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'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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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 (to cater to the lower tastes and desires of others, or exploit their weaknesses) + xerox (copy)

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Folliculemulation

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: fol lick em you lay shun

Sentence: Mary's folliculation shamed the whole office.

Etymology: follicule - hair related emulate - copy

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Clonenoser

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: clo - nozer

Sentence: Greta was a total clonenoser. First she started to wear the same lipstick color as her boss. Next the shoes, then the bracelet. She thought it a compliment to her boss that she had started to "evolve" into her likeness.

Etymology: clone (a perfect copy), noser - brown noser (someone who kisses up to the boss

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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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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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Supersonate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: supe-ER-sin-ayd

Sentence: Lindstrom was a shameless suck up who would go to any length to supersinate those above him in the company heirarchy to curry favor.

Etymology: Blend of the words 'supervisor' (n. a person who supervises workers or the work done by others; superintendent. ) and 'impersonate' (v. to assume the character or appearance of; pretend to be)

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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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Bosstitute

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bos stit toot

Sentence: Irma had survived many bosses in her long career. She developed many survival skills to weather the changes brought on by the next best manager she'd get stuck training. One secret to her success was to bosstitute herself. She figured out early that these guys had such egos, they loved nothing better than gazing in a mirror. So she reinvented herself to copy traits or physical qualities of each boss. There was Rex the cowboy boss, whose inspired her chaps and stetson. There was Richard the Ivy League yuppie who inspired her 3 piece pin-striped suits and designer briefcase. There was Howie, the used car salesman, who inspired her polyester suit and open neck Aloha shirts. There was Hubert the nerd, who inspired her mismatched clothing and pocket protector and glasses with white tape on the frames. And there was the womanizer, Jake, after whom she dressed like a rake. She couldn't wait to greet her new boss, Davinder Ravinder Pinderjit, in her new Nehru jacket with a marigold lei. Yes, Irma was definitely a bosstitute, a working girl and a hustler!

Etymology: boss (chief, leader, person in control) & substitute (copy; a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another;act as a replacement) & prostitute (to sell ones self for money or favors)

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COMMENTS:

An entire cast to bossitutes, they should put you on charge. Accompished effort there nosy. S - scrabbelicious, 2008-08-07: 04:51:00

metrohumanx A true classic ! We must have worked in the same place in another life. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-07: 18:16:00

Very neat. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-08: 01:04:00

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

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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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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