Verboticism: Gripesence

'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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Fussargy

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fəsərjē

Sentence: In a case of fussargy Alan complained that somebody had left the Xerox machine void of paper despite the fact that a pack of paper is sitting on the shelf next the copier. At that point he returned to his office leaving it just the way he found it.

Etymology: fuss (show unnecessary or excessive concern about something) + lethargy (a lack of energy and enthusiasm)

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Blazemy

Created by: administraitor

Pronunciation: blai-zem-ee

Sentence: The water cooler was the place to hear a fresh blazemy in the heady work-shy days before bankruptcy

Etymology: blame + lazy

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Statusquote

Created by: rephil

Pronunciation: stat-us-KWOT

Sentence: The number of people who statusquote this place without citing their sources is remarkable.

Etymology: status quo -- (idiom, Latin) unchanging state of affairs; to quote -- to restate

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COMMENTS:

The etymology is difficult, because it becomes so circular one gets dizzy -- status = state, quote = restate, but quote comes from quo, I believe... AARG, the irony! - rephil, 2007-06-15: 10:13:00

petaj I like your thinking on this one. - petaj, 2007-06-15: 21:15:00

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Discomplaincent

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dis-kuhm-pleyn-suhnt

Sentence: Janice is so discomplaincent that she even fusses about her own inactivity.

Etymology: discontent (dissatisfaction) + complain (grumble about) + complacent (pleased, especially with oneself or one's merits, advantages, situation, etc., often without awareness of some potential danger or defect)

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Carpathetic

LunaC

Created by: LunaC

Pronunciation: car-pa-thet-tick

Sentence: George carpatheticizes about work, yet refuses to even consider looking for a new job.

Etymology: carp; apathetic

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Gripesence

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: grahyp/es/uhnt

Sentence: Every office has two, or three incessant bitchers (women) and bastarders (men) who complain about every detail and do nothing about it except be bitchers and bastarders. This evil underlying gripesence is the single most distructive force in the workplace.

Etymology: gripe (to complain constantly) + quiescence (being quiet, still, or inactive)

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Longwhineded

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: long/wine/did

Sentence: The head trader was so longwhineded that the constant cacophony he created garnered him the distinction of being known as a whine expert.

Etymology: long winded (constant) + whine

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COMMENTS:

a real whinner! - galwaywegian, 2007-06-15: 07:46:00

'The long and whined road'.....sing along Purple! - Stevenson0, 2007-06-15: 08:17:00

That's it! I'm taking my words and going home... home, where my thought's escaping... Arrrgh!! I may have to commit songicide. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 08:37:00

Ya'll are just freaky funny! - grasshopper, 2007-06-15: 11:41:00

AJR55 excellent! - AJR55, 2007-06-15: 12:08:00

Hey, you guys are doing songs now? What about "Red, Red Whine"? "I Walk the Whine"? "Whine in the Coconut"? "Tom's Whiner"? "Sweet Child O'Whine"? - Clayton, 2007-06-15: 19:46:00

petaj He was a whine lover of long standing and had just been voted in as president of the whine appreciation club. His campaign was based on a platform of clarety of purpose and he won over the the members when he sangria non by Fleetwood Mac. He rosé to the occasion and showed his sparkling wit. It was an oakay performance. - petaj, 2007-06-15: 21:29:00

Jeremiah was a bull frog. Was a good friend of mine. Never understood a single word he said, but he always had some mighty fine whine - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-16: 00:02:00

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Rewhined

surdut

Created by: surdut

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Her friends tired of her rewhining about her boyfriend, so they sent her to a shrink in hopes that she would move forward.

Etymology:

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Grumblethargy

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: grum-bull-eth-arg-ee

Sentence: I could empty the cat box myself, but grumblethargy is easier.

Etymology: grumble + lethargy

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COMMENTS:

Ever get one of those clumps stuck on the side of the box and the force of the scoop catapoops it across the room? Happened to me yesterday. I guess the neighbors will eventually find it when they come back from vacation. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 12:58:00

petaj Good word. - petaj, 2007-06-15: 21:17:00

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Annoyocity

Created by: flippinsweetswim

Pronunciation: an-oy-os-i-tee

Sentence: She just wont stop complaning! How Annoyocity

Etymology:

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