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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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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Ailsperson

Created by: kirill

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I'd like to help you, but all all of our representatives are busy, except that one, but he's more of an ailsperson than a salesperson today.

Etymology: Ailment, as in an illness or disorder, and salesperson.

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Jobsicksess

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: job/sick/sess

Sentence: John comes to work no matter his illness. To his co-workers, John's jobsicksess means they'll probably catch some contagious cold, or disease from him.

Etymology: job + sick + obsess; j + obsess = jobsess + sick = jobsicksess

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COMMENTS:

petaj not to mention job success - petaj, 2008-05-08: 05:33:00

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Staphstaff

artr

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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COMMENTS:

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

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Workacolic

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: work-a-coll-ick

Sentence: Bent over with abdominal spasms, Dennis the workacolic, hauled a dozen cases of beer into the back of the truck and drove off on his delivery run all the while groaning and moaning.

Etymology: work + alcoholic + colic

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COMMENTS:

funny - congrats Petaj on your great words last week - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-07: 11:43:00

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Infedicated

Created by: DankJemo

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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COMMENTS:

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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Contagent

artr

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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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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Bloworker

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: blow-worker

Sentence: The bloworker sat down next to her at the meeting carrying tissues and cough drops, convinced that work would stop without his input. In spite of all her precautions, Eva knew that it was only a matter of time before she, too, would be hit by the flu because of this snotty, disgusting clod.

Etymology: blow (nose): expel nasal mucus (snot) through one's nostrils into a tissue or hankee + (co)worker: a fellow employee

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COMMENTS:

mrskellyscl Reminds me of some other germy creatures -- children who are sent to school sick because the parents don't have a babysitter. - mrskellyscl, 2009-06-19: 07:14:00

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Colleaugie

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: kŏl'ŏŏg'ē

Sentence: Barton was nothing but a colleaugie; he sneezed as he entered Martina's cubicle, and his hand was too late to block the greenish projectile that splattered onto the far partition.

Etymology: Colleague who produces (or "horks") loogies.

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