Verboticism: Hearsaysis

Hearsaysis

Trystera

Created by: Trystera

Definition: v. To complain and complain about a problem without ever taking action to correct it. n. A complaint about something which you can fix but choose not to.

Pronunciation: heer-SAY-siss

Sentence: Everyone knew that the walls still contained the original asbestos, but nobody so much as called the Health Department -- it was Somebody Else's Problem to everyone in the company, and thus the matter remained in hearsaysis.

Etymology: Hearsay + stasis -- "hearsay" to imply a denigrating thing that is said, but inadmissable in any official capacity, and thus ultimately useless towards the cause.

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