Verboticism: Infecticide

'Don't worry, it's snot on your files.'

DEFINITION: v. To be so hardworking and dedicated to your job that you come to work even when you're sick and dangerously infectious. n. A person who comes to work sneezing, coughing, contagious, and sick as a dog.

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Stafflococky

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /staf-luh-KOK-ee/ (like 'staphylococci')

Sentence: George really believed that the office couldn't function without him, so he came into work every day, even with a raging respiratory infection. He was so stafflococky that he infected everyone else in the office, and then he had to try to manage when they all called in sick. After several days of that, he threatened to resign because, he claimed, his co-workers were just a bunch of wimps. Also, he suspected that they were conspiring against him by using their sick days all at the same time, because they were jealous of his superior work ethic.

Etymology: Blend of: Staff (as in 'office staff') & Staphylococci - plural of staphylococcus, a variety of infectious bacteria (from Greek, staphyle "bunch of grapes" & modified Latin, coccus "spherical bacterium") & Cocky - overly self-assertive or arrogant (from Old English, cocc; nickname for "one who strutted like a cock")

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COMMENTS:

Great one! - pieceof314, 2008-05-07: 08:44:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-07: 11:38:00

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Workacolic

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: work-a-coll-ick

Sentence: Bent over with abdominal spasms, Dennis the workacolic, hauled a dozen cases of beer into the back of the truck and drove off on his delivery run all the while groaning and moaning.

Etymology: work + alcoholic + colic

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COMMENTS:

funny - congrats Petaj on your great words last week - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-07: 11:43:00

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Sickmission

Created by: diyan627

Pronunciation: sik-mish-in

Sentence: John is under complete sickmission... His rationalization is that he's working at the hospital, what does it matter anyway?

Etymology: sick (ill) + mission (ambition-an inner calling to pursue an activity or perform a service) + submission (surrendering to the power of wanting to be the top dog)

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Ailsperson

Created by: kirill

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I'd like to help you, but all all of our representatives are busy, except that one, but he's more of an ailsperson than a salesperson today.

Etymology: Ailment, as in an illness or disorder, and salesperson.

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Jobsicksess

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: job/sick/sess

Sentence: John is a workaholic determined to become CEO before he's forty. He comes to work no matter his illness. This lends to his rising star success, but to his co-workers, John's jobsicksess means they'll probably catch the swine flu, or other disease from him.

Etymology: job + sick + obsess; j + obsess = jobsess + sick = jobsicksess

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COMMENTS:

Sicksessful word! - Nosila, 2009-06-19: 13:03:00

good one - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-19: 13:40:00

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Dupopar

Created by: tyler775

Pronunciation: /doo* poe * par/

Sentence: Joe is such a dupopar; he comes to work even when he's sick with the flu.

Etymology: *du fom dur- Greek prefix for hard *poe from poie - Greek prefix for to make * par from part - French prefix for leave

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Occutagious

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: äkyəpājəs

Sentence: His dedication to his job means Phil will show up for work even when he is occupagious.

Etymology: occupation (a job or profession) + contagious (likely to transmit a disease)

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Cohorker

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: co/hork/ur

Sentence: Spu Tum was a stalwart cohorker who never missed a day and left his mark on any work or worker he touched.

Etymology: co-worker + hork (as in hork up phlegm)

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COMMENTS:

I've worked with him...good word! - Nosila, 2009-06-19: 13:05:00

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Infecticide

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: in-fekt-eh-side

Sentence: Delbert seemed to oblivious to the fact that he committed infecticide among his clients and coworkers when he insisted on showing up at work even when extremely ill.

Etymology: Blend of 'infect' (to pass germs along) and the suffix '-cide' (to kill)

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Contagent

Created by: Ismelstar

Pronunciation: [kuhn-tey-juhnt]

Sentence: In the real estate business, there was only one man that made every client sick. Literally. Whether, rain or shine, herpes or measles, swine flu or walking pneumonia, Dan could always be relied on to show houses or man the phones as the hardest working contagent in the office.

Etymology: A mash-up of 'contagion', the communication of disease by direct or indirect contact and 'agent', a person or business authorized to act on another person or business's behalf, a substance that causes a reaction, or any microorganism capable of causing disease.

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great word! - Nosila, 2009-06-19: 13:07:00

terrific combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-19: 13:39:00

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