Verboticism: Embossmaterial

'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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Markit

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: märkit

Sentence: As the project was wrapping up the office started looking like a forest meadow during rutting season. The prevailing wisdom was markit yourself. If they followed the practice of the animal world the paper produced would be rather soggy.

Etymology: mark (make (a visible impression or stain) + it (used to identify a person) A play on marketing.

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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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Protagnate

artr

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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Substamptial

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: sub - stamp - shul

Sentence: There were many colleagues who thought Janelle had made a contribution to the last project; just because her intials or name appeared on all correspondence relating to it. The situation was really more substamptial than it appeared....

Etymology: substantial (significant: fairly large), stamp (to mark, or produce an imprint in or on something), sub (short for substitute)

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COMMENTS:

Good one. - Mustang, 2009-06-16: 00:32:00

Good one. - Mustang, 2009-06-16: 01:16:00

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Kinpression

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kin pres shun

Sentence: Even though his uncle was a mob boss, Sal always tried to leave a good kinpression on others. Blood is blood and Sal reckoned that the nepotism at his being made would be outshone by the fact that he would do any job given to him. Yeah, he was happy to rub out an obstacle that his uncle felt needed whacked. That's why Sal is still out there being a citizen, secure in the knowledge that his loyalty, silence, thoroughness and relationship are secure. The theory of relativity works for Sal!

Etymology: Kin (family, group of people related by blood or marriage;a person having kinship with another or others) & Impression (a vague idea in which some confidence is placed;a clear and telling mental image)

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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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Marksallot

Created by: d1420

Pronunciation: mahrks uh-lot

Sentence: Looking to also leave a genetic marksallot on the National Basketball Association, Wilt "The Big Dipper" Chamberlain scored with 20,000 women during his basketball career in hopes that a small fraction of the potential offspring would bounce into the NBA.

Etymology: mark(s) = evidence of the influence or involvement of somebody or something + allot = to appropriate for a special purpose *also see Marks-A-Lot to gain further clarity

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COMMENTS:

Verey nice. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-06: 17:57:00

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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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Shambition

Created by: metamondo

Pronunciation:

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.

Etymology:

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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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