Verboticism: Callinginshtick

'Yes Boss, I am sick as a dog'

DEFINITION: v., To create the impression that you are deathly ill and represent a potentially lethal bio-hazard risk, so that your boss will ask you to "take the next couple of days off". n., A faked illness.

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Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: call-ing-in-sh-tik

Sentence: Avery was a diligent worker with a good sense of responsibility, but when her college roommates showed up on Thursday for a weekend of fun, she couldn't resist pulling the old callinginshtick. After trolling through plausible sudden and severe illnesses in her head, Avery settled on a urinary tract infection, figuring the gross-out factor would preclude her boss from exposing her callinginshtick. She was right.

Etymology: Calling in sick, changed to incorporate shtick, a Yiddish word that means a comic theme or gimmick.

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Comments: Callinginshtick

metrohumanx - 2008-10-01: 13:42:00
Excellent! That AVERY was a genius. You , too. :)

Nosila - 2008-10-01: 22:01:00
Good one...or mention any kind of female problems and they back away like you've got Bubomic Plague...

Nosila - 2008-10-01: 22:01:00
Meant Bubonic...though you could feel very explosive!