Verboticism: Contagent

'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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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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Jobsicksess

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: job/sick/sess

Sentence: John comes to work no matter his illness. To his co-workers, John's jobsicksess means they'll probably catch some contagious cold, or disease from him.

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

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COMMENTS:

petaj not to mention job success - petaj, 2008-05-08: 05:33:00

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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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Achoorneyman

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: a choor nee man

Sentence: Rex Hale was a skilled carpenter. When he was on a project, nothing kept him from working, not even illness. His co-workers hated the fact that he was more achoorneyman than journeyman on those occasions.

Etymology: Achoo (sneeze noise) & Journeyman (a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft)

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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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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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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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Infecticide

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: in-fekt-eh-side

Sentence: Delbert seemed to oblivious to the fact that he committed infecticide among his clients and coworkers when he insisted on showing up at work even when extremely ill.

Etymology: Blend of 'infect' (to pass germs along) and the suffix '-cide' (to kill)

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Deadicated

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ded ick ay ted

Sentence: He was so deadicated he to emptying ths in-tray, that he managed to clear out the entire department as well

Etymology: dedicated, dead

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artr With enough deadication you can continue to work after you die. Sort of a coasting effect. - artr, 2010-07-08: 11:57:00

Deadicated...that's why they call computers "terminals"! - Nosila, 2010-07-09: 00:35:00

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Infecticide

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: in - FEKT - uh - side

Sentence: Germond seemed to care little for the fact that he committed infecticide among his clients and coworkers when he insisted on showing up at work even when extremely ill.

Etymology: Infect with satirical use of suffix -cide, to kill.

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Good one! - TJayzz, 2008-05-07: 18:27:00

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