Verboticism: Detaunt

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Canjabered

Created by: looseball

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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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Paronody

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: per o no dee

Sentence: Shelley was always the life of the party, even at work. She could imitate anybody, but especially her boss, Fred. Unfortunately, Fred gave her lots of material to work with. Like many bosses, Fred was always too busy to answer his staff's concerns. If you wanted to get his attention, it was usually a challenge. Unfortunately for Shelley, Fred also had a knack for showing up when she least expected him. If you talked to him, he would not hear, but if you talked about him, he had omnipresent hearing. Fred could managerialize out of thin air. This happened on Shelley's last day of work, when she was doing her paronody of Fred dancing at the Christmas party. "Out, Shelley", he yelled..."you will be a slambossador no more"!

Etymology: Parody (humorous or satirical mimicry; a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way) & Oh No! (Exclamation of regret, remorse, unpleassant surprise...like SNL's Mr.Bill who always said "OHHH NOOOOO!)

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Tomteamery

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: tom-teem-uh-ree

Sentence: Ever since the boss got a new hair piece the tomteamery has been non-stop.

Etymology: tomfoolery (joke around, goof off)+ team

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Himpression

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: him/presh/un

Sentence: Elaine was a hoot. No matter how bad the day was going, she could always uplift the mood in Purchasing. Unfortunately, having her back to the boss's office door turned her last afternoon "show" into nothing more than a horrifying himpression. Needless to say, Elaine doesn't work here anymore. :(

Etymology: Being caught by a male while doing an impression of him.

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COMMENTS:

Himpressive word! - Nosila, 2008-10-22: 01:15:00

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Nabbamocker

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Nab-a mok-er

Sentence: Joe thought it was hilarious to make fun of the boss in front of his workmates, that was until everyone went totally silent. When he turned round to discover his boss staring at him he felt like a complete nabbamocker.

Etymology: Nab(to catch,(a wrong-doer) + Mocker(someone who mocks) = Nabbamocker

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Jeerleader

artr

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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Steambuilding

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: steam-building

Sentence: Delia indulged in steambuilding one time too many. The boss finally erupted, snorting coffee out of his nose then bundling her down to the HR department.

Etymology: steam (coming out of the bosses ears) + team building

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-23: 14:50:00

franke excellent - franke, 2007-11-23: 22:18:00

Clever:good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-25: 23:06:00

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Beraternize

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: bi/reyter/nahyz

Sentence: In our office, which has toxic management, beraternization of the boss is the only way we get through the day. It definitely builds team spirit with my colleagues when we beraternize about the "evil one".

Etymology: BERATERNIZE - verb - from BERATE (to chide vehemently; to rebuke) + FRATERIZE (to associate with others in a brotherly, or congenial way)

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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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