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'I'm dancing on the boss's desk  '

DEFINITION: v., To facilitate camaraderie among your colleagues by making fun at your boss's expense, only to discover that you-know-who is standing right behind you. n., A professional faux pas made with the best intentions.

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Bosstracised

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Bos-tra-sized

Sentence: Betty got bosstracised as she made a fool her of herself on Mr. Jurkhishead's desk.

Etymology: Boss + ostracize together - ostracize, ostracise ~ [ˈɒstrəˌsaɪz]- to exclude or banish (a person) from a particular group, society, etc.

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good one! - Nosila, 2013-01-08: 23:22:00

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Aucado

Created by: rdococ

Pronunciation: ow-car-doh

Sentence:

Etymology: Based on "awkward".

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Ooplause

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ewe-plawz

Sentence: Mary Lou expected a standing ovation from her office mates for her insulting and rowdy parody of their boss during her break but what she got instead was a silent ooplause and looks of terror on the faces of her friends when they noticed the boss watching Mary Lou's performance from immediately behind her.

Etymology: Blend of 'oops' and 'applause'

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Laughodoom

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: LAFF-uh-DOOM

Sentence: Cynthia did an excellent impression of her boss, Pat. Her LAUGHODOOM won her the undying respect of her co-workers, a place in corporate legend, and a termination slip.

Etymology: laugh: to release tension by involuntary reaction to humor + doom: a certain and unpleasantly final, end.

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Gafforgaffer

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: gaff for gaf fer

Sentence: If they needed a lucid answer or wanted to make a request that would be remembered, it was wise to ask the boss in the mornings. That was because the boss,Sheldon Sober, had a liquid lunch every day. His lunches also ran overtime, so while this cat was away,the mice would play. Mimi the Mimic could do a hilarious impersonation of inebriated Sheldon, which would endear her to and entertain her co-workers. One day, the pub Sheldon normally frequented ran out of beer several hours after he got there, so he headed back to his office to get a "stiffener" from the "First Aid Kit" in his desk. He arrived in time to find Mimi taking the mick out of him and the staff roaring with laughter. They meekly slunk back to their desks and nothing was said for the rest of the day. In the morning Mimi timidly reported into work, wondering if she still had a job. Sheldon apparently had forgotten her gafforgaffer and commented to her that she did a great Dean Martin impression!

Etymology: Gaffe (a socially awkward or tactless act) & For(Because; by reason that) & Gaffer(a person who exercises control over workers)

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Fundermine

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: rhymes with undermine

Sentence: Bob had to resist the temptation of making a smart ass comment during the boss's presentation because he did not wish to fundermine the point she was addressing and receive the glare of his coworker, Sarah.

Etymology: fun + undermine, synonym - fundercut

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Lamploy

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: v.:lam-PLOY / n.:lam-PLOY-ee

Sentence: Marjorie was lambusted when her boss found her acting the lamployee during bagle-time. lambusted: to be lamploying and get caught by the boss.

Etymology: lampoon is the root for lamployee but lambast is the root for lambust.

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Suicendup

Created by: c1mcgraw

Pronunciation: soo-uh-SEND-up

Sentence: My boss rewarded my suicendup of his sinus-clearing with a pink slip.

Etymology:

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Tomteamery

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: tom-teem-uh-ree

Sentence: Ever since the boss got a new hair piece the tomteamery has been non-stop.

Etymology: tomfoolery (joke around, goof off)+ team

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Administraightman

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ad-min-i-straight-man

Sentence: The boss was the perfect administraightman for Carol until the day he discovered her in the middle of her routine. That was the day she was comic released. Now she's on comic relief because it's hard to find work as an officemocker.

Etymology: administrator: supervisor or boss + straightman: a performer who acts as a stooge for a comedian

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comical word - Nosila, 2010-03-18: 17:48:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-23: 01:24:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang! ~ James

Mustang - 2007-11-23: 02:38:00
What a pleasant surprise to find one of my submissions on display! It's inspiring. :-)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-23: 07:53:00
Congratulations Mustang! I am sure your Boss is also quite thrilled. ~ James

Mustang - 2007-11-23: 08:17:00
When I retired 20+ yrs ago I WAS the boss. :-)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-23: 11:18:00
Well, you're the still big boss here! ~ James

Jabberwocky - 2007-11-23: 12:12:00
nice save James - I think you just got caught making fun of the boss

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-23: 14:07:00
Are you trying to fundermine my steambuilding efforts? ~ James

artr artr - 2008-10-21: 04:39:00
The warm-up act must have been the bossanova.

galwaywegian - 2008-10-21: 08:47:00
extempoorise

galwaywegian - 2008-10-21: 08:47:00
oops

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-18: 00:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James