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DEFINITION: n. An extremely moody boss, happy one day, mad the next, happy, mad, happy, mad... v. To happily give orders one minute, then angrily yell out the opposite instructions the next. (Note: It's not because you're moody. It's because people don't listen!)

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Hecklenchide

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: hehk-uhl-ihn-chyd

Sentence: The boss was a real hecklenchide: one minute she would be playfully teasing, but as soon as you joined in, she would accuse you of being inappropriate.

Etymology: heckle (to try to embarrass and annoy, as with gibes.) + chide (reprimand) + inspired by Robert Louis Sevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

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COMMENTS:

mrskellyscl Great word! - mrskellyscl, 2009-05-29: 17:39:00

SHOULD BE THE DAILY WINNER - DrWebster111, 2009-05-31: 12:07:00

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Schizophriendly

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: skitsəfrendlē

Sentence: John’s boss thinks of herself as everyone’s buddy. She remembers birthdays, anniversaries and children’s names. She brings donuts on Mondays for staff meetings. The mood in the office is almost angelic. The atmosphere can change on a dime when the sales budget is the subject of discussion. She often turns schizophriendly and shrieks like a banshee at her sales staff when they dare to miss a budget benchmark.

Etymology: schizophrenic (a mentality or approach characterized by inconsistent or contradictory elements) + friendly (on good or affectionate terms)

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Bipolarintendent

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: bī-pō'lər-ĭn-těn'dənt

Sentence: Storming into the building, the firm's junior partner and bipolarintendent, Bruce, screamed, "WHERE THE @*#$ IS MY COFFEE?!?" Bruce slammed the door to his office. Martha rolled her eyes, rose, and calmly prepared the dusky brew to her boss's specifications. As she came into the inner sanctum and laid the cup on his desk, Bruce purred, "Martha, you are such an angel. Thanks so much for going above and beyond your job description to make sure we are all refreshed in the morning and ready to face the day."

Etymology: 'bip,' var. of BIPS, acronym for 'billion instructions per second;' 'olerin,' Appalachian regional var. of 'hollering,' crying aloud, shouting or yelling; 'ten,' decimal base; 'ent,' var. of 'ento-,' combined form meaning 'within.'

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Psychojefe

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: si-ko-heff-ay

Sentence: Mark knew that working at Januscorp seemed a bit dubious, not knowing what face to put on when going to work. The founder, he later came to find, named the business after his wife, for whom Mark worked for. On the face of things, she seemed quite a personable character. However, once he got to know her, he could not figure out if she was a raving lunatic or moody creative type. He would often wonder if she would be a sane collaborative boss when he walked in, or the the "Pyschojeffe from Hell."

Etymology: Psycho, crazy +Jefe, Span. boss

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COMMENTS:

Didn't know 'jefe' means 'boss.' this is such an educational site. - stache, 2008-04-10: 19:56:00

btw, I really like 'psychojefe.' - stache, 2008-04-10: 19:57:00

I've worked for one. Believe me, Jekyll and Hyde had nothing on her. - arrrteest, 2008-04-10: 20:32:00

I've worked for one. Believe me, Jekyll and Hyde had nothing on her. - arrrteest, 2008-04-10: 20:32:00

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Vexecutive

Created by: rapiertwit

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Bipolarbaron

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: bi-pole-ur-bear-un

Sentence: Randy is a bipolarbaron, ruling his staff with an iron fist one day, and a big box of warm fluffy doughnuts the next.

Etymology: bipolar, polar bear (cuz they look so cute until they're killing baby seals), baron - an important industrialist, esp. one with great power in a particular area

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COMMENTS:

I really hope my boss isn't a verbotomist. - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-10: 07:46:00

LOL!!! Good one! I haven't seen this one before~ - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-20: 03:02:00

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Tempermentor

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tem per men tor

Sentence: It did not take long for Eve to figure out that her boss Janus was a tempermentor. She was nice one day and awful the next. Her mood swings were infamous and Eve finally figured out that it related to whether or not she had drank decaf or regular coffee in the mornings. When the Caffeinator was at work, people tended to avoid her.

Etymology: Tempermental (subject to sharply varying moods) & Mentor (a wise and trusted guide and advisor)

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Idstructor

Created by: shoeshineboy

Pronunciation:

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Etymology: id (seat of immediate desires) + instructor

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Mirthmananger

DevynAlexanderSkyeHarris

Created by: DevynAlexanderSkyeHarris

Pronunciation: Mer-Th-Man-Uh-Grr

Sentence: "Dude man bro man, my boss is such a Mirthmananger!" Yael hissed at a perplexed looking Halhii. "A what now? And I'm your wife not your bro. . ." "Like a two-faced, mood swinging, contrariness happy one minute and psycho the next authority figure." "Oh so like your mother then?"

Etymology: Mirthful-to be merry + Manager-one who is in charge + Anger-displeasure and hostility

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Bipolarbear

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bye pol lar bayer

Sentence: Janus was the Office Manager and many had thought she had been way too long in the same job. As they say, she was on the shelf, way past her sell-by date. The biggest problem for her staff was how to approach her, because of her fearsome mood swings. A person could go into her office one minute and be treated in a friendly and respectful manner. A few minutes later and Janus became the bipolarbear and attacked the person. It made life hard for the staff. That was why they took up a collection and hired a big game hunter to solve their problem.

Etymology: Bi-Polar (of or relating to manic depressive illness, one of the characteristics being extreme mood swings) & Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)white bear of arctic regions)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-10: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

galwaywegian - 2008-04-10: 07:36:00
okay. That's two in a row!

remistram - 2008-04-10: 10:00:00
are you suggesting that I am the teachers pet?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-10: 10:48:00
And I should also thank remistram for sending in the picture of her boss. ~ James

remistram - 2008-04-10: 11:03:00
not true, but James did hit the nail on the head, it's a perfect interpretation of my def.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-10: 13:35:00
I had to use two nails, because there's two heads! Are you sure that's not your boss? Maybe it's my boss? Two bosses? Oh no, my imagination running away with me again... Thanks remistam! ~ James

Tigger - 2008-04-10: 19:06:00
Ok, this woman looks like the sister of Zaphod Beeblebrox (from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, for those who don't know — a self-described 'cool guy' with two heads).

stache - 2008-04-10: 20:07:00
To be a bit of a linguweenie, I have been advised by the web site that "[My] verbotomy have been updated." Hmph.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-29: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

moonquakes moonquakes - 2010-06-16: 02:38:00
haha, looks we had the same idea on this one.