Verboticism: Growlapath

'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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Carpousel

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: karrp o sell

Sentence: Every morning her main carpousel was that her phone was on the right of her desk despite office management knowing that she was left handed. If something wasn't done soon, one of these days she would move it herself!

Etymology: carousel, carp

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COMMENTS:

Sounds fishy... maybe she had carpal punnel syndrome. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 09:28:00

Or carpritis. - Clayton, 2007-06-15: 18:37:00

petaj AppalLING behaviour in this workPLAICE. I'm BREAMful of her complaints and don't want to listen to her any MORAY, she is just FLOUNDERing in her job. I wonder what is the best ANGLE to SCHNAPPER out of it? COD we put our thinking CARPS on? There's no point being KOI about it. We may just have to tell her straight ANCHOVY her out the DORY. - petaj, 2007-06-15: 21:02:00

She catfish a sentence without trawling someone a name... everybody just tunas her out. If they didn't, they'd have to gill her. Minnow have tried. Quite a pickerel. She brines and brines, all trout the day. She must've lobster mind or something. I'm fin ta angle her. Shoal her who's boss. - Clayton, 2007-06-15: 23:29:00

petaj Clayton, thanks for being that special salmon. I'm shore you'll do a fin job. - petaj, 2007-06-16: 01:35:00

Fish shore. - Clayton, 2007-06-16: 08:32:00

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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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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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Whinals

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: whine-als

Sentence: Peg and Steve were habitchual whinals. At the end of every term they start to complain and carry on as if they didn't know there would be a final exam. If they had gone to class and studied instead of sitting around the cafeteria kvetching about their professors they wouldn't have to worry so much.

Etymology: whine:complain or protest in a childish fashion to + final: of or constituting the end result of a succession or process

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COMMENTS:

hopefully they'll flunk, then they will have something to whine about - Nosila, 2010-01-11: 23:39:00

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Blabstention

artr

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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Ennuwaaah

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: ahn WAAA

Sentence: Moana suffered from ennuwaaah - she liked to complain about little problems all day long but she never had the energy to work on solving any of them. At least she liked variety - she alternated between grouse, beef, and carp with her whine.

Etymology: ennui + "Waaah"

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COMMENTS:

waaanderful - Nosila, 2010-01-11: 23:36:00

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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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Aggrivshun

Created by: keeno82uk

Pronunciation: Ag-reev-shun

Sentence: Paula suffered from Aggrivshun, so much so that the gossip in the workplace was left to fester until aggrivshun had to take a backseat and the problem solved.

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Hypocribitch

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /hɪˈpɑkɹəˌbɪtʃ/

Sentence: We all hypocribitch sometimes.

Etymology: From hypocrite + bitch

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COMMENTS:

usually while playing a game of hypocribbage - galwaywegian, 2007-06-15: 06:08:00

Must be the Season of the Bitch. (Damn this tunacy.) - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 09:41:00

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Couchkry

Created by: purplepeopleeater

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