Verboticism: Gripescence

'The gossip around here is awful.'

DEFINITION: v. To complain and complain about a problem without ever taking action to correct it. n. A complaint about something which you can fix but choose not to.

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Supwhine

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: SUP-wine

Sentence: Why fix a problem when you can supwhine about it?

Etymology: Supine (failing to act or protest as a result of moral weakness) + whine (a feeble or petulant complaint)

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Whinewaiter

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: whyne way ter

Sentence: Julie and Manfred were the ultimate whinewaiters. They would complain about everything and wait to see if anyone else would fix it. It got so that everyone else avoided them because they hated the constant grousing. Finally, the pair had to admit that there was little to complain about, as no one came near them... poor dears, call a WAMbulance!

Etymology: Whine (moan, complain in a plaintive manner) & Waiter (someone who bides their time until the right moment) & Wordplay on Wine Waiter (a sommelier in a restaurant who helps you select the perfect plonk to wash down your dinner)

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Complaze

Created by: Susiestar

Pronunciation: Com-pl-aze (as in days)

Sentence: You always complaze about things. Why don't you do something about them?

Etymology: Comp - from complain laze - from the verb "to laze"

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Dramascret

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Dro-ma-scret

Sentence: Shelia whispered a "dramascret" to me and made me promise not to tell anyone. She was so dramatic that I thought to myself...hmmmm, OH! I must know more of her secret gossip. She always does this expecting different results. If she only would keep her dramascret's to herself,he thought,then he wouldn't be wasting his coffee break on such drivel.

Etymology: Dramatic and secret gossip

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Gripesence

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: grahyp/es/uhnt

Sentence: Every office has two, or three incessant bitchers (women) and bastarders (men) who complain about every detail and do nothing about it except be bitchers and bastarders. This evil underlying gripesence is the single most distructive force in the workplace.

Etymology: gripe + quiescence

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COMMENTS:

Oh The Gripes of Riffraff. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 09:37:00

petaj Purple, that sounds like a sickening scene from the Rocky Horror Show - petaj, 2007-06-16: 01:42:00

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Whinertia

Created by: Katisms1

Pronunciation: wine-ER-sha

Sentence: Having perfected the fine art of complaining about everything and solving nothing, she could have run for Governor of the state of whinertia -- and won in a landslide.

Etymology: whine (and/or whiner) + inertia

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Hypocribitch

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /hɪˈpɑkɹəˌbɪtʃ/

Sentence: We all hypocribitch sometimes.

Etymology: From hypocrite + bitch

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COMMENTS:

usually while playing a game of hypocribbage - galwaywegian, 2007-06-15: 06:08:00

Must be the Season of the Bitch. (Damn this tunacy.) - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 09:41:00

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Groanertia

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: gro - nersha

Sentence: Jeremiah had to often listen to the groanertia around his office. He was tired of the same old complaints about things that anyone had the ability to remedy.

Etymology: groan, intertia

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Hearsaysis

Trystera

Created by: Trystera

Pronunciation: heer-SAY-siss

Sentence: Everyone knew that the walls still contained the original asbestos, but nobody so much as called the Health Department -- it was Somebody Else's Problem to everyone in the company, and thus the matter remained in hearsaysis.

Etymology: Hearsay + stasis -- "hearsay" to imply a denigrating thing that is said, but inadmissable in any official capacity, and thus ultimately useless towards the cause.

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Enpulverag

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: enn-PUHL-vurr-AG

Sentence: The perp will remain brainless, but we all know who we're referring to. Her simpering tirade of vapid complaints made work enendurable for anyone unfortunate enough to be shackled to a work station. She would ENPULVERAG all day long, and her juggernaut of semi-valid outrage would begin even before arriving in your zone of control... Her most frequent ENPULVERAGS included, but were not limited to: Cafeteria food is substandard (ptomaine) This is a sick building (my allergies) Other people make personal phone calls (lack of a personal life) My monitor is emitting radiation (OSHA) They didn't put that job opening in the newspaper (EOE) You got a raise before I did and I've been here 25 years (union rep) Although you knew her ENPULVERAG was coming as sure as an incremental raise, nothing known to man could delay or dodge it.

Etymology: ENsign PULVER: Classic role played by Jack Lemmon in movie "Mister Roberts" + RAG: to complain ineffectually ad nauseum = ENPULVERAG

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx IMDB.com - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 07:06:00

metrohumanx I wish I was empowered to issue a Unit Citation to all Verbotomists for creativity above and beyond the call of duty. I was sorely in need of vast quantities of theraputic guffaws and believable bellylaughs, and you didn't let me down. AMAZING. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 07:30:00

metrohumanx HOLD THE PRESSES ! CORRECTION ! The movie was "Mister Roberts" but the role of Ensign Pulver WAS Jack Lemmon. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048380/ Resume Verbotomizing. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 09:08:00

Dear Metrohumanx: Love your word but more importantly love your story (who cannot relate??) and MOST of all love the support and encouragement you give us all. Today is Olympic Opening Day and you deserve a Gold Medal in group hugs!! Bigger, Faster and Stronger ...or was that what the Nun said to the Bishop??? Anyway, keep doin' what you're doin'! Cheers! - Nosila, 2008-08-08: 22:42:00

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