Verboticism: Colleaugie

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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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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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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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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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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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Germployee

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: jurm ploy ee

Sentence: Peter was well on his way to becoming Germployee of the Month. He regularly came in to work, when he should have stayed in his sick bed. The more contagious he was, the more hours he would expose his co-workers to his nasty virulent bacterium. If he just once stayed home when he felt this way, office absenteeism would plummet. His new nickname was Peter Pandemic.

Etymology: Germ (a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium) & Employee (a worker who is hired to perform a job)

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COMMENTS:

funny - love Peter Pandemic - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-19: 13:40:00

Clever - Mustang, 2009-06-20: 05:58:00

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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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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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