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'I guess Bob isn't going to get his pension...'

DEFINITION: v. To expire, pass away or kick the bucket while at the office; often occurs when someone is overworked, underpaid, and desperately trying to hang on for a full pension. n. A person who has been suddenly, and permanently, terminated while a work.

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: PAIR-ish-HOLE-doubt ( perisholdoubting, perisholdoubted)

Sentence: Not loving labor, Max would aspire... To hang in there longer so he could retire... He’d work there as long as he could though he’d pout- Max was a typical PERISHOLDOUT. Shunning abuse, he would punch in each day..."Why don't you leave there?" his wife she would say..Max planned to quit after hoarding his pay- Just one more year wasn't much to delay- Now his spouse cashes his checks with dismay... and Max can relax in his six feet of clay.

Etymology: PERISH+HOLDOUT+OLD+OUT+DOUBT= PERISHOLDOUBT.....PERISH: to become destroyed or ruined, cease to exist, to cause to die; Middle English perisshen, from Anglo-French periss-, stem of perir, from Latin perire, from per- detrimentally + ire to go.....HOLDOUT: To resist quitting,one that holds out (as in negotiations)1908.....OLD: advanced in years or age, dating from the remote past; Middle English, from Old English eald; akin to Old High German alt old, Latin alere to nourish, alescere to grow, altus high, deep [before the 12th century].....OUT: at an end, in or into a useless state, to the point of depletion, extinction, or exhaustion, away from home or work; Middle English, from Old English ūt; akin to Old High German ūz out, Greek hysteros later, Sanskrit ud up, out [ before 12th century ].....DOUBT: Highly unlikely, to be in doubt about, to lack confidence in; Middle English douten, from Anglo-French duter, douter, from Latin dubitare to be in doubt; akin to Latin dubius dubious [13th century] :)


metrohumanx Ta-Daaaa. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-30: 14:31:00

I enjoyed your rhymes, especially the last two lines! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 19:04:00

Your poetry is to die for, metro... - Nosila, 2009-03-30: 22:16:00

metrohumanx Thanks, gang! Serendipity helps. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-31: 02:33:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: stif fer staf fer

Sentence: When Bob keeled over at his desk, while on his computer, he gave a whole new meaning to the word "terminal". He had worked hard, too hard and with only a year to retirement, he should have been winding down, not taking on more work. He expired instead of retired. He was now a stifferstaffer. Now there would be stiff competition for his job and the plot thickens... Like vultures on some hapless carrion, his team-mates swooped his desk to claim his supplies and earthly utensils. They picked it clean in five minutes. When the boss came out of his office to investigate, he shouted at them all, "Can't you buzzards wait until they take Bob away first??"

Etymology: Stiffer (more rigid;more dead) & Staffer (an employee, someone paid to do a job)


Your mind certainly comes to terms with wit and humor, even when writing about the 'terminal' ... I may never sit, with ease, at one again! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 11:22:00

Your end of the lines and verbotomy are top of the line! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 11:24:00

Cheers, silvery...the end justifies the means! - Nosila, 2009-03-30: 22:17:00

metrohumanx Nice, concise, precise! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-31: 02:29:00


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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ex/peer/oo/et

Sentence: The aging ballerina was determined to dance until her dying day and thus it was very appropriate that her swan song came as an expirouette while teaching a group of young dancers how to spin.

Etymology: expire + pirouette


does that make her an expirimaballerina? good concept - galwaywegian, 2009-03-30: 07:08:00

My! My! How incredibly well you turn a phrase! Amazing how you can take an appalling situation and create such an appealing word! Maybe because it was such a graceful exit. Outstanding! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 11:17:00

Expirouette played around in my mind all day ... along with the line of that great 60's song "To everything there is a season, Turn. Turn. Turn" - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 19:08:00

(From Eclesiastes...) With a time to dance and a time to die, Silvery! - readerwriter, 2009-03-30: 19:12:00

Yes, readerwriter the song is based on that Biblical verse! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 19:17:00

TuTu much, JW! And if she fell on the stage she'd be a ballet slipper! - Nosila, 2009-03-30: 22:10:00

This must be where the term "corpse de ballet" originated! - Nosila, 2009-03-30: 22:20:00


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Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: mohr-tih-fie-errd

Sentence: Chipper had been mortifired, but left smiling. After a life-time of entry-level service to the company, Chipper was at long last over everyone. Now, floating above the computers, the waste paper baskets, the file cabinets, he was having his very own out-of-body experience. If he could have spoken, he would have told young Audrey and Adam, over there by the water cooler that he cheerfully bequeathed them the contents of his desk.

Etymology: A play on MORTIFIED (from MORT, the French for death) meaning to be humiliated + FIRED, meaning to be let go from a job, dismissed


really liked this word - mweinmann, 2009-03-30: 16:34:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: my-oh-card-yal-in-FRACK-shun

Sentence: Montgomery committed the ultimate myocardialinfraction by having a fatal heart attack mere weeks before he was to have gained eligibility for a comfortable retirement package.

Etymology: Blend of 'myocardial' (relating to the tissue of the heart) and 'infraction' (breach; violation; infringement) -- a word play on the medical term myocardial infarction

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: or eye pee for tee fyve

Sentence: his acceptance of his ripfortyfive save the company a fortune on a pension

Etymology: RIP P45

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: toom in ayt

Sentence: Overworked and stressed, Bob finally had enough one day and collapsed at his desk. The EMT's were unable to save him, so he expired while on the clock. Bob had worked at the company for over 30 years until he decided to tombinate his employment. Bob sold life insurance, his specialty was sudden death cases. But sadly this underwriter is now in the underworld.

Etymology: Tomb (a place for the burial of a corpse) & Terminate (bring to an end or halt;concluding the employment of)

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: em-ploi-ded

Sentence: Ralph worked on the overnight crew. His co-workers knew he often stayed beyond his prescribed time. What they didn't know was that Ralph had passed from employed to employeded, from a member of the graveyard shift to a graveyard stiff. If Mary hadn't gone to Ralph's office to retrieve her stapler, he might still be there still.

Etymology: employed (having a job) + dead (deceased)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: slayd off

Sentence: Jim was in stiff competiton at his company's corpserate headquarters for an execute-ive position. He literally worked himself to death after graduating autopsy of his class in the lethal firm. His smartyrdom had grave consequences for him when he was slayedoff 2 weeks before his retirement. Luckily his popularity and wake-fullness put the "fun" in his funeral and a ghoul time was had by all. There was a bouquet of rein-carnations with a card saying: RIP, Jim. It was to die for...

Etymology: Slayed (killed, dead) & Wordplay on "Laid Off" (terminated from a job)

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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: job corpse

Sentence: Be careful, for there is distress in any job corps. Don't let it become a deathstress and turn you into a jobcorpse!

Etymology: JOB - work. CORPSE - a dead body. JOB CORPS - any job group or work force. It has become widely used to refer to a goverment job training program for teens and very young adults, but can mean any job group or work force.


Is this an elite group? Great word! - rombus, 2009-03-30: 08:29:00

Awesome word! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-30: 10:01:00

Perhaps, Rombus, for after all people are dying to get in! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 11:25:00

nice word but disturbing concept - this would have been a good definition for Halloween - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-30: 12:50:00

scary thought.....I'll try to take this advice myself!! Great Word! - mweinmann, 2009-03-30: 16:34:00

Excellent word - many interpretations. It is frightening that we often make corpses out of our youth. But aside from that, I do sometimes feel like a jobcorpse at work... - splendiction, 2009-03-30: 20:13:00


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silveryaspen - 2009-03-30: 02:06:00
Song of the Day: "Take this Job and Shove It" ... or should that be shovel it?!!!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-30: 07:18:00
Shovel it, about six feet under ~ James