Verboticism: Workhoarse

'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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Contaminhater

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kon tam in hay ter

Sentence: When Typhoid Mary at work got sick (often) she loved to share her misery...believing if she gave away her germs, she would be rid of them. I thought of her as the contaminhater, because she always made me sick!

Etymology: Contaminater (infectious;transmissable of diseases;septic) & Hate her (don't like her)

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Occutagious

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: äkyəpājəs

Sentence: His dedication to his job means Phil will show up for work even when he is occupagious.

Etymology: occupation (a job or profession) + contagious (likely to transmit a disease)

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Phlegmbuoyant

Created by: gilgrist

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COMMENTS:

Gad...floating snot. lol Good word. - Mustang, 2008-05-07: 06:39:00

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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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Birohazard

Created by: tmcg5625

Pronunciation: by-row-haz-ard

Sentence: "The guy who sits next to me must have Ebola or something. He's oozing out of everywhere and he's still showing up every day! Sooner or later i'm gonna get whatever he's got. He's a total birohazard so i gotta resign dude."

Etymology: Biro- ball point pen. common office utensil Hazard- general threat to one's general well-being Biohazard- Biological iteration of aforementioned threat.

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COMMENTS:

Love your word, tmcg! - Nosila, 2008-05-07: 01:56:00

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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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Contagent

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kəntājənt

Sentence: Josh does snot believe in calling out sick. His current cold and dedication to selling homes have combined to make him a Real Estate contagent. His clients are not impressed with his infectious laugh.

Etymology: contagious (likely to transmit a disease by contact with other people) + agent (a person who acts on behalf of another)

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Cohorker

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: co/hork/ur

Sentence: Spu Tum was a stalwart cohorker who never missed a day and left his mark on any work or worker he touched.

Etymology: co-worker + hork (as in hork up phlegm)

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Contagent

Created by: Ismelstar

Pronunciation: [kuhn-tey-juhnt]

Sentence: In the real estate business, there was only one man that made every client sick. Literally. Whether, rain or shine, herpes or measles, swine flu or walking pneumonia, Dan could always be relied on to show houses or man the phones as the hardest working contagent in the office.

Etymology: A mash-up of 'contagion', the communication of disease by direct or indirect contact and 'agent', a person or business authorized to act on another person or business's behalf, a substance that causes a reaction, or any microorganism capable of causing disease.

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COMMENTS:

great word! - Nosila, 2009-06-19: 13:07:00

terrific combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-19: 13:39:00

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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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