Verboticism: Idlewhine

'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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Gripesence

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: grahyp/es/uhnt

Sentence: Every office has two, or three incessant bitchers (women) and bastarders (men) who complain about every detail and do nothing about it except be bitchers and bastarders. This evil underlying gripesence is the single most distructive force in the workplace.

Etymology: gripe + quiescence

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COMMENTS:

Oh The Gripes of Riffraff. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 09:37:00

petaj Purple, that sounds like a sickening scene from the Rocky Horror Show - petaj, 2007-06-16: 01:42:00

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Hearsaysis

Trystera

Created by: Trystera

Pronunciation: heer-SAY-siss

Sentence: Everyone knew that the walls still contained the original asbestos, but nobody so much as called the Health Department -- it was Somebody Else's Problem to everyone in the company, and thus the matter remained in hearsaysis.

Etymology: Hearsay + stasis -- "hearsay" to imply a denigrating thing that is said, but inadmissable in any official capacity, and thus ultimately useless towards the cause.

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Gripescence

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: grahyp/es/ents

Sentence: Every office has two, or three incessant bitchers (women) and bastarders (men) who complain about every detail and do nothing about it except be bitchers and bastarders about anything and everything. This evil underlying gripescence is the single most distructive force in the workplace.

Etymology: GRIPESCENCE - noun - from GRIPE (complain constantly; grumble) + QUIESCENCE (being at rest; still; inactive, or motionless)

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COMMENTS:

Amen, Brother! It's usually perceived that the women at work bitch, but the men provide valuable work-related feedback!!! - Nosila, 2008-08-08: 00:40:00

I like it - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-09: 18:41:00

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Blazemy

Created by: administraitor

Pronunciation: blai-zem-ee

Sentence: The water cooler was the place to hear a fresh blazemy in the heady work-shy days before bankruptcy

Etymology: blame + lazy

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Couchkry

Created by: purplepeopleeater

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Kvetchklatsch

Created by: Pythias

Pronunciation: k-vetch-klatsch

Sentence: Not to be remedied, but to be savoured, the highlight of their day was a veritable kvetchklatsch.

Etymology: kvetch - klatsch

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Gripesence

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: grahyp/es/uhnt

Sentence: Every office has two, or three incessant bitchers (women) and bastarders (men) who complain about every detail and do nothing about it except be bitchers and bastarders. This evil underlying gripesence is the single most distructive force in the workplace.

Etymology: gripe (to complain constantly) + quiescence (being quiet, still, or inactive)

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Hypocrine

Created by: bubbos

Pronunciation: hyp-o-crine

Sentence: Maybe if you hypocrined less, you would be a more contributive member of this workforce.

Etymology: Hypocrite + whine

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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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Grumbledrone

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Grum-bel-dro-n

Sentence: Marge was the biggest grumbledrone ever, she would continually go on and on about something but would never do anything to rectify the matter. Today it was the 'foul' taste of the coffee again. However, no matter how much she hated it, she still refused to bring in her own favourite brand.

Etymology: Grumble(complain or protest in a bad-tempered way) + Drone(to speak tediously at length) = Grumbledrone

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Man- SO MANY good words today! GRUMBLEDRONE has a GREAT sound. Nice imagery it generates. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 07:23:00

A drone is also (n.) An idle person who lives off others; a loafer. Eggzullent word. - Mustang, 2008-08-08: 07:43:00

Good word...another Hairy Potter reference?? Keep on Rowling on the River! - Nosila, 2008-08-08: 22:44:00

Good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-09: 18:40:00

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