Verboticism: Phantofiles

'Why do you always carry that file folder?'

DEFINITION: n. A prop (e.g. papers, files or any non-functional equipment) used to create the illusion of busyness. v. To use office supplies to create the illusion that you are working.

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Phantofiles

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fan/toe/files

Sentence: Joe had six different coloured sets of phantofiles he alternated at various times of the day to keep 'The Man' off his case and to demonstrate his industriousness and multitasking abilities. "Damn, he's good!" thought his boss. "He's been working on six different projects today and it's only noon." Joe's phantofiles put him in line for a raise.

Etymology: PHANTOFILES - noun - from PHANTOM (an appearance, or illusion without material substance) + FILES (a container, or folder for keeping papers in order)

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Nosila - 2008-08-06: 00:50:00
I worked with a guy that did that...he got away with it until his new female boss figured him out and gave him the boot!

scrabbelicious - 2008-08-06: 06:43:00
pesty female bosses!

metrohumanx - 2008-08-06: 11:25:00
What datum lurks in the hearts of men?Only the Phantofile knows.