Verboticism: Slackcessory

'Why do you always carry that file folder?'

DEFINITION: n. A prop (e.g. papers, files or any non-functional equipment) used to create the illusion of busyness. v. To use office supplies to create the illusion that you are working.

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Slackcessory

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: slak-sess-or-ee

Sentence: Phil's slackcessory wasn't fooling anyone. The "tech manual" he was toting around was the instruction booklet for his lawn mower. Apparently, he was Fridazed when he took that course on shirkonomics.

Etymology: slack (to avoid work), accessory

Points: 674

Comments: Slackcessory

galwaywegian - 2007-06-13: 07:01:00
I thought a slackcessory was a new belt.

toadstool57 - 2007-06-13: 07:07:00
great one purple!

Clayton - 2007-06-13: 07:42:00
Bravo!

Jabberwocky - 2007-06-13: 09:27:00
very good!!

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-13: 10:33:00
Galway - a belt would be a britch-hiker. And I'm quite pleased that I finally made a word that I actually like!

Jabberwocky - 2007-06-13: 10:57:00
actually purple I think a britch-hiker is a brilliant word for suspenders - how about a belt being a gutwrencher

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-13: 11:21:00
That's good! Wish one came with the squishsuit I bought this year.

ErWenn - 2007-06-13: 14:13:00
"Slackcessory" is indeed a good word, though it sounds like it would apply equally to a device for enhancing the slacking experience (such as a Gameboy) as it would to a device for hiding the slacking experience.

ErWenn - 2007-06-13: 14:14:00
And "britch-hiker" is simply awesome. I think it's a generic term for anything that pulls your pants up, such as a belt, a pair of suspenders, or a wedgie-giver.

pguse - 2007-06-13: 14:55:00
the best

texmom - 2007-06-13: 20:41:00
Yep. Wished I thought of that.

Clayton - 2007-06-13: 20:41:00
ErWenn makes a good point, but I think that words such as these might offer more utility than their highly specified synonyms. This one might have eight different sense of meaning. Perhaps more in America.