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Halopecia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hay lo peesheea

Sentence: Wanting badly to mirror her boss' success, Haley started developing a severe case of halopecia. It was hairable to watch.

Etymology: Halo (an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint; halo effect-The halo effect is a cognitive bias whereby the perception of one trait (i.e. a characteristic of a person or object) is influenced by the perception of another trait (or several traits) of that person or object. An example would be judging a good-looking person as more intelligent) & Alopecia (loss of hair (especially on the head) or loss of wool or feathers)

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Dopagangafav

Created by: keeno82uk

Pronunciation: Dop-ag-ang-a-fav

Sentence: Used my colleagues in the same office, mostly in gossip circles. "oh, look. The boss has another Dopagangafav. She must desperately need a promotion"

Etymology: Dopagangafav: derived from Russian heirarchy terminology. Contenders to the throne used to wear similar garb and hairstyle to the king/queen to gain their praise and to increase the likelihood of them being the next in line to the throne.

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has possibilities:like the approach. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-08: 01:12:00

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Suckcessor

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: successor

Sentence: Tina is now a consultant on suckcession planning. She has a wealth of experience in career advancement through the judicious use plastic surgery and the less intrusive techniques of mimicry and style adoption.

Etymology: suck up to + successor

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Assinkizzor

Created by: rjk31

Pronunciation: a/ssss/kiss/er

Sentence: T was such an assinkizzor that she sucks up to every detail of Mary

Etymology:

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there are too many assinkizzors! - rjk31, 2007-06-14: 15:24:00

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Sycopyphant

TimTheEnchanter

Created by: TimTheEnchanter

Pronunciation: si-CAH-pee-fuhnt

Sentence: Everyone knew Cathy was a complete suck-up, always doing whatever the CIO, Mr. Srinivasan, wanted. But jaws hit the floor when she came into the meeting room today. She had risen to the level of complete sycopyphant, cutting her hair short, dying it black, and wearing a Nehru jacket identical to what her boss always wore. The two were almost indistinguishable.

Etymology: SYCOPHANT: a servile self-seeking flatterer + COPY an imitation or reproduction of an original

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COMMENTS:

Good word...like a psychopyphant maybe??? - Nosila, 2008-08-07: 23:26:00

metrohumanx Great paragrab Tim the E... - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 07:15:00

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Honchpaunch

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: honch ponch

Sentence: When the new boss arrived, he was a portly gent and since everyone else was a thin reed, Freddy decided to eat Big Macs every lunch hour and drink beer after work so that he could gain weight and emulate the boss. He was so successful at developing his honchpaunch, that he had to wear a honchoponcho to cover it up.

Etymology: Honch (Sp.honcho-head person;boss;one who oversees workers) & Paunch (protruding abdomen)

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Emuflate

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: em + yoo + flayt

Sentence: No 2% raise is worth the amount of emuflating I'd have to do to get it.

Etymology: emulate & inflate

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Shtickophant

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: SHTIHK-uh-fuhnt

Sentence: When Alex suddenly worked under a new boss, his days as a shtickophant were numbered, as there was no way he was going around in stilettos and pearls.

Etymology: shtick (idiosyncrasy, gimmick) + sycophant

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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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Panderox

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pan/der/ox

Sentence: With a vice-president position available, individuals being considered for the position panderox the boss at every possible opportunity. The secretaries have a chart keeping track of who is the biggest panderoxing fool.

Etymology: pander + xerox

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panderoxing fools = xeroxymorons - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-14: 09:23:00

Xeroxymoron... is that anything like a facsimile? - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 11:48:00

kinda... more like a folksimile. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-14: 12:11:00

maybe a fakesimile - Stevenson0, 2007-06-14: 14:29:00

Dem sounds like wack similes. - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 19:16:00

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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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