Verboticism: Ipodnod

'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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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: kuhm-PAH-shuhn

Sentence: Once again Rick responded with typical compasshun to Sharon's request for assistance with her looming deadline, seeming to be caring and sympathetic yet never finding the time to actually come to her aid.

Etymology: Blend of 'compassion' ( a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering) and 'shun' (to keep away from (a place, person, object, etc.), from motives of dislike, caution, etc.; take pains to avoid)

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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


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


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Created by: splangdon





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Created by: toralora

Pronunciation: sim/pah/faik

Sentence: I though he was supportive but as it turned out it was all one big sympafake.

Etymology: sympathize + fake/false

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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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Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: Skam-path-ee

Sentence: Instead of helping Jill go up the hill to fetch a pail of water, Jack stayed at home out of sheer laziness. He was a master of the art of scampathy.

Etymology: Scam + scamp + empathy. Scam: a con; something designed to fool you. Scamp: a rascal. Empathy: to put yourself in another person's shoes, to see their point of view.


like that one! - w5lf9s, 2007-02-27: 12:12:00

A very good word. Without knowing the definition, you'd be able to figure out its meaning. - purpleartichokes, 2007-02-27: 12:22:00

It's scamptastic! - Alchemist, 2007-02-27: 12:47:00

good one - Jabberwocky, 2007-02-27: 13:31:00

Nice one Discoveria! And I am not just being scampathetic. - wordmeister, 2007-02-27: 19:30:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kuhm-pa-shuh-not

Sentence: When Denise came to Carl for help his face was completely sympathetic, his actions were compassionot.

Etymology: compassionate (having tender feelings) + not (used to express negation, denial, refusal, or prohibition)

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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


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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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: eye/wall

Sentence: His eye contact was perfect and sincere and his responses empathetic and kind, but his memory was going into shut down mode. He was a master at the ability to eyewall his colleagues.

Etymology: eye + eye ball + fire wall


great word - Jabberwocky, 2007-02-27: 09:12:00

perfect word, in fact - I love it! - w5lf9s, 2007-02-27: 11:26:00


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Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: empa/thot/amy

Sentence: His unique skill in performing an empathotomy was known not only by his colleagues but also by his superiors.

Etymology: empathize + lobotomy

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