Verboticism: Perisholdoubt

'I guess Bob isn't going to get his pension...'

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.

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: PAIR-ish-HOLE-doubt ( perisholdoubting, perisholdoubted)

Sentence: Not loving labor, Max would aspire... To hang in there longer so he could retire... He’d work there as long as he could though he’d pout- Max was a typical PERISHOLDOUT. Shunning abuse, he would punch in each day..."Why don't you leave there?" his wife she would say..Max planned to quit after hoarding his pay- Just one more year wasn't much to delay- Now his spouse cashes his checks with dismay... and Max can relax in his six feet of clay.

Etymology: PERISH+HOLDOUT+OLD+OUT+DOUBT= PERISHOLDOUBT.....PERISH: to become destroyed or ruined, cease to exist, to cause to die; Middle English perisshen, from Anglo-French periss-, stem of perir, from Latin perire, from per- detrimentally + ire to go.....HOLDOUT: To resist quitting,one that holds out (as in negotiations)1908.....OLD: advanced in years or age, dating from the remote past; Middle English, from Old English eald; akin to Old High German alt old, Latin alere to nourish, alescere to grow, altus high, deep [before the 12th century].....OUT: at an end, in or into a useless state, to the point of depletion, extinction, or exhaustion, away from home or work; Middle English, from Old English ūt; akin to Old High German ūz out, Greek hysteros later, Sanskrit ud up, out [ before 12th century ].....DOUBT: Highly unlikely, to be in doubt about, to lack confidence in; Middle English douten, from Anglo-French duter, douter, from Latin dubitare to be in doubt; akin to Latin dubius dubious [13th century] :)

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Comments: Perisholdoubt

metrohumanx - 2009-03-30: 14:31:00

silveryaspen - 2009-03-30: 19:04:00
I enjoyed your rhymes, especially the last two lines!

Nosila - 2009-03-30: 22:16:00
Your poetry is to die for, metro...

metrohumanx - 2009-03-31: 02:33:00
Thanks, gang! Serendipity helps.