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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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Stifferstaffer

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)

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COMMENTS:

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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Myocardialinfraction

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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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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COMMENTS:

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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Employeeofthemorgue

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: m-ploy-ee-uf-the-morg

Sentence: Turns out that Wayne was a real employeeofthemorgue (also known as deadondesk syndrome)he was so dedicated to finsihing his sales reports that he ignored the obvious stroke he was having and died in his cubicle on Friday afternoon and wasn't found until Moday morning.

Etymology: employee of the month - a honor that goes to hardworking, dedicated employees + morgue - a holding area for the recently deceased.

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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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Mortifired

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

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COMMENTS:

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

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Ripfortyfive

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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Heartattaxed

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: hart + attak + sd

Sentence: Nathan was forced to take retirement today. He was toasting his bagel in the lunch room and went down clutching his cream cheese to his chest. Because of his age, bad eating habits and penchant for work at the age of 83, he was heartattaxed and never received his enormous pension.

Etymology: Heart Attack and Axed -- Coronary and Terminated or Cancelled.

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COMMENTS:

Perhaps it was a combo of the job and the being taxed to death that led to heartattaxed! Great blending! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 11:06:00

terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-30: 12:48:00

Fantastic. Your word also has "taxed" in it; working for so long and being taxed, too. - splendiction, 2009-03-30: 20:08:00

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Myocardialinfraction

Created by: Mustang

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

Sentence: Elwood 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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COMMENTS:

nice combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-30: 12:51:00

I wonder if they docked his last paycheck for this "infraction" - mweinmann, 2009-03-30: 16:37:00

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Careerpathaway

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ca-REAR-path-a-way

Sentence: Glenda was valiantly trying to stay at work to not only get a golden handshake, but also another lot of long service leave. Her fatal mistake was to sign up for on-the-job-slaining as part of her continuing professional development. Unfortunately it led to her careerpathaway.

Etymology: career path + pass away

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COMMENTS:

Very funny and really good word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-30: 10:05:00

I will long remember on-the-job-slaining with its double entendre'. Careerpathaway was also a great choice of words, and great blending. Superb verbotomy. - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 11:02:00

fun to say - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-30: 12:45:00

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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