Verboticism: Protagnate

'What are doing to the cubicles!?'

DEFINITION: v. To create an impression that you have made a positive contribution, especially when related to career activities. n. A personal mark or imprint which proves that you have done something that matters.

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Imprimytour

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: im/pri/my/tour

Sentence: If you want to ensure that people know you've been there, be sure to leave your imprimytour, especially if you're visiting the Vatican.

Etymology: imprimatur (seal, official approval, stamp)+ my + tour (stint, turn)

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Carearmark

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /kuh-REER-mahrk/

Sentence: The database that Jason had created ten years ago was still used for the company's inventory tracking, and he felt that it was his carearmark ― that the work he'd done so long ago was still being used today. That, and 'casual Friday', from the day when he thought he'd come to the office to do some extra work on a Saturday, wearing baggy jeans and a tee shirt, and it turned out to be a Friday instead.

Etymology: Career - chosen pursuit, profession or occupation (from Middle French, carriere "road, racecourse") + Earmark - any identifying or distinguishing mark or characteristic (from ear + mark; originally a cut or mark in the ear of sheep and cattle, serving as a sign of ownership)

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COMMENTS:

clever blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-05: 16:14:00

nice. - galwaywegian, 2008-05-05: 17:09:00

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Imprimytour

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: im/pri/my/tour

Sentence: If you want to ensure that people know you've been there, be sure to leave your imprimytour, especially if you're visiting the Vatican.

Etymology: imprimatur (seal, official approval, stamp)+ my + tour (stint, turn)

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COMMENTS:

love it! - galwaywegian, 2008-05-05: 15:31:00

Cleverly blended word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-06: 17:55:00

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Autograught

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: aht - oh - graft

Sentence: To insure that credit was given for his contributions to any endeavor, no matter how small or insignificant, Garrison would find some clever way to autograught his personal mark on the project.

Etymology: blend of the words autograph and graft, to attach as if by grafting.

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COMMENTS:

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-05: 16:15:00

Good one - Nosila, 2008-05-05: 21:33:00

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Jobifact

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: jahb-eh-fakt

Sentence: Johnny left little jobifacts around the office to look like he was busy working. He would leave papers by the printer of drafts of written work, he would save and stack his telephone messages (real and made up ones, mind you) on his desk, and left emails of his work exploits. He would often start sentences like, "You know Bob, I've been thinking about this . . ." or "What's been bothering me, Florence, about the Dithers' case is . . ." He constantly asked his co-workers if he could borrow their White-Out, extra large paper clips, or staples because he just "ran out." Whenever a report came out that had his name on it, he would post it on the staff bulletin board and pin it on the walls of his tiny cubicle. In essence, Johnny didn't do much.

Etymology: Job, profession, place of work + artifact, a spurious observation or result arising from preparatory or investigative procedures

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COMMENTS:

Sounds like he was jobiquitous! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-06: 18:03:00

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Autographt

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: awt - oh - graft

Sentence: To insure that credit was given for his contributions to any endeavor, no matter how small or insignificant, Garrison would find some clever way to autograught his personal mark on the project.

Etymology: blend of the words 'autograph' (personally sign) and 'graft', (to attach as if by grafting)

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Markit

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: märkit

Sentence: As the project was wrapping up the office started looking like a forest meadow during rutting season. The prevailing wisdom was markit yourself. If they followed the practice of the animal world the paper produced would be rather soggy.

Etymology: mark (make (a visible impression or stain) + it (used to identify a person) A play on marketing.

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Nascentag

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: NAY-sent-AG

Sentence: Twas only a week that he’d worked in our shop- And his legend loomed large though he just pushed a mop. His Achievements were nil, but he still had to brag- So he festooned the halls with his crude NASCENTAG.

Etymology: NAScent+SCENt+TAG= NASCENTAG.....NASCENT: coming or having recently come into existence; Latin nascent-, nascens, present participle of nasci to be born.....SCENT: an odor left by an animal on a surface passed over, effluvia from a substance that affect the sense of smell; Middle English sent, from Anglo-French sente, from sentir.....TAG: a graffito in the form of an identifying name or symbol; Middle English tagge; akin to Middle Low German tagge, tacke twig, spike .

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metrohumanx ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS - metrohumanx, 2009-06-15: 09:18:00

very poetic - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-15: 13:18:00

very good - Mustang, 2009-06-16: 03:15:00

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Remarkabull

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: re-mark-a-bull

Sentence: Johnny's work was remarkabull. He was more interested in impressing his supervisors and coworkers with his abilities than actually doing the work.

Etymology: (play on remarkable) remark: take notice of, observe + mark: evaluation/visible stroke or imprint/impression or outward appearance + able: qualified, capable + bull: attempt to mislead by talking nonsense, first four letters in a vulgarism referring to the excrement of a male bovine meaning unacceptable behavior

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COMMENTS:

Totally Believabull...worked with many guys like Johnny! - Nosila, 2009-06-15: 14:23:00

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Colophiti

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: kol/uh/fiti

Sentence: John placed his distinctive colophiti on all office collaborative work and memos to demonstrate to his boss that he had personally read and digested all the important information.

Etymology: colophon (printer's distinctive emblem, used as an identifying device on its books and other works) + graffiti (markings, tags, or initials)

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