Verboticism: Focusurper

'I'll just wait here until you're free.'

DEFINITION: v. To hover near, or directly on top of, a person who is busy doing something else, in order to force them to immediately surrender their full attention. n. A person who invades other people's private spaces and uses the social discomfort to demand attention.

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Shouldercreeping

Created by: Lauren19

Pronunciation: SHOLD-UR-KREEP-ING

Sentence: The girl behind me was shouldercreeping while i was doing my work.

Etymology: Shoulder- body limb Creeping- to peer over someone

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Focusurpest

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: fo-cus-your-pest

Sentence: Les was caught in a support queue when the focusurpest showed up. After wading through the phone menu and being forced to listen to 15 minutes of scratchy Vivaldi, he finally heard a barely understandable voice on the line when she appeared saying, "Daddy, something happened." The crunching hard drive would have to wait for another day. He had to save Fluffy NOW.

Etymology: focus: attention, concentration + usurp: to seize and hold + pest: an annoying person or thing

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very funny! - splendiction, 2009-05-19: 22:25:00

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Hyperattencroach

DevynAlexanderSkyeHarris

Created by: DevynAlexanderSkyeHarris

Pronunciation: Hi-Per-A-Ten-Crow-Ch

Sentence: Viifae leaned onto Mutae's shoulder in snuggle-fashion, though Mutae continued his business as best he could. She Continued to rub against him in a very hyperattencroaching manner, urging him to complete his task until he had disband his charge due to her eventually seating herself directly in his lap.

Etymology: Hyper-excessive + Attention-to focus upon + Encroach-invade + Roach-pest that gets in everywhere.

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Illoiterate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ill - LOYT - ehr - uht

Sentence: Marjorie was an illoiterate who was beyond obnoxious with her insistence on having the attention of whomever she wanted to engage in conversation.

Etymology: Blend of ill or 'objectionable', and loiter. A play on the word illiterate as well.

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COMMENTS:

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-11: 13:18:00

Good word, Mustang. I really hate illoiterates who cannot read! - Nosila, 2008-04-11: 22:44:00

great blend. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-12: 02:48:00

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Disconcentrator

Created by: Pmac46

Pronunciation: Dis-con-sen-tray-tor

Sentence: The woman was being quite the disconcentrator when she was trying to get Jemal to pay attention to her while he was doing work.

Etymology: Dis-apart + Concentrate-to bring or draw to a common center + or-one who does

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Harrasex

Created by: samikhalid

Pronunciation: her-as-ex

Sentence: she hassasexed me during work.

Etymology: harrasex- annoying someone for certain reasons

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Constihoveritis

Created by: sjacksonnnn4

Pronunciation: CON-STEE-HUVUR-EYE-TIS

Sentence: Aye this girl has a mad case of constihoveritis!

Etymology: consti- continuous, hover, itis- disease

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Smover

Created by: bdraffen0002

Pronunciation: /ˈsməvər/

Sentence: He smovered over me all day while I was trying to author silly definitions.

Etymology: Smother:Middle English (as a noun in the sense ‘stifling smoke’): from the base of Old English smorian ‘suffocate.’ and Hover: late Middle English: from archaic hove ‘hover, linger,’ of unknown origin.

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Exasperwait

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: igzaspərwāt

Sentence: To say that Julie is needy is a gross understatement. She can exasperwait like nobody we know. She starts by lingering in your doorway, then loitering in your office. If you can ignore this behavior you may well have her sitting on your desk clearing her throat. She starts most conversations with, ”I’m sorry, were you busy?”.

Etymology: exasperate (irritate intensely; infuriate) + wait (stay where one is or delay action until a particular time or until something else happens)

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Hovernearkeeler

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: Hov er neer kee ler

Sentence: Mervin Keeler was a respected accountant and chief executive in the firm of actuaries, Keeler Over and Howe. He was a very busy man. His new assistant, Juwanna, was becoming a royal pain to him. She demanded his attention 24/7 and got it into her head that they were an item. Because she had become a Hovernearkeeler, all the staff would hum the Hava Nagila song when she was pestering him. It was becoming embarrassing to Mervin, who was already happily wed to the senior boss' daughter. The doodling on his assistant's notepad suggestively summed his feelings...she had daydreamingly written over and over "Juwanna Keeler...Juwanna Keeler...Juwanna Keeler". And Mervin thought he did!

Etymology: Hover (linger, lurk near someone/thing); Near Keeler (by someone named Keeler) and rhymes with:Hava Nagila (translates from Hebrew as "Let's Rejoice";traditional song to dance the Hora, traditional Israeli dance; the most famous Israeli folk song, danced at weddings and Bar Mitvahs! Everybody sing: Hava nagila, hava nagila Hava nagila venis'mecha Repeat Hava neranena, hava neranena Hava neranena venis'mecha Uru, uru achim!)

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Eggzellunt! - Mustang, 2009-05-19: 05:41:00

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