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Top verboticism of the day created by CharlieB

DEFINITION: n. A momentary feeling of relief mixed with lingering dread, which occurs when your boss marches past the piles of unfinished work on your desk. v. To sigh with relief after your boss marches past your desk

Pronunciation: dem-ploy-ment

Sentence: Neil's fixed stare at his computer screen had fooled his boss once again. He chuckled under his breath at this successful demployment strategy.

Etymology: employment (work, occupation) + deployment (to act strategically, particularly in battle)

Created by: CharlieB.

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Ansighety: /an-sigh-e-ty/ Tish worked in a perpetual state of ansighety. Her boss would periodically come storming around the room trying to make sure his people were working hard, but she was trying to get through the day hardly working. The minute he went back into his office she exhaled, pulled her Blackberry out of her pocket and resumed twittering. Etymology: anxiety: state of uneasiness and apprehension + sigh: audible sound of relief Created by: mrskellyscl.

Stressurerush: /stresh-er-rush / When the boss is on a rampage looking to yell and dump on someone and my desk is backlogged and piled high, I go into a stressurerush when he storms past. Etymology: stress + pressure + rush Created by: Stevenson0.

Reslaxation: /ree - slax - sa - shun/ Noreen felt a few moments of reslaxation when she became aware that she had again dodged her boss. He was about to talk to her about the reports that she should have had done that morning but one of the salespersons grabbed his arm and walked away talking with him. Etymology: relaxation, slacks, lax Created by: mweinmann.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-11: 01:33:00
Today's definition was suggested by cohenarie. It is also inspired by Timothy Johnson's book "GUST" where he advises that the first thing you have to realize about office politics is that it's a game. Thank you Cohenarie and Timothy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-05: 00:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by cohenarie. Thank you cohenarie. ~ James

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