Verboticism: Detaunt

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Comickaze

Created by: Khikhob

Pronunciation: kämi-käzē.

Sentence: Lampooning her boss right in front of him meant Linda had effectively committed comickaze.

Etymology: Comic + (kami)kaze

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Comderiderie

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: calm/deride/eerie

Sentence: Comderiderie is an office past time.

Etymology: com (as in comedy) + deride (ridicule) + camaraderie

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Suicendup

Created by: c1mcgraw

Pronunciation: soo-uh-SEND-up

Sentence: My boss rewarded my suicendup of his sinus-clearing with a pink slip.

Etymology:

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Jeerleader

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: jērlēdər

Sentence: With the office down in the dumps over falling sales figures, and the boss behind closed doors for meetings, Jill took on the role of jeerleader.

Etymology: jeer (make rude and mocking remarks, typically in a loud voice) + cheerleader (a person who leads cheers and applause)

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Bossajova

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: BOS-uh-JOV-vuh

Sentence: When Mr Legree's words: "Perhaps your whole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others!" boomed loudly across the office, Roxie knew that her bossajova would have serious repurcussions.

Etymology: Based on "bossa nova" a carefree dance & music style; boss; & jovial: good humoured, merry , joking.

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COMMENTS:

funny! - remistram, 2007-11-23: 09:22:00

very good - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-23: 12:00:00

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Exitango

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: exuh-TAN-goe

Sentence: Dancing on the bosses desk and parodying his voice and mannerisms as she cavorted wildly, Lucinda realized too late that she had been doing the exitango.

Etymology: Blend of 'exit' (to leave by being fired) and 'tango' a lively dance

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COMMENTS:

artr The warm-up act most have been the bossanova. Good word. - artr, 2008-10-21: 04:40:00

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Mockupation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mok u pay shun

Sentence: When the Boss left, Sally would entertain the troops by imitating him and playing the fool. Her mockupation went too far, when he returned early and caught her mid-act. Her mockupation lead to her walkupation right out of a job.

Etymology: Mock (make fun of;ape;mimicry) & Occupation (career, calling, work one is paid for)

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Shenanigaffe

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: shə-nān'ĭ-gāf

Sentence: Marta usually got a laugh from her coworkers when she would imitate her boss, asking if they remembered to use a cover sheet on their TPS reports, but she eventually realized she'd made a shenanigaffe when their eyes went wide and they began making subtle motions with their hands, pointing behind her.

Etymology: shenanigan - a playful or mischievous act (Origin: 1850–55, Americanism; of obscure orig.) + gaffe - a clumsy social error; a faux pas (from Old French, "hook")

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Coldbossted

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: cold-BOSS-ted

Sentence: Luke didn't feel his job offered him many perks, but one undeniable benefit was the feeling his co-workers gave him that he was the funniest guy in the office because he did the best impression of their dufus manager. Even after he was coldbossted by said dufus, Luke swaggered through the cube farm with confidence, winking and mugging at the giggling gaggle as he followed Ron to his office for a long lecture.

Etymology: Cold busted means being caught red-handed at doing something stupid. Altered to incorporate boss.

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Detaunt

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dātônt

Sentence: In an act of detaunt, Jesse performed his best impression of the boss firing one of his workers. He is convinced that he added to the camaraderie in the office and that people would have laughed if the boss hadn*t gotten to work early and taken over the performance for real.

Etymology: détente (the easing of hostility or strained relations) + taunt (a remark made in order to anger, wound, or provoke someone)

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