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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Echohead

sanssouci

Created by: sanssouci

Pronunciation: ek o hed

Sentence: "Sara thought that Sally, her new manager was stylish, clever and beautiful. In a vain attempt to get Sally to notice her,Sara set about becoming an echohead. Maybe that would make Sally realise how similar the both were?"

Etymology: Echo - a sound heard again near its source after being reflected. 2. A Person who reflects or imitates another. mid-14c.,personified as a mountain nymph, from ekhe "sound." The verb is from 1550s. Head - a person at the top, to whom others are subordinate, as the director of an institution or the manager of a department, the boss

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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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Suckape

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: suck-ape

Sentence: Jen's such a suckape. In order to ingratiate herself to the boss she decided to copy him, so she changed political parties and started listening to Barry Manilow. But wearing green polyester suits with running shoes is just a bit over the top.

Etymology: suckup: ingratiate oneself to, often insincerely + ape: one who copies the mannerisms or words of another; an imitator

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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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Suckuphisticate

Created by: jimmmm

Pronunciation: suck-u(p)-FIST-i-cut

Sentence: When Lauri laughed at her boss's pseudo-intellectual jokes, she showed herself to be a true suckuphisticate.

Etymology: suck-up + sophisticate

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Identichief

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: I-den-tee-cheef

Sentence: Everyone thought that Martin had lost the plot when they saw that he had started to identichief the boss by dressing exactly the same and even dyeing his hair grey in order to look like him. But Martin had the last laugh when his crafty ploy worked and the boss promoted to head of his section thus doubling his salary.

Etymology: Identical(exactly alike or the same) ORIGIN Latin identicus + Chief(the head of an organisation, having the highest rank or authority) ORIGIN French from Latin Caput 'head' = Identichief

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COMMENTS:

Put that thief back where you borrowed it chief, word. - scrabbelicious, 2008-08-07: 04:59:00

metrohumanx I hope Martin was demoted to low man on the scrotum pole. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 07:12:00

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Copycatistaff

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: copy-cat-a-staff

Sentence: Mr. Schmuck loved it when potential new copycatistaffers joined his team. He intuitively could detect the fresh ones ready for molding.

Etymology: copycat + staff

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

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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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