Verboticism: Gripethetic

'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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Boredowhine

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bor do whyne

Sentence: They called her Crackling Rosie, because she was the Whine Connoissuer in the office. She would complain about everything, even things she could fix herself. She was also the world's worst gossip. When she was boredowhine, she filled up her chats with actual and perceived items about her co-workers. She met her match though when Rhett Seena joined the staff. He was a way worse whiner and gossip than she. It especially hit her hard when he started inventing gossip about her. The boredowhine became a borderline and had to go off on stress leave.

Etymology: Bored (uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence) & o (short for of) & Whine (to complain in a paintive, whining way) & Play on Bordeaux Wine (any of several red or white wines produced around Bordeaux, France or wines resembling them)

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Whinertia

Created by: Katisms1

Pronunciation: wine-ER-sha

Sentence: Having perfected the fine art of complaining about everything and solving nothing, she could have run for Governor of the state of whinertia -- and won in a landslide.

Etymology: whine (and/or whiner) + inertia

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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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Grouchpotato

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: grouch-po-ta-toe

Sentence: David was a grouchpotato. He constantly complained but took no action and wound up with "secretary spread" on his hips.

Etymology: couch potato/grouch

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COMMENTS:

His name was David, but everyone called him "Chip". - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 09:38:00

petaj Everyone wanted to sMASH him, PEEL strips off him. - petaj, 2007-06-15: 21:20:00

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Megawhinge

AJR55

Created by: AJR55

Pronunciation:

Sentence: All she did was megawhinge about her homework, but she never actually started it...

Etymology: mega - big, huge whinge - moan (as in complain), whine

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COMMENTS:

great start AJR55 - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-16: 00:15:00

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Stagnantagonise

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: stag-nan-tag-an-eyes

Sentence: he spent the whole staff meeting stagnantagonising that their staff meetings weren't productive because people spent the whole meeting complaining.

Etymology: stagnant, antagonise, agonise

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COMMENTS:

I've been to those meetings. They're usually followed by a wicked case of staff infractions. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 09:45:00

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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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Carpousel

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: karrp o sell

Sentence: Every morning her main carpousel was that her phone was on the right of her desk despite office management knowing that she was left handed. If something wasn't done soon, one of these days she would move it herself!

Etymology: carousel, carp

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COMMENTS:

Sounds fishy... maybe she had carpal punnel syndrome. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 09:28:00

Or carpritis. - Clayton, 2007-06-15: 18:37:00

petaj AppalLING behaviour in this workPLAICE. I'm BREAMful of her complaints and don't want to listen to her any MORAY, she is just FLOUNDERing in her job. I wonder what is the best ANGLE to SCHNAPPER out of it? COD we put our thinking CARPS on? There's no point being KOI about it. We may just have to tell her straight ANCHOVY her out the DORY. - petaj, 2007-06-15: 21:02:00

She catfish a sentence without trawling someone a name... everybody just tunas her out. If they didn't, they'd have to gill her. Minnow have tried. Quite a pickerel. She brines and brines, all trout the day. She must've lobster mind or something. I'm fin ta angle her. Shoal her who's boss. - Clayton, 2007-06-15: 23:29:00

petaj Clayton, thanks for being that special salmon. I'm shore you'll do a fin job. - petaj, 2007-06-16: 01:35:00

Fish shore. - Clayton, 2007-06-16: 08:32:00

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Fussloth

Created by: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: fuhs-sloth

Sentence: She's such a fussloth. She complains about workplace obscenity just to score with the boss while wearing that thong and miniskirt to work.

Etymology: fuss [complain] + sloth [a lazy person] + slut [I just felt like it was an important part of the etymology] :D

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Gripethetic

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: gryp-eh-THET-ic

Sentence: Winston is absolutely and hopelessly gripethetic; he constantly yammers about issues and conditions that he thinks are wrong but when it comes to making any effort to change them he remains silent.

Etymology: Blend of 'gripe' (v. to complain with grumbling ) and 'pathetic' (adj. pitifully inferior or inadequate)

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