Verboticism: Sycophanatic

'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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Sickmission

Created by: diyan627

Pronunciation: sik-mish-in

Sentence: John is under complete sickmission... His rationalization is that he's working at the hospital, what does it matter anyway?

Etymology: sick (ill) + mission (ambition-an inner calling to pursue an activity or perform a service) + submission (surrendering to the power of wanting to be the top dog)

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Cohorker

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: co/hork/ur

Sentence: Spu Tum was a stalwart cohorker who never missed a day and left his mark on any work or worker he touched.

Etymology: co-worker + hork (as in hork up phlegm)

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Workacolic

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: work-a-coll-ick

Sentence: Bent over with abdominal spasms, Dennis the workacolic, hauled a dozen cases of beer into the back of the truck and drove off on his delivery run all the while groaning and moaning.

Etymology: work + alcoholic + colic

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COMMENTS:

funny - congrats Petaj on your great words last week - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-07: 11:43:00

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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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Workhoarse

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: werk - hors

Sentence: Jeremy was a real workhoarse. He often came to work hacking, coughing, sneezing and hoarse to the point that he could not talk. He thought he was earning "brownie points" with the boss but in reality, everyone was upset with him because he was contagious.

Etymology: work, hoarse, workhorse

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COMMENTS:

Hoarseterical word! - Nosila, 2009-06-19: 13:04:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-19: 13:42:00

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Bloworker

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: blow-worker

Sentence: The bloworker sat down next to her at the meeting carrying tissues and cough drops, convinced that work would stop without his input. In spite of all her precautions, Eva knew that it was only a matter of time before she, too, would be hit by the flu because of this snotty, disgusting clod.

Etymology: blow (nose): expel nasal mucus (snot) through one's nostrils into a tissue or hankee + (co)worker: a fellow employee

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COMMENTS:

mrskellyscl Reminds me of some other germy creatures -- children who are sent to school sick because the parents don't have a babysitter. - mrskellyscl, 2009-06-19: 07:14:00

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Infedicated

Created by: DankJemo

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

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like where this is going - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-07: 11:45:00

I'm guessing the etymology is something like: infected + dedicated. DankJemo, did you know you get more points for including the pronunciation, sentence and etymology? Plus, you may get more votes too. - Tigger, 2008-05-07: 22:10:00

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Typephoidmary

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: tipe/foyd/mary

Sentence: Typephoidmary is the office manager and spreads her germs to every corner of the office.

Etymology: Typhoid Mary + type

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COMMENTS:

Very clever. - Tigger, 2008-05-07: 22:15:00

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Jobsicksess

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: job/sick/sess

Sentence: John is a workaholic determined to become CEO before he's forty. He comes to work no matter his illness. This lends to his rising star success, but to his co-workers, John's jobsicksess means they'll probably catch the swine flu, or other disease from him.

Etymology: job + sick + obsess; j + obsess = jobsess + sick = jobsicksess

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Sicksessful word! - Nosila, 2009-06-19: 13:03:00

good one - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-19: 13:40:00

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