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Created by: Katisms1

Pronunciation: hell-NO!-tive-ate

Sentence: Maintaining his hard-won reputation as a total S.O.B., the department manager would sneeringly "hellnotivate" his sales team into action with an endless stream of backhanded compliments.

Etymology: "(Oh) hell, no!" [Indignant reaction to the realization that the compliment one thought one just received was actually an insult.] + motivate

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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: nayle-nyce

Sentence: Many nailnicers learn from the greats such as Joan Collins from Dynasty fame.

Etymology: nail (as in to be nailed or hit) + nice

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Created by: guesser

Pronunciation: Power + dissplay

Sentence: To powerdissplay your employee in front of your customers is an awful thing to do.

Etymology: Power (of a boss)+ Diss (slang --> to put down + play (display)

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Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: Fab-remp-ah-kayte

Sentence: Our boss elucidated to us that from her country what we thought crude was, infact, a normal "hello" gesture. Once we found out she was born in America we knew she was fabrimprecating the whole time, and was just giving us the finger.

Etymology: Fabricate (to fake or lie) + imprecate (to utter a curse)

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Created by: bigdog


Sentence: My team lead always makes me look like an idiot during meeting when he sandbags me with a public show of slurport for my work.

Etymology: slur - impugn one's character or ability + support - to encourage


petaj Good one. - petaj, 2007-06-12: 07:51:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pepskwôk

Sentence: Week after week the manager would deliver a pepsqualk to her staff. Her crew’s response has been to adopt a hedgehog as a mascot. They told her that a hedgehog is an industrious critter that will ”dig in” and defend its home. The fact is that the picture they posted for motivation is actually a shrew.

Etymology: pep talk (a talk intended to make someone feel more courageous or enthusiastic) + squawk (make a loud, harsh noise)

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: gode/dig/ur

Sentence: Our new MD is such a goaddigger that he simultaneously hurls insults and backslaps with lightening speed, "Builds moral" he screams as he steps over a flattened colleague

Etymology: goad + digger (supervisor) + gold digger (bully, vixen, tease)

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: DEE-meen-NIP-yoo-lash

Sentence: I watched with sadness as my co-workers shuffled meekly to the multipurpose chamber for yet another meaningless motivational meeting with the horrid hag. This would be the last time she would DEMEANIPULASH the library staff. Today, her snidespotism would end. Her cretin-nice remarks and jocular jibes had had crushed the spirit of too many good trenchmates. Now she would pay. As the belittlement began, I silently switched on the timer that would detonate the briefcase full of gelegnite after we left for our coffee break..............SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS !

Etymology: DEMEAn+maNIPULate+lASH=DEMEANIPULASH___ Demean:to debase or degrade; Middle English demenen, from Anglo-French demener to conduct, from de- + mener to lead, from Latin minare to drive, from minari to threaten___ Manipulate: to control or play upon by artful, unfair, or insidious means especially to one's own advantage___ Lash: to punish with a whip; a cutting remark


metrohumanx - metrohumanx, 2008-08-05: 07:05:00

metrohumanx disregard previous link-it's incomplete. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-05: 07:27:00

metrohumanx Try this one instead: - metrohumanx, 2008-08-05: 07:32:00


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Created by: kendriveset

Pronunciation: su-per-snide

Sentence: Joseph thought that he was doing a great job, until the supersnide Nancy congratulated him with verbal punishment.

Etymology: super + snide


supersniderrific! - Nosila, 2010-01-07: 01:01:00


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Created by: bubbos

Pronunciation: de-rog-o-lit-tle

Sentence: Nancy derogolittled Billy's inability to please her in bed. "At least you're incompetency is not the worst I've seen."

Etymology: Derogatory + Belittle

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-12: 01:52:00
The second step in Timothy Johnson's GUST process is Understanding. And apparently, based on the number of definitions we received on this topic, everybody understands what it is like to have a bad boss. Today's definition was suggested by ohwtepph , suzanne, and remistram. Thank you ohwtepph, suzanne, remistram, and Timothy! ~ James

lumina - 2008-08-07: 13:49:00
Wow! So fun and an honor to have come up with the "winning" word. "I'd like to thank the Academy, my parents and of course Jesus." ha Thanks to the voters! (she says as the music starts playing and the tap dancing man with the hook from the gong show comes into view...)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-06: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by ohwtepph. Thank you ohwtepph. ~ James

'When I said that you're a loser, I meant it as a compliment.'

DEFINITION: v. To exercise power through the strategic use of personal insults, while pretending to offer encouragement. n. A leader who motivates people by insulting them.

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