Verboticism: Spectraitor

'Our boss said I had to attend this meeting.'

DEFINITION: v. To arrive at a meeting completely unprepared and then work diligently and obviously to distract yourself from the proceedings. n. A person who attends a meeting but does not believe that they are paid enough to actually pay attention.

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Spectraitor

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: spec/tray/tur

Sentence: John attended the morning meeting merely as a spectraitor. He successfully sabotaged establishing the agenda for the day.

Etymology: spectator (onlooker) + traitor (subversive element)

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Comments: Spectraitor

silveryaspen - 2008-03-24: 10:32:00
Wow! I admire the way you select words and put them together in your sentence and verboticisms so that we don't just read and understand ... they also evoke feelings and emotions ... of all kinds. Not only is your sentence and word right on the definition, but evokes that antipathy we all feel when it happens. Outstanding verboticism!

OZZIEBOB - 2008-03-24: 19:49:00
Cleverly constructed word.

Tigger - 2008-03-24: 21:16:00
...now if he could only get the competition to pay him for sabotaging the meetings. Hmmm. Nice word!