Verboticism: Springstern

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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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Jeerleader

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: jērlēdər

Sentence: With the office down in the dumps over falling sales figures, and the boss behind closed doors for meetings, Jill took on the role of jeerleader.

Etymology: jeer (make rude and mocking remarks, typically in a loud voice) + cheerleader (a person who leads cheers and applause)

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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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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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Extempoorise

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: eks temp oooo reyes

Sentence: her attempt to extempoorise made her a poor ex temp as the poo which hit the fan continued to rise.

Etymology: extemporise (to speak with out preparation) ex-temp, poo, rise.

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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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Jokerestinpeace

Created by: samsync

Pronunciation: joker-rest-in-peace

Sentence: She jokerestinpeaced, so here she is, clearing garbage with the rest of the jokerestinpeacers.

Etymology: joker - trying to be funny rest in peace - say bye bye to boss!

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Toemunching

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Created by: contiki

Pronunciation: toe munching

Sentence: I did some major toemunching today when the boss heard me making fun of him! SO embarrassing!

Etymology: To put ones foot in ones own mouth when speaking.

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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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Himpression

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: him/presh/un

Sentence: Elaine was a hoot. No matter how bad the day was going, she could always uplift the mood in Purchasing. Unfortunately, having her back to the boss's office door turned her last afternoon "show" into nothing more than a horrifying himpression. Needless to say, Elaine doesn't work here anymore. :(

Etymology: Being caught by a male while doing an impression of him.

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COMMENTS:

Himpressive word! - Nosila, 2008-10-22: 01:15:00

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