Verboticism: Bloworker

'Don't worry, it's snot on your files.'

DEFINITION: v. To be so hardworking and dedicated to your job that you come to work even when you're sick and dangerously infectious. n. A person who comes to work sneezing, coughing, contagious, and sick as a dog.

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Stafflococky

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /staf-luh-KOK-ee/ (like 'staphylococci')

Sentence: George really believed that the office couldn't function without him, so he came into work every day, even with a raging respiratory infection. He was so stafflococky that he infected everyone else in the office, and then he had to try to manage when they all called in sick. After several days of that, he threatened to resign because, he claimed, his co-workers were just a bunch of wimps. Also, he suspected that they were conspiring against him by using their sick days all at the same time, because they were jealous of his superior work ethic.

Etymology: Blend of: Staff (as in 'office staff') & Staphylococci - plural of staphylococcus, a variety of infectious bacteria (from Greek, staphyle "bunch of grapes" & modified Latin, coccus "spherical bacterium") & Cocky - overly self-assertive or arrogant (from Old English, cocc; nickname for "one who strutted like a cock")

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COMMENTS:

Great one! - pieceof314, 2008-05-07: 08:44:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-07: 11:38:00

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Infedicated

Created by: DankJemo

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like where this is going - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-07: 11:45:00

I'm guessing the etymology is something like: infected + dedicated. DankJemo, did you know you get more points for including the pronunciation, sentence and etymology? Plus, you may get more votes too. - Tigger, 2008-05-07: 22:10:00

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Sickmission

Created by: diyan627

Pronunciation: sik-mish-in

Sentence: John is under complete sickmission... His rationalization is that he's working at the hospital, what does it matter anyway?

Etymology: sick (ill) + mission (ambition-an inner calling to pursue an activity or perform a service) + submission (surrendering to the power of wanting to be the top dog)

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Staphstaff

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: stafstaf

Sentence: Betty works in an office where they are very careful to categorize workers into specific workgroups. Nobody is supposed to or allowed do work that isn't in their job description. Betty has her own categories for people who insist on coming to work despite being ill. The biggest group is the flucrew. The bunch she works hardest to avoid is the staphstaff.

Etymology: staph (a bacterium of a genus that includes many pathogenic kinds that cause pus formation, esp. in the skin and mucous membranes) + staff (all the people employed by a particular organization)

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very creative - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-19: 13:41:00

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Workhoarse

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: werk - hors

Sentence: Jeremy was a real workhoarse. He often came to work hacking, coughing, sneezing and hoarse to the point that he could not talk. He thought he was earning "brownie points" with the boss but in reality, everyone was upset with him because he was contagious.

Etymology: work, hoarse, workhorse

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COMMENTS:

Hoarseterical word! - Nosila, 2009-06-19: 13:04:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-19: 13:42:00

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Sycophanatic

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Sikko-fan-a-tik

Sentence: Even though Jack had the worst bout of flu he had ever had in his life, nothing was going to stand in his way when it came to going to work. His workmates were not impressed and told him he was being sycophanatic, spreading his germs around the office.

Etymology: Syc(sick, not well) Sychophant(creeping in a servile way) Phanatic(fanatic, to be obsessed with something,ie going to work)

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Sneezebucket

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: sneez-BUHK-it

Sentence: SNEEZEBUCKET n A disgusting, self-centred co-worker who, when suffering from a contagious illness, refuses to leave the office and stay at home until better. Coughing, spluttering and sneezing, he suffers from the delusion that his work-ethic is much stronger than that of his colleagues, and that his importance to the organization is far greater than that of theirs also.

Etymology: Sneeze & bucket. If he's a sleazebucket to boot - look out!

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I'm sitting close to one right now - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-07: 11:49:00

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Infecticide

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: in-fekt-eh-side

Sentence: Delbert seemed to oblivious to the fact that he committed infecticide among his clients and coworkers when he insisted on showing up at work even when extremely ill.

Etymology: Blend of 'infect' (to pass germs along) and the suffix '-cide' (to kill)

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Workillholic

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: wurk-il-haw-lik

Sentence: His skin is a pale green with an overlay of a purple rash. His hair is falling out and he can't keep any food in his stomach. What does Clyde, the workillholic say? "It's just a head cold, nothing to worry about."

Etymology: workaholic (a person who works compulsively at the expense of other pursuits) + ill (of unsound physical or mental health; unwell; sick)

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Germployee

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: jurm ploy ee

Sentence: Peter was well on his way to becoming Germployee of the Month. He regularly came in to work, when he should have stayed in his sick bed. The more contagious he was, the more hours he would expose his co-workers to his nasty virulent bacterium. If he just once stayed home when he felt this way, office absenteeism would plummet. His new nickname was Peter Pandemic.

Etymology: Germ (a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium) & Employee (a worker who is hired to perform a job)

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funny - love Peter Pandemic - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-19: 13:40:00

Clever - Mustang, 2009-06-20: 05:58:00

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