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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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Jeerleader

artr

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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Bossted

Created by: thebbass

Pronunciation: boss-sted

Sentence: YOU: "Major calamity just now. Mark and I were in Leonard's office, and Mark was showing me all the Cubans in Leonard's humidor. Mark was all "Our boss has more money than brains!". He thought about stealing some of the cigars, until he turned around and saw Leonard standing in the doorway." ME: "Ouch. Totally bossted."

Etymology: Busted (To get caught in a incriminating, shameful, or humiliating act) Boss (i.e, Bill Lumbergh)

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COMMENTS:

Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-10-21: 22:57:00

Bossferessence! - Nosila, 2008-10-22: 01:19:00

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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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Toemunching

contiki

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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Hijinxed

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: hi/jinxed

Sentence: I've been hijinxed several times trying to bolster dispirited colleagues.

Etymology: hijinks + jinxed

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Nabbamocker

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Nab-a mok-er

Sentence: Joe thought it was hilarious to make fun of the boss in front of his workmates, that was until everyone went totally silent. When he turned round to discover his boss staring at him he felt like a complete nabbamocker.

Etymology: Nab(to catch,(a wrong-doer) + Mocker(someone who mocks) = Nabbamocker

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Administraightman

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ad-min-i-straight-man

Sentence: The boss was the perfect administraightman for Carol until the day he discovered her in the middle of her routine. That was the day she was comic released. Now she's on comic relief because it's hard to find work as an officemocker.

Etymology: administrator: supervisor or boss + straightman: a performer who acts as a stooge for a comedian

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COMMENTS:

comical word - Nosila, 2010-03-18: 17:48:00

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Crewcify

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kroō/sə/fī

Sentence: The fact that Nelson's former boss had no discernible sense of humor made it all the worse when he chose to act as jeerleader for his flock of mockingnerds. It turned out to be an act of jobacide as Mr. Seether chose to crewcify the entire pod of pink-slippers with a swift crewcut.

Etymology: crew (a group of people who work closely together) crucify (put (someone) to death by nailing or binding them to a cross)

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COMMENTS:

you hit the nail on the head with this one - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-21: 12:10:00

metrohumanx WoW! Action-packed sentence, that! Good one, A! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-23: 17:06:00

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