Verboticism: Employmalady

'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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Illdustrious

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: ill-dus-tree-us

Sentence: Phil was a snotbucket that overfloweth. Still, he came to work and was an illdustrious little bee that paid no attention to whom he sneezed on or on what he wiped his moist and slimy hands.

Etymology: ill, sick + industrious, hard-working

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Phlegmbuoyant

Created by: gilgrist

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Gad...floating snot. lol Good word. - Mustang, 2008-05-07: 06:39:00

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

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

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Dedillcation

Created by: Rutilus

Pronunciation: ded-ill-cay-shun

Sentence: Clark considered himself to be the office superman, always dragging himself to work no matter how lousy he felt. However, whilst noble by itself, his overwheming dedillcation to the company was causing the rest of the staff to drop like flies.

Etymology: Dedication - commitment to another; ill - sick, poorly

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Birohazard

Created by: tmcg5625

Pronunciation: by-row-haz-ard

Sentence: "The guy who sits next to me must have Ebola or something. He's oozing out of everywhere and he's still showing up every day! Sooner or later i'm gonna get whatever he's got. He's a total birohazard so i gotta resign dude."

Etymology: Biro- ball point pen. common office utensil Hazard- general threat to one's general well-being Biohazard- Biological iteration of aforementioned threat.

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Love your word, tmcg! - Nosila, 2008-05-07: 01:56:00

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Employmalady

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: employ+malady

Sentence: His frequent coughing and sneezing qualified as an employmalady, which is strictly forbidden by company policy.

Etymology: employ+malady

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Stafflococky

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /staf-luh-KOK-ee/ (like 'staphylococci')

Sentence: George really believed that the office couldn't function without him, so he came into work every day, even with a raging respiratory infection. He was so stafflococky that he infected everyone else in the office, and then he had to try to manage when they all called in sick. After several days of that, he threatened to resign because, he claimed, his co-workers were just a bunch of wimps. Also, he suspected that they were conspiring against him by using their sick days all at the same time, because they were jealous of his superior work ethic.

Etymology: Blend of: Staff (as in 'office staff') & Staphylococci - plural of staphylococcus, a variety of infectious bacteria (from Greek, staphyle "bunch of grapes" & modified Latin, coccus "spherical bacterium") & Cocky - overly self-assertive or arrogant (from Old English, cocc; nickname for "one who strutted like a cock")

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Great one! - pieceof314, 2008-05-07: 08:44:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-07: 11:38:00

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Sociopathogen

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: so sheo path o jen

Sentence: Larry, who always fancied himself as a leader and trendsetter, was at it again. Feeling his employers would wilt away without him, he dragged his ailing body into the office. That guy caught more colds and flus than anyone else. Of course, he never thought to consider his colleagues, who one by one, were felled by whatever disease this sociopathogen transported. Armed with disinfectants and sprays, his poor co-workers tried their best to avoid whatever ailment he brought to work this week. They never succeeded. It is no wonder they called him Typhoid Larry!

Etymology: Sociopath (someone with a sociopathic personality; a person with an antisocial personality disorder) & Pathogen (any disease-producing agent (especially a virus or bacterium or other microorganism)

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Infedicated

Created by: DankJemo

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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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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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