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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Idlewhine

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ide-l-wine

Sentence: MEMO To: All Staff From: Head Honcho OK you horrible lot, I'm sick and tired of your idlewhines. It makes this company look unprofessional. You are a lazy bunch of no goods who can't be bothered to extract a digit now and then and fix things up. If I can find enough time next year, we'll see about maybe hiring an insultant to deal with this poor behaviour. But for now, I can't find the time to address this problem, so you'll just have to put up with your gripes.

Etymology: idle + whine

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COMMENTS:

petaj Idlewhine, idlewhine, every morning you greet me ... - petaj, 2007-06-15: 06:03:00

Oh, I see you've joined the Pick on Purple club. May the Blossom of Snow that grows in your back yard be attached to 3 shiney leaves. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 06:22:00

(bloom and grow foreeeever...) - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 06:38:00

petaj You won't find any blossoms of snow in my backyard. Subtropical rainforest is more likely. (Small and white, clean and bright.. ) - petaj, 2007-06-15: 21:08:00

Poison iv-y-y-y-y, poison iv-y-y-y-y Late at night while you're sleepin' poison ivy comes a'creepin' - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-16: 00:12:00

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Ennuwaaah

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: ahn WAAA

Sentence: Moana suffered from ennuwaaah - she liked to complain about little problems all day long but she never had the energy to work on solving any of them. At least she liked variety - she alternated between grouse, beef, and carp with her whine.

Etymology: ennui + "Waaah"

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COMMENTS:

waaanderful - Nosila, 2010-01-11: 23:36:00

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Hypofiticism

Created by: loribethinbaltimore

Pronunciation: [hip-oh-fit-a-sizz-um]

Sentence: "Dear Celebrities, I'm sick of the HYPOFITICISM! Just quit having bad relations in public, and we'll will quit with the bad public relations!"

Etymology: Hypocriticism + Having a Fit = Hypofiticism

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Stagnitatious

Created by: grasshopper

Pronunciation: stag/knee/ta/ious

Sentence: I can not count how many times a stagnitatious someone has stabbed me in the back;did I tell you about last night?

Etymology: stagnent/stuck, irritate/annoy, ious/pertaining to something = Stagnitatious

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COMMENTS:

AJR55 nice word! adjective rather than verb though - AJR55, 2007-06-15: 12:06:00

keep them coming - nice word - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-16: 00:14:00

opps,sorry bout that and thanks - grasshopper, 2007-06-17: 22:08:00

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Complyning

Created by: lauramy

Pronunciation: cum-pline-ing (Crikey! this word sounds Australian.)

Sentence: Mabel claims to despise all their whining but I know she's over there complyning.

Etymology: complying + complaining

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Kvetchklatsch

Created by: Pythias

Pronunciation: k-vetch-klatsch

Sentence: Not to be remedied, but to be savoured, the highlight of their day was a veritable kvetchklatsch.

Etymology: kvetch - klatsch

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Carpathetic

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: car - puh - THET - ik

Sentence: Elwood is completely carpathetic about things he feels are wrong; he carps and complains but is such an ineffectual wimp he never does anything to improve things.

Etymology: Blend of 'carp' (complain) and 'pathetic' (miserably or contemptibly inadequate)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I like this word more each time i see it. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-12: 14:45:00

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Gripesence

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: grahyp/es/uhnt

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. This evil underlying gripesence is the single most distructive force in the workplace.

Etymology: gripe + quiescence

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COMMENTS:

Oh The Gripes of Riffraff. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 09:37:00

petaj Purple, that sounds like a sickening scene from the Rocky Horror Show - petaj, 2007-06-16: 01:42:00

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Whinewaiter

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: whyne way ter

Sentence: Julie and Manfred were the ultimate whinewaiters. They would complain about everything and wait to see if anyone else would fix it. It got so that everyone else avoided them because they hated the constant grousing. Finally, the pair had to admit that there was little to complain about, as no one came near them... poor dears, call a WAMbulance!

Etymology: Whine (moan, complain in a plaintive manner) & Waiter (someone who bides their time until the right moment) & Wordplay on Wine Waiter (a sommelier in a restaurant who helps you select the perfect plonk to wash down your dinner)

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