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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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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Boredowhine

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bor do whyne

Sentence: They called her Crackling Rosie, because she was the Whine Connoissuer in the office. She would complain about everything, even things she could fix herself. She was also the world's worst gossip. When she was boredowhine, she filled up her chats with actual and perceived items about her co-workers. She met her match though when Rhett Seena joined the staff. He was a way worse whiner and gossip than she. It especially hit her hard when he started inventing gossip about her. The boredowhine became a borderline and had to go off on stress leave.

Etymology: Bored (uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence) & o (short for of) & Whine (to complain in a paintive, whining way) & Play on Bordeaux Wine (any of several red or white wines produced around Bordeaux, France or wines resembling them)

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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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Sympester

Created by: sarahnade

Pronunciation: sim-pehst-er

Sentence: Susan sympestered me all week about how dirty the house was.

Etymology: sympathy + pester

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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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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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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 (to complain constantly) + quiescence (being quiet, still, or inactive)

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Diarrheaofthemouth

Created by: jonique

Pronunciation: Die-ah-ree-ah-ov-the-mow-th

Sentence: Karen constantly suffers from diarrheaofthemouth whenever company comes over.

Etymology: Derived from the words diarrhea, meaning well you know. And from the words of, the, and mouth. This is pretty self-explanatory.

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petaj Commonly known as verbal diarrhoea. - petaj, 2007-06-15: 21:05:00

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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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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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