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Achoorneyman

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: a choor nee man

Sentence: Rex Hale was a skilled carpenter. When he was on a project, nothing kept him from working, not even illness. His co-workers hated the fact that he was more achoorneyman than journeyman on those occasions.

Etymology: Achoo (sneeze noise) & Journeyman (a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft)

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Contaminhater

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kon tam in hay ter

Sentence: When Typhoid Mary at work got sick (often) she loved to share her misery...believing if she gave away her germs, she would be rid of them. I thought of her as the contaminhater, because she always made me sick!

Etymology: Contaminater (infectious;transmissable of diseases;septic) & Hate her (don't like her)

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Infecticide

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: in - FEKT - uh - side

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

Etymology: Infect with satirical use of suffix -cide, to kill.

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COMMENTS:

Good one! - TJayzz, 2008-05-07: 18:27:00

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Bloworker

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: blow-worker

Sentence: The bloworker sat down next to her at the meeting carrying tissues and cough drops, convinced that work would stop without his input. In spite of all her precautions, Eva knew that it was only a matter of time before she, too, would be hit by the flu because of this snotty, disgusting clod.

Etymology: blow (nose): expel nasal mucus (snot) through one's nostrils into a tissue or hankee + (co)worker: a fellow employee

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COMMENTS:

mrskellyscl Reminds me of some other germy creatures -- children who are sent to school sick because the parents don't have a babysitter. - mrskellyscl, 2009-06-19: 07:14:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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

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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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Dahgerminator

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: duh-JERM-in-ayt-ehr

Sentence: A determined and dedicated worker, Alfonse would show up at work even when sick as a dog with serious ailments and his coworkers had given him the title 'Dahgerminator' since he often put other workers out of work on many occasions by spreading his germs.

Etymology: Dopey inference to The Terminator.

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COMMENTS:

Hasta La Visectomy, Baby! - Nosila, 2009-06-20: 11:36:00

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Eagersneezer

TimTheEnchanter

Created by: TimTheEnchanter

Pronunciation: EE-gur-snee-zur

Sentence: Chad walked around the conference room introducing himself, alternately sneezing into his hand then offering to shake the hands of the guests. As the client backed away from Chad, everyone else knew the company was going to lose yet another account because Chad insisted on being such an eagersneezer who showed up no matter how contagious he might be.

Etymology: Eager beaver + Sneeze

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COMMENTS:

funny sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-07: 15:44:00

Beware, the Killer Rabbit! - pieceof314, 2008-05-08: 14:09:00

Enchanting - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-08: 19:41:00

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Fluvian

didsbury

Created by: didsbury

Pronunciation: floo-vi-ann

Sentence: Jake is such a fluvian. He is literally coughing his lungs up at his desk and its making me nauseous.

Etymology: Derivative of influenza and the Greek 'vianoscous' which has several meanings, the most appropriate of which in this context is, the feeling you are left with when you receive an unwanted gift.

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Staphstaff

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: stafstaf

Sentence: Betty works in an office where they are very careful to categorize workers into specific workgroups. Nobody is supposed to or allowed do work that isn't in their job description. Betty has her own categories for people who insist on coming to work despite being ill. The biggest group is the flucrew. The bunch she works hardest to avoid is the staphstaff.

Etymology: staph (a bacterium of a genus that includes many pathogenic kinds that cause pus formation, esp. in the skin and mucous membranes) + staff (all the people employed by a particular organization)

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COMMENTS:

very creative - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-19: 13:41:00

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