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DEFINITION: n. A momentary feeling of relief mixed with lingering dread, which occurs when your boss marches past the piles of unfinished work on your desk. v. To sigh with relief after your boss marches past your desk

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Shirkload

Created by: pungineer

Pronunciation: shirk+load

Sentence: Elijah realised the open plan office vortex of no to slow productivity had struck again and that there were actual dust particles on the shirkload piled up on his desk. The Henderson files on the top were supposed to have been completed an hour ago and on the bosses' desk by now - 'Oh look a paper clip on the floor!' - he dived and held his breath as his stomach churned - he could smell the halitosis...his boss was back from lunch...

Etymology: shirk - to avoid honest toil + load - a unit of honest toil [used as a noun and or a verb - a heavy shirkload or to be caught shirkloading]

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx SHIRKLOAD- nice ring to it... - metrohumanx, 2008-08-04: 06:42:00

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Relagony

Created by: Wordotwist

Pronunciation: Rel agony

Sentence: Unemployed for the last three months,Mariam was left in a state of relagony when the power company accepted her application for a job - but told her that the appointment letter would be issued in a month or two.

Etymology: A combination of the words relief ,lagging and agony.In the sense of relief followed by lingering agony

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Heebiemanageebies

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈhibi-ˌmænəˈdʒibiz/

Sentence: The fact that my boss has yet to figure out that I'm still working on last November's TPS reports really gives me the heebie-manageebies.

Etymology: From heebie-jeebies + manager

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COMMENTS:

very cute! - rikboyee, 2007-06-11: 17:57:00

petaj Gives me the creeps just saying it out loud. - petaj, 2007-06-12: 07:48:00

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Stressurerush

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: stresh/er/rush

Sentence: When the boss is on a rampage looking to yell and dump on someone and Jenny's desk is backlogged and piled high, she goes into a stressurerush when he storms past.

Etymology: STRESSURERUSH - noun - from - STRESS + PRESSURE + RUSH

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx STRESSURERUSH...the hidden killer. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-04: 06:39:00

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Drebossstrelief

Created by: XLilDevilGirlX

Pronunciation: Dre/boss/st/relief

Sentence: omg i think i have drebossstrelief!

Etymology: if u take all the lil bits of drebssstrelief and split them up like i did in how 2 pronouse it then u get its meaning the stress,relief and dread that gets made by ur boss.

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Slackawin

Created by: unreal5

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Totally slackawinned my boss. He never knew a thing!

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Loproductingle

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: lo-PROD-uct-EEN-gull

Sentence: Sensing an evil presence nearby, Casper threw a spreadsheet over his Minesweeper game just in time to see the Library Director sweep past like the grim fog from a defiled graveyard. Slowly, a LOPRODUCTINGLE spread over him as every cell in his database quivered like a child caught in a lie. "I hope you're working on those usage reports." Pat said with a pseudofriendly voice that belied the hateful look in her cold grey administrative eye. "OH YEAH !" He stammered, only to regret his lack of a more creative reply. Casper's eyes never wandered from the monitor until she floated wraith-like into her office. Relieved that the moment had passed, he began to relax, but the LOPRODUCTINGLE returned like the rising tide of fear he felt in his coffee-filled bladder. An out-of-body sensation stupefied his mind as he catalogued all the woes this encounter could bring to his pleasantly mundane life. He minimized the screen which mocked his defiance and resumed play in the minefield of academic employment...

Etymology: LOw+PRODUCTivity+tINGLE=LOPRODUCTINGLE low: relatively small BS output.... productivity: a measure of useful work....tingle: to feel a ringing, stinging, prickling, or thrilling sensation

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metrohumanx The above incident is a product of fiction and bears no resemblance to any persons, living or undead. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-04: 06:33:00

metrohumanx http://www.ifla.org/I/humour/humour.htm - metrohumanx, 2008-08-04: 06:34:00

metrohumanx Live it or live WITH it! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-04: 06:35:00

metrohumanx WOW! Verbotomists get up pretty early ! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-04: 06:44:00

Loproductingle...I thought it was a stroke (of genius!) - Nosila, 2008-08-04: 17:52:00

Some of us verbotimists go to bed late...depends on your time zone! - Nosila, 2008-08-04: 23:39:00

Sounds like a jingle! - Wordotwist, 2008-08-05: 10:56:00

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Dreadelief

Created by: happyhippy

Pronunciation: dread/el/ief

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Etymology: dread - as in dreading something, relief- relived about something put them together to get the meaning or dreadelief

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Hypermyspactivity

Created by: administraitor

Pronunciation: hai-per-mai-spac-ti-vi-ti

Sentence: Realizing that he'd spent an entire morning on the Internet, George experienced a flood of hypermyspactivity when he noticed his boss contemplating his remaining workload

Etymology: hyperactivity + "My Space"

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Avoideliefear

Created by: bubbos

Pronunciation: a-void-e-lea-fear

Sentence: At the sound of the thundering footsteps, a sudden feeling of avoideliefear has overwhelmed my pretty blonde head.

Etymology: avoid - the boss relief - he doesn't know it's you fear - that he will find out

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-11: 01:33:00
Today's definition was suggested by cohenarie. It is also inspired by Timothy Johnson's book "GUST" where he advises that the first thing you have to realize about office politics is that it's a game. Thank you Cohenarie and Timothy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-05: 00:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by cohenarie. Thank you cohenarie. ~ James