Verboticism: Statusquote

'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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Growlapath

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: gr-owl-ah-path

Sentence: Being a growlapath was a self-fulfilling prophecy for petty Myrtle. Shooting herself in the foot was a daily exercise.

Etymology: growl (gripe) + apath (as in pathological) and (as in apathy)

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Rewhined

surdut

Created by: surdut

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Her friends tired of her rewhining about her boyfriend, so they sent her to a shrink in hopes that she would move forward.

Etymology:

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Hearsaysis

Trystera

Created by: Trystera

Pronunciation: heer-SAY-siss

Sentence: Everyone knew that the walls still contained the original asbestos, but nobody so much as called the Health Department -- it was Somebody Else's Problem to everyone in the company, and thus the matter remained in hearsaysis.

Etymology: Hearsay + stasis -- "hearsay" to imply a denigrating thing that is said, but inadmissable in any official capacity, and thus ultimately useless towards the cause.

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Whinertia

Created by: Katisms1

Pronunciation: wine-ER-sha

Sentence: Having perfected the fine art of complaining about everything and solving nothing, she could have run for Governor of the state of whinertia -- and won in a landslide.

Etymology: whine (and/or whiner) + inertia

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Whinecrastinate

Created by: airliebee

Pronunciation: whyne-cras-tuh-nayt

Sentence: "Jodie spends more time whinecrastinating about her fat butt than she does exercising. If she worked her body out as much as she works her jaw out, she'd be a size six too!" "Barry is the biggest whinecrastinator on the planet. He was telling me how frustrating it is that his desk is messy. Well, it's his own fault, isn't it! Why didn't he just clean it up instead of wasting his breath telling me about it? I have actual work to do!" "Thomas, your whinecrastination is beyond belief! Ever heard of Nike? Just do it, man!"

Etymology: whine - to make a complaining cry or sound + crastinate, from procrastinate - to delay or postpone action; put off doing something.

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Carpidle

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: KAHR- plydl

Sentence: Bob carpidled about everything, going through life without ever once demanding to see the manager.

Etymology: CARP: to find fault or complain querulously or unreasonably; be niggling in criticizing; cavil; IDLE: to pass time doing nothing.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Crazy Carpidleing is despicable. I love the word. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 07:21:00

Sure cant complain about a word like that. - Mustang, 2008-08-08: 07:41:00

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Kvetchtwentytwo

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: Kvech-twen-tee-too

Sentence: There was only one kvetch, and that was KvetchTwentyTwo. When Woesarrian started complaining about all the complaining going on, he realized that his liver was never going to heal.

Etymology: Kvetch (complain incessantly) + Catch22

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Fussloth

Created by: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: fuhs-sloth

Sentence: She's such a fussloth. She complains about workplace obscenity just to score with the boss while wearing that thong and miniskirt to work.

Etymology: fuss [complain] + sloth [a lazy person] + slut [I just felt like it was an important part of the etymology] :D

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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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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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