Verboticism: Carearmark

'What are doing to the cubicles!?'

DEFINITION: v. To create an impression that you have made a positive contribution, especially when related to career activities. n. A personal mark or imprint which proves that you have done something that matters.

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Jobifact

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: jahb-eh-fakt

Sentence: Johnny left little jobifacts around the office to look like he was busy working. He would leave papers by the printer of drafts of written work, he would save and stack his telephone messages (real and made up ones, mind you) on his desk, and left emails of his work exploits. He would often start sentences like, "You know Bob, I've been thinking about this . . ." or "What's been bothering me, Florence, about the Dithers' case is . . ." He constantly asked his co-workers if he could borrow their White-Out, extra large paper clips, or staples because he just "ran out." Whenever a report came out that had his name on it, he would post it on the staff bulletin board and pin it on the walls of his tiny cubicle. In essence, Johnny didn't do much.

Etymology: Job, profession, place of work + artifact, a spurious observation or result arising from preparatory or investigative procedures

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COMMENTS:

Sounds like he was jobiquitous! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-06: 18:03:00

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Colophiti

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: kol/uh/fiti

Sentence: John placed his distinctive colophiti on all office collaborative work and memos to demonstrate to his boss that he had personally read and digested all the important information.

Etymology: colophon (printer's distinctive emblem, used as an identifying device on its books and other works) + graffiti (markings, tags, or initials)

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COMMENTS:

Lovely word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-06: 18:05:00

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Autograught

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: aht - oh - graft

Sentence: To insure that credit was given for his contributions to any endeavor, no matter how small or insignificant, Garrison would find some clever way to autograught his personal mark on the project.

Etymology: blend of the words autograph and graft, to attach as if by grafting.

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COMMENTS:

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-05: 16:15:00

Good one - Nosila, 2008-05-05: 21:33:00

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Shambition

Created by: metamondo

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Sentence: Overcome by shambition, and determined to create the impression that her research had not been in vain, Jenny launched a campaign to have her worthless paper published in the journal du jour.

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Pimpression

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: pimp-pression

Sentence: Johnny wanted to make a good pimpression on his new boss. So he primped his hair, and then pimped up resume with some of his most pimpressive achievements -- like sorting all of his email, or attending and several meetings in the last month and remaining conscious during most of them!

Etymology: pimp+primp+impression

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Signifiprint

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /səgˈnɪfəˌpɹɪnt/

Sentence: In a desperate, but ultimately confused attempt to leave a signifiprint and make sure his chores did not go unnoticed around the house, he began initialing every bag of trash he took out to the curb.

Etymology: from signifi(cant) + -print (as in footprint, fingerprint, and imprint)

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COMMENTS:

Lie it! - Nosila, 2008-05-05: 21:32:00

Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-06: 17:56:00

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Imprimytour

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: im/pri/my/tour

Sentence: If you want to ensure that people know you've been there, be sure to leave your imprimytour, especially if you're visiting the Vatican.

Etymology: imprimatur (seal, official approval, stamp)+ my + tour (stint, turn)

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Corporashine

Created by: otherguy

Pronunciation: kôrpəˈrāshīn

Sentence: As Joe retired he hoped that his name would be linked to a bit of corporashine. A glimmer of recognition for all the years of hard work was all he was looking for.

Etymology: corporation: a company or group of people authorized to act as a single entity + shine: be brilliant or excellent at something

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Protagnate

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: proh-tag-neyt

Sentence: Josh isn't yet the protagnate he would like to be. He may have short-circuited his rise to the top by misunderstanding when his mentor told him that it important to make your mark in the business world. Tagging all of the company's delivery vans with his initials just might come back to bite him.

Etymology: protagonist (the leading character, hero, or heroine of a drama) + tag (to write graffiti) + magnate (a person of eminence or distinction in any field)

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Carearmark

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /kuh-REER-mahrk/

Sentence: The database that Jason had created ten years ago was still used for the company's inventory tracking, and he felt that it was his carearmark ― that the work he'd done so long ago was still being used today. That, and 'casual Friday', from the day when he thought he'd come to the office to do some extra work on a Saturday, wearing baggy jeans and a tee shirt, and it turned out to be a Friday instead.

Etymology: Career - chosen pursuit, profession or occupation (from Middle French, carriere "road, racecourse") + Earmark - any identifying or distinguishing mark or characteristic (from ear + mark; originally a cut or mark in the ear of sheep and cattle, serving as a sign of ownership)

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COMMENTS:

clever blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-05: 16:14:00

nice. - galwaywegian, 2008-05-05: 17:09:00

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