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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Factotem

Created by: Nuwanda

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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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Lovely word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-06: 18:05:00

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Importapression

Created by: phoenix89

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Signifiprint

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /səgˈnɪfəˌpɹɪnt/

Sentence: In a desperate, but ultimately confused attempt to leave a signifiprint and make sure his chores did not go unnoticed around the house, he began initialing every bag of trash he took out to the curb.

Etymology: from signifi(cant) + -print (as in footprint, fingerprint, and imprint)

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Lie it! - Nosila, 2008-05-05: 21:32:00

Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-06: 17:56:00

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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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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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Shambition

Created by: metamondo

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Sentence: Overcome by shambition, and determined to create the impression that her research had not been in vain, Jenny launched a campaign to have her worthless paper published in the journal du jour.

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Tinfluence

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tin flu ens

Sentence: Johnny utilized his tinfluence on the student elections by spray-canning his name and motto on any surfaces in the school. "Johnny Bunko for Graffiti Monitor" proved very successful for him.

Etymology: Tin (can;airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.) & Influence (shape or influence; give direction to)

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

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

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Worthprint

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: WURTH-print

Sentence: Who will leave the greater worthprint: Foo, Kilroy or Johnny Bunko?

Etymology: WORTH: usefulness or importance, as to the world, to a person or a purpose & PRINT: impression or mark; to impress on the mind or memory. As a schoolboy, in the 1950s, it was a lark to write "Foo was here!" Later on he was replaced by Kilroy. Looks like now it's about to be Johnny Bunko's turn. Actually, "Johnny Bunko was here!" sounds great.

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