Verboticism: Hypofiticism

'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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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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Moanotonous

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mone ot tennus

Sentence: Mona Lott never said a positive word in her life. She was famous for her endless, moanotonous harangues. She found a soulmate in her co-worker, Beef Grizzle, the Whine-Stoned Owwwboy! They spent many hours grumbling, griping, muttering, squawking and bitching about everything and everyone at work. Luckily, they had no friends or lives, so their complaints were work-driven. After their new boss warned them about their bad-apple effect on the whole retail team, they still could not resist tirading about her mean streak. I mean, after all, even though they changed the name of their department to Customer Service, it was still really The Complaint Department. It's just a pity that most of the moanotonous activity came from their own 2 employees!

Etymology: moan (complain, gripe, grumble, whine or an utterance expressing pain or disapproval)& monotonous (tediously repetitious or lacking in variety or sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Hilariously appropriate. Scored again! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 07:18:00

Very funny sentence, good word too! - TJayzz, 2008-08-08: 09:25:00

groanoh!! thanks for the welcome back - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-08: 10:53:00

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Megawhinge

AJR55

Created by: AJR55

Pronunciation:

Sentence: All she did was megawhinge about her homework, but she never actually started it...

Etymology: mega - big, huge whinge - moan (as in complain), whine

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COMMENTS:

great start AJR55 - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-16: 00:15:00

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Wallution

Created by: ekath

Pronunciation: wall-u-tion

Sentence: Is she actually upset that herc lothes don't match?? ... no, she just picked out clashing clothes this morning because she enjoys walluting

Etymology: from wallow + solution

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Stamoan

Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: stah-mone

Sentence: I can't be arsed to actually do anything about my problems, but sometimes a good stamoan makes me feel so much better about my life.

Etymology: Static/stay + same + moan = stamoan

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Gripethetic

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: gryp-eh-THET-ic

Sentence: Winston is absolutely and hopelessly gripethetic; he constantly yammers about issues and conditions that he thinks are wrong but when it comes to making any effort to change them he remains silent.

Etymology: Blend of 'gripe' (v. to complain with grumbling ) and 'pathetic' (adj. pitifully inferior or inadequate)

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Kvetchklatsch

Created by: Pythias

Pronunciation: k-vetch-klatsch

Sentence: Not to be remedied, but to be savoured, the highlight of their day was a veritable kvetchklatsch.

Etymology: kvetch - klatsch

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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 (to complain constantly) + quiescence (being quiet, still, or inactive)

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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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Gripertia

Created by: serendipity9000

Pronunciation: gry-per-sha

Sentence: I started my new job hoping to help bring real change and fix real problems, instead all I found was gripertia.

Etymology: gripe + inertia

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