Verboticism: Exacerplain

'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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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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Groanertia

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: gro - nersha

Sentence: Jeremiah had to often listen to the groanertia around his office. He was tired of the same old complaints about things that anyone had the ability to remedy.

Etymology: groan, intertia

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Kvetchtwentytwo

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: Kvech-twen-tee-too

Sentence: There was only one kvetch, and that was KvetchTwentyTwo. When Woesarrian started complaining about all the complaining going on, he realized that his liver was never going to heal.

Etymology: Kvetch (complain incessantly) + Catch22

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Hypocrine

Created by: bubbos

Pronunciation: hyp-o-crine

Sentence: Maybe if you hypocrined less, you would be a more contributive member of this workforce.

Etymology: Hypocrite + whine

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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 + quiescence

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COMMENTS:

Oh The Gripes of Riffraff. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 09:37:00

petaj Purple, that sounds like a sickening scene from the Rocky Horror Show - petaj, 2007-06-16: 01:42:00

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Stamoan

Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: stah-mone

Sentence: I can't be arsed to actually do anything about my problems, but sometimes a good stamoan makes me feel so much better about my life.

Etymology: Static/stay + same + moan = stamoan

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Dramascret

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Dro-ma-scret

Sentence: Shelia whispered a "dramascret" to me and made me promise not to tell anyone. She was so dramatic that I thought to myself...hmmmm, OH! I must know more of her secret gossip. She always does this expecting different results. If she only would keep her dramascret's to herself,he thought,then he wouldn't be wasting his coffee break on such drivel.

Etymology: Dramatic and secret gossip

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Gripeaholic

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: gri - p - ah - haul - ik

Sentence: Sonora was a gripeaholic and she knew it. She could not stop complaining and her addiction had grown worse. She started a GA group (gripeaholic's anonymous) for people who wanted to stop. Problem was, their meetings turned into "gripefests" and nothing was ever accomplished.

Etymology: Gripe (complain) + alcholic (someone who is addicted to alcohol)

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Blabstention

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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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Kvetchklatsch

Created by: Pythias

Pronunciation: k-vetch-klatsch

Sentence: Not to be remedied, but to be savoured, the highlight of their day was a veritable kvetchklatsch.

Etymology: kvetch - klatsch

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