Verboticism: Kilroy

'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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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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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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Grafeatee

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: graf feet ee

Sentence: Johnny left his mark all over town. By using an aerosole can as his ink, he had managed to touch every public area. When he was finally arrested, his claim to fame was that he had produced the most grafeatee in the town's history.

Etymology: Grafitti (drawing/writing on public property that expresses social mores or just plain vandalism) & Feat (a notable achievement)

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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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Monhancock

Created by: alicat

Pronunciation: Mawn-han-cock

Sentence: Walter was 40, still working at McDonalds and wanted to leave his mark somewhere in the world. For two days he flipped the french-fry containers upside down to make Ws. In his own way, he felt that he was leaving his MonHancock on the rest of the world.

Etymology: "mon" - French of "my" and "Hancock" - as in John Hancock, or signature

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-15: 13:18:00

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Kilroy

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: kill+Roy

Sentence: His kilroys were all over the project, so there was no doubt he wanted to take credit for it.

Etymology: Kilroy was the fictional character from WWII who's mark was written everywhere: "Kilroy was here."

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COMMENTS:

He was so what kilrovian, I guess. Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-06: 17:53:00

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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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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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Remarkabull

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: re-mark-a-bull

Sentence: Johnny's work was remarkabull. He was more interested in impressing his supervisors and coworkers with his abilities than actually doing the work.

Etymology: (play on remarkable) remark: take notice of, observe + mark: evaluation/visible stroke or imprint/impression or outward appearance + able: qualified, capable + bull: attempt to mislead by talking nonsense, first four letters in a vulgarism referring to the excrement of a male bovine meaning unacceptable behavior

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COMMENTS:

Totally Believabull...worked with many guys like Johnny! - Nosila, 2009-06-15: 14:23:00

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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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