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'This job sucks, but I love it...'

DEFINITION: n., A person who diligently and persistently complains about their work. v., To enjoy bellyaching about your job so much that you would never consider quitting.

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Hateblove

Created by: emilylind

Pronunciation: the pronunciation of this word is the words " hate " the letter b and ' love '

Sentence: I hateblove this job .

Etymology:

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Moanitor

Created by: pungineer

Pronunciation: Moan/it/tor

Sentence: Joan was a classic moanitor, the whole office knew she always volunteered to organise the staff day out just so she would have even more material for her non stop complaining

Etymology: Moan: the sound a complainant makes Monitor: a person with special duties such as giving out milk

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Bureaucrab

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: bur/oh/crab

Sentence: To be a successful bureaucrab you must have a love/hate relationship with your job and everybody else's jobs. Making life difficult and and frustrating must be a top priority.

Etymology: bureaucrat + crabby

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Lovely! - purpleartichokes, 2007-10-18: 13:57:00

Great! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-18: 18:20:00

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Criveleehood

Created by: chippy

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Mary makes a great criveleehood as a teacher. Her students are horrible.

Etymology: cry livelyhood

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Moanerlisa

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: mone-er-LEE-sah

Sentence: Lisa's workmates had dubbed her with the nickname 'moanerlisa' not only for her penchant for whining thru the day about her job but also for the wry smile she constantly wore while griping.

Etymology: Blend of words 'moaner' (one who complains or expresses pain) and Lisa, a woman's name. Play on the name of the painting, Mona Lisa

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Industragripe

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation: in-dus-tra-gripe

Sentence: After 30 years at her government job, Alma gradually had become a professional industragripe.

Etymology: industry (work) & gripe (complain/moan/bitch)

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Colleave

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: kol/leev

Sentence: It was bad enough that my desk was moved away from window with the gorgeous city view. I now had to endure working side by side with Ken, the company's colleave. Everyday it was the same. Ranting, whining, threatening and the packing and unpacking of his personal belongings, only to then have to "smile and wave" at the end of the day as he said "Another day another dollar. See you tomorrow."

Etymology: colleague + leave

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Polypotdrone

Created by: NeuroGlyph

Pronunciation:

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Stafflocoffice

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: staf/low/cawf/iss

Sentence: People are constantly trying to avoid the stafflocoffice - her whining is very contageous.

Etymology: staff + staphlococcus + office

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Knockupation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: nok u pay shun

Sentence: Teddy had found his true Knockupation in life. He was a restaurant critic and described his gourmet adventures in the local rag. He took his title "Critic" to heart and never had anything good to say about anywhere he dined. Not only did the food and service not please him, he bad-mouthed his job to anyone who would listen. He complained about the food, the deadlines he had to file his reviews, the pending slander lawsuits from restaurants he reviewed and the fact that he was the only one in town with any sense of taste, style or epicurean knowledge. The fact that all this horrible food had added many inches to his girth was another source of complaint. If the food was really that bad, why did he clean his plate everytime and even ask for more? The reality was that this position knockupied all his waking hours and he could not imagine doing anything else!

Etymology: Knock (negative criticism) & Occupation (the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; any activity that occupies a person's attention )

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metrohumanx As usual, an excellent little parable. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-16: 02:12:00

A winner for sure! And I will admit, if I was dining near him I might have to fight the urge to sockupy him. :) But that's just me. *giggle* - lumina, 2008-09-16: 22:50:00

If you're an actor, is it a mockupation? Is a jet pilot a machupation? Does Bon Jovi have a rockupation? Is being a longshoreman a dockupation? Is an electrician a shockupation? Is Teaching a chalkupation? Is being a cop a glockupation? Do the people at Lego have blockupations? Does a hairstylist or a security guard have a lockupation? Is being a lecturer a talkupation? Is a shepherd a flockupation? Is a symphony conductor a Bachupation? Is being an athlete a jockupation? Is a Chinese Restaurant owner a wokupation? Somebody stop me...please! - Nosila, 2008-09-17: 00:34:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-18: 00:48:00
Today's definition was suggested by brimuth. Thank you brimuth! ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-09-16: 03:37:00
"occupulation" is a great word, and easy to pronounce, too.

galwaywegian - 2008-09-16: 06:29:00
hillarious!

galwaywegian - 2008-09-16: 06:29:00
oops that was meant for sisyfuss

lumina - 2008-09-18: 02:22:00
Nosila! Your "pation" fit was GREAT! NOBODY stop him! HA! Is owning a pawn shop a hockupation? Shouldn't the kid on the corner in his yellow traffic get up get paid for that blockupation? Ok, somebody slap us both... :) Congrats on the win Nose!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-15: 00:09:00
Today's definition was suggested by brimuth. Thank you brimuth. ~ James

wordslikevenom - 2011-06-30: 19:40:00
Vintage ;)