Verboticism: Whinaholic

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Entropeeve

Created by: kabloozie

Pronunciation: EN-truh-peev

Sentence: Bob's usual ennui has really become a persistant entropeeve - I wish he'd just shut up or quit.

Etymology: Entropy:The tendency for all matter and energy in the universe to evolve toward a state of inert uniformity + peeve: cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful

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COMMENTS:

Nice simple blend. Love the sentence too! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-18: 18:24:00

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Bitchnessperson

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: BICH nes per sun

Sentence: Mona Waah was the consummate bitchnessperson - she liked to take her breaks by going around and telling everyone how much work there was to do, how it would never get any better, etc. She thought of herself as getting a lot done when in reality she was slowing herself and everyone else down while she was complaining about how horrible it was there. It was like a version of that old joke - she would wake up in the morning and whine, "Do I have to go to work? There's too much to do, and everyone hates me and talks about me behind my back!" and her husband would reply, "Yes, you have to go - you're the manager."

Etymology: businessperson + bitch (complain)

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COMMENTS:

I'm sure I've worked with Mona... - Nosila, 2010-02-15: 13:14:00

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Sisyfuss

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sisəfəs

Sentence: John loves to sisyfuss about how he is overworked. He likes to complain about his co-workers. He enjoys kvetching so much that he started a number of Facebook groups; My boss is an idiot, work sucks, and Bitchers Anonymous. It*s one of the few things that get him out from under his rock. It gives him a sense of power he doesn*t get at work. He was practically giddy the day he ignored his boss*s friend request.

Etymology: Sisyphus (in Greek mythology - the son of Aeolus, punished in Hades for his misdeeds in life by being condemned to the eternal task of rolling a large stone to the top of a hill, from which it always rolled down again) fuss (a protest or dispute of a specified degree or kind)

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COMMENTS:

mrskellyscl You are terrific! - mrskellyscl, 2010-02-15: 06:09:00

karenanne It works on so many levels - the fuss + the reference to Sisyphus, but also it has "sissy" in it. - karenanne, 2010-02-15: 17:20:00

karenanne It works on so many levels - the word "fuss" + the reference to Sisyphus, but also it has "sissy" in it. - karenanne, 2010-02-15: 17:20:00

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Operantive

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: opp errr ant ihv

Sentence: most operantives work behind reception or in similar affront of house positions.

Etymology: operative, rant

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COMMENTS:

so true - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-16: 16:24:00

Amen...what is it about those jobs that turns nice people into miseries? Or makes bad ones worse? Maybe it has to do with dealing with idiots all day long. - Nosila, 2008-09-16: 20:42:00

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Dronenut

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: drone-nut

Sentence: Even though there were free donuts laid on for morning tea, Gerry and the other dronenuts huddled in the corner working hard at denigrating the company that kept them employed despite their low productivity.

Etymology: drone (1. an idler or drudge; 2. dull monotonous tone) + nut (fanatic) + donut (round like hamsters wheel)

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COMMENTS:

So true, so true! Good down-to-earth word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-18: 18:22:00

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Moanerlisa

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: mone-er-LEE-sah

Sentence: Lisa's workmates had dubbed her with the nickname 'moanerlisa' not only for her penchant for whining thru the day about her job but also for the wry smile she constantly wore while griping.

Etymology: Blend of words 'moaner' (one who complains or expresses pain) and Lisa, a woman's name. Play on the name of the painting, Mona Lisa

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Psuedocomplainoid

Created by: e9b9t9

Pronunciation:

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Jibdole

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: JIB-dohl

Sentence: With a yearning to occuplague rather than be occupied, and to jibdole rather than job-do, Bob's beefs were legendary. And he certainly wasn't a workhorse, more a worknag. It seemed the thrill for him each day at work was that he was the office occuprick.

Etymology: Blend of JIB: One who sidesteps, hangs back, shirks the issue; JOB: work, employment & DOLE: Payment to the unemployment; 2. lament, lamentation, woe, grey-in-mood, gloom.

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Rutolazya

Created by: FayeWord

Pronunciation: rut-o-lay-zha

Sentence: Don has seen many colleagues come and go from this dead end job while he is stuck in his joyful rutolazya.

Etymology: rut; lazy (to do anything about the rut).

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Whinaholic

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: whin/a/hol/ic

Sentence: My boss is a major whinaholic about his job. Our hours are 8:30 - 5:00, but he arrives at 7:30 and leaves at 5:30 so he can smooze and cruise with the staff, but never stops bitching about what he has to do.

Etymology: whine + workaholic

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COMMENTS:

Tried to create my word on 'holic'- you came up with a goodun! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-18: 18:28:00

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