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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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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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Irkanism

Created by: ethancarlyon

Pronunciation: erk-a-nis-um

Sentence: This crazy lady needs to stop irking me!

Etymology: irkanism- to overly annoy or cling to.

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Focusurpest

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: fo-cus-your-pest

Sentence: Les was caught in a support queue when the focusurpest showed up. After wading through the phone menu and being forced to listen to 15 minutes of scratchy Vivaldi, he finally heard a barely understandable voice on the line when she appeared saying, "Daddy, something happened." The crunching hard drive would have to wait for another day. He had to save Fluffy NOW.

Etymology: focus: attention, concentration + usurp: to seize and hold + pest: an annoying person or thing

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COMMENTS:

very funny! - splendiction, 2009-05-19: 22:25:00

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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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Introsuperdependent

Created by: copernicus

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The introsuperdependent woman clung to the man in the hopes of attracting his attention from the computer monior.

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Trespassive

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: trespasiv

Sentence: John has a problem. His boss, Mr. Wygam has become a psychic leach. He will hover around John's desk in a trespassive manner until he can interrupt whatever John is working on. Much like a mosquito buzzing in your ear, he is almost impossible to ignore. The encroachment is usually followed by a WYGAM ("when you get a minute") and then some nonsense that will cause grief for everybody in the office.

Etymology: trespass (enter the owner's land or property without permission) + passive (without active response or resistance)

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COMMENTS:

mrskellyscl A psychic leach -- love it! - mrskellyscl, 2009-05-19: 06:43:00

I'll have to add WYGAM to my texting - wayoffcenter, 2009-05-19: 09:18:00

WYGAM is here to stay, thanks! And I like the idea of psycholeechists (psyCHOLeechists) :P - dochanne, 2009-05-20: 23:36:00

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Talkblock

Created by: tituba

Pronunciation: talk-block

Sentence: she was talkblocking him when he was trying to work

Etymology: talkblock- to interupt when somebody is doing something important and have all the attention on you.

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Imposeur

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: im-pose-err

Sentence: Charlene signed up for the imposeurisation workshop because she was tired of not getting the attention she needed. This class was sure to change that. The facilitator had guaranteed that after the workshop she would be able to focus anyone's attention through some sure-fire posturing.

Etymology: impose (to be an inconvenience, especially if done in a physical sense) + poseur (One who affects some behaviour, style, attitude or other condition, often to impress or influence others) + pose (physical arrangement of the body)

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Focusquid

artr

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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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

'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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