Verboticism: Grumblethargy

'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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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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metrohumanx Sometimes i wish I could "trade heads"... - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 17:40:00

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Blabstention

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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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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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Grumblethargy

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: grum-bull-eth-arg-ee

Sentence: I could empty the cat box myself, but grumblethargy is easier.

Etymology: grumble + lethargy

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Ever get one of those clumps stuck on the side of the box and the force of the scoop catapoops it across the room? Happened to me yesterday. I guess the neighbors will eventually find it when they come back from vacation. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 12:58:00

petaj Good word. - petaj, 2007-06-15: 21:17:00

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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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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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Deridleness

Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: di-RAHYD-l-nis

Sentence: Gracie's incessant deridling was symptomatic of her untenable hypocrisycophancy. She was even heard complaining to the boss about the tissues in her own wastebasket.

Etymology: deride + idleness

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That's snot Gracie, that's Ingracieous. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 09:32:00

Lord nose! - Clayton, 2007-06-15: 18:13:00

petaj Snorting with laughter! This sentence could be the pick of the day! - petaj, 2007-06-15: 21:12:00

That'd be so upsniffting. - Clayton, 2007-06-15: 23:10:00

Love grows where my Rosemary goes And nobody nose like me (sung by Pinochio) - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-16: 00:10:00

Haha. There's no business like nose business. (Sung by a plastic surgeon.) - Clayton, 2007-06-16: 02:59:00

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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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Inirktion

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: in-urk-shun

Sentence: The gals in the office belonged to the PissandMonaLisa Club - they all complained about the leaky faucet, but being prima donnas, felt it was someone else's job to report it. It was no big surprise when their inirktion turned the first floor into the new company swimming pool.

Etymology: inaction, irk

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COMMENTS:

bad case of inerktia i'd say - galwaywegian, 2007-06-15: 05:57:00

It's words like these that help me find my inirk child. - Clayton, 2007-06-15: 07:58:00

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Moanotonous

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mone ot tennus

Sentence: Mona Lott never said a positive word in her life. She was famous for her endless, moanotonous harangues. She found a soulmate in her co-worker, Beef Grizzle, the Whine-Stoned Owwwboy! They spent many hours grumbling, griping, muttering, squawking and bitching about everything and everyone at work. Luckily, they had no friends or lives, so their complaints were work-driven. After their new boss warned them about their bad-apple effect on the whole retail team, they still could not resist tirading about her mean streak. I mean, after all, even though they changed the name of their department to Customer Service, it was still really The Complaint Department. It's just a pity that most of the moanotonous activity came from their own 2 employees!

Etymology: moan (complain, gripe, grumble, whine or an utterance expressing pain or disapproval)& monotonous (tediously repetitious or lacking in variety or sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch)

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metrohumanx Hilariously appropriate. Scored again! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 07:18:00

Very funny sentence, good word too! - TJayzz, 2008-08-08: 09:25:00

groanoh!! thanks for the welcome back - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-08: 10:53:00

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