Verboticism: Employvent

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Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (intr. v. & n.) stěd'-fŭs

Sentence: "Quit being such a steadfuss. I'm tired of your incessant griping about work conditions at the sperm bank!" ejaculated Sam.

Etymology: stead[fast] + fuss (from "fussbudget" = "a fussy or needlessly fault-finding person")

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Created by: Stackd

Pronunciation: mas-ok-yu-pa-kiz-uhm

Sentence: Her masoccupachism was starting to annoy her coworkers, constant complaining of her work was driving them crazy.

Etymology: combination of masochism (gratification gained from pain, deprivation, degradation, etc.) and occupation.

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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


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


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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.


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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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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Created by: chippy


Sentence: Mary makes a great criveleehood as a teacher. Her students are horrible.

Etymology: cry livelyhood

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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: BICH nes per sun

Sentence: Mona Waah was the consummate bitchnessperson - she liked to take her breaks by going around and telling everyone how much work there was to do, how it would never get any better, etc. She thought of herself as getting a lot done when in reality she was slowing herself and everyone else down while she was complaining about how horrible it was there. It was like a version of that old joke - she would wake up in the morning and whine, "Do I have to go to work? There's too much to do, and everyone hates me and talks about me behind my back!" and her husband would reply, "Yes, you have to go - you're the manager."

Etymology: businessperson + bitch (complain)


I'm sure I've worked with Mona... - Nosila, 2010-02-15: 13:14:00


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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, complain with grumbling; Middle English, from Old English grīpan; akin to Old High German grīfan to grasp, Lithuanian who has elevated something to a high level or artform.


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? - 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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Created by: keokuk




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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: bur/oh/crab

Sentence: To be a successful bureaucrab you must have a love/hate relationship with your job and everybody else's jobs. Making life difficult and and frustrating must be a top priority.

Etymology: bureaucrat + crabby


Lovely! - purpleartichokes, 2007-10-18: 13:57:00

Great! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-18: 18:20:00


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