Verboticism: Cohorker

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Coughyearner

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: cof fee urn ner

Sentence: Con Tagion worked as a germologist in a large jewellery store. His favourite song was Peggy Lee's "Fever"; his favourite movies were "Outbreak" and "The English Patient". Con loved to drink Bloody Mary's with Lyme juice and he loved the inspiration he got from tv medical dramas. He was also a coughyearner. He earned his living while he coughed and sneezed all over his customers and his co-workers, his work station...everywhere in the store. He came into work no matter how sick he was, because he needed the money to buy new Shingles for his home and he could not afford to miss his measle-y wages. But every time he came in ill, 3 others got sick and had to miss work. His co-workers were fed up with his communicability and his boss had taken to calling him Typhoid Larry. Con loved his job, because the time really flu by, but his computer really was virused and his infectious enthusiasm for his job was really,well,infectious. Daily, into the workplace, he brought in bacteria and some suspected fronteria, too! One day his boss decided that Con would never take time off work if he thought his workload would suffer, so in a rash decision, a lovely female quaranteen was hired to help him. His boss told him that he was sure Con would soon feel better because his new assistant, Penny Cillin, was bound to help!

Etymology: Cough( sudden expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages; a common symptom of upper respiratory infection or bronchitis or pneumonia or tuberculosis) & coffee (a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans) & urn (a large pot for making coffee or tea) & earner (someone who earn wages in return for their labor)

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COMMENTS:

great etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-07: 11:41:00

WHOA sentence! - daniellegeorge, 2008-05-08: 14:18:00

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Sociopathogen

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: so sheo path o jen

Sentence: Larry, who always fancied himself as a leader and trendsetter, was at it again. Feeling his employers would wilt away without him, he dragged his ailing body into the office. That guy caught more colds and flus than anyone else. Of course, he never thought to consider his colleagues, who one by one, were felled by whatever disease this sociopathogen transported. Armed with disinfectants and sprays, his poor co-workers tried their best to avoid whatever ailment he brought to work this week. They never succeeded. It is no wonder they called him Typhoid Larry!

Etymology: Sociopath (someone with a sociopathic personality; a person with an antisocial personality disorder) & Pathogen (any disease-producing agent (especially a virus or bacterium or other microorganism)

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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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Employeebola

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: emp loii eee bow lah

Sentence: the employeebola flu from dest to desk, with germoronic zeal, passing documents and bodily fluids with an apostolic zeal.

Etymology: ebola employee

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COMMENTS:

terrific - sorry I didn't see this yeterday - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-08: 05:57:00

oops - yesterday - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-08: 05:57:00

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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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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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Birohazard

Created by: tmcg5625

Pronunciation: by-row-haz-ard

Sentence: "The guy who sits next to me must have Ebola or something. He's oozing out of everywhere and he's still showing up every day! Sooner or later i'm gonna get whatever he's got. He's a total birohazard so i gotta resign dude."

Etymology: Biro- ball point pen. common office utensil Hazard- general threat to one's general well-being Biohazard- Biological iteration of aforementioned threat.

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COMMENTS:

Love your word, tmcg! - Nosila, 2008-05-07: 01:56:00

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Workillholic

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: wurk-il-haw-lik

Sentence: His skin is a pale green with an overlay of a purple rash. His hair is falling out and he can't keep any food in his stomach. What does Clyde, the workillholic say? "It's just a head cold, nothing to worry about."

Etymology: workaholic (a person who works compulsively at the expense of other pursuits) + ill (of unsound physical or mental health; unwell; sick)

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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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Contagent

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kəntājənt

Sentence: Josh does snot believe in calling out sick. His current cold and dedication to selling homes have combined to make him a Real Estate contagent. His clients are not impressed with his infectious laugh.

Etymology: contagious (likely to transmit a disease by contact with other people) + agent (a person who acts on behalf of another)

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