Verboticism: Blabstention

'The gossip around here is awful.'

DEFINITION: v. To complain and complain about a problem without ever taking action to correct it. n. A complaint about something which you can fix but choose not to.

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Complaze

Created by: Susiestar

Pronunciation: Com-pl-aze (as in days)

Sentence: You always complaze about things. Why don't you do something about them?

Etymology: Comp - from complain laze - from the verb "to laze"

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Hypocrine

Created by: bubbos

Pronunciation: hyp-o-crine

Sentence: Maybe if you hypocrined less, you would be a more contributive member of this workforce.

Etymology: Hypocrite + whine

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Stagnantagonise

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: stag-nan-tag-an-eyes

Sentence: he spent the whole staff meeting stagnantagonising that their staff meetings weren't productive because people spent the whole meeting complaining.

Etymology: stagnant, antagonise, agonise

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I've been to those meetings. They're usually followed by a wicked case of staff infractions. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 09:45:00

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Carpousel

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: karrp o sell

Sentence: Every morning her main carpousel was that her phone was on the right of her desk despite office management knowing that she was left handed. If something wasn't done soon, one of these days she would move it herself!

Etymology: carousel, carp

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COMMENTS:

Sounds fishy... maybe she had carpal punnel syndrome. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 09:28:00

Or carpritis. - Clayton, 2007-06-15: 18:37:00

petaj AppalLING behaviour in this workPLAICE. I'm BREAMful of her complaints and don't want to listen to her any MORAY, she is just FLOUNDERing in her job. I wonder what is the best ANGLE to SCHNAPPER out of it? COD we put our thinking CARPS on? There's no point being KOI about it. We may just have to tell her straight ANCHOVY her out the DORY. - petaj, 2007-06-15: 21:02:00

She catfish a sentence without trawling someone a name... everybody just tunas her out. If they didn't, they'd have to gill her. Minnow have tried. Quite a pickerel. She brines and brines, all trout the day. She must've lobster mind or something. I'm fin ta angle her. Shoal her who's boss. - Clayton, 2007-06-15: 23:29:00

petaj Clayton, thanks for being that special salmon. I'm shore you'll do a fin job. - petaj, 2007-06-16: 01:35:00

Fish shore. - Clayton, 2007-06-16: 08:32:00

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Complian

TimTheEnchanter

Created by: TimTheEnchanter

Pronunciation: com-PLY-an

Sentence: Roscoe would complian to anyone who would listen about how unfair it is that it now costs over $120 to fill the tank on his Hummer.

Etymology: Variant of COMPLAIN using the "I-A" vowel combination in COMPLIANT. To complain while being compliant = to complian

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metrohumanx Roscoe makes me SICK! He just sits around on his loathsome spotty behind, squeezing blackheads and using up precious petrol! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 17:43:00

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Rubuxyn

shnakepup

Created by: shnakepup

Pronunciation: ruh-BUX-in

Sentence: Hey, that trick was rubuxyn, yo.

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Whinemaker

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: wyn may ker

Sentence: Stacy was the world's greatest whinemaker. No matter what the subject or event, she could easily manufacture a complaint about it without making any suggestions for improvements. Most people were sure that if she won big on the lottery, she'd be complaining about how she should spend it...

Etymology: Whine (complain) & Maker (someone who manufactures something) and wordplay on Winemaker (someone who produces wine)

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Hearsaysis

Trystera

Created by: Trystera

Pronunciation: heer-SAY-siss

Sentence: Everyone knew that the walls still contained the original asbestos, but nobody so much as called the Health Department -- it was Somebody Else's Problem to everyone in the company, and thus the matter remained in hearsaysis.

Etymology: Hearsay + stasis -- "hearsay" to imply a denigrating thing that is said, but inadmissable in any official capacity, and thus ultimately useless towards the cause.

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Supwhine

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: SUP-wine

Sentence: Why fix a problem when you can supwhine about it?

Etymology: Supine (failing to act or protest as a result of moral weakness) + whine (a feeble or petulant complaint)

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Exacerplain

Created by: AlouattaPigra

Pronunciation: Eggs Ass Er Plain

Sentence: "Bee off 'wit 'yer exacerplaining!" Faedur belted. "I be so tired of 'earin dis talk about how to improve tings, but 'wit no will at all to do anyting about it!" Francois looked to the cracks in the soil beneath his feet. "I will forever keep 'dem exacerplaints to 'meself! No use make tings worse by pointing out me own hinesight now."

Etymology: Exacerbate - Make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse + Complain - Express dissatisfaction or annoyance about a state of affairs or an event.

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