Verboticism: Protagnate

'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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Egosnark

Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: ee-go-snark

Sentence: Evan was an egosnark. Everywhere he went he would interject what his imput to the project he gave, what he would have done if he was team leader and what others did wrong. He would put his initials on everything he did or owned and often would whisper under his breath.

Etymology: ego, self + snark, snide remark

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Prattoo

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: praht oooooooo

Sentence: His prattoo was everywhere from the desk in his first schoolroom to the bedhead where he finally popped his clogs. It was said that the hooker who dispatched him to the next world even bore the mark, but that might just have been loose talk.

Etymology: tattoo prat

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COMMENTS:

love the sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-05: 16:14:00

Unique word and sentence. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-06: 17:59:00

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

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

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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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Substamptial

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: sub - stamp - shul

Sentence: There were many colleagues who thought Janelle had made a contribution to the last project; just because her intials or name appeared on all correspondence relating to it. The situation was really more substamptial than it appeared....

Etymology: substantial (significant: fairly large), stamp (to mark, or produce an imprint in or on something), sub (short for substitute)

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Good one. - Mustang, 2009-06-16: 00:32:00

Good one. - Mustang, 2009-06-16: 01:16:00

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Pimpression

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: pimp-pression

Sentence: Johnny wanted to make a good pimpression on his new boss. So he primped his hair, and then pimped up resume with some of his most pimpressive achievements -- like sorting all of his email, or attending and several meetings in the last month and remaining conscious during most of them!

Etymology: pimp+primp+impression

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Markit

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: märkit

Sentence: As the project was wrapping up the office started looking like a forest meadow during rutting season. The prevailing wisdom was markit yourself. If they followed the practice of the animal world the paper produced would be rather soggy.

Etymology: mark (make (a visible impression or stain) + it (used to identify a person) A play on marketing.

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Shambition

Created by: metamondo

Pronunciation:

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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Signifiprint

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /səgˈnɪfəˌpɹɪnt/

Sentence: In a desperate, but ultimately confused attempt to leave a signifiprint and make sure his chores did not go unnoticed around the house, he began initialing every bag of trash he took out to the curb.

Etymology: from signifi(cant) + -print (as in footprint, fingerprint, and imprint)

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Lie it! - Nosila, 2008-05-05: 21:32:00

Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-06: 17:56:00

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