Verboticism: Shenanigaffe

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Springstern

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: spring/sturn

Sentence: She invited serious sprinstern when she made fun of the boss' voice.

Etymology: Bruce Springsteen (the boss) + stern

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Bloopervise

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: blu-pur-vise

Sentence: It is not a good idea to bloopervise if your boss's last name is Trump.

Etymology: blooper, supervise, improvise

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COMMENTS:

That's it! A blooper aimed at the supervisor...uh...or the Bloopervisor? - Mustang, 2007-11-23: 08:21:00

In my case, a snoopervisor... always asking me personal questions. - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-23: 09:00:00

Classic word -- love it! - Tigger, 2007-11-25: 18:54:00

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Laughodoom

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: LAFF-uh-DOOM

Sentence: Cynthia did an excellent impression of her boss, Pat. Her LAUGHODOOM won her the undying respect of her co-workers, a place in corporate legend, and a termination slip.

Etymology: laugh: to release tension by involuntary reaction to humor + doom: a certain and unpleasantly final, end.

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Gafforgaffer

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: gaff for gaf fer

Sentence: If they needed a lucid answer or wanted to make a request that would be remembered, it was wise to ask the boss in the mornings. That was because the boss,Sheldon Sober, had a liquid lunch every day. His lunches also ran overtime, so while this cat was away,the mice would play. Mimi the Mimic could do a hilarious impersonation of inebriated Sheldon, which would endear her to and entertain her co-workers. One day, the pub Sheldon normally frequented ran out of beer several hours after he got there, so he headed back to his office to get a "stiffener" from the "First Aid Kit" in his desk. He arrived in time to find Mimi taking the mick out of him and the staff roaring with laughter. They meekly slunk back to their desks and nothing was said for the rest of the day. In the morning Mimi timidly reported into work, wondering if she still had a job. Sheldon apparently had forgotten her gafforgaffer and commented to her that she did a great Dean Martin impression!

Etymology: Gaffe (a socially awkward or tactless act) & For(Because; by reason that) & Gaffer(a person who exercises control over workers)

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Bosstitution

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Nellie's boss charged her with bosstitution when he documented her performance. She claimed she only bosstituted herself to lightenthe mood and improve employee morale.

Etymology:

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Coldbossted

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: cold-BOSS-ted

Sentence: Luke didn't feel his job offered him many perks, but one undeniable benefit was the feeling his co-workers gave him that he was the funniest guy in the office because he did the best impression of their dufus manager. Even after he was coldbossted by said dufus, Luke swaggered through the cube farm with confidence, winking and mugging at the giggling gaggle as he followed Ron to his office for a long lecture.

Etymology: Cold busted means being caught red-handed at doing something stupid. Altered to incorporate boss.

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Lamploy

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: v.:lam-PLOY / n.:lam-PLOY-ee

Sentence: Marjorie was lambusted when her boss found her acting the lamployee during bagle-time. lambusted: to be lamploying and get caught by the boss.

Etymology: lampoon is the root for lamployee but lambast is the root for lambust.

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Shenanigaffe

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: shə-nān'ĭ-gāf

Sentence: Marta usually got a laugh from her coworkers when she would imitate her boss, asking if they remembered to use a cover sheet on their TPS reports, but she eventually realized she'd made a shenanigaffe when their eyes went wide and they began making subtle motions with their hands, pointing behind her.

Etymology: shenanigan - a playful or mischievous act (Origin: 1850–55, Americanism; of obscure orig.) + gaffe - a clumsy social error; a faux pas (from Old French, "hook")

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Steambuilding

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: steam-building

Sentence: Delia indulged in steambuilding one time too many. The boss finally erupted, snorting coffee out of his nose then bundling her down to the HR department.

Etymology: steam (coming out of the bosses ears) + team building

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-23: 14:50:00

franke excellent - franke, 2007-11-23: 22:18:00

Clever:good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-25: 23:06:00

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Jeerleader

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: jērlēdər

Sentence: With the office down in the dumps over falling sales figures, and the boss behind closed doors for meetings, Jill took on the role of jeerleader.

Etymology: jeer (make rude and mocking remarks, typically in a loud voice) + cheerleader (a person who leads cheers and applause)

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