Verboticism: Gripescence

'The gossip around here is awful.'

DEFINITION: v. To complain and complain about a problem without ever taking action to correct it. n. A complaint about something which you can fix but choose not to.

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Comstain

Mrgoodtimes

Created by: Mrgoodtimes

Pronunciation: com - stain

Sentence: Rather than fix the windshield, Peter felt like the spidered glass added a great comstain ice breaker during his car pooling trips.

Etymology: Complain - Sustain (sounds offensive but not intended)

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Fussloth

Created by: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: fuhs-sloth

Sentence: She's such a fussloth. She complains about workplace obscenity just to score with the boss while wearing that thong and miniskirt to work.

Etymology: fuss [complain] + sloth [a lazy person] + slut [I just felt like it was an important part of the etymology] :D

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Ennuwaaah

karenanne

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"

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COMMENTS:

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

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Complian

TimTheEnchanter

Created by: TimTheEnchanter

Pronunciation: com-PLY-an

Sentence: Roscoe would complian to anyone who would listen about how unfair it is that it now costs over $120 to fill the tank on his Hummer.

Etymology: Variant of COMPLAIN using the "I-A" vowel combination in COMPLIANT. To complain while being compliant = to complian

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Roscoe makes me SICK! He just sits around on his loathsome spotty behind, squeezing blackheads and using up precious petrol! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 17:43:00

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Stamoan

Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: stah-mone

Sentence: I can't be arsed to actually do anything about my problems, but sometimes a good stamoan makes me feel so much better about my life.

Etymology: Static/stay + same + moan = stamoan

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Gripesence

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: grahyp/es/uhnt

Sentence: Every office has two, or three incessant bitchers (women) and bastarders (men) who complain about every detail and do nothing about it except be bitchers and bastarders. This evil underlying gripesence is the single most distructive force in the workplace.

Etymology: gripe + quiescence

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COMMENTS:

Oh The Gripes of Riffraff. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 09:37:00

petaj Purple, that sounds like a sickening scene from the Rocky Horror Show - petaj, 2007-06-16: 01:42:00

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Whinemaker

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: wyn may ker

Sentence: Stacy was the world's greatest whinemaker. No matter what the subject or event, she could easily manufacture a complaint about it without making any suggestions for improvements. Most people were sure that if she won big on the lottery, she'd be complaining about how she should spend it...

Etymology: Whine (complain) & Maker (someone who manufactures something) and wordplay on Winemaker (someone who produces wine)

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Swaitandbitch

Created by: jimmmm

Pronunciation: swait-and-bitch

Sentence: Rather than cancel his subscription to the ever-shrinking newspaper, the customer chose to 's'wait-and-bitch.

Etymology: proper spelling is 's'wait-and-bitch; from combining form 's' of "just" + wait + and + bitch

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metrohumanx Yo ! GOOD one! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 17:44:00

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Dramascret

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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Idlewhine

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ide-l-wine

Sentence: MEMO To: All Staff From: Head Honcho OK you horrible lot, I'm sick and tired of your idlewhines. It makes this company look unprofessional. You are a lazy bunch of no goods who can't be bothered to extract a digit now and then and fix things up. If I can find enough time next year, we'll see about maybe hiring an insultant to deal with this poor behaviour. But for now, I can't find the time to address this problem, so you'll just have to put up with your gripes.

Etymology: idle + whine

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COMMENTS:

petaj Idlewhine, idlewhine, every morning you greet me ... - petaj, 2007-06-15: 06:03:00

Oh, I see you've joined the Pick on Purple club. May the Blossom of Snow that grows in your back yard be attached to 3 shiney leaves. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 06:22:00

(bloom and grow foreeeever...) - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 06:38:00

petaj You won't find any blossoms of snow in my backyard. Subtropical rainforest is more likely. (Small and white, clean and bright.. ) - petaj, 2007-06-15: 21:08:00

Poison iv-y-y-y-y, poison iv-y-y-y-y Late at night while you're sleepin' poison ivy comes a'creepin' - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-16: 00:12:00

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