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Whinesteward

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: whyne stew ard

Sentence: It was enough to make one blush. Sam Gria was a consumant whinesteward. Although he loved his job serving the best wines to the richest people, he never failed to find a riesling to complain. Although he mulled over his circumstances all the time, he never failed to pinot his hopes on changing his bubbly career. For the sake of his varietal sanity, he thought of moving to Cork or the Rhine or Burgundy, but he lost his bottle. It was claret he'd always finish where he was, if he would only mature. He married Rosé,settled in Bordeaux, was always in hock and watched Magnum PI re-runs on TV most nights.

Etymology: Whine (moan, complain) & Steward (attendant) plus Wordplay on Wine Steward (someone who suggests and serves wine)

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Sisyfuss

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sisəfəs (just like the real word)

Sentence: George was such a Sisyfuss. He complained about getting to work. He complained about being at work. He complained about the work he did. He complained about the trip home. While at work he complained about his home life. He not only rolled that big rock up the hill, he pushed it down again trying to take out as many others as possible as it went down. Some say he is able to keep his youthful appearance because he never uses the muscles in his face that are required for smiling.

Etymology: Sisyphus (the son of Aeolus, punished in Hades for his misdeeds in life by being condemned to the eternal task of rolling a large stone to the top of a hill, from which it always rolled down again) + fuss (show unnecessary or excessive concern about something)

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COMMENTS:

hillarious! - galwaywegian, 2008-09-16: 06:30:00

hooterbug Great job! - hooterbug, 2008-09-16: 07:26:00

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Whinaholic

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: whin/a/hol/ic

Sentence: My boss is a major whinaholic about his job. Our hours are 8:30 - 5:00, but he arrives at 7:30 and leaves at 5:30 so he can smooze and cruise with the staff, but never stops bitching about all that he has to do.

Etymology: WHINAHOLIC - noun - from WHINE (snivel, or complain in a self-pitying way) + WORKAHOLIC (One who has a compulsive and unrelenting need to work)

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Industragripe

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation: in-dus-tra-gripe

Sentence: After 30 years at her government job, Alma gradually had become a professional industragripe.

Etymology: industry (work) & gripe (complain/moan/bitch)

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Occupulation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ock-yew-pule-AY-shun

Sentence: Reginald griped and complained so often and so long at work that most folks realized that whining had become his ocupulation, a fact that had many of them wishing he'd take his skills elsewhere.

Etymology: Blend of 'occupation' (a person's usual or principal work or business) and 'pule' (whine)

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Jobstingrate

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: job/stin/grate

Sentence: Hal's favourite part of the day was spent jobstingrating. On weekends he felt sad and underdepreciated.

Etymology: job + obstinate + grate

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Gulugu

Created by: usareddy

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Dexotophopy

Created by: gwshark

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Perpetulagripist

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: purr-PETCH-yoo-luh-GRY-pist

Sentence: Sure, I'm guilty. We're ALL guilty...of coming to work every day to pound out reams of meaningless drivel that nobody ever reads seriously. Sitting thru pointless meetings and concocting vapid "vision statements" which are lies to begin with and kowtowing to semi-illiterate deans and directors who make five times as much as we do and only delegate their imaginary authority while handing out bonuses to their lackeys who drone on and on about their "proactive" approach to multiculturalism and pseudotechnical astuteness. This place makes me want to puke. If the coffee wasn't so good, I'd quit tomorrow and THEN they'd see how easy it is to deal with students who don't speak a word of engrish and have the collective IQ of a bag of hammers. I'm going to the donut shoppe. Do you want me to bring you anything? What do you mean, shut up? Sick of hearing WHAT? That this place is a totalitarian matriarchy run by an illiterate vice president? What do you mean, I'm irritating? What the hell is a PERPETULAGRIPIST? Is that supposed to be an insult? I'm telling the boss that you Verbotomize when you should be working on that mission statement. It smells funny in here.

Etymology: PERPETual+petULAnt+GRIPe+ist= PERPETULAGRIPIST perpetual:continuing forever, everlasting,occurring continually ;Middle English perpetuel, from Anglo-French, from Latin perpetuus uninterrupted.....petulant:insolent or rude in speech or behavior,characterized by temporary ill humor;Latin or Middle French; Middle French, from Latin petulant-, petulans; akin to Latin petere to go to, attack.....gripe:to complain with grumbling; Middle English, from Old English grīpan; akin to Old High German grīfan to grasp, Lithuanian griebti.....ist(suffix):one who has elevated something to a high level or artform.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Apostrophe abuse is RAMPANT and irritating.I had to stop reading a book because in the last 3 chapters, the author found a barrel of COMMAS he wasn't using and inserted them with wild abandon. NOW it's unnecessary quotation marks which are getting up my nose! What's this world coming to? http://quotation-marks.blogspot.com/ - metrohumanx, 2008-09-16: 03:13:00

I know what you mean...unnecessary punctuation marks are a pain in the colon! Or is it the semi-colon?????? But I do love ellipses... - Nosila, 2008-09-16: 20:37:00

metrohumanx :) - metrohumanx, 2008-09-17: 01:31:00

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Entropeeve

Created by: kabloozie

Pronunciation: EN-truh-peev

Sentence: Bob's usual ennui has really become a persistant entropeeve - I wish he'd just shut up or quit.

Etymology: Entropy:The tendency for all matter and energy in the universe to evolve toward a state of inert uniformity + peeve: cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful

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COMMENTS:

Nice simple blend. Love the sentence too! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-18: 18:24:00

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