Verboticism: Brokeaphobia

'Don't worry, if I get terribly randy...'

DEFINITION: n. The fear that you will be outsourced, downsized, unassigned, or separated (one way or another) from your weekly paycheck. v. To use the threat of outsourcing and downsizing to manage and motivate your team.

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Downsighs

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: down size

Sentence: When the meeting had been announced, the jungle drums had beat in overtime mode, speculation was rife and people got their exercise jumping to conclusions. Phil could hear the attitude already in the meeting he was addressing. He was here to tell his staff about the new contracts they had just signed, which would give everyone job security. But being the pessimists they were, he could hear the downsighs already. When he did announce the good news, nobody believed him. They all had visions of severance packages in their heads and had all sent off their resumes and cleaned out their desks. How in the hell was he supposed to service the new contracts now? He figured they had all come down with contract squirmatitis!

Etymology: downsize (To make a company smaller through terminations, retirements, or the selling off of various operations) & sighs (utter with a sigh) & down (cause to come or go down or non-existant)

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COMMENTS:

heehee - galwaywegian, 2008-05-30: 07:40:00

I've had contract squirmatitis before, it's no fun!! Excellent word. - Mustang, 2008-05-30: 22:19:00

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Impendency

Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: im-pend-ansee

Sentence: Marsha used her voracious sexual appetite as a motivating impendancy to make her present lover think twice before jetting off to Vegas with the boys.

Etymology: impend, at hand + ency, from urgency

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Redundantsee

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: re - DUN - dunt - see

Sentence: Arvin was deeply depressed, caught up in serious redundantsee and having visions of his position at the office being eliminated and finding himself looking for a new source of income.

Etymology: Blend of redundant and see. A play on redundancy, a term for 'layoff' in some places.

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COMMENTS:

Good word...Arvin was a redundunce! - Nosila, 2008-05-30: 23:02:00

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Pinkslipophobia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pink slip o fobia

Sentence: Serena suffered from pinkslipophobia,especially when the budget cuts were announced each year. So far she had dodged that bullet. She was sure it was because she refused to wear a pink slip to work...

Etymology: Pink slip (lose your job) & Phobia (fear)

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Underpressurecooker

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: un/dur/pres/yur/cuk/ur

Sentence: There was an underpressurecooker attitude in the office - get cooking or get canned.

Etymology: under pressure + pressure cooker

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Intimitermination

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: in/tim/i/tur/mim/ay/shun

Sentence: The boss kept his employees working unpaid overtime with intimitermination techniques. If they didn't reach their quotas a new team would replace them.

Etymology: intimidation + intimate (hint) + termination

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COMMENTS:

Good mix - like it - Rutilus, 2008-05-30: 14:12:00

Interesting and intimidating!! - wordmeister, 2008-05-30: 13:54:00

Having been intimitermed a coupla times myself, I couldn't help but vote for this. Good job! - mikeysfbay, 2008-05-30: 18:56:00

I sprained my tongue and split a lip saying intimitermination but I like it anyway! - Mustang, 2008-05-30: 22:19:00

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Intimatedayshun

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: inn tim et daeeeee shun

Sentence: Her intimatedayshun caused almost immediate downsizing in the trouser department.

Etymology: intimidation, intimate day, shun

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Bombayboot

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bom-bey-boot

Sentence: Clyde thought he'd keep his crew in line with the threat of outsourcing. To his surprise the company gave his entire division the Bombayboot. Now if you call Clyde's old phone number it is answered by someone with a heavy Indian accent named Bradley.

Etymology: Bombay (city in India) + boot (dismiss from service, fire)

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Usurperize

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: |jʊˈzəːp| |əː| |rʌɪz|

Sentence: Jack was in constant fear of his crazy boss. "He's completely cuckoo" Jack Wood say, "Let's see him usurperize me after I change all the passwords on the mainframe". (Ed.- er mainframe?)

Etymology: Usurp and er-ize for blending raisins...like sultanas only nicer.

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Dumphear

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: dum feer

Sentence: I was overcome byn dumpheer when they moved the office downtown

Etymology: dump +fear

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