Verboticism: Complyning

'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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Vertome

Created by: cagycarm

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Aggrivshun

Created by: keeno82uk

Pronunciation: Ag-reev-shun

Sentence: Paula suffered from Aggrivshun, so much so that the gossip in the workplace was left to fester until aggrivshun had to take a backseat and the problem solved.

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Carpousel

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: karrp o sell

Sentence: Every morning her main carpousel was that her phone was on the right of her desk despite office management knowing that she was left handed. If something wasn't done soon, one of these days she would move it herself!

Etymology: carousel, carp

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COMMENTS:

Sounds fishy... maybe she had carpal punnel syndrome. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 09:28:00

Or carpritis. - Clayton, 2007-06-15: 18:37:00

petaj AppalLING behaviour in this workPLAICE. I'm BREAMful of her complaints and don't want to listen to her any MORAY, she is just FLOUNDERing in her job. I wonder what is the best ANGLE to SCHNAPPER out of it? COD we put our thinking CARPS on? There's no point being KOI about it. We may just have to tell her straight ANCHOVY her out the DORY. - petaj, 2007-06-15: 21:02:00

She catfish a sentence without trawling someone a name... everybody just tunas her out. If they didn't, they'd have to gill her. Minnow have tried. Quite a pickerel. She brines and brines, all trout the day. She must've lobster mind or something. I'm fin ta angle her. Shoal her who's boss. - Clayton, 2007-06-15: 23:29:00

petaj Clayton, thanks for being that special salmon. I'm shore you'll do a fin job. - petaj, 2007-06-16: 01:35:00

Fish shore. - Clayton, 2007-06-16: 08:32:00

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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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Gripethetic

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: gryp-eh-THET-ic

Sentence: Winston is absolutely and hopelessly gripethetic; he constantly yammers about issues and conditions that he thinks are wrong but when it comes to making any effort to change them he remains silent.

Etymology: Blend of 'gripe' (v. to complain with grumbling ) and 'pathetic' (adj. pitifully inferior or inadequate)

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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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Exacerplain

Created by: AlouattaPigra

Pronunciation: Eggs Ass Er Plain

Sentence: "Bee off 'wit 'yer exacerplaining!" Faedur belted. "I be so tired of 'earin dis talk about how to improve tings, but 'wit no will at all to do anyting about it!" Francois looked to the cracks in the soil beneath his feet. "I will forever keep 'dem exacerplaints to 'meself! No use make tings worse by pointing out me own hinesight now."

Etymology: Exacerbate - Make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse + Complain - Express dissatisfaction or annoyance about a state of affairs or an event.

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Wallution

Created by: ekath

Pronunciation: wall-u-tion

Sentence: Is she actually upset that herc lothes don't match?? ... no, she just picked out clashing clothes this morning because she enjoys walluting

Etymology: from wallow + solution

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Comstain

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Created by: Mrgoodtimes

Pronunciation: com - stain

Sentence: Rather than fix the windshield, Peter felt like the spidered glass added a great comstain ice breaker during his car pooling trips.

Etymology: Complain - Sustain (sounds offensive but not intended)

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