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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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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Couchkry

Created by: purplepeopleeater

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Supwhine

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: SUP-wine

Sentence: Why fix a problem when you can supwhine about it?

Etymology: Supine (failing to act or protest as a result of moral weakness) + whine (a feeble or petulant complaint)

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Carpathetic

LunaC

Created by: LunaC

Pronunciation: car-pa-thet-tick

Sentence: George carpatheticizes about work, yet refuses to even consider looking for a new job.

Etymology: carp; apathetic

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Gripesansameliorate

Created by: SnatchRaffle

Pronunciation: Gr ipe san sa meal io rate

Sentence: Dennis I am so sick of your gripesansameliorating! If you are bored go outside and play. Or take a nap! Ed is just a crotchety old gripesansameliorate. I don't think I've ever seen him actually work. Just sits there, and laments that his children never call.

Etymology: Gripe: complain, whine Sans: without Ameliorate: to make better

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Blabstention

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: blabˈsten sh ən

Sentence: Maggy complained bitterly to anyone who would listen about the quality of the food in the company cafeteria. It was a true case of blabstention, saying much and doing nothing, when you considered that she was the food services manager.

Etymology: blab (reveal secrets by indiscreet talk) + abstention (the fact or practice of restraining oneself from indulging in something)

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Fussargy

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fəsərjē

Sentence: In a case of fussargy Alan complained that somebody had left the Xerox machine void of paper despite the fact that a pack of paper is sitting on the shelf next the copier. At that point he returned to his office leaving it just the way he found it.

Etymology: fuss (show unnecessary or excessive concern about something) + lethargy (a lack of energy and enthusiasm)

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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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Grumbledrone

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Grum-bel-dro-n

Sentence: Marge was the biggest grumbledrone ever, she would continually go on and on about something but would never do anything to rectify the matter. Today it was the 'foul' taste of the coffee again. However, no matter how much she hated it, she still refused to bring in her own favourite brand.

Etymology: Grumble(complain or protest in a bad-tempered way) + Drone(to speak tediously at length) = Grumbledrone

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Man- SO MANY good words today! GRUMBLEDRONE has a GREAT sound. Nice imagery it generates. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 07:23:00

A drone is also (n.) An idle person who lives off others; a loafer. Eggzullent word. - Mustang, 2008-08-08: 07:43:00

Good word...another Hairy Potter reference?? Keep on Rowling on the River! - Nosila, 2008-08-08: 22:44:00

Good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-09: 18:40:00

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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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