Verboticism: Whinals

'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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Whinertia

Created by: Katisms1

Pronunciation: wine-ER-sha

Sentence: Having perfected the fine art of complaining about everything and solving nothing, she could have run for Governor of the state of whinertia -- and won in a landslide.

Etymology: whine (and/or whiner) + inertia

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Gripesansameliorate

Created by: SnatchRaffle

Pronunciation: Gr ipe san sa meal io rate

Sentence: Dennis I am so sick of your gripesansameliorating! If you are bored go outside and play. Or take a nap! Ed is just a crotchety old gripesansameliorate. I don't think I've ever seen him actually work. Just sits there, and laments that his children never call.

Etymology: Gripe: complain, whine Sans: without Ameliorate: to make better

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Megawhinge

AJR55

Created by: AJR55

Pronunciation:

Sentence: All she did was megawhinge about her homework, but she never actually started it...

Etymology: mega - big, huge whinge - moan (as in complain), whine

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COMMENTS:

great start AJR55 - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-16: 00:15:00

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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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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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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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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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Ennuwaaah

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: ahn WAAA

Sentence: Moana suffered from ennuwaaah - she liked to complain about little problems all day long but she never had the energy to work on solving any of them. At least she liked variety - she alternated between grouse, beef, and carp with her whine.

Etymology: ennui + "Waaah"

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COMMENTS:

waaanderful - Nosila, 2010-01-11: 23:36:00

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Wallution

Created by: ekath

Pronunciation: wall-u-tion

Sentence: Is she actually upset that herc lothes don't match?? ... no, she just picked out clashing clothes this morning because she enjoys walluting

Etymology: from wallow + solution

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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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