Verboticism: Tinfluence

'What are doing to the cubicles!?'

DEFINITION: v. To create an impression that you have made a positive contribution, especially when related to career activities. n. A personal mark or imprint which proves that you have done something that matters.

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Worthprint

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: WURTH-print

Sentence: Who will leave the greater worthprint: Foo, Kilroy or Johnny Bunko?

Etymology: WORTH: usefulness or importance, as to the world, to a person or a purpose & PRINT: impression or mark; to impress on the mind or memory. As a schoolboy, in the 1950s, it was a lark to write "Foo was here!" Later on he was replaced by Kilroy. Looks like now it's about to be Johnny Bunko's turn. Actually, "Johnny Bunko was here!" sounds great.

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Carearmark

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /kuh-REER-mahrk/

Sentence: The database that Jason had created ten years ago was still used for the company's inventory tracking, and he felt that it was his carearmark ― that the work he'd done so long ago was still being used today. That, and 'casual Friday', from the day when he thought he'd come to the office to do some extra work on a Saturday, wearing baggy jeans and a tee shirt, and it turned out to be a Friday instead.

Etymology: Career - chosen pursuit, profession or occupation (from Middle French, carriere "road, racecourse") + Earmark - any identifying or distinguishing mark or characteristic (from ear + mark; originally a cut or mark in the ear of sheep and cattle, serving as a sign of ownership)

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COMMENTS:

clever blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-05: 16:14:00

nice. - galwaywegian, 2008-05-05: 17:09:00

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Grafeatee

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: graf feet ee

Sentence: Johnny left his mark all over town. By using an aerosole can as his ink, he had managed to touch every public area. When he was finally arrested, his claim to fame was that he had produced the most grafeatee in the town's history.

Etymology: Grafitti (drawing/writing on public property that expresses social mores or just plain vandalism) & Feat (a notable achievement)

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Embossmaterial

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: em-boss-ma-teer-ee-al

Sentence: Kenny clearly had what it takes to be the CEO. His embossmaterial was marked on all of his work.

Etymology: emboss (to raise the surface to make a mark) + material (the makings of) + boss (manager, supervisor)

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Kinpression

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kin pres shun

Sentence: Even though his uncle was a mob boss, Sal always tried to leave a good kinpression on others. Blood is blood and Sal reckoned that the nepotism at his being made would be outshone by the fact that he would do any job given to him. Yeah, he was happy to rub out an obstacle that his uncle felt needed whacked. That's why Sal is still out there being a citizen, secure in the knowledge that his loyalty, silence, thoroughness and relationship are secure. The theory of relativity works for Sal!

Etymology: Kin (family, group of people related by blood or marriage;a person having kinship with another or others) & Impression (a vague idea in which some confidence is placed;a clear and telling mental image)

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Imprimytour

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: im/pri/my/tour

Sentence: If you want to ensure that people know you've been there, be sure to leave your imprimytour, especially if you're visiting the Vatican.

Etymology: imprimatur (seal, official approval, stamp)+ my + tour (stint, turn)

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love it! - galwaywegian, 2008-05-05: 15:31:00

Cleverly blended word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-06: 17:55:00

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Winpression

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: win press shun

Sentence: Freddy wanted to make his mark at the Moonlight Auto Body Shop. He knew he was smarter and more personable than the other guys and way more ambitious. He knew that someday he would run the company. The surest way to make a winpression was the easiest and none of the others had even thought of it. He courted and married the boss' very homely daughter and made a great winpression on his boss that secured his future permanently.

Etymology: Win (win something through one's efforts) & Impression (a clear and telling mental image or a vague idea in which some confidence is placed)

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Shambition

Created by: metamondo

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Sentence: Overcome by shambition, and determined to create the impression that her research had not been in vain, Jenny launched a campaign to have her worthless paper published in the journal du jour.

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Kilroy

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: kill+Roy

Sentence: His kilroys were all over the project, so there was no doubt he wanted to take credit for it.

Etymology: Kilroy was the fictional character from WWII who's mark was written everywhere: "Kilroy was here."

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COMMENTS:

He was so what kilrovian, I guess. Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-06: 17:53:00

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Colophiti

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: kol/uh/fiti

Sentence: John placed his distinctive colophiti on all office collaborative work and memos to demonstrate to his boss that he had personally read and digested all the important information.

Etymology: colophon (printer's distinctive emblem, used as an identifying device on its books and other works) + graffiti (markings, tags, or initials)

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