Verboticism: Comstain

'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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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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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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Complaintamantics

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: com plaint ah man ticks

Sentence: All complainimatics aside, what should we do about the problem?

Etymology: complaint - gripes amantics - actions

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Hypofiticism

Created by: loribethinbaltimore

Pronunciation: [hip-oh-fit-a-sizz-um]

Sentence: "Dear Celebrities, I'm sick of the HYPOFITICISM! Just quit having bad relations in public, and we'll will quit with the bad public relations!"

Etymology: Hypocriticism + Having a Fit = Hypofiticism

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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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Blabstention

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: blabˈsten sh ən

Sentence: Maggy complained bitterly to anyone who would listen about the quality of the food in the company cafeteria. It was a true case of blabstention, saying much and doing nothing, when you considered that she was the food services manager.

Etymology: blab (reveal secrets by indiscreet talk) + abstention (the fact or practice of restraining oneself from indulging in something)

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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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Enpulverag

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: enn-PUHL-vurr-AG

Sentence: The perp will remain brainless, but we all know who we're referring to. Her simpering tirade of vapid complaints made work enendurable for anyone unfortunate enough to be shackled to a work station. She would ENPULVERAG all day long, and her juggernaut of semi-valid outrage would begin even before arriving in your zone of control... Her most frequent ENPULVERAGS included, but were not limited to: Cafeteria food is substandard (ptomaine) This is a sick building (my allergies) Other people make personal phone calls (lack of a personal life) My monitor is emitting radiation (OSHA) They didn't put that job opening in the newspaper (EOE) You got a raise before I did and I've been here 25 years (union rep) Although you knew her ENPULVERAG was coming as sure as an incremental raise, nothing known to man could delay or dodge it.

Etymology: ENsign PULVER: Classic role played by Jack Lemmon in movie "Mister Roberts" + RAG: to complain ineffectually ad nauseum = ENPULVERAG

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx IMDB.com - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 07:06:00

metrohumanx I wish I was empowered to issue a Unit Citation to all Verbotomists for creativity above and beyond the call of duty. I was sorely in need of vast quantities of theraputic guffaws and believable bellylaughs, and you didn't let me down. AMAZING. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 07:30:00

metrohumanx HOLD THE PRESSES ! CORRECTION ! The movie was "Mister Roberts" but the role of Ensign Pulver WAS Jack Lemmon. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048380/ Resume Verbotomizing. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 09:08:00

Dear Metrohumanx: Love your word but more importantly love your story (who cannot relate??) and MOST of all love the support and encouragement you give us all. Today is Olympic Opening Day and you deserve a Gold Medal in group hugs!! Bigger, Faster and Stronger ...or was that what the Nun said to the Bishop??? Anyway, keep doin' what you're doin'! Cheers! - Nosila, 2008-08-08: 22:42:00

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Complaze

Created by: Susiestar

Pronunciation: Com-pl-aze (as in days)

Sentence: You always complaze about things. Why don't you do something about them?

Etymology: Comp - from complain laze - from the verb "to laze"

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