Verboticism: Carpousel

'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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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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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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Complyning

Created by: lauramy

Pronunciation: cum-pline-ing (Crikey! this word sounds Australian.)

Sentence: Mabel claims to despise all their whining but I know she's over there complyning.

Etymology: complying + complaining

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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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Complaintamantics

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: com plaint ah man ticks

Sentence: All complainimatics aside, what should we do about the problem?

Etymology: complaint - gripes amantics - actions

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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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Gripethetic

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: gryp-eh-THET-ic

Sentence: Winston is absolutely and hopelessly gripethetic; he constantly yammers about issues and conditions that he thinks are wrong but when it comes to making any effort to change them he remains silent.

Etymology: Blend of 'gripe' (v. to complain with grumbling ) and 'pathetic' (adj. pitifully inferior or inadequate)

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Longwhineded

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: long/wine/did

Sentence: The head trader was so longwhineded that the constant cacophony he created garnered him the distinction of being known as a whine expert.

Etymology: long winded (constant) + whine

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metrohumanx Sometimes i wish I could "trade heads"... - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 17:40:00

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Whinemaker

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: wyn may ker

Sentence: Stacy was the world's greatest whinemaker. No matter what the subject or event, she could easily manufacture a complaint about it without making any suggestions for improvements. Most people were sure that if she won big on the lottery, she'd be complaining about how she should spend it...

Etymology: Whine (complain) & Maker (someone who manufactures something) and wordplay on Winemaker (someone who produces wine)

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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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