Verboticism: Differsociate

'Please do not talk to me while we are in the office.'

DEFINITION: v., To ignore a "friend" at work because you don't want anyone else to know that you are friends. n., A co-worker and secret "best friend" with whom it is best to keep your friendship confidential.

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Differsociate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: dif-er-SOSE-she-ayt

Sentence: Peggy Sue was a social climber as well as being professionally ambitious and she made social distinctions in public between those who could help or who might hinder her professionally as well as socially and would only associate with 'substandard' friends in private...to her, to differsociate was a survival mechanism more than it was a social aberration.

Etymology: Blend of 'differentiate' (to make a distinction) and 'associate' (to join as a companion, partner, or ally)

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Comments: Differsociate

Jabberwocky - 2008-09-23: 10:18:00
clever

Nosila - 2008-09-23: 12:49:00
Is that like differsity?

lumina - 2008-09-23: 16:56:00
I'll bet Becky Sue, in her attempt to "sniff out" who would help and who would hinder...I am sure she has done quite a bit of kissassociating. :)