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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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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 all that he has to do.

Etymology: WHINAHOLIC - noun - from WHINE (snivel, or complain in a self-pitying way) + WORKAHOLIC (One who has a compulsive and unrelenting need to work)

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Occupulation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ock-yew-pule-AY-shun

Sentence: Reginald griped and complained so often and so long at work that most folks realized that whining had become his ocupulation, a fact that had many of them wishing he'd take his skills elsewhere.

Etymology: Blend of 'occupation' (a person's usual or principal work or business) and 'pule' (whine)

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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Occupission

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Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: occu-PISS-shun

Sentence: Manny's occupission as PA in Hollywood was to be everyone's bitch and he complained about it constantly. But when confronted with quitting he always asserted, "And leave show business?"

Etymology: Occupation + Piss (as in piss and moan)

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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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Bellyyay

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: BEHL-lee-yay

Sentence: Alex plan was this: why aspire to supervising manager when he could bellyyay all he wanted as managerial supervisor?

Etymology: bellyache + yay

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Employvent

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: em-ploi-vent

Sentence: His endless employvent forced his co-workers to wear their Ipods whilst at work which eventually led to their termination not his.

Etymology: employment + vent (as in to express out loud)

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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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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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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 ;)