Verboticism: Bloopervise

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Shenanigaffe

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: shə-nān'ĭ-gāf

Sentence: Marta usually got a laugh from her coworkers when she would imitate her boss, asking if they remembered to use a cover sheet on their TPS reports, but she eventually realized she'd made a shenanigaffe when their eyes went wide and they began making subtle motions with their hands, pointing behind her.

Etymology: shenanigan - a playful or mischievous act (Origin: 1850–55, Americanism; of obscure orig.) + gaffe - a clumsy social error; a faux pas (from Old French, "hook")

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Gafforgaffer

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: gaff for gaf fer

Sentence: If they needed a lucid answer or wanted to make a request that would be remembered, it was wise to ask the boss in the mornings. That was because the boss,Sheldon Sober, had a liquid lunch every day. His lunches also ran overtime, so while this cat was away,the mice would play. Mimi the Mimic could do a hilarious impersonation of inebriated Sheldon, which would endear her to and entertain her co-workers. One day, the pub Sheldon normally frequented ran out of beer several hours after he got there, so he headed back to his office to get a "stiffener" from the "First Aid Kit" in his desk. He arrived in time to find Mimi taking the mick out of him and the staff roaring with laughter. They meekly slunk back to their desks and nothing was said for the rest of the day. In the morning Mimi timidly reported into work, wondering if she still had a job. Sheldon apparently had forgotten her gafforgaffer and commented to her that she did a great Dean Martin impression!

Etymology: Gaffe (a socially awkward or tactless act) & For(Because; by reason that) & Gaffer(a person who exercises control over workers)

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Comderiderie

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: calm/deride/eerie

Sentence: Comderiderie is an office past time.

Etymology: com (as in comedy) + deride (ridicule) + camaraderie

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Defasbo

Created by: coolkids58

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Comickaze

Created by: Khikhob

Pronunciation: kämi-käzē.

Sentence: Lampooning her boss right in front of him meant Linda had effectively committed comickaze.

Etymology: Comic + (kami)kaze

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Takethepeefortyfive

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: tayk the pee fohr tee fie v

Sentence: she started to take the pee and ended up having to takethepeefortyfive

Etymology: p45. take the piss

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Beraternize

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: bi/reyter/nahyz

Sentence: In our office, which has toxic management, beraternization of the boss is the only way we get through the day. It definitely builds team spirit with my colleagues when we beraternize about the evil one.

Etymology: berate + fraternize

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Bossajova

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: BOS-uh-JOV-vuh

Sentence: When Mr Legree's words: "Perhaps your whole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others!" boomed loudly across the office, Roxie knew that her bossajova would have serious repurcussions.

Etymology: Based on "bossa nova" a carefree dance & music style; boss; & jovial: good humoured, merry , joking.

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COMMENTS:

funny! - remistram, 2007-11-23: 09:22:00

very good - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-23: 12:00:00

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Tomteamery

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: tom-teem-uh-ree

Sentence: Ever since the boss got a new hair piece the tomteamery has been non-stop.

Etymology: tomfoolery (joke around, goof off)+ team

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Detaunt

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dātônt

Sentence: In an act of detaunt, Jesse performed his best impression of the boss firing one of his workers. He is convinced that he added to the camaraderie in the office and that people would have laughed if the boss hadn*t gotten to work early and taken over the performance for real.

Etymology: détente (the easing of hostility or strained relations) + taunt (a remark made in order to anger, wound, or provoke someone)

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