Verboticism: Prattoo

'What are doing to the cubicles!?'

DEFINITION: v. To create an impression that you have made a positive contribution, especially when related to career activities. n. A personal mark or imprint which proves that you have done something that matters.

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Pimpression

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: pimp-pression

Sentence: Johnny wanted to make a good pimpression on his new boss. So he primped his hair, and then pimped up resume with some of his most pimpressive achievements -- like sorting all of his email, or attending and several meetings in the last month and remaining conscious during most of them!

Etymology: pimp+primp+impression

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Substamptial

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: sub - stamp - shul

Sentence: There were many colleagues who thought Janelle had made a contribution to the last project; just because her intials or name appeared on all correspondence relating to it. The situation was really more substamptial than it appeared....

Etymology: substantial (significant: fairly large), stamp (to mark, or produce an imprint in or on something), sub (short for substitute)

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COMMENTS:

Good one. - Mustang, 2009-06-16: 00:32:00

Good one. - Mustang, 2009-06-16: 01:16:00

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Egosnark

Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: ee-go-snark

Sentence: Evan was an egosnark. Everywhere he went he would interject what his imput to the project he gave, what he would have done if he was team leader and what others did wrong. He would put his initials on everything he did or owned and often would whisper under his breath.

Etymology: ego, self + snark, snide remark

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Corporashine

Created by: otherguy

Pronunciation: kôrpəˈrāshīn

Sentence: As Joe retired he hoped that his name would be linked to a bit of corporashine. A glimmer of recognition for all the years of hard work was all he was looking for.

Etymology: corporation: a company or group of people authorized to act as a single entity + shine: be brilliant or excellent at something

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Kilroy

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: kill+Roy

Sentence: His kilroys were all over the project, so there was no doubt he wanted to take credit for it.

Etymology: Kilroy was the fictional character from WWII who's mark was written everywhere: "Kilroy was here."

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COMMENTS:

He was so what kilrovian, I guess. Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-06: 17:53:00

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Carearmark

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /kuh-REER-mahrk/

Sentence: The database that Jason had created ten years ago was still used for the company's inventory tracking, and he felt that it was his carearmark ― that the work he'd done so long ago was still being used today. That, and 'casual Friday', from the day when he thought he'd come to the office to do some extra work on a Saturday, wearing baggy jeans and a tee shirt, and it turned out to be a Friday instead.

Etymology: Career - chosen pursuit, profession or occupation (from Middle French, carriere "road, racecourse") + Earmark - any identifying or distinguishing mark or characteristic (from ear + mark; originally a cut or mark in the ear of sheep and cattle, serving as a sign of ownership)

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COMMENTS:

clever blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-05: 16:14:00

nice. - galwaywegian, 2008-05-05: 17:09:00

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Protagnate

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: proh-tag-neyt

Sentence: Josh isn't yet the protagnate he would like to be. He may have short-circuited his rise to the top by misunderstanding when his mentor told him that it important to make your mark in the business world. Tagging all of the company's delivery vans with his initials just might come back to bite him.

Etymology: protagonist (the leading character, hero, or heroine of a drama) + tag (to write graffiti) + magnate (a person of eminence or distinction in any field)

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Factotem

Created by: Nuwanda

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Tinfluence

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tin flu ens

Sentence: Johnny utilized his tinfluence on the student elections by spray-canning his name and motto on any surfaces in the school. "Johnny Bunko for Graffiti Monitor" proved very successful for him.

Etymology: Tin (can;airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.) & Influence (shape or influence; give direction to)

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Autograught

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: aht - oh - graft

Sentence: To insure that credit was given for his contributions to any endeavor, no matter how small or insignificant, Garrison would find some clever way to autograught his personal mark on the project.

Etymology: blend of the words autograph and graft, to attach as if by grafting.

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nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-05: 16:15:00

Good one - Nosila, 2008-05-05: 21:33:00

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