Verboticism: Helpmenot

'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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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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Sympolepsy

Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: simp-o-lehp-see

Sentence: Though he was a good listener Mike's sympolepsy caused him to forget any request ever made of him by his co-workers.

Etymology: sympathy + epilepsy = sympolepsy

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Avoiquest

erasmus

Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: av oi quest

Sentence: Frank was the most renown for avoiquesting in the office. Ask him anything and you can bet tomorrow he wont remember any of it.

Etymology: from avoid and request.

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Compassionot

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kuhm-pa-shuh-not

Sentence: When Denise came to Carl for help his face was completely sympathetic, his actions were compassionot.

Etymology: compassionate (having tender feelings) + not (used to express negation, denial, refusal, or prohibition)

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Empathetic

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: em/pa/theh/tik

Sentence: Our IT team is very empathetic. They listen attentively to our problems and then promptly forget about them.

Etymology: empathy + pathetic

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Alzhumours

Created by: w5lf9s

Pronunciation: ahls.hu.mers

Sentence: When she reminded him the third time to print out that report for her, she began to wonder whether he might be suffering from that particular form of Alzhumour's she had read about.

Etymology: Alzheimer's disease (the first symtoms of which are forgetfulness) + to humour someone

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COMMENTS:

petaj Maybe he just considered she was a lazy cow who knew perfectly well how to hit the print button. - petaj, 2007-02-27: 17:42:00

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Teamnesia

Created by: splangdon

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. - splangdon, 2007-02-27: 14:33:00

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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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Flipservice

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: flip/sur/vus

Sentence: His flipservice was so convincing, he never did any actual work

Etymology: flip (about face) + lip service (hypocracy)

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COMMENTS:

Can also be tied to flippant, which is quite appropriate. - purpleartichokes, 2007-02-27: 10:01:00

Excellent point purple - Jabberwocky, 2007-02-27: 13:30:00

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