Verboticism: Employmalady

'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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Colleaugie

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: kŏl'ŏŏg'ē

Sentence: Barton was nothing but a colleaugie; he sneezed as he entered Martina's cubicle, and his hand was too late to block the greenish projectile that splattered onto the far partition.

Etymology: Colleague who produces (or "horks") loogies.

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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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Sneezebucket

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: sneez-BUHK-it

Sentence: SNEEZEBUCKET n A disgusting, self-centred co-worker who, when suffering from a contagious illness, refuses to leave the office and stay at home until better. Coughing, spluttering and sneezing, he suffers from the delusion that his work-ethic is much stronger than that of his colleagues, and that his importance to the organization is far greater than that of theirs also.

Etymology: Sneeze & bucket. If he's a sleazebucket to boot - look out!

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COMMENTS:

I'm sitting close to one right now - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-07: 11:49:00

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Employmalady

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: employ+malady

Sentence: His frequent coughing and sneezing qualified as an employmalady, which is strictly forbidden by company policy.

Etymology: employ+malady

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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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Contagent

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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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Illdustrious

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: ill-dus-tree-us

Sentence: Phil was a snotbucket that overfloweth. Still, he came to work and was an illdustrious little bee that paid no attention to whom he sneezed on or on what he wiped his moist and slimy hands.

Etymology: ill, sick + industrious, hard-working

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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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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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Workillholic

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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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