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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Ironian

Created by: newszi

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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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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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Sympafake

Created by: toralora

Pronunciation: sim/pah/faik

Sentence: I though he was supportive but as it turned out it was all one big sympafake.

Etymology: sympathize + fake/false

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Shampathize

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: sham\\\' pa thize

Sentence: Julie\\\'s partner said he was very overwhelmed with their joint project, and it was Julie\\\'s turn to call clients. Julie completely shampathized, then she went back to shopping online.

Etymology: Sham + sympathize

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COMMENTS:

karenanne Etymology: Sham + sympathize - karenanne, 2009-09-18: 15:09:00

Good word! And I am not just being shampathetic... - jrogan, 2009-09-18: 15:55:00

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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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Sympatigo

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: simmm pat eye gow

Sentence: He was tres sympatigo, nodding sympathetically while reversing out the door

Etymology: sympatico, I go

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Sympalies

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: sim-pa-lize

Sentence: Ied can always be counted on to sympalies with you when you're having trouble. He says he'll be happy to help you, but whenever you need him, he's nowhere to be found. Later he has one excuse after another for why he couldn't help.

Etymology: sympathize: to feel compassion for another's trouble + lies: a false statement told to pass for truth

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COMMENTS:

nice - galwaywegian, 2009-09-18: 07:49:00

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Compassiveness

Created by: ekath

Pronunciation: com-pass-iv-ness

Sentence: Her attitude and attention, which seemingly sincere, should not be misleading. Its all scheming compassiveness.

Etymology: from compassionate + passive

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Egosponge

Created by: adbern

Pronunciation: ege-spunge

Sentence: However he always listen very carefully when you ask him something, he never do it. He's a egosponge.

Etymology: ego from egoist + sponge from his memory is like a sponge

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Beingamanager

Created by: euclid

Pronunciation: being-a-manager

Sentence: Jason just totally exhibited empathy and love for Tina, but he was just beingamanager.

Etymology: ...

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