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'I sent in my resume, not a prison record.'

DEFINITION: To submit a resume, letter of intent, or proposal for an opportunity that's just perfect for you, and then to get absolutely no response. Nothing.

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ex/pec/ta/shunned

Sentence: His hopes were high, the job description was written for him, but unfortunately he was expectashunned out of this perfect opprotunity.

Etymology: expectation + shunned

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Created by: administraitor

Pronunciation: dis-miss-a-point-ment

Sentence: 160 unanswered applications later, Jack D. Ripper could not fathom his run of dismissappointment. "Why don't they call me?" he whined.

Etymology: dismiss + disappoint + appointment + miss


I like the play on words. - texmom, 2007-06-27: 22:25:00


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Created by: missmurder

Pronunciation: frai-su-may

Sentence: It sucks when you get a fresume.

Etymology: failed+resume

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Created by: sboycee

Pronunciation: sub-snub

Sentence: His application was subsnubbed by the asses at the bank.

Etymology: submit + snub

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Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: reh-zoo-NAY

Sentence: Alex resunayed the entire accordion sales industry in town--perhaps moving to another state could get a response.

Etymology: resumé + nay


I thought of the same word this AM. What a verboddity. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-27: 09:21:00


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Created by: grasshopper

Pronunciation: non/relayt/if/act/ion

Sentence: Human Relations at our company is known for nonrelaytifcation causing many potential clients anxiety attacks.

Etymology: non/none, relayt/relations(as in human relations), if/maybe,maybe not, cat/action, ion/satisfaction

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Created by: Lapper

Pronunciation: rep-LURG-a-toe-ree

Sentence: Jack's manager-to-be shredded Jack's résumé before he even opened the envelope, leaving Jack in a state of replurgatory for weeks.

Etymology: A portmanteau of "reply" and "purgatory".

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Created by: jesster

Pronunciation: Ne - pot - o -mised

Sentence: Cindy was a good person to know if you wanted a job at MegaCorp. Her position in HR allowed her to nepotomize competing resumes before passing them on to the hiring manager. Introducing a few typos and deleting a handful of keywords was usually sufficient to take care of the average applicant. Managerial candidates were her favorite though - she had even written a Word macro that would automatically find any instance of "lead initiative" and change it to "blocked initiative." Of course, any resume submitted in PDF format had to be deleted from the system.

Etymology: Neptotism (to favor friends or family in hiring practices) + lobotomize (to surgically cut the connections to and from, or simply destroy, the prefrontal cortex, potentially resulting in mental retardation)

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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈæpləˌkoʊldˌʃoʊldɚ/

Sentence: For some reason, when I submitted my resume to join the Rockettes, I just got the applicold-shoulder

Etymology: From application + cold-shoulder

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Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: sub-mist-owt

Sentence: i'd submissedout non-stop for the last month and then realised i'd forgot to put a contact number on my resume

Etymology: submission, missed out

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Clayton - 2007-06-27: 01:23:00

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-27: 07:04:00
Hey James, my word isn't showing up.

petaj petaj - 2007-06-27: 07:24:00
Nor mine.

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-27: 08:01:00
Perhaps they've been kidnapped by a nounja.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-27: 08:25:00
The lost words have been rescued... ~ James

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-27: 08:42:00
Oh thank goodness. They were too young to be wandering about on their own. Something appears to be wrong with the Rankings page. I see some folks who verbotomized with only 4 points.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-27: 13:04:00
Hey Purple, I have updated the score so that it is correct now. I will be watching it to see the Double Verbotomy introduces any other bugs ~ James

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-27: 13:54:00
Thanks James!

Clayton - 2007-06-27: 21:01:00
Hmm... my word's not there, either. No word means no votes. Not that I would've gotten any.

Clayton - 2007-06-27: 21:02:00
Never mind that last comment. Very strange.

Clayton - 2007-06-27: 21:02:00
Wait... it's missing again.

Clayton - 2007-06-27: 21:12:00
Wait... it's missing again.

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