Verboticism: Grouchpotato

'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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Annoyocity

Created by: flippinsweetswim

Pronunciation: an-oy-os-i-tee

Sentence: She just wont stop complaning! How Annoyocity

Etymology:

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Enpulverag

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: enn-PUHL-vurr-AG

Sentence: The perp will remain brainless, but we all know who we're referring to. Her simpering tirade of vapid complaints made work enendurable for anyone unfortunate enough to be shackled to a work station. She would ENPULVERAG all day long, and her juggernaut of semi-valid outrage would begin even before arriving in your zone of control... Her most frequent ENPULVERAGS included, but were not limited to: Cafeteria food is substandard (ptomaine) This is a sick building (my allergies) Other people make personal phone calls (lack of a personal life) My monitor is emitting radiation (OSHA) They didn't put that job opening in the newspaper (EOE) You got a raise before I did and I've been here 25 years (union rep) Although you knew her ENPULVERAG was coming as sure as an incremental raise, nothing known to man could delay or dodge it.

Etymology: ENsign PULVER: Classic role played by Jack Lemmon in movie "Mister Roberts" + RAG: to complain ineffectually ad nauseum = ENPULVERAG

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metrohumanx IMDB.com - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 07:06:00

metrohumanx I wish I was empowered to issue a Unit Citation to all Verbotomists for creativity above and beyond the call of duty. I was sorely in need of vast quantities of theraputic guffaws and believable bellylaughs, and you didn't let me down. AMAZING. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 07:30:00

metrohumanx HOLD THE PRESSES ! CORRECTION ! The movie was "Mister Roberts" but the role of Ensign Pulver WAS Jack Lemmon. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048380/ Resume Verbotomizing. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 09:08:00

Dear Metrohumanx: Love your word but more importantly love your story (who cannot relate??) and MOST of all love the support and encouragement you give us all. Today is Olympic Opening Day and you deserve a Gold Medal in group hugs!! Bigger, Faster and Stronger ...or was that what the Nun said to the Bishop??? Anyway, keep doin' what you're doin'! Cheers! - Nosila, 2008-08-08: 22:42:00

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Complaintamantics

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: com plaint ah man ticks

Sentence: All complainimatics aside, what should we do about the problem?

Etymology: complaint - gripes amantics - actions

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Gripescence

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: grahyp/es/ents

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 about anything and everything. This evil underlying gripescence is the single most distructive force in the workplace.

Etymology: GRIPESCENCE - noun - from GRIPE (complain constantly; grumble) + QUIESCENCE (being at rest; still; inactive, or motionless)

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COMMENTS:

Amen, Brother! It's usually perceived that the women at work bitch, but the men provide valuable work-related feedback!!! - Nosila, 2008-08-08: 00:40:00

I like it - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-09: 18:41:00

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Longwhineded

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: long/wine/did

Sentence: The head trader was so longwhineded that the constant cacophony he created garnered him the distinction of being known as a whine expert.

Etymology: long winded (constant) + whine

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COMMENTS:

a real whinner! - galwaywegian, 2007-06-15: 07:46:00

'The long and whined road'.....sing along Purple! - Stevenson0, 2007-06-15: 08:17:00

That's it! I'm taking my words and going home... home, where my thought's escaping... Arrrgh!! I may have to commit songicide. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 08:37:00

Ya'll are just freaky funny! - grasshopper, 2007-06-15: 11:41:00

AJR55 excellent! - AJR55, 2007-06-15: 12:08:00

Hey, you guys are doing songs now? What about "Red, Red Whine"? "I Walk the Whine"? "Whine in the Coconut"? "Tom's Whiner"? "Sweet Child O'Whine"? - Clayton, 2007-06-15: 19:46:00

petaj He was a whine lover of long standing and had just been voted in as president of the whine appreciation club. His campaign was based on a platform of clarety of purpose and he won over the the members when he sangria non by Fleetwood Mac. He rosé to the occasion and showed his sparkling wit. It was an oakay performance. - petaj, 2007-06-15: 21:29:00

Jeremiah was a bull frog. Was a good friend of mine. Never understood a single word he said, but he always had some mighty fine whine - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-16: 00:02:00

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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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Megawhinge

AJR55

Created by: AJR55

Pronunciation:

Sentence: All she did was megawhinge about her homework, but she never actually started it...

Etymology: mega - big, huge whinge - moan (as in complain), whine

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great start AJR55 - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-16: 00:15:00

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Swaitandbitch

Created by: jimmmm

Pronunciation: swait-and-bitch

Sentence: Rather than cancel his subscription to the ever-shrinking newspaper, the customer chose to 's'wait-and-bitch.

Etymology: proper spelling is 's'wait-and-bitch; from combining form 's' of "just" + wait + and + bitch

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metrohumanx Yo ! GOOD one! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 17:44:00

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Gripertia

Created by: serendipity9000

Pronunciation: gry-per-sha

Sentence: I started my new job hoping to help bring real change and fix real problems, instead all I found was gripertia.

Etymology: gripe + inertia

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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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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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