Verboticism: Occutagious

'Don't worry, it's snot on your files.'

DEFINITION: v. To be so hardworking and dedicated to your job that you come to work even when you're sick and dangerously infectious. n. A person who comes to work sneezing, coughing, contagious, and sick as a dog.

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Staphstaff

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: stafstaf

Sentence: Betty works in an office where they are very careful to categorize workers into specific workgroups. Nobody is supposed to or allowed do work that isn't in their job description. Betty has her own categories for people who insist on coming to work despite being ill. The biggest group is the flucrew. The bunch she works hardest to avoid is the staphstaff.

Etymology: staph (a bacterium of a genus that includes many pathogenic kinds that cause pus formation, esp. in the skin and mucous membranes) + staff (all the people employed by a particular organization)

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COMMENTS:

very creative - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-19: 13:41:00

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Illdustrious

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: ill-dus-tree-us

Sentence: Phil was a snotbucket that overfloweth. Still, he came to work and was an illdustrious little bee that paid no attention to whom he sneezed on or on what he wiped his moist and slimy hands.

Etymology: ill, sick + industrious, hard-working

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Workacolic

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: work-a-coll-ick

Sentence: Bent over with abdominal spasms, Dennis the workacolic, hauled a dozen cases of beer into the back of the truck and drove off on his delivery run all the while groaning and moaning.

Etymology: work + alcoholic + colic

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COMMENTS:

funny - congrats Petaj on your great words last week - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-07: 11:43:00

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Cohorker

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: co/hork/ur

Sentence: Spu Tum was a stalwart cohorker who never missed a day and left his mark on any work or worker he touched.

Etymology: co-worker + hork (as in hork up phlegm)

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Infecticide

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: in-fekt-eh-side

Sentence: Delbert seemed to oblivious to the fact that he committed infecticide among his clients and coworkers when he insisted on showing up at work even when extremely ill.

Etymology: Blend of 'infect' (to pass germs along) and the suffix '-cide' (to kill)

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Jobsicksess

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: job/sick/sess

Sentence: John is a workaholic determined to become CEO before he's forty. He comes to work no matter his illness. This lends to his rising star success, but to his co-workers, John's jobsicksess means they'll probably catch the swine flu, or other disease from him.

Etymology: job + sick + obsess; j + obsess = jobsess + sick = jobsicksess

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COMMENTS:

Sicksessful word! - Nosila, 2009-06-19: 13:03:00

good one - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-19: 13:40:00

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Inconfectious

Created by: daniellegeorge

Pronunciation: In-con-feck-shus

Sentence: Mike is such an inconfectious worker. He's had that cough for 2 days and blames it on IT when people start dropping like flies.

Etymology: Inconsiderate; infectious

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Fluvian

didsbury

Created by: didsbury

Pronunciation: floo-vi-ann

Sentence: Jake is such a fluvian. He is literally coughing his lungs up at his desk and its making me nauseous.

Etymology: Derivative of influenza and the Greek 'vianoscous' which has several meanings, the most appropriate of which in this context is, the feeling you are left with when you receive an unwanted gift.

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Jobsicksess

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: job/sick/sess

Sentence: John comes to work no matter his illness. To his co-workers, John's jobsicksess means they'll probably catch some contagious cold, or disease from him.

Etymology: job + sick + obsess; j + obsess = jobsess + sick = jobsicksess

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COMMENTS:

petaj not to mention job success - petaj, 2008-05-08: 05:33:00

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Dahgerminator

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: duh-JERM-in-ayt-ehr

Sentence: A determined and dedicated worker, Alfonse would show up at work even when sick as a dog with serious ailments and his coworkers had given him the title 'Dahgerminator' since he often put other workers out of work on many occasions by spreading his germs.

Etymology: Dopey inference to The Terminator.

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COMMENTS:

Hasta La Visectomy, Baby! - Nosila, 2009-06-20: 11:36:00

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