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Sisyfuss

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sisəfəs (just like the real word)

Sentence: George was such a Sisyfuss. He complained about getting to work. He complained about being at work. He complained about the work he did. He complained about the trip home. While at work he complained about his home life. He not only rolled that big rock up the hill, he pushed it down again trying to take out as many others as possible as it went down. Some say he is able to keep his youthful appearance because he never uses the muscles in his face that are required for smiling.

Etymology: Sisyphus (the son of Aeolus, punished in Hades for his misdeeds in life by being condemned to the eternal task of rolling a large stone to the top of a hill, from which it always rolled down again) + fuss (show unnecessary or excessive concern about something)

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COMMENTS:

hillarious! - galwaywegian, 2008-09-16: 06:30:00

hooterbug Great job! - hooterbug, 2008-09-16: 07:26:00

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Rutolazya

Created by: FayeWord

Pronunciation: rut-o-lay-zha

Sentence: Don has seen many colleagues come and go from this dead end job while he is stuck in his joyful rutolazya.

Etymology: rut; lazy (to do anything about the rut).

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Entropeeve

Created by: kabloozie

Pronunciation: EN-truh-peev

Sentence: Bob's usual ennui has really become a persistant entropeeve - I wish he'd just shut up or quit.

Etymology: Entropy:The tendency for all matter and energy in the universe to evolve toward a state of inert uniformity + peeve: cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful

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COMMENTS:

Nice simple blend. Love the sentence too! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-18: 18:24:00

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Depestic

Created by: deaninc

Pronunciation: d-pest-ic

Sentence: being depestic is physically draining

Etymology: the combincation of depression and pessimism

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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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Jobaholic

Created by: brimuth

Pronunciation: job - a - hollik

Sentence: Despite Jeff's denials, everyone knew he was a secret jobaholic, smiling at his work when he thought no-one was looking.

Etymology:

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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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Occuprickick

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: ock-u-prick-kick

Sentence: With a yearning to occuplague rather than be occupied, Bob's beefs were legendary. And he certainly wasn't a workhorse, more a worknag. The thrill for him each day at the office was the occuprickick.

Etymology: Blend of the "occup" of occupation; prick: to nettle, sting, annoy, be a nuisance and "kick" to get enjoyment or a thrill from something.

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COMMENTS:

Hahaha! Actually, I like "Occuprick" better! I may need to incorporate that into my vocabulary. :D - Lolagrrl, 2007-10-18: 10:38:00

another great sentence - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-18: 13:16:00

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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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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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Officianotso

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Uh-fishy-ah-not-so

Sentence: His complaints about the office, his work schedule and work conditions garnered him the label 'officianotso'.

Etymology: Office + not + so

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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 ;)

'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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