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Employeeofthemoanth

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: em-ploy-ee-ov-the-mohnth

Sentence: she was well-known throughout the office for being an employeeofthemoanth

Etymology: moan, employee-of-the-month

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-18: 13:14:00

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Operantive

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: opp errr ant ihv

Sentence: most operantives work behind reception or in similar affront of house positions.

Etymology: operative, rant

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COMMENTS:

so true - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-16: 16:24:00

Amen...what is it about those jobs that turns nice people into miseries? Or makes bad ones worse? Maybe it has to do with dealing with idiots all day long. - Nosila, 2008-09-16: 20:42:00

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Labomasochism

Created by: Roosje

Pronunciation: lay - boh - mas - ooh - gism

Sentence: Don't be so labomasochistic.

Etymology: labo = labour masochism = pleasure from pain

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Dronenut

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: drone-nut

Sentence: Even though there were free donuts laid on for morning tea, Gerry and the other dronenuts huddled in the corner working hard at denigrating the company that kept them employed despite their low productivity.

Etymology: drone (1. an idler or drudge; 2. dull monotonous tone) + nut (fanatic) + donut (round like hamsters wheel)

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COMMENTS:

So true, so true! Good down-to-earth word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-18: 18:22:00

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Associacrass

Created by: pendraghon

Pronunciation: ə-ˈsō-shē-o-ˈkras

Sentence: The Associacrass of the month award goes to Jason Hill, the bearer of the water cooler, and the HR latrine lawyer of ABC, Inc.

Etymology: associate- 1: one associated with another: as a: partner, colleague b: companion, comrade 2 a: an entry-level member (as of a learned society, professional organization, or profession) b: employee, worker3often capitalized : a degree conferred especially

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Jobsmartyr

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Jobs-mart-er

Sentence: Henry was such a jobsmartyr, he would endessly moan about the amount of of work he was left to do, his long suffering workmates were however not impressed, as they knew that secretly he was dreading the fact that he was rapidly approaching retiring age.

Etymology: Job(a paid position of regular employment) + Martyr(a person who exaggerates their difficulties in order to gain sympathy or admiration) = Jobsmartyr

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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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Whinaholic

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: whin/a/hol/ic

Sentence: My boss is a major whinaholic about his job. Our hours are 8:30 - 5:00, but he arrives at 7:30 and leaves at 5:30 so he can smooze and cruise with the staff, but never stops bitching about what he has to do.

Etymology: whine + workaholic

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COMMENTS:

Tried to create my word on 'holic'- you came up with a goodun! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-18: 18:28:00

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Perpetulagripist

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: purr-PETCH-yoo-luh-GRY-pist

Sentence: Sure, I'm guilty. We're ALL guilty...of coming to work every day to pound out reams of meaningless drivel that nobody ever reads seriously. Sitting thru pointless meetings and concocting vapid "vision statements" which are lies to begin with and kowtowing to semi-illiterate deans and directors who make five times as much as we do and only delegate their imaginary authority while handing out bonuses to their lackeys who drone on and on about their "proactive" approach to multiculturalism and pseudotechnical astuteness. This place makes me want to puke. If the coffee wasn't so good, I'd quit tomorrow and THEN they'd see how easy it is to deal with students who don't speak a word of engrish and have the collective IQ of a bag of hammers. I'm going to the donut shoppe. Do you want me to bring you anything? What do you mean, shut up? Sick of hearing WHAT? That this place is a totalitarian matriarchy run by an illiterate vice president? What do you mean, I'm irritating? What the hell is a PERPETULAGRIPIST? Is that supposed to be an insult? I'm telling the boss that you Verbotomize when you should be working on that mission statement. It smells funny in here.

Etymology: PERPETual+petULAnt+GRIPe+ist= PERPETULAGRIPIST perpetual:continuing forever, everlasting,occurring continually ;Middle English perpetuel, from Anglo-French, from Latin perpetuus uninterrupted.....petulant:insolent or rude in speech or behavior,characterized by temporary ill humor;Latin or Middle French; Middle French, from Latin petulant-, petulans; akin to Latin petere to go to, attack.....gripe:to complain with grumbling; Middle English, from Old English grīpan; akin to Old High German grīfan to grasp, Lithuanian griebti.....ist(suffix):one who has elevated something to a high level or artform.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Apostrophe abuse is RAMPANT and irritating.I had to stop reading a book because in the last 3 chapters, the author found a barrel of COMMAS he wasn't using and inserted them with wild abandon. NOW it's unnecessary quotation marks which are getting up my nose! What's this world coming to? http://quotation-marks.blogspot.com/ - metrohumanx, 2008-09-16: 03:13:00

I know what you mean...unnecessary punctuation marks are a pain in the colon! Or is it the semi-colon?????? But I do love ellipses... - Nosila, 2008-09-16: 20:37:00

metrohumanx :) - metrohumanx, 2008-09-17: 01:31:00

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Pissinmoanivator

Created by: Lolagrrl

Pronunciation: piss-n-moan-eh-vay-tor

Sentence: Terry has been with the company for 13 years now. Nobody's really sure what her job is other than pissinmoanivating everyone about her boss.

Etymology: "Piss and Moan" + "Motivate"

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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 ;)

'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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