Verboticism: Dramascret

'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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Comstain

Mrgoodtimes

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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Whinemaker

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: wyn may ker

Sentence: Stacy was the world's greatest whinemaker. No matter what the subject or event, she could easily manufacture a complaint about it without making any suggestions for improvements. Most people were sure that if she won big on the lottery, she'd be complaining about how she should spend it...

Etymology: Whine (complain) & Maker (someone who manufactures something) and wordplay on Winemaker (someone who produces wine)

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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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Discomplaincent

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dis-kuhm-pleyn-suhnt

Sentence: Janice is so discomplaincent that she even fusses about her own inactivity.

Etymology: discontent (dissatisfaction) + complain (grumble about) + complacent (pleased, especially with oneself or one's merits, advantages, situation, etc., often without awareness of some potential danger or defect)

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Gripeaholic

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: gri - p - ah - haul - ik

Sentence: Sonora was a gripeaholic and she knew it. She could not stop complaining and her addiction had grown worse. She started a GA group (gripeaholic's anonymous) for people who wanted to stop. Problem was, their meetings turned into "gripefests" and nothing was ever accomplished.

Etymology: Gripe (complain) + alcholic (someone who is addicted to alcohol)

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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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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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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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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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Supwhine

artr

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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