Verboticism: Hijinxed

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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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Mockeriffic

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: mok-uh-rif-ik

Sentence: Janice thought it was great fun to lampoon her boss for her coworkers. It was a sure way get a laugh. Her latest performance was not so warmly received by "Mr. So this is what you do when I'm not here". Though her show proved to be mockeriffic, she was somewhat regretful as she danced out the door in her pink slippers.

Etymology: mockery (an imitation, especially of a ridiculous or unsatisfactory kind) + riff (a reduction in the number of persons employed by a business) + terrific (extremely good; wonderful)

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Aucado

Created by: rdococ

Pronunciation: ow-car-doh

Sentence:

Etymology: Based on "awkward".

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Hijinxed

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: hi/jinxed

Sentence: I've been hijinxed more than once trying to bolster dispirited colleagues.

Etymology: hijinks + jinxed

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COMMENTS:

Outstanding!! - Mustang, 2007-11-23: 07:29:00

Excellent! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-25: 23:05:00

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Hootgo

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /hu:tgəʊ/

Sentence: Afterwards, Lily told Sharon:- "I would stop making those hootgoes, you'll get yourself fired!" "I can hootgo all I want, this is a free speach country Lily. And the only Bosses that should exist should be the 'Hugos'!"

Etymology: HOOTGO. From Hoot (Informal. One that is hilariously funny) + Hugo (From Hugo BOSS)

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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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Bossonono

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bos so no no

Sentence: Carmen got up on her manager's desk to show off for her colleagues by grinding and gyrating in a frilly dress. It was Friday afternoon and he had gone for the day. Right? Wrong! He came back for his briefcase and to tell her that the white slip she had been flaunting would now be a pink slip.

Etymology: Boss (leader, manager) & Bossa Nova (Brazilian dance, related to the samba) & Oh No No (an utterance of regret)

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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: BERATERNIZE - verb - from BERATE (to chide vehemently; to rebuke) + FRATERIZE (to associate with others in a brotherly, or congenial way)

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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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Springstern

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: spring/sturn

Sentence: She invited serious sprinstern when she made fun of the boss' voice.

Etymology: Bruce Springsteen (the boss) + stern

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