: 14:42:00

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Focusquid

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: foh-kuh-skwid

Sentence: Denise is the office focusquid. She can slip quietly into your space and slowly wrap her tentacles around you until you have no choice but to be totally focusquid on her.

Etymology: focus (center of attention) + squid (any of several ten-armed cephalopods)

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Vextortionist

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /veks-STOR-shun-ist/

Sentence: Tonya was something of a noodge when she wanted something. She would employ various tactics to gain Karl's attention, hanging on him or blowing in his ear to distract or harass him, and he sometimes thought of her as a vextortionist. She'd often use those techniques during a great football game, or whenever he was working on something important. This weekend, he was trying to finish his taxes, and for some reason this put Tonya 'in the mood' for some quality-time, and she wanted him in the bedroom... NOW!

Etymology: Vex - to irritate; annoy; provoke (from Latin, vexare "to attack, harass, trouble") + Extortionist - one who obtains something from another by coercion or intimidation (from Latin, extorquere "wrench out, wrest away", from ex-"out" & -torquere "to twist")

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COMMENTS:

Cool, I got to use the word "noodge" in a sentence. - Tigger, 2008-04-11: 04:03:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-11: 13:19:00

We all know some Tonyas...ignoring them is very Harding! Good word! - Nosila, 2008-04-11: 22:42:00

Love the word. It's great when you can use a pet word. At the moment my favourites are "Skyscrimble": To go off at a tangent; to fly into space. to make a wild flight from an untenable intellectual position. #2 Tardle: a tangle, anything that blocks or retards. I thinks it refers to vegetation, " tardle of trees" - but a tardle of words; tardle of traffic also sounds good to me. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-12: 02:45:00

You aim high, Bob. I just like a lot of Yiddish words — they're often fun to use, and to say, (e.g. schmuck, chutzpah, kvetch). - Tigger, 2008-04-12: 11:51:00

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Pryvahdictator

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Pry-vah-dic-tay-tore

Sentence: Rudenosey kept on being a pryvahdictator until Al finally snapped at her tugging and bugging and got off the phone!

Etymology: Pry-To look or inquire closely, curiously, or impertinently: was always prying into the affairs of others. Pryvah:(slang)For one who pries into someones privacy until they get their full attention. Dictator: An absolute ruler,A tyrant; a despot,a person who behaves in a tyrannical manner. Pryvahdictator:A play on words of pry and privacy, A person that prys into your private conversations,private life while rudely commands your attention.

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Helivadepersonework

Created by: stephboo43

Pronunciation: hell-e-vade-per-son-e-wurk

Sentence: my wife won't leave me alone! She just keeps hovering over me, and is distracting me from work!

Etymology: heli-to hover vade-to invade person-a person work-work

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-11: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by shoeshineboy. Thank you shoeshineboy. ~ James

stache - 2008-04-11: 00:40:00
My verboticism have been updated? Hmm. I think this calls for a grammarauder.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-11: 08:01:00
Hey stache, thanks for your gentle grammaraudity. I has fixed the offending word. And by the way, if you notice any other stupid errors -- I mean miscommunications -- let me know and I will fix them. ~ James

stache - 2008-04-11: 17:45:00
you'se welcome.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-19: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by shoeshineboy. Thank you shoeshineboy ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-06-17: 00:15:00
Today's definition was suggested by shoeshineboy. Thank you shoeshineboy. ~ James