Verboticism: Disstacktion

'Why do you always carry that file folder?'

DEFINITION: n. A prop (e.g. papers, files or any non-functional equipment) used to create the illusion of busyness. v. To use office supplies to create the illusion that you are working.

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Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: di-STAK-shuhn

Sentence: Luckily, the Greenly account provided Clarence with a momentary disstacktion as he fumbled to exit GTA: San Andreas. If Mrs. Worthington realized he'd beaten her insane stunt bonus, he could kiss that nickel-an-hour raise goodbye.

Etymology: distraction + stack

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Comments: Disstacktion

Jabberwocky - 2007-06-13: 10:51:00
I must confess I sometimes build a little fortress of files. It makes playing verbotomy much simpler

Clayton - 2007-06-13: 14:37:00
I'm really glad that I don't work in an office, but a file fortress does sound like fun.

Jabberwocky - 2007-06-13: 14:49:00
you get a vote for being such a fun verbotomist

Clayton - 2007-06-13: 20:34:00
Thanks... I didn't put much thought into today's word, as I'm nursing a wounded shoulder. There have been a lot of great words this week, though.