Verboticism: Ailsperson

'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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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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Ailsperson

Created by: kirill

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I'd like to help you, but all all of our representatives are busy, except that one, but he's more of an ailsperson than a salesperson today.

Etymology: Ailment, as in an illness or disorder, and salesperson.

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Fluvian

didsbury

Created by: didsbury

Pronunciation: floo-vi-ann

Sentence: Jake is such a fluvian. He is literally coughing his lungs up at his desk and its making me nauseous.

Etymology: Derivative of influenza and the Greek 'vianoscous' which has several meanings, the most appropriate of which in this context is, the feeling you are left with when you receive an unwanted gift.

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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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COMMENTS:

great etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-07: 11:41:00

WHOA sentence! - daniellegeorge, 2008-05-08: 14:18:00

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Occutagious

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: äkyəpājəs

Sentence: His dedication to his job means Phil will show up for work even when he is occupagious.

Etymology: occupation (a job or profession) + contagious (likely to transmit a disease)

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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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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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COMMENTS:

I've worked with him...good word! - Nosila, 2009-06-19: 13:05:00

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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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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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Employeebola

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: emp loii eee bow lah

Sentence: the employeebola flu from dest to desk, with germoronic zeal, passing documents and bodily fluids with an apostolic zeal.

Etymology: ebola employee

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COMMENTS:

terrific - sorry I didn't see this yeterday - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-08: 05:57:00

oops - yesterday - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-08: 05:57:00

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