Verboticism: Gripeaholic

'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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Bitchenmoanonucleosis

Created by: AlexCityAL

Pronunciation: bitch and moan oh new clee oh sis

Sentence: All our boss did was whine to everyone about the problems with our team that it did not take a doctor to diagnose he had a bad case of bitchenmoanonucleosis.

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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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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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Whinewaiter

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: whyne way ter

Sentence: Julie and Manfred were the ultimate whinewaiters. They would complain about everything and wait to see if anyone else would fix it. It got so that everyone else avoided them because they hated the constant grousing. Finally, the pair had to admit that there was little to complain about, as no one came near them... poor dears, call a WAMbulance!

Etymology: Whine (moan, complain in a plaintive manner) & Waiter (someone who bides their time until the right moment) & Wordplay on Wine Waiter (a sommelier in a restaurant who helps you select the perfect plonk to wash down your dinner)

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Sympester

Created by: sarahnade

Pronunciation: sim-pehst-er

Sentence: Susan sympestered me all week about how dirty the house was.

Etymology: sympathy + pester

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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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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:

metrohumanx Sometimes i wish I could "trade heads"... - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 17:40:00

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Carpathetic

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: car - puh - THET - ik

Sentence: Elwood is completely carpathetic about things he feels are wrong; he carps and complains but is such an ineffectual wimp he never does anything to improve things.

Etymology: Blend of 'carp' (complain) and 'pathetic' (miserably or contemptibly inadequate)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I like this word more each time i see it. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 14:45:00

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Vertome

Created by: cagycarm

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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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