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Quasimotivator

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kwazee mo tiv ator

Sentence: Perhaps it was his confusing management style that did it. You know, the way he'd be the caring, supportive leader one moment and in the blink of an eye, more often as not, he turned into an unpredictable, unapproachable monster. Perhaps it was the fact that he was very short, had a small moustache, freckles and had a slight hunch. Perhaps it was the fact that he must be slightly bi-polar and very lonely. Perhaps it was all this that made his staff call him the Quasimotivator. They had also called him (not to his face, of course): Attila the Hunch; Genghis Can/Cannot;The LittlerHitler;Dr.Freckle & Mr.Snide; Idi Imeanit; and Noseferatool. Luckily, managers like him were always blindly oblivious to the scorn and loathing they encouraged in their employees. One day, he came into work and was very nice to everyone, all day long. Everyone waited for the gears to change, but for the rest of the week, he was the epitome of kindness and compassion. His employees were puzzled and scared. One of them wanted to go up to him, shake him and ask him what he had done with their real boss. His secretary Mildred was very suspicious of this new found civility to the staff. When he was at lunch one day, she poked through his desk drawers until she found the clue to his good humor. Had he gotten a big raise? A Promotion? A Bonus? A Partnership? No, she found his new membership card. He had joined a Mood Swingers Club...no wonder he was always happy these days!

Etymology: quasi (As if; as though; as it were; in a manner sense or degree; having some resemblance to) & motivator(the psychological feature or force that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior) & Quasimodo ...for rhyming purposes and(repulsive, tragic protagonist character from the Victor Hugo novel, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" whose name means "almost human")...doesn't that name ring a bell?

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Yupnaher

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: yup-nah-er

Sentence: Nancy Twinheadz was such a yupnaher her co-workers didn't know what to do to please her.

Etymology: Yup - Slang for Yes and Nah - Slang for No and added er.

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Insanager

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: inn sann a jur

Sentence: Her insanager kept her on her toes. a summons to the inner sanctum was a fantastic voyage of discovery, complete with a soundtrack of singing or shrieking as she came face to face with nymphette or Naomiite, depending on what combination of caffeine,copulation,company accounts and chemicals had been consumed over the previous 24 hours.

Etymology: insanity, manager.

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COMMENTS:

how about a faunlet or a faultite? - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-10: 13:38:00

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Ambiemotionalitis

Created by: gsmiley214

Pronunciation: Ambee-emo-shunul-itis

Sentence: I could tell by her immediate switch in behavior that she suffers from ambiemotionalitis.

Etymology: ambi, both + emo, feeling + tional + itis

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Bipolarbear

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bīpōlərbər

Sentence: Harry's boss can be a bipolarbear. At one moment he seemed to be as cute and cuddly as a teddy bear and the next a ravenous carnivore. The joke around the office is that someone who crosses the boss is acting too much like a harp seal.

Etymology: bipolar disorder (a mental disorder marked by alternating periods of elation and depression) + polar bear (a large white arctic bear that lives mainly on the pack ice)

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Schizofrenetic

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: skitsəfrənetik

Sentence: Gene’s boss is nothing if not energetic. The problem is that this energy completely lacks direction. Each directive counteracts the last. His schizofrenetic approach means that his staff spends most of their time spinning in circles.

Etymology: schizophrenic (a mentality or approach characterized by inconsistent or contradictory elements) + frenetic (fast and energetic in a rather wild and uncontrolled way)

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Thebroodymuse

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: the/brewdy/mews

Sentence: The brainy office manager's mood was so unpredictable that we referred to him as thebroodymuse.

Etymology: brood + muse + moody blues

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Schizophriendly

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: skitsəfrendlē

Sentence: John’s boss thinks of herself as everyone’s buddy. She remembers birthdays, anniversaries and children’s names. She brings donuts on Mondays for staff meetings. The mood in the office is almost angelic. The atmosphere can change on a dime when the sales budget is the subject of discussion. She often turns schizophriendly and shrieks like a banshee at her sales staff when they dare to miss a budget benchmark.

Etymology: schizophrenic (a mentality or approach characterized by inconsistent or contradictory elements) + friendly (on good or affectionate terms)

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Bipolarbear

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bye pol lar bayer

Sentence: Janus was the Office Manager and many had thought she had been way too long in the same job. As they say, she was on the shelf, way past her sell-by date. The biggest problem for her staff was how to approach her, because of her fearsome mood swings. A person could go into her office one minute and be treated in a friendly and respectful manner. A few minutes later and Janus became the bipolarbear and attacked the person. It made life hard for the staff. That was why they took up a collection and hired a big game hunter to solve their problem.

Etymology: Bi-Polar (of or relating to manic depressive illness, one of the characteristics being extreme mood swings) & Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)white bear of arctic regions)

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Bipolarbear

youmustvotenato

Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: bye-polar-bear

Sentence: Reading her face, Christa was in a bad mood. We never know why, but when the bipolarbear is on a rampage better steer clear!

Etymology: bipolar (opposite ends of an emotional spectrum) + Polar Bear (a large beast with a fine line of being cute and murderous rampage)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-10: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

galwaywegian - 2008-04-10: 07:36:00
okay. That's two in a row!

remistram - 2008-04-10: 10:00:00
are you suggesting that I am the teachers pet?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-10: 10:48:00
And I should also thank remistram for sending in the picture of her boss. ~ James

remistram - 2008-04-10: 11:03:00
not true, but James did hit the nail on the head, it's a perfect interpretation of my def.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-10: 13:35:00
I had to use two nails, because there's two heads! Are you sure that's not your boss? Maybe it's my boss? Two bosses? Oh no, my imagination running away with me again... Thanks remistam! ~ James

Tigger - 2008-04-10: 19:06:00
Ok, this woman looks like the sister of Zaphod Beeblebrox (from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, for those who don't know — a self-described 'cool guy' with two heads).

stache - 2008-04-10: 20:07:00
To be a bit of a linguweenie, I have been advised by the web site that "[My] verbotomy have been updated." Hmph.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-29: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

moonquakes moonquakes - 2010-06-16: 02:38:00
haha, looks we had the same idea on this one.

'Thanks! But can't you see you're interrupting...'

DEFINITION: n. An extremely moody boss, happy one day, mad the next, happy, mad, happy, mad... v. To happily give orders one minute, then angrily yell out the opposite instructions the next. (Note: It's not because you're moody. It's because people don't listen!)

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