Verboticism: Complaintamantics

'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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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Whinals

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: whine-als

Sentence: Peg and Steve were habitchual whinals. At the end of every term they start to complain and carry on as if they didn't know there would be a final exam. If they had gone to class and studied instead of sitting around the cafeteria kvetching about their professors they wouldn't have to worry so much.

Etymology: whine:complain or protest in a childish fashion to + final: of or constituting the end result of a succession or process

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COMMENTS:

hopefully they'll flunk, then they will have something to whine about - Nosila, 2010-01-11: 23:39:00

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Gripesence

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: grahyp/es/uhnt

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. This evil underlying gripesence is the single most distructive force in the workplace.

Etymology: gripe + quiescence

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COMMENTS:

Oh The Gripes of Riffraff. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 09:37:00

petaj Purple, that sounds like a sickening scene from the Rocky Horror Show - petaj, 2007-06-16: 01:42:00

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Complian

TimTheEnchanter

Created by: TimTheEnchanter

Pronunciation: com-PLY-an

Sentence: Roscoe would complian to anyone who would listen about how unfair it is that it now costs over $120 to fill the tank on his Hummer.

Etymology: Variant of COMPLAIN using the "I-A" vowel combination in COMPLIANT. To complain while being compliant = to complian

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Roscoe makes me SICK! He just sits around on his loathsome spotty behind, squeezing blackheads and using up precious petrol! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 17:43:00

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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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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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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