Verboticism: Shampathize

'I'm surprised that no one else has picked up the ball.'

DEFINITION: v. To listen intently and sympathize with your colleagues when they request assistance, and then to simply, and completely, forget about it. n. The ability to sympathize with, yet ignore, requests for help.

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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: sham\\\' pa thize

Sentence: Julie\\\'s partner said he was very overwhelmed with their joint project, and it was Julie\\\'s turn to call clients. Julie completely shampathized, then she went back to shopping online.

Etymology: Sham + sympathize

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Comments: Shampathize

karenanne - 2009-09-18: 15:09:00
Etymology: Sham + sympathize

jrogan - 2009-09-18: 15:55:00
Good word! And I am not just being shampathetic...