Verboticism: Discomplaincent

'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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Vertome

Created by: cagycarm

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Supwhine

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: SUP-wine

Sentence: Why fix a problem when you can supwhine about it?

Etymology: Supine (failing to act or protest as a result of moral weakness) + whine (a feeble or petulant complaint)

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Statusquote

Created by: rephil

Pronunciation: stat-us-KWOT

Sentence: The number of people who statusquote this place without citing their sources is remarkable.

Etymology: status quo -- (idiom, Latin) unchanging state of affairs; to quote -- to restate

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COMMENTS:

The etymology is difficult, because it becomes so circular one gets dizzy -- status = state, quote = restate, but quote comes from quo, I believe... AARG, the irony! - rephil, 2007-06-15: 10:13:00

petaj I like your thinking on this one. - petaj, 2007-06-15: 21:15:00

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Grouchpotato

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: grouch-po-ta-toe

Sentence: David was a grouchpotato. He constantly complained but took no action and wound up with "secretary spread" on his hips.

Etymology: couch potato/grouch

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His name was David, but everyone called him "Chip". - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 09:38:00

petaj Everyone wanted to sMASH him, PEEL strips off him. - petaj, 2007-06-15: 21:20:00

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Criticycle

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: KRIH-tih-sye-kuhl

Sentence: Alex's girlfriend had no idea that her laments over his lack of mouthwash merely put her in a criticycle.

Etymology: criticise + cycle (circling round and round)

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Carpathetic

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: car - puh - THET - ik

Sentence: Elwood is completely carpathetic about things he feels are wrong; he carps and complains but is such an ineffectual wimp he never does anything to improve things.

Etymology: Blend of 'carp' (complain) and 'pathetic' (miserably or contemptibly inadequate)

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metrohumanx I like this word more each time i see it. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 14:45:00

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Exacerplain

Created by: AlouattaPigra

Pronunciation: Eggs Ass Er Plain

Sentence: "Bee off 'wit 'yer exacerplaining!" Faedur belted. "I be so tired of 'earin dis talk about how to improve tings, but 'wit no will at all to do anyting about it!" Francois looked to the cracks in the soil beneath his feet. "I will forever keep 'dem exacerplaints to 'meself! No use make tings worse by pointing out me own hinesight now."

Etymology: Exacerbate - Make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse + Complain - Express dissatisfaction or annoyance about a state of affairs or an event.

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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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Stagnitatious

Created by: grasshopper

Pronunciation: stag/knee/ta/ious

Sentence: I can not count how many times a stagnitatious someone has stabbed me in the back;did I tell you about last night?

Etymology: stagnent/stuck, irritate/annoy, ious/pertaining to something = Stagnitatious

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COMMENTS:

AJR55 nice word! adjective rather than verb though - AJR55, 2007-06-15: 12:06:00

keep them coming - nice word - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-16: 00:14:00

opps,sorry bout that and thanks - grasshopper, 2007-06-17: 22:08:00

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Blabstention

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: blabˈsten sh ən

Sentence: Maggy complained bitterly to anyone who would listen about the quality of the food in the company cafeteria. It was a true case of blabstention, saying much and doing nothing, when you considered that she was the food services manager.

Etymology: blab (reveal secrets by indiscreet talk) + abstention (the fact or practice of restraining oneself from indulging in something)

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