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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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Edmundorosape

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: ed-MUN-do-ROS-ape

Sentence: Roxie wanted to edmundorosape Mr Sanchez so perfectly, even to his love of Latin-American dancing, that she began to learn to cha-cha.

Etymology: EDMUNDO ROS: the leader, the most important person, (rythming slang, Edmundo Ros = boss, from Edmundo Ros(b 1910), a popular Latin American band leader) & APE: A dupe. to mimic, as an ape imitates human actions; to imitate or follow servilely or irrationally; a dupe.

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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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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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Flatimuckero

Created by: weareallbeautiful

Pronunciation: f-l-ah-t-i-muh-k-er-o

Sentence: Jennifer was such a flatimuckero that she even shaved her head in order to suck up to her boss.

Etymology: flatter+imitate+suck up

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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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Auparrot

Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: oh-PAR-uht

Sentence: Cornelius felt the need to auparrot Mr. Jenkin's tiresome soliloquies any time the mood struck him. Unfortunately, the mood only struck him in the shower.

Etymology: au pair + parrot

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Hey Clayton, Rikboyee's character works for Mrs. Jenkins. A pairoboss! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-14: 09:06:00

or maybe the two are a pairadox - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 09:54:00

Appairently, Rikboyee is challenging me to a duo. Pair for the course. Once I de-deuced it, I realized it was no yoke. I'm certain he would twin, and I'm far too young to dyad. Pairhaps we should drink from the ceremonial doublet instead. - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 11:28:00

but you are nursing a wounded soldier - or was that shoulder - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 11:46:00

Heheh. I'll have to shoulder this burden stoically, like a soldier without arms. - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 11:51:00

I suspect duplicity on someone's part, but perhaps I'm just splitting hairs. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-14: 11:55:00

How dare you speak ill of my toeses! (Sound of crickets.) - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 11:59:00

wouldn't that be splitting heirs? - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 12:06:00

Hai! Dos puns of Claytons are real ni-slappers, but they deux seem a bit two forced tu me. At la-shtayim presented with an opportunity to make a total twee-b of myself and pun in as many languages as I can handle without having any iki, disgusting kaksi-dents. It-zwei-l and it's nasty, but I couldn't resist, an-dalawá-nt is tu make everyone groan at how terrible these puns èr. I've deliberately included 16 different languages, so you'll have to really be on your to's if you want to find them all. - ErWenn, 2007-06-14: 12:09:00

Wow! That was quite ErWenntertaining! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-14: 12:17:00

You wenn, er... win. - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 15:15:00

whatever happened to Cassiusclayton? - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 15:51:00

http://claytoncounts.com/neato2/Cassius%20Clay%20-%20Stand%20by%20Me.mp3 - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 19:12:00

Whoops... looks like we can't post links. At least, not long ones. - Clayton, 2007-06-14: 19:12:00

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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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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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Pretwinder

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Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: pre-twin-der

Sentence: Kimberly would have been annoyed at Zinnia's blatant pretwinding around their boss, Jared, if Kimberly wasn't sleeping with him.

Etymology: pretend + twin

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Suckupubus

Created by: rephil

Pronunciation: suk-UP-yoo-bus

Sentence: The unbearable irony was that while Karen was a suckupubus, her boss Keith's only identifying characterstic was that he was a brown-noser.

Etymology: succubus: a (female) demon that seduces humans; suck-up: one who tries to curry favour at every opportunity

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good one! - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-14: 14:32:00

petaj Got my vote - you could have added boss in the etymology.. suck up your boss - suckupuboss. - petaj, 2007-06-14: 23:57:00

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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