Verboticism: Shampathize

'I'm surprised that no one else has picked up the ball.'

DEFINITION: v. To listen intently and sympathize with your colleagues when they request assistance, and then to simply, and completely, forget about it. n. The ability to sympathize with, yet ignore, requests for help.

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Ipodnod

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: I/pod/nod

Sentence: He was a master of the ipodnod. He looked intensely interested but he was really listening to his favorite tunes

Etymology: ipod + nod

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COMMENTS:

Is this a confession? - wordmeister, 2007-02-27: 19:31:00

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Helpmenot

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: HELP-ME-not

Sentence: Bobby's helpmenot traits vexed his dwindling circle of friends.

Etymology: help me (assist me) + not

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Usefail

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: yous - fayl

Sentence: Lorne proved to be usefail most of the time. Louise thought he cared, thought he understood her problem and then thought he wanted to help but for some reason, he never was able to.

Etymology: useful, fail

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Sympolepsy

Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: simp-o-lehp-see

Sentence: Though he was a good listener Mike's sympolepsy caused him to forget any request ever made of him by his co-workers.

Etymology: sympathy + epilepsy = sympolepsy

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Shampathize

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: sham\\\' pa thize

Sentence: Julie\\\'s partner said he was very overwhelmed with their joint project, and it was Julie\\\'s turn to call clients. Julie completely shampathized, then she went back to shopping online.

Etymology: Sham + sympathize

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COMMENTS:

karenanne Etymology: Sham + sympathize - karenanne, 2009-09-18: 15:09:00

Good word! And I am not just being shampathetic... - jrogan, 2009-09-18: 15:55:00

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Compassiveness

Created by: ekath

Pronunciation: com-pass-iv-ness

Sentence: Her attitude and attention, which seemingly sincere, should not be misleading. Its all scheming compassiveness.

Etymology: from compassionate + passive

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Empathetic

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: em/pa/theh/tik

Sentence: Our IT team is very empathetic. They listen attentively to our problems and then promptly forget about them.

Etymology: empathy + pathetic

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Limpathy

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈlɪm.pəˌθi/

Sentence: Customer service representatives are often judged on their limpathy skills as opposed to their ability to actually fix problems.

Etymology: From limp + empathy

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COMMENTS:

Good word!!! You got my vote today. - Stevenson0, 2007-02-27: 17:56:00

Thanks. Though it looks like Discoveria's "scampathy" outdid me at the same kind of game. - ErWenn, 2007-02-28: 01:19:00

I'll admit I was sitting thinking of words ending in -mp, and discarded limpathy in the process. - Discoveria, 2007-02-28: 13:39:00

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Pathetinance

Created by: rickki

Pronunciation: path-et-in-ans

Sentence: Tony showed pathetinance towards Sonia, as she asked for help yesterday.

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Ironian

Created by: newszi

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Sally asked Cindy, about Joe might be able to help them. Sally answered: -Don't bother, he's an Ironian When you ask for help you need the most, all you get is Ironians'. Joe's answers are an Ironian's, he newer keeps himself to them.

Etymology: irony + answer or irony +an

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