Verboticism: Mortifired

Mortifired

Created by: readerwriter

Definition: v. To expire, pass away or kick the bucket while at the office; often occurs when someone is overworked, underpaid, and desperately trying to hang on for a full pension. n. A person who has been suddenly, and permanently, terminated while a work.

Pronunciation: mohr-tih-fie-errd

Sentence: Chipper had been mortifired, but left smiling. After a life-time of entry-level service to the company, Chipper was at long last over everyone. Now, floating above the computers, the waste paper baskets, the file cabinets, he was having his very own out-of-body experience. If he could have spoken, he would have told young Audrey and Adam, over there by the water cooler that he cheerfully bequeathed them the contents of his desk.

Etymology: A play on MORTIFIED (from MORT, the French for death) meaning to be humiliated + FIRED, meaning to be let go from a job, dismissed

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Comments: Mortifired

mweinmann - 2009-03-30: 16:34:00
really liked this word