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Replickate

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: repp lick ayt

Sentence: she was such a CEOclone, spending all her waking hours replickating the VP, down to his facial tick. She had a major panic attack when he started to grow a beard.

Etymology: replicate as in copy, lick as in arse

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COMMENTS:

was her name Kate? - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 14:31:00

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Honchomitate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: hon - CHO - muh - tayt

Sentence: Webster was a shameless suck up who would go to great lengths to honchomitate those above him in the chain of command.

Etymology: Blend of 'honcho' (boss) and 'imitate' (copy)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx VERY economical AND supercomical. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 07:25:00

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Bossimilate

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: boss-sim-ill-ayt

Sentence: as everyone in the office started to look more and more like Mrs Jenkins, i realised resistance was futile... if i didn't bossimilate soon i'd stick out like a sore thumb

Etymology: boss, assimilate, similar, simulate

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COMMENTS:

better a sore thumb that a sore ... - better not go there today - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 09:55:00

Thumb your nose at our puns all you like. - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 11:53:00

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Clononialism

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: clo/no/nee/al/ism

Sentence: Her clononialism was quite startling. She was determined to stake her own territory even if it involved personal sacrifice.

Etymology: clone + colonialism

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COMMENTS:

Send in the clones. - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 12:02:00

And where are the clones? There ought to be clones. Uh oh - Purple's going to kill you - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 12:20:00

CLAAAAYTON!!! I know where your word lives!! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-14: 12:33:00

Hahaha. What?! You got something against that song? It's almost as good as "MacArthur Park." - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 15:21:00

Now you've really done it Clayton - Someone's left the cake out in the rain - I think the only other song that long is In-a-gadda-da-vida - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 15:47:00

(don't ya know that I'll always CLUB you) - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-14: 16:17:00

too punny for words - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 16:39:00

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Cloneonialism

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: clo/no/nee/al/ism

Sentence: Her cloneonialism was quite startling. She was determined to stake her own territory even if it involved personal sacrifice.

Etymology: clone + colonialism

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Copnoxious

Created by: bubbos

Pronunciation: Cop-nox-ious

Sentence: Copnoxiousness does not get you a raise Jennifer, go home.

Etymology: Copy, obnoxious - regarding themselves higher than others

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Apeproval

Rhyme79

Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: ape-proov-all

Sentence: My boss is so vain that I figured he couldn't miss how awesome I am if I try the apeproval tactic. I mean, what I have got to lose? Putting on a hundred pounds, wearing enormous glasses, shaving my head and dressing like a gorilla kicked through a circus could only be good for my career, right?

Etymology: Ape- copy, mimic. Approval- consent, blessing.

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Imiflater

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈɪməˌfleɪtɚ/

Sentence: Those engaged in imiflatery should be careful not to mimic their targets too well, as even the most narcissistic person would probably hate themselves if they were able to see them from the outside.

Etymology: From imitate + flatter (as in "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery")

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Duplikate

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: d(y)oōpləkāt

Sentence: Katherine was so impressed by her boss that she started emulating her every move to the point that coworkers started calling her dupliKate.

Etymology: duplicate (exactly like something else, esp. through having been copied) + Kate (a shortened version of Katherine)

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love it...dupliKate! - Nosila, 2010-01-08: 14:45:00

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Quislectonose

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: kwiz-LECT-oh-nose

Sentence: Mickey was already known to be the boss's puppy, following a step behind her, eating the same tasteless gluten-free bagels and wearing the same kevlar running shoes she had imported from Communist China, but everyone's collective jaws dropped open when she came to work with the same poorly-executed hairstyle and dollar-store sunglasses worn by our demented supervisor. Her secret nickname was forever changed from "The Wedge" to....QUISLECTONOSE ! She would rat out her comrades, applaud every hare-brained idea generated by management and now...gradually begin to resemble the wicked witch of the west. When a new director came to power after a Somali warlord-like interdepartmental coup d'etat, Mickey changed her appearance faster than an axis collaborator on the run. Now it was time to QUISLECTONOSE the new boss.....

Etymology: QUISling+refLECTion+brownNOSE=QUISLECTONOSE___quisling: traitor; particularly one who collaborates or panders to superiors_____reflection:to redirect something that strikes a surface, especially light or hairstyles, mennerisms,etc.usually back toward its cretin of origin_____(brown) nose:To curry favor with in an obsequious manner; fawn on_____thus:QUISLECTONOSE

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metrohumanx A cool work count tool for anybody who cares: http://www.wordcounttool.com/ - metrohumanx, 2008-08-07: 18:18:00

Good one. I'm often wanted to used Quisling in a verboticism. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-08: 01:10:00

metrohumanx Thanx Obob- quisling was a bit of a ....s t r e t c h ! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 09:00:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-14: 01:10:00
Office politics. You know it's a game. You understand the players. You've got a strategy. Now it's time to take action with Timothy Johnson's GUST -- even if that means shaving your head. Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram and Timothy! ~ James

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-14: 18:10:00
Love the artwork today James! Very funny!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-14: 18:17:00
Thanks purple! And cheers to remistram for thinking of such a funny idea. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-14: 18:27:00
By the way, Robert J. Sawyer, winner of Hugo and Nebula best novel awards, will be our featured author at Verbotomy next week. More details to follow... Check out Rob's website at www.sfwriter.com. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-08: 00:44:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

'Jennifer? You've changed your hairstyle! I like it!'

DEFINITION: v. To seek approval from your boss by emulating their style, mannerisms or affectations. n. A person who copies their boss's style in order to win favor.

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