Verboticism: Criticycle

'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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Grumblethargy

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: grum-bull-eth-arg-ee

Sentence: I could empty the cat box myself, but grumblethargy is easier.

Etymology: grumble + lethargy

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COMMENTS:

Ever get one of those clumps stuck on the side of the box and the force of the scoop catapoops it across the room? Happened to me yesterday. I guess the neighbors will eventually find it when they come back from vacation. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 12:58:00

petaj Good word. - petaj, 2007-06-15: 21:17:00

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Fussargy

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fəsərjē

Sentence: In a case of fussargy Alan complained that somebody had left the Xerox machine void of paper despite the fact that a pack of paper is sitting on the shelf next the copier. At that point he returned to his office leaving it just the way he found it.

Etymology: fuss (show unnecessary or excessive concern about something) + lethargy (a lack of energy and enthusiasm)

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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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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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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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Stagnantagonise

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: stag-nan-tag-an-eyes

Sentence: he spent the whole staff meeting stagnantagonising that their staff meetings weren't productive because people spent the whole meeting complaining.

Etymology: stagnant, antagonise, agonise

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I've been to those meetings. They're usually followed by a wicked case of staff infractions. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 09:45:00

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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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Swaitandbitch

Created by: jimmmm

Pronunciation: swait-and-bitch

Sentence: Rather than cancel his subscription to the ever-shrinking newspaper, the customer chose to 's'wait-and-bitch.

Etymology: proper spelling is 's'wait-and-bitch; from combining form 's' of "just" + wait + and + bitch

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metrohumanx Yo ! GOOD one! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 17:44:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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COMMENTS:

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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