Verboticism: Manglomaniac

Manglomaniac

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Created by: karenanne

Definition: v. To focus on your weaknesses, rather than your strengths. n. A person who is obsessed with their perceived deficiencies, and works hard to ensure that everyone else understands and appreciates their failings.

Pronunciation: MAN gah lo MAIN ee ak

Sentence: Dexter Knott made sure that everyone knew how difficult most tasks were for him and how slowly he worked, so that they wouldn't ask much of him. He was a notable manglomaniac, pointing out how he would probably mangle whatever responsibility was laid at his doorstep, and then suggesting that someone else would do a better job. He made such comments as, "Why don't you give the project to Lee Derr? He thrives on 'management opportunities.'" As a result, he mostly got to slack off while his more capable and ambitious colleagues basically got used. In the end, since they were all on a set pay scale, they all got paid the same.

Etymology: mangle + megalomaniac

Points: 1310

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Comments: Manglomaniac

Nosila - 2010-07-03: 22:43:00
Lee Derr...like it!