Verboticism: Brieffriend

'I'm surprised that no one else has picked up the ball.'

DEFINITION: v. To listen intently and sympathize with your colleagues when they request assistance, and then to simply, and completely, forget about it. n. The ability to sympathize with, yet ignore, requests for help.

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Conmanfidant

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: konn mahnn fid awnt

Sentence: He was a complete comnamfidant. They all ran to him with their deepest secret fears, mistaking his wide eyed look as one of surprise when in fact he had thyroid issues and ulterior motives.

Etymology: confidant, con man

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Unteamful

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: un-teem-fil

Sentence: "Wow, Doug didn't even bother following up on his promise to help me out. He is so unteamful!"

Etymology: team

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Usefail

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: yous - fayl

Sentence: Lorne proved to be usefail most of the time. Louise thought he cared, thought he understood her problem and then thought he wanted to help but for some reason, he never was able to.

Etymology: useful, fail

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Sympathesia

Created by: mja188

Pronunciation: sym-pa-th-e-z-a

Sentence: It didn't matter how horrible the story Jim always seemed to suffer from sympathesia

Etymology: Sympathy and amensia

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Compassionot

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kəmpashənät

Sentence: As much as Judy saw heads nodding as she explained her dilemma, when it came down to getting help, her coworkers are decidedly compassionot. What she later discovered was that upper management had replaced a number of her coworkers with life-sized bobbleheads.

Etymology: compassionate (feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others) + not (used to express the negative of other words)

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COMMENTS:

good one - galwaywegian, 2011-02-02: 09:53:00

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Helpmenot

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: HELP-ME-not

Sentence: Bobby's helpmenot traits vexed his dwindling circle of friends.

Etymology: help me (assist me) + not

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Beingamanager

Created by: euclid

Pronunciation: being-a-manager

Sentence: Jason just totally exhibited empathy and love for Tina, but he was just beingamanager.

Etymology: ...

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Dissmember

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: diss-membur

Sentence: When Sue came back from vacation, she found that Wendy had dissmembered to stop the production of Christmas cookies. Now she had to find a way to turn Santa Clauses into Leprechauns.

Etymology: diss (disrespect), disremember (to forget)

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COMMENTS:

word isn't bad, sentence is brilliant! - galwaywegian, 2007-02-27: 06:05:00

petaj I have a clear image of someone chopping the arms and legs off gingerbread men. - petaj, 2007-02-27: 17:38:00

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Disenharken

Created by: catgrin

Pronunciation: dis-en-hahr-kuhn

Sentence: John's disenharkening behavior left Carol feeling as though her confidant was useless.

Etymology: Take off on "dis" + "enhearten" meaning "to give heart" and "dis harken" meaning "forgetting to hear"

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Sympalies

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: sim-pa-lize

Sentence: Ied can always be counted on to sympalies with you when you're having trouble. He says he'll be happy to help you, but whenever you need him, he's nowhere to be found. Later he has one excuse after another for why he couldn't help.

Etymology: sympathize: to feel compassion for another's trouble + lies: a false statement told to pass for truth

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COMMENTS:

nice - galwaywegian, 2009-09-18: 07:49:00

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