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Supercalifragilinguist

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: soo-pur-kal-ah-fraj-ah-ling-wist

Sentence: Being a supercalifragilinguist, Mary felt compelled to use blinguage. When her boss asked her if she was willing to relocate, she was unable to simply answer "no" and soon found herself in Uzbekistan.

Etymology: the word from Mary Poppins, linguist

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COMMENTS:

LOVE them both, especially blinguage. - stache, 2008-03-06: 08:48:00

Chim Chim Cher-ee! Good one. - Tigger, 2008-03-06: 10:04:00

Expialidocious! Very precocious! Great fun word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:04:00

great - now this has become the song of the day - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-06: 13:12:00

Aardvark I think I will actually use this one. Great. - Aardvark, 2008-03-06: 14:02:00

Sorry 'bout that Jabber, but know you're not suffering alone. - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-06: 14:15:00

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Bossify

Created by: Eanrael

Pronunciation: Boss i fie

Sentence: HR knew that the new commission plan would cut the worker's income by at least 1/3 if not 1/2; they would have to *bossify* the presentation. Note: With the connotation that a "boss" would be happy with either result a) people ignore the plan because the wording is too complicated or b)they believe the plan to be benificial.

Etymology: Boss - n. - slang - Good, Excellent, Cool Boss - n. - a person who is in charge of an employee or organization — ORIGIN Dutch baas ‘master’.

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Acronimrod

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: ack-ro-nimm-rohd

Sentence: "Joe, on the DL, the entire PTC committee needs those TPS reports PDQ. GBTW and, get `em to me ASAP, or I'll tell HR or your GM that you're in AA and are faking being sick instead of using PTO hours. Then it'll be RIP for your career. - Rob Gathers" Joe deleted the acronimrod's email just as Anna Gathers emerged from the hotel room's bathroom in a schoolgirl outfit. "You know, Joe, if I wanted a workaholic ass, I'd be banging my husband," she sneered. Joe closed the laptop and placed it gently beside the bed.

Etymology: acronym + nimrod

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COMMENTS:

Good one, Banky,your STAT response encapsulates this scenario and empowers the disenfranchised to become key stakeholders in this etymological challenge! - Nosila, 2008-03-06: 01:07:00

So... Did those TPS reports ever get submitted? I'm dying to know! Lol. Love you mini-stories. - Tigger, 2008-03-06: 10:30:00

Superlative story and word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:14:00

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Inflatulate

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: in/flach/u/late

Sentence: Joe dithered outside the bathroom door. The access instructions distributed at the 3 hour "securitized lavatory entrance system" meeting had seemed very clear at the time: choose #1 or choose #2. But, Joe now wondered, what about an employee requiring #1 AND #2? Had there been a third option? Why, oh why, had he not paid more attention to the inflatulated memo??? Joe shuffled off to find an HR rep who could help him with this rather pressing problem.

Etymology: inflate + flatulate

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COMMENTS:

spot on, Jam. - stache, 2008-03-06: 08:53:00

Nice blend. Could be used to describe what's done in the bathroom too! - Tigger, 2008-03-06: 10:11:00

Certainly has a special fl-air !!! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:06:00

Great word! Makes lots of 'scents'. - Mustang, 2008-03-06: 17:35:00

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Jargontificate

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /jahr-gon-TIF-i-keyt/

Sentence: All of Ken's employees and co-workers wondered how he had gotten his job, as an Information Technology Manager, since he was practically computer-illiterate and he could barely turn a computer on without help. He was a charismatic talker though, so even though he went around using inappropriate techno-terms and unrelated buzzwords, and he would jargontificate endlessly, he only sounded convincing to other computer-illiterate people. Then he mentioned his background as a Car Salesman, and it all started to make sense.

Etymology: Jargon - language characterized pretentious vocabulary and convoluted syntax, often vague in meaning (from Old French, gargon "a chattering" [of birds]) + Pontificate - to speak in a pompous or dogmatic manner (from Latin, pontifex "bridge-maker")

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Great last line in your sentence! Well selected etymology. Good word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 10:55:00

So many good submissions today picking was tough. But this one's a peach, so I picked it. - stache, 2008-03-06: 15:13:00

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Jargamorphosis

Created by: diyan627

Pronunciation: jar-gu-morf-u-sis

Sentence: There goes Tammy with her jargamorphosis again. She thinks the perplexed way I'm looking at her is fascination with her brilliance.

Etymology: jargon (Speech or writing having unusual or pretentious vocabulary, convoluted phrasing) + metamorphosis (A transformation, as by magic or sorcery. A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or *function*.) def from answers dot com

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kashman Simply brilliant and Kafka-ish! - kashman, 2008-03-09: 00:43:00

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Blusterblather

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bləstərbleðər

Sentence: After years as a spokesperson for the utility company, Jill is so versed in blusterblather that she has trouble understanding her own twaddle.

Etymology: bluster (talk in a loud, aggressive, or indignant way with little effect) + blather (talk long-windedly without making very much sense)

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Blowphisticrat

Created by: twocent

Pronunciation: blow-fist-e&-krat

Sentence: Whenever he spoke with authority he came across with all the polish of a D.M.V. blowphisticrat.

Etymology: n. Compound of sophisticated: overly complicated, blow-hard: braggart and bureaucrat: a rigid official lacking intelligent judgment v. blowphisticate

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Very nice - OZZIEBOB, 2009-01-01: 00:04:00

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Patroisnize

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: pa/traw/nize

Sentence: Please don't patroisnize me - I don't have my PHD in linguistics.

Etymology: patronize + patios

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Whew! Strong creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:29:00

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Transentency

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: trans/sen/ten/see

Sentence: The prof always lectured with such transentency that it was difficult to make notes about his lecture. Mine usually read "what the ....?"

Etymology: transcendency + sentence

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COMMENTS:

from pronounciation thru to etymology and word ... A cut above the usual! Superb! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 10:58:00

...Luck!... be a Lady toniiiiiiiiight! (Gawd, I hate Sinatra.) - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-06: 18:27:00

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