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Occupulation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ock-yew-pule-AY-shun

Sentence: Reginald griped and complained so often and so long at work that most folks realized that whining had become his ocupulation, a fact that had many of them wishing he'd take his skills elsewhere.

Etymology: Blend of 'occupation' (a person's usual or principal work or business) and 'pule' (whine)

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Knockupation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: nok u pay shun

Sentence: Teddy had found his true Knockupation in life. He was a restaurant critic and described his gourmet adventures in the local rag. He took his title "Critic" to heart and never had anything good to say about anywhere he dined. Not only did the food and service not please him, he bad-mouthed his job to anyone who would listen. He complained about the food, the deadlines he had to file his reviews, the pending slander lawsuits from restaurants he reviewed and the fact that he was the only one in town with any sense of taste, style or epicurean knowledge. The fact that all this horrible food had added many inches to his girth was another source of complaint. If the food was really that bad, why did he clean his plate everytime and even ask for more? The reality was that this position knockupied all his waking hours and he could not imagine doing anything else!

Etymology: Knock (negative criticism) & Occupation (the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; any activity that occupies a person's attention )

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx As usual, an excellent little parable. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-16: 02:12:00

A winner for sure! And I will admit, if I was dining near him I might have to fight the urge to sockupy him. :) But that's just me. *giggle* - lumina, 2008-09-16: 22:50:00

If you're an actor, is it a mockupation? Is a jet pilot a machupation? Does Bon Jovi have a rockupation? Is being a longshoreman a dockupation? Is an electrician a shockupation? Is Teaching a chalkupation? Is being a cop a glockupation? Do the people at Lego have blockupations? Does a hairstylist or a security guard have a lockupation? Is being a lecturer a talkupation? Is a shepherd a flockupation? Is a symphony conductor a Bachupation? Is being an athlete a jockupation? Is a Chinese Restaurant owner a wokupation? Somebody stop me...please! - Nosila, 2008-09-17: 00:34:00

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Industragripe

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation: in-dus-tra-gripe

Sentence: After 30 years at her government job, Alma gradually had become a professional industragripe.

Etymology: industry (work) & gripe (complain/moan/bitch)

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Sisyfuss

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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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Jobstingrate

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: job/stin/grate

Sentence: Hal's favourite part of the day was spent jobstingrating. On weekends he felt sad and underdepreciated.

Etymology: job + obstinate + grate

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Disployee

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dis-ploi-ee

Sentence: Mack is a great disployee. No matter what the company does, he can find the down side of it. The company throws a holiday party; they should have put the money into larger raises. The company pays for employee's parking; garages are ugly and unhealthy because of exhaust fumes. If his dad wasn't the owner, he'd have quit long ago.

Etymology: dis (to show disrespect for; affront) + employee (a person working for another person or a business firm for pay)

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Whinoworker

Created by: kimbo123

Pronunciation: whine-o-worker

Sentence: He goes to work everyday, but is such a whinoworker to his fellow employees.

Etymology:

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Unfulfillbert

Created by: crmow

Pronunciation: un-ful-fil-burt

Sentence: Jack was such an unfulfillbert, all he did was complain about how unsatisfied he was with his job.

Etymology: unfulfilled + dilbert

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Steadfuss

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (intr. v. & n.) stěd'-fŭs

Sentence: "Quit being such a steadfuss. I'm tired of your incessant griping about work conditions at the sperm bank!" ejaculated Sam.

Etymology: stead[fast] + fuss (from "fussbudget" = "a fussy or needlessly fault-finding person")

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Employmenagaddictomist

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Created by: maryamwebster

Pronunciation: employ-men-NAG-a-dictomist

Sentence: "Hazel is such an employmenagaddictomist, but she'll never leave Consolidated - she likes her office chair too much."

Etymology: Employment, gainful work, Nag meaning to kvetch and complain, addict, one who is addicted to the preceding, -omist ending indicating a set prediliction

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