Verboticism: Aloofitis

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Technotian

Created by: Domhain

Pronunciation: Tech-no-shun

Sentence: You must learn the way of the technotian if you are to advance in to a managerial role within this IT department.

Etymology: Reality.

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Shutninja

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: shətninjə

Sentence: Once Harry gets home from work he becomes a shutninja. Knocks on the door nor ringing of the phone will secure a response. If not for lights going on and off and seeing him leave and return from his job, his neighbors wouldn’t know that anybody lived in his house.

Etymology: shut-in (a person confined indoors, esp. as a result of physical or mental disability) + ninja (mercenaries of feudal Japan known for their ability to be invisible/hidden)

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Attendshungetter

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: at tend shun get ter

Sentence: Alan was always an attendshungetter, whether at work in the office or at home. He could zone out and retreat into his own little fantasy world to avoid other people such as meetings,classes, door-to-door sales people, his mother-in-law, his wife and anything or anyone else he chose to. In his mind, he travelled far away, usually on a spaceship or he replayed his favourite movie scenes. Some people thought he could astral-project himself, because he could recall no details when he "came back". On Halloween night he hid in the house in the dark, with the porchlight on, watching from behind the drapes to avoid the trick or treaters. His mind was like his home. Like his Mother had always said... the lights were on but there was no one home.

Etymology: Attend (give heed (to);be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc.) & Shun (avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of) & Getter (a person who acquires as a result of some effort or action)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx ANOTHER Nosila classic! - metrohumanx, 2008-09-17: 01:29:00

metrohumanx AHA! Zone out ! I KNEW it wasn't just us. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-17: 11:32:00

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Zoneduff

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: ZZZZone-duh-FFF (alt. zoneduffer)

Sentence: BigBob was likeable enough, but he had an annoying habit of ZONEDUFFING while you were talking to him, and you never knew how long he had been incommunicado. We did extract a measure of revenge when the whole department took a subway ride to the trade show. We all got on the train, and just before the doors closed, everyone jumped off - leaving BigBob on the express to Harlem instead of going downtown. BigBob the ZONEDUFFER stared from the rear window of the subway car as it slowly vanished into the rat-infested subterranean dimness of the "Big Apple"...and forever into our memories.

Etymology: ZONED out+ DUFF = ZONEDUFF.....zoned out: late 1960-ish phrase meaning " to withdraw into a semi-pleasant introspective state of sensory withdrawl, induced by lack of sleep or excessive ingestion of contraband".....DUFF: disparaging regional term meaning "to leave (one's comrades) abruptly, secretively or without prior warning"....."Dude! Why did you DUFF on us last night?"

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx No BigBobs were harmed in the writing of this FICTITOUS sentence.... - metrohumanx, 2008-09-17: 02:06:00

Sounds like he was zonedeaf, too! - Nosila, 2008-09-18: 01:30:00

Amidst the woes on Wall st - missed this one. Great word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-30: 17:49:00

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Glistant

Created by: mayblossom

Pronunciation: glist-ant

Sentence: "oh look, Marks gone all Glistant again!

Etymology: glare+distant.

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Absillusive

Created by: deepbluenpurple

Pronunciation: Ab + zee +lusive

Sentence: His absillusive demeanour in the face of his wife's tirades seemed to enrage her further.

Etymology: absence + illusion

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Flakavoid

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation:

Sentence: God! He's such a flakevoid when it comes to introductions!

Etymology:

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Comavoid

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: koh-ma-void

Sentence: Randy is quite skilled at dodging interactions with his co-workers. He can comavoid just about any effort to elicit a response. The only known method to break this trance-like concentration is to drop a box of Krispy Kreme donuts on his desk.

Etymology: coma (a state of prolonged unconsciousness, including a lack of response to stimuli) + avoid (to keep away from; keep clear of; shun)

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Blankit

Created by: brimuth

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

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Zombievade

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: zämbēvād

Sentence: George could zombievade almost any situation. His blank stare and lack of reaction made approach nearly impossible. The few who tried to elicit human interaction were rebuffed by active indifference. Deep inside they knew that George really wanted to eat their brains.

Etymology: Zombie (a soulless corpse said to be revived by witchcraft) + evade (escape or avoid, esp. by cleverness or trickery)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Gotta love those zombies! Good word. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-17: 11:36:00

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