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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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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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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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Discomjobulation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: dis - com - job - yew - LAY - shun

Sentence: Clancey was a thoroughly devoted and ambitious young junior executive and he suffered a major bout of discomjobulation when his innovative and brilliant proposals resulted in his own termination.

Etymology: Play on the word 'discombobulation' (To throw into a state of confusion)

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Careericide

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kəri(ə)isīd

Sentence: Rob’s ”Fall on your sword” project had the expected results. Now, going from job interview to job interview, he wonders why he committed this act of careericide. Worse than loosing his job he finds that he has been de-friended by most of his old coworkers on Facebook.

Etymology: career (an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person’s life) + suicide (the action of killing oneself intentionally)

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Joligeter

Created by: saazgee

Pronunciation: jo-li-ge-tar

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COMMENTS:

jo -from job li -from implemented get -from budget er -from slasher - saazgee, 2013-05-10: 04:23:00

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Accolaidoff

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: acco/layde/off

Sentence: In addition to being lauded as an environmental champion for turning the parking lot into a green space, I also received an accolaidoff as my position as parking lot attendant was no longer viable

Etymology: accolade(acknowledgment of merit)+ laid off

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COMMENTS:

oh clever one.... - mweinmann, 2009-07-09: 08:43:00

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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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Awaltak

Created by: aarginost

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

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Fiscacide

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fiskəsīd

Sentence: Sydney was brought in as a hatchet man, to ruthlessly make cuts and layoffs to get the company back to a profitable status. He personally signed every pink slip that was processed. You can imagine his surprise when he found one with his name on it. He had apparently committed fiscacide. Somehow the security guard waiting outside his door to escort him from the building didn't make him feel very secure today.

Etymology: fiscal (of or relating to financial matters) + suicide (a course of action that is disastrously damaging to oneself or one's own interests)

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COMMENTS:

another great word artr - Jabberwocky, 2009-07-08: 14:52:00

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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