Verboticism: Gripescence

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Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: grouch-po-ta-toe

Sentence: David was a grouchpotato. He constantly complained but took no action and wound up with "secretary spread" on his hips.

Etymology: couch potato/grouch


His name was David, but everyone called him "Chip". - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 09:38:00

petaj Everyone wanted to sMASH him, PEEL strips off him. - petaj, 2007-06-15: 21:20:00


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Created by: lauramy

Pronunciation: cum-pline-ing (Crikey! this word sounds Australian.)

Sentence: Mabel claims to despise all their whining but I know she's over there complyning.

Etymology: complying + complaining

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Created by: Trystera

Pronunciation: heer-SAY-siss

Sentence: Everyone knew that the walls still contained the original asbestos, but nobody so much as called the Health Department -- it was Somebody Else's Problem to everyone in the company, and thus the matter remained in hearsaysis.

Etymology: Hearsay + stasis -- "hearsay" to imply a denigrating thing that is said, but inadmissable in any official capacity, and thus ultimately useless towards the cause.

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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: ahn WAAA

Sentence: Moana suffered from ennuwaaah - she liked to complain about little problems all day long but she never had the energy to work on solving any of them. At least she liked variety - she alternated between grouse, beef, and carp with her whine.

Etymology: ennui + "Waaah"


waaanderful - Nosila, 2010-01-11: 23:36:00


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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Grum-bel-dro-n

Sentence: Marge was the biggest grumbledrone ever, she would continually go on and on about something but would never do anything to rectify the matter. Today it was the 'foul' taste of the coffee again. However, no matter how much she hated it, she still refused to bring in her own favourite brand.

Etymology: Grumble(complain or protest in a bad-tempered way) + Drone(to speak tediously at length) = Grumbledrone


metrohumanx Man- SO MANY good words today! GRUMBLEDRONE has a GREAT sound. Nice imagery it generates. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 07:23:00

A drone is also (n.) An idle person who lives off others; a loafer. Eggzullent word. - Mustang, 2008-08-08: 07:43:00

Good word...another Hairy Potter reference?? Keep on Rowling on the River! - Nosila, 2008-08-08: 22:44:00

Good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-09: 18:40:00


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Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Dro-ma-scret

Sentence: Shelia whispered a "dramascret" to me and made me promise not to tell anyone. She was so dramatic that I thought to myself...hmmmm, OH! I must know more of her secret gossip. She always does this expecting different results. If she only would keep her dramascret's to herself,he thought,then he wouldn't be wasting his coffee break on such drivel.

Etymology: Dramatic and secret gossip

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mone ot tennus

Sentence: Mona Lott never said a positive word in her life. She was famous for her endless, moanotonous harangues. She found a soulmate in her co-worker, Beef Grizzle, the Whine-Stoned Owwwboy! They spent many hours grumbling, griping, muttering, squawking and bitching about everything and everyone at work. Luckily, they had no friends or lives, so their complaints were work-driven. After their new boss warned them about their bad-apple effect on the whole retail team, they still could not resist tirading about her mean streak. I mean, after all, even though they changed the name of their department to Customer Service, it was still really The Complaint Department. It's just a pity that most of the moanotonous activity came from their own 2 employees!

Etymology: moan (complain, gripe, grumble, whine or an utterance expressing pain or disapproval)& monotonous (tediously repetitious or lacking in variety or sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch)


metrohumanx Hilariously appropriate. Scored again! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 07:18:00

Very funny sentence, good word too! - TJayzz, 2008-08-08: 09:25:00

groanoh!! thanks for the welcome back - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-08: 10:53:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: blabˈsten sh ən

Sentence: Maggy complained bitterly to anyone who would listen about the quality of the food in the company cafeteria. It was a true case of blabstention, saying much and doing nothing, when you considered that she was the food services manager.

Etymology: blab (reveal secrets by indiscreet talk) + abstention (the fact or practice of restraining oneself from indulging in something)

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Created by: sarahnade

Pronunciation: sim-pehst-er

Sentence: Susan sympestered me all week about how dirty the house was.

Etymology: sympathy + pester

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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: in-urk-shun

Sentence: The gals in the office belonged to the PissandMonaLisa Club - they all complained about the leaky faucet, but being prima donnas, felt it was someone else's job to report it. It was no big surprise when their inirktion turned the first floor into the new company swimming pool.

Etymology: inaction, irk


bad case of inerktia i'd say - galwaywegian, 2007-06-15: 05:57:00

It's words like these that help me find my inirk child. - Clayton, 2007-06-15: 07:58:00


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