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Jargontificate

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /jahr-gon-TIF-i-keyt/

Sentence: All of Ken's employees and co-workers wondered how he had gotten his job, as an Information Technology Manager, since he was practically computer-illiterate and he could barely turn a computer on without help. He was a charismatic talker though, so even though he went around using inappropriate techno-terms and unrelated buzzwords, and he would jargontificate endlessly, he only sounded convincing to other computer-illiterate people. Then he mentioned his background as a Car Salesman, and it all started to make sense.

Etymology: Jargon - language characterized pretentious vocabulary and convoluted syntax, often vague in meaning (from Old French, gargon "a chattering" [of birds]) + Pontificate - to speak in a pompous or dogmatic manner (from Latin, pontifex "bridge-maker")

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COMMENTS:

Great last line in your sentence! Well selected etymology. Good word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 10:55:00

So many good submissions today picking was tough. But this one's a peach, so I picked it. - stache, 2008-03-06: 15:13:00

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Bush

Created by: starwarsgeek8

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Etymology: you know, W.(hat the hell did you do to my country)

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Lexiconflated

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: lex - e - con - flated

Sentence: If Myron lexiconflated his phraseology when he attended board meetings by projecting the intersection of gross margin conceptions with total net calculated sales, his wordabsurd permutations of numbers often left those in attendance scratching their heads but unable to comment for fear of appearing unable to comprehend simple concepts.

Etymology: Lexicon (vocabulary: a language user's knowledge of words) + inflated (enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness)

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Bossify

Created by: Eanrael

Pronunciation: Boss i fie

Sentence: HR knew that the new commission plan would cut the worker's income by at least 1/3 if not 1/2; they would have to *bossify* the presentation. Note: With the connotation that a "boss" would be happy with either result a) people ignore the plan because the wording is too complicated or b)they believe the plan to be benificial.

Etymology: Boss - n. - slang - Good, Excellent, Cool Boss - n. - a person who is in charge of an employee or organization — ORIGIN Dutch baas ‘master’.

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Blowphisticrat

Created by: twocent

Pronunciation: blow-fist-e&-krat

Sentence: Whenever he spoke with authority he came across with all the polish of a D.M.V. blowphisticrat.

Etymology: n. Compound of sophisticated: overly complicated, blow-hard: braggart and bureaucrat: a rigid official lacking intelligent judgment v. blowphisticate

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Very nice - OZZIEBOB, 2009-01-01: 00:04:00

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Pompbastic

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pomp/bas/tic

Sentence: Petty, pushy, pathetic Paul, the executive assistant of the boss, takes an annoyingly pompbastic approach to simple office memos, agrandizing them with complicated, enigmatic, esoteric and over bearing verboseness that pisses every body off.

Etymology: pompus + bombastic (high-sounding; high-flown; inflated; pretentious)

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Sentence and words have great alliteration! Fun to say! Meaning full! Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:11:00

Nice! Describes the definition without looking at it. - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-06: 18:09:00

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Acronimrod

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: ack-ro-nimm-rohd

Sentence: "Joe, on the DL, the entire PTC committee needs those TPS reports PDQ. GBTW and, get `em to me ASAP, or I'll tell HR or your GM that you're in AA and are faking being sick instead of using PTO hours. Then it'll be RIP for your career. - Rob Gathers" Joe deleted the acronimrod's email just as Anna Gathers emerged from the hotel room's bathroom in a schoolgirl outfit. "You know, Joe, if I wanted a workaholic ass, I'd be banging my husband," she sneered. Joe closed the laptop and placed it gently beside the bed.

Etymology: acronym + nimrod

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COMMENTS:

Good one, Banky,your STAT response encapsulates this scenario and empowers the disenfranchised to become key stakeholders in this etymological challenge! - Nosila, 2008-03-06: 01:07:00

So... Did those TPS reports ever get submitted? I'm dying to know! Lol. Love you mini-stories. - Tigger, 2008-03-06: 10:30:00

Superlative story and word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:14:00

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Inflatoad

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: in-FLAY-toed (inflatoading, inflatoaded, inflatoady)

Sentence: Generica became insufferable after receiving her promotion to flunky (second class)...She would INFLATOAD every sentence she uttered, making her simple thoughts swell like the bloated carcass of a dead corporate amphibian. Although her INFLATOADING endeared her to the sniveling rat-faced deviant administrators who practiced reverse sexism while touting the wonders of enlightened cultural diversity, everyone had to agree that Generica had become an INFLATOADY of the worst kind...the kind we all know.

Etymology: INFLATe+tOAD=INFLATOAD.....INFLATE:to swell or distend with air or gas, to puff up, to expand or increase abnormally or imprudently; Middle English, from Latin inflatus, past participle of inflare, from in- + flare to blow .....TOAD, TOADY: a contemptible person or thing, one who flatters in the hope of gaining favors; by shortening & alteration from toadeater- Middle English tode, from Old English tāde, tādige.

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love it - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-31: 09:41:00

Inflatoad...what a ribbeting word! It's like Croakacola! Refreshing but addictive! Happy New Year...Have a toadally awesome celebration! - Nosila, 2008-12-31: 23:19:00

".. the bloated carcass of a dead corporate amphibian.' Great word and sentence imagery. - OZZIEBOB, 2009-01-01: 00:26:00

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Gabyrinth

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: GAB-uh-rinth

Sentence: Bob thought that his gabyrinth, a form of English, but with a strange admixture of words gleaned from Old English and Yiddish, made him sound super intelligence.

Etymology: Blend of GAB: loquaciousness, prattle, chatter & LABYRINTH: Any confusing, bewildering, complex state of affairs

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love it - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-06: 10:33:00

Outstanding! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:12:00

I like it too - bookowl, 2008-03-06: 13:08:00

Very creative. I never would have thought to go down the labyrinth path - I would'a got lost. - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-06: 21:19:00

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Pedanthick

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ped ann thik

Sentence: Solly was getting bored with Pamela's incessent pedanthick regurgitation of the latest buzzwords. She did however, have a wonderful ass.

Etymology: pedantic, thick

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He's a pedantfile, maybe? - Nosila, 2010-05-17: 09:48:00

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