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'The Boss has just approved my new cost-cutting plan!'

DEFINITION: v. To propose and win approval for cost-saving reforms, which when implemented result in the immediate elimination of your job. n. An ambitious budget-slasher who accidentally cuts themselves out of a job.

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Autosize

Created by: focusteacher

Pronunciation: auto size

Sentence: Jim didn't realize he had autosized by suggesting the reduction in programmer jobs.

Etymology: From Greek autos=self, and Old French sise=to fix the amount

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Economicalemming

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: eek oh nomm ik ah lemm ing

Sentence: Through his can-do attitude and brownnosing qualities Dave unwittingly became the sacrificial economicalemming in the financial department, under the new style of bleedership that prevailed since Ms Badger was promoted to head of Department. The same Ms. Badger that he had criticised for her overuse of whiteboard markers because of her over embellished writing style.

Etymology: economical lemming.

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COMMENTS:

do they work at the zoo? funny sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-27: 10:20:00

Seems like she ratted on him. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-27: 20:21:00

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Elemmingnation

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: eeeee lemm ing nayshun

Sentence: He wanted so much to please Cliff, he designed his own elemmingnation. wjhy, oh why did he have to be so head over heels over cliff?

Etymology: elimination lemming

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Jobicide

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: jäbisīd

Sentence: James wrote a program that automates the tasks that used to take him hours to do. The result is that it his work can now be handled by a part-time intern. The other result is that his job is now done by a part-time intern, a clear case of jobicide.

Etymology: job (a paid position of regular employment) + suicide (the action of killing oneself intentionally)

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Cosdefective

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Coz-dee-fect-iv

Sentence: Brian was feeling really smug about his novel cost-cutting plan for the company,until he realised he had made himself cosdefective when the boss handed him his redundency notice.

Etymology: Cost(the price necessary to achieve something)(From old French,Couster ) + defective(no longer useful or viable) = Cosdefective (Opp of Cost-effective)

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COMMENTS:

love it - galwaywegian, 2008-05-27: 09:00:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-27: 10:27:00

Very good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-27: 20:17:00

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Selfaxuate

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: SELF+AX+actUATE

Sentence: I had a sneeking feeling I might be cutting my own throat, and when the pat on the back turned into a handshake goodbye, I knew I had selfaxuated.

Etymology: SELF+AX+actUATE

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Reformsaken

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ree - form - say - ken

Sentence: Joey was reformsaken after the changes he proposed. He was deemed brilliant for his cost cutting ideas but soon found himself out of a job.

Etymology: reform, forsaken (cast off, abandoned, destitute)

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COMMENTS:

terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-07-08: 14:49:00

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Freengineer

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: free en jun eer

Sentence: Mitchell worked for the railroad his whole adult life as the cabooseman on the back of the trains. He was the man everyone waved to when the train travelled over a railroad crossing and he loved the enthusiasm people showed him. What he took for admiration was merely the gladness people felt when they finally saw the end of a very, very long train. Before each run, Mitchell would walk the length of the train and note the empty or half-filled cars and think it was a waste to drag all of them around the country. He finally sent in a suggestion to his company's Employee Ideas Program outlining a proposal to cut the number of cars to lower the drag on the train, which would increase speed and reduce the costs. At the time, his company was taking a look at ways to reduce waste and improve profits, so his idea was a huge hit and he got a gold watch for his efforts. Unfortunately, Mitchell became a freengineer when the cabooses were eliminated and he found himself laid off. Boy, did he feel redumbdant!

Etymology: Free (remove or force out from a position or not be held in servitude) & Re-Engineer (to reorganize the operations of (an organization) so as to improve efficiency) & Engineer (plan and direct a complex undertaking)

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COMMENTS:

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-27: 10:24:00

Like your train of thought - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-27: 20:21:00

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Brainybrave

Created by: Ravenwolf

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Autosize

Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: aw-toe-sīz

Sentence: On the way out of the boss' office, Devon had a cartoon moment as if he had just realized that he ran off the edge of a cliff chasing after business inefficiencies. He stared out at the "television audience" afraid to look down after realizing that he just autosized himself out of a job.

Etymology: auto, self + size, after downsize

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-27: 00:00:01
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James

Jabberwocky - 2008-05-27: 10:27:00
so many good words today

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-07-08: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James