Verboticism: Usefail

'I'm surprised that no one else has picked up the ball.'

DEFINITION: v. To listen intently and sympathize with your colleagues when they request assistance, and then to simply, and completely, forget about it. n. The ability to sympathize with, yet ignore, requests for help.

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Ipodnod

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: I/pod/nod

Sentence: He was a master of the ipodnod. He looked intensely interested but he was really listening to his favorite tunes

Etymology: ipod + nod

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COMMENTS:

Is this a confession? - wordmeister, 2007-02-27: 19:31:00

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Compassionot

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kəmpashənät

Sentence: As much as Judy saw heads nodding as she explained her dilemma, when it came down to getting help, her coworkers are decidedly compassionot. What she later discovered was that upper management had replaced a number of her coworkers with life-sized bobbleheads.

Etymology: compassionate (feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others) + not (used to express the negative of other words)

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good one - galwaywegian, 2011-02-02: 09:53:00

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Empathotomy

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: empa/thot/amy

Sentence: His unique skill in performing an empathotomy was known not only by his colleagues but also by his superiors.

Etymology: empathize + lobotomy

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Helpfoolness

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: help fool ness

Sentence: Deep down she new that Jon's particular brand of helpfoolness was not going to save the situation.

Etymology: helpful, fool

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Empathetic

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: em/pa/theh/tik

Sentence: Our IT team is very empathetic. They listen attentively to our problems and then promptly forget about them.

Etymology: empathy + pathetic

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Teamnesia

Created by: splangdon

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. - splangdon, 2007-02-27: 14:33:00

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Ironian

Created by: newszi

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Sally asked Cindy, about Joe might be able to help them. Sally answered: -Don't bother, he's an Ironian When you ask for help you need the most, all you get is Ironians'. Joe's answers are an Ironian's, he newer keeps himself to them.

Etymology: irony + answer or irony +an

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Disenharken

Created by: catgrin

Pronunciation: dis-en-hahr-kuhn

Sentence: John's disenharkening behavior left Carol feeling as though her confidant was useless.

Etymology: Take off on "dis" + "enhearten" meaning "to give heart" and "dis harken" meaning "forgetting to hear"

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Sympolepsy

Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: simp-o-lehp-see

Sentence: Though he was a good listener Mike's sympolepsy caused him to forget any request ever made of him by his co-workers.

Etymology: sympathy + epilepsy = sympolepsy

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Fauxffer

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: fo - fer

Sentence: I said I'd help him move his couch, but it was totally a fauxffer.

Etymology: Well, "faux" means "false." So.

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