Verboticism: Inconfectious

'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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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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Sycophanatic

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Sikko-fan-a-tik

Sentence: Even though Jack had the worst bout of flu he had ever had in his life, nothing was going to stand in his way when it came to going to work. His workmates were not impressed and told him he was being sycophanatic, spreading his germs around the office.

Etymology: Syc(sick, not well) Sychophant(creeping in a servile way) Phanatic(fanatic, to be obsessed with something,ie going to work)

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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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Typephoidmary

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: tipe/foyd/mary

Sentence: Typephoidmary is the office manager and spreads her germs to every corner of the office.

Etymology: Typhoid Mary + type

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COMMENTS:

Very clever. - Tigger, 2008-05-07: 22:15:00

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Dedillcation

Created by: Rutilus

Pronunciation: ded-ill-cay-shun

Sentence: Clark considered himself to be the office superman, always dragging himself to work no matter how lousy he felt. However, whilst noble by itself, his overwheming dedillcation to the company was causing the rest of the staff to drop like flies.

Etymology: Dedication - commitment to another; ill - sick, poorly

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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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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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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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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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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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