Verboticism: Coughyearner

'Don't worry, it's snot on your files.'

DEFINITION: v. To be so hardworking and dedicated to your job that you come to work even when you're sick and dangerously infectious. n. A person who comes to work sneezing, coughing, contagious, and sick as a dog.

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Dupopar

Created by: tyler775

Pronunciation: /doo* poe * par/

Sentence: Joe is such a dupopar; he comes to work even when he's sick with the flu.

Etymology: *du fom dur- Greek prefix for hard *poe from poie - Greek prefix for to make * par from part - French prefix for leave

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Sneezebucket

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: sneez-BUHK-it

Sentence: SNEEZEBUCKET n A disgusting, self-centred co-worker who, when suffering from a contagious illness, refuses to leave the office and stay at home until better. Coughing, spluttering and sneezing, he suffers from the delusion that his work-ethic is much stronger than that of his colleagues, and that his importance to the organization is far greater than that of theirs also.

Etymology: Sneeze & bucket. If he's a sleazebucket to boot - look out!

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I'm sitting close to one right now - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-07: 11:49:00

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Sycophanatic

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Sikko-fan-a-tik

Sentence: Even though Jack had the worst bout of flu he had ever had in his life, nothing was going to stand in his way when it came to going to work. His workmates were not impressed and told him he was being sycophanatic, spreading his germs around the office.

Etymology: Syc(sick, not well) Sychophant(creeping in a servile way) Phanatic(fanatic, to be obsessed with something,ie going to work)

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Fluvian

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Created by: didsbury

Pronunciation: floo-vi-ann

Sentence: Jake is such a fluvian. He is literally coughing his lungs up at his desk and its making me nauseous.

Etymology: Derivative of influenza and the Greek 'vianoscous' which has several meanings, the most appropriate of which in this context is, the feeling you are left with when you receive an unwanted gift.

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Contagent

Created by: Ismelstar

Pronunciation: [kuhn-tey-juhnt]

Sentence: In the real estate business, there was only one man that made every client sick. Literally. Whether, rain or shine, herpes or measles, swine flu or walking pneumonia, Dan could always be relied on to show houses or man the phones as the hardest working contagent in the office.

Etymology: A mash-up of 'contagion', the communication of disease by direct or indirect contact and 'agent', a person or business authorized to act on another person or business's behalf, a substance that causes a reaction, or any microorganism capable of causing disease.

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great word! - Nosila, 2009-06-19: 13:07:00

terrific combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-19: 13:39:00

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Coughyearner

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: cof fee urn ner

Sentence: Con Tagion worked as a germologist in a large jewellery store. His favourite song was Peggy Lee's "Fever"; his favourite movies were "Outbreak" and "The English Patient". Con loved to drink Bloody Mary's with Lyme juice and he loved the inspiration he got from tv medical dramas. He was also a coughyearner. He earned his living while he coughed and sneezed all over his customers and his co-workers, his work station...everywhere in the store. He came into work no matter how sick he was, because he needed the money to buy new Shingles for his home and he could not afford to miss his measle-y wages. But every time he came in ill, 3 others got sick and had to miss work. His co-workers were fed up with his communicability and his boss had taken to calling him Typhoid Larry. Con loved his job, because the time really flu by, but his computer really was virused and his infectious enthusiasm for his job was really,well,infectious. Daily, into the workplace, he brought in bacteria and some suspected fronteria, too! One day his boss decided that Con would never take time off work if he thought his workload would suffer, so in a rash decision, a lovely female quaranteen was hired to help him. His boss told him that he was sure Con would soon feel better because his new assistant, Penny Cillin, was bound to help!

Etymology: Cough( sudden expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages; a common symptom of upper respiratory infection or bronchitis or pneumonia or tuberculosis) & coffee (a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans) & urn (a large pot for making coffee or tea) & earner (someone who earn wages in return for their labor)

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great etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-07: 11:41:00

WHOA sentence! - daniellegeorge, 2008-05-08: 14:18:00

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Colleaugie

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: kŏl'ŏŏg'ē

Sentence: Barton was nothing but a colleaugie; he sneezed as he entered Martina's cubicle, and his hand was too late to block the greenish projectile that splattered onto the far partition.

Etymology: Colleague who produces (or "horks") loogies.

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Contaminhater

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kon tam in hay ter

Sentence: When Typhoid Mary at work got sick (often) she loved to share her misery...believing if she gave away her germs, she would be rid of them. I thought of her as the contaminhater, because she always made me sick!

Etymology: Contaminater (infectious;transmissable of diseases;septic) & Hate her (don't like her)

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Contagent

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kəntājənt

Sentence: Josh does snot believe in calling out sick. His current cold and dedication to selling homes have combined to make him a Real Estate contagent. His clients are not impressed with his infectious laugh.

Etymology: contagious (likely to transmit a disease by contact with other people) + agent (a person who acts on behalf of another)

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Staphstaff

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: stafstaf

Sentence: Betty works in an office where they are very careful to categorize workers into specific workgroups. Nobody is supposed to or allowed do work that isn't in their job description. Betty has her own categories for people who insist on coming to work despite being ill. The biggest group is the flucrew. The bunch she works hardest to avoid is the staphstaff.

Etymology: staph (a bacterium of a genus that includes many pathogenic kinds that cause pus formation, esp. in the skin and mucous membranes) + staff (all the people employed by a particular organization)

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very creative - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-19: 13:41:00

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