Verboticism: Slobidle

'You've done such a good job emptying your beer bottles.'

DEFINITION: v., To imply that person is usually unhelpful when asking for their assistance. n., An unwilling, unproductive and uninhibitedly useless helper.

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Mehsistant

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: meh cyst ant

Sentence: "Now look, just hold the thing still while I cut through this..." !@#$$%!!!! Joey was the worst partner to have in any project around the house. Not only was his inattention almost legendary, he usually managed to make even simple tasks end in disaster. He was the quintessential Mehsistant.

Etymology: Meh - an expression of indifference. Mess - disorder created by those afflicted with indifference. Assistant - essential accessory for those afflicted.

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Malsamaritan

Created by: mitchdb

Pronunciation: mahl-s&-'mer-&-t&n

Sentence: Hundreds of speeding motorists buzzed by the stranded woman; none of those malsamaritans even bothered to slow down to see if she needed help.

Etymology: Mal (bad) + samaritan

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Undermimploy

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ʌndɚˌmaɪmˈplɔɪ/ /under-mime-ploy/

Sentence: Sometimes you can undermimploy someone into giving enough of a crap to do a decent job, as drill sergeants everywhere will tell you, but most of the time it just makes people annoyed.

Etymology: From undermine + employ

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COMMENTS:

great words this week ErWenn!! - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-05: 10:52:00

Thanks. I feel like I'm on some sort of roll, though I wasn't too satisfied with what I came up with today. It looks like it should be pronounced under-mim-ploy. - ErWenn, 2007-10-05: 14:09:00

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Futilaide

Created by: Filthy

Pronunciation: \ˈfyü-təl-\ˈād\

Sentence: Glenn was such a FUTILAIDE that when he did get around to taking the trash out of the apartment, he only bothered to set it on the balcony.

Etymology: FUTILE + AIDE (a person who helps a more skilled person)= FUTILAIDE

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Disrequest

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dis-ri-kwest

Sentence: Jane's boyfriend isn't the best at helping around the house. In fact, her pet name for him is Sloth. Her disrequest for help most often includes a dig that is designed to shame him into action. It rarely works.

Etymology: disrespect/dis (regard or treat with contempt or rudeness) + request (the act of asking for something to be given or done)

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Procrastinaider

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: pro/crass/tin/aid/ur

Sentence: Jim was a procrastinaider, full of good intentions but unable to get anything done.

Etymology: procrastinator (someone who dawdles, defers) + aide

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Hindolent

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: HIN-d'uh-lent

Sentence: The haunty spectre of Bob's growing ignavia, convinced Roxie's that he was rapidly turning into a hopeless hindolent like his father.

Etymology: HINDER: to cause delay, interruption, or difficulty in; hamper; impede; to be an obstacle or impediment & INDOLENT:Indulging in ease; avoiding labor and exertion; habitually idle; lazy; inactive; easygoing; layback

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COMMENTS:

fantastic - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-05: 13:31:00

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Factnotum

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: fak-NO-tum

Sentence: Jeremy moved into his sister's basement will all sorts of earnest promises to help around the house, but, after a mere three days, he showed himself for what he truly was...a factnotum. No dishes, no garbage, no laundry, no dog-walking--facts that Melissa took to noting sarcastically each day as she waded through Jeremy's detritus in the living room.

Etymology: Factotum: A person employed to to a variety of jobs, combined with "no"

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Unhelper

Batavier

Created by: Batavier

Pronunciation: UN-HELP-UR

Sentence: Jack was still sitting behind his game console, playing games. His mother, who had asked him to do the dishes several times before, shouted at him: "Jack! You big unhelper! Get your behind in the kitchen. NOW!"

Etymology: Un (denial) + Helper

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COMMENTS:

Nice and simple. - ErWenn, 2007-10-05: 14:10:00

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Slothazy

Created by: fourgirls

Pronunciation: sloth azee

Sentence: Craig has just been slothazy these last few times my computer needed fixing.

Etymology: sloth and lazy

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