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Deadicated

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dedikātid

Sentence: Everybody thought Bob was a dedicated worker. He was in his office when people arrived in the morning and there when they left. Last week they discovered that he was a deadicated, desiccated worker. His bosses now have the difficult task of determining just when he passed away and how much pay should be retrieved from his estate.

Etymology: dead (no longer alive) + dedicated (devote time, effort, or oneself to a particular task or purpose)

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:) - galwaywegian, 2010-10-12: 06:43:00

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Lieoff

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: līôf

Sentence: It was clear that Ralph wanted his full retirement. Through several mergers and stiff reductions, he had steadfastly resisted buy-outs and other offers to take an early pink-slip. He now has taken a non-voluntary lieoff as he was found taking a dirt-nap on the floor of his office. Ever the diligent worker, he had just completed the paperwork for taking a personal day, his first in 25 years.

Etymology: lie (be in or assume a horizontal or resting position on a supporting surface) layoff (a discharge, esp. temporary, of a worker or workers)

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COMMENTS:

In looking at your 'score details' I noticed that you didn't vote for a single verbotomy all last week. I'm curious to know why not? - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 19:33:00

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Expirouette

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

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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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Oreyepeefortyfive

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: orr eye peee for tee fye v

Sentence: Gecko smiled as the oreyepeefortyfive was carried past his office. Another saving for the pension fund

Etymology: R.I P. P.45

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Exexecutive

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: eks eks ek yew tiv

Sentence: John went from clerk to supervisor to senior supervisor to junior executive, to senior executive to exexecutive in four years two months, a record in the department. Nobody knew hie surname.

Etymology: executive, ex

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work will kill you - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-30: 12:47:00

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Jobcorpse

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.

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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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Diehardworker

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: DIE HARD WOR ker

Sentence: “Death by deadlines” was what they wrote on his tombstone. But Charles’s dead end job became the death of him. Charles was always working hard while those around him were hardly working. His diehard devotion to his hard work ethics made him the diehardworker of the year…when he retired permanently of a heart attack.

Etymology: DIEHARD: Firmly, often unreasonably immovable in purpose or will HARDWORKER: Someone who works hard DIE:

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Excellent etymology! Excellent verbotomy! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 11:07:00

and if you believe in reincarnation you could have diehardworker2 - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-30: 12:46:00

Awesome word - especially the "death by deadlines" and " working hard while others were hardly working"! - ha ha, sad, though too. - splendiction, 2009-03-30: 20:16:00

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Dieretiring

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: di + ree + tire + ing

Sentence: To dieretiring is to keep working way past the time that you should mentally and physically just to try to collect more money at retirement.

Etymology: Die, Dire, Retiring, "Die Trying".....

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ooh - know a few of those - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-30: 12:46:00

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Exitploitation

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: ex it ploy tay shun

Sentence: Poor Bob, as it actually turned out, had accepted the clerk's position as a deadendtry level job. For most of his life, he desklaboured in the sweaty, dimly-lit office for long hours, short pay, with dreams of his retirement. His exitploitation came with a stroke after realizing he'd wasted pension savings on shares in the flailing company.

Etymology: From exploitation (disuse a huge portion of the populus to increase the wealth of few) and exit (leave, or in this case, die).

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So true and sad that it happens more than it should. Exitploitation's meaning is so readily apparent and has a powerful impact immediately. Greate Creation! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 19:25:00

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Deskeased

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: desk eeeeee st

Sentence: They had to break the deskeaced's legs to get him out of the chair. Seems he had died six months previously but the a/c was so cold it froze his ass to the chair.

Etymology: deceased

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Comments:

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

'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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