Verboticism: Alterigor

'Thanks! But can't you see you're interrupting...'

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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Ambiemotionalitis

Created by: gsmiley214

Pronunciation: Ambee-emo-shunul-itis

Sentence: I could tell by her immediate switch in behavior that she suffers from ambiemotionalitis.

Etymology: ambi, both + emo, feeling + tional + itis

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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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Bossoppsite

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: bos - op - sit

Sentence: Stacy used the bossoppsite stype of management. She barked orders that were contradictory to each other, praised and chastised in the same sentence and often wore clashing colors.

Etymology: boss, opposite

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Bipoleon

moonquakes

Created by: moonquakes

Pronunciation: by-pole-e-on

Sentence: Happy-go-lucky, joke-cracking Joyce underwent her usual lunch break metamorphosis today; once she finished her egg salad, the bipoleon suddenly started raining angry spittle and micromanaging with an iron fist.

Etymology: bipolar + Napoleon

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COMMENTS:

Tres Bien! - Nosila, 2010-06-16: 07:55:00

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Moodbarker

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Mood-bar-ker

Sentence: Allie was such a moodbarker that she would bite your head off speaking to you one moment,then the next moment she would be so syrupy sweet. It all became so evident she had two minds because she had two heads!

Etymology: Mood: A state of mind or emotion. Barker: One who barks orders or speaks loudly,or to bark words like a dog~ Verbotobark ~ Erff! Erff!

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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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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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Manicger

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: man/ik/jer

Sentence: No one in our office ever wants to consult with our manicger because of her ridiculously insane bipolar mood swings which has everyone on the edge all day long afraid to interact with her.

Etymology: manic depressive illness (bipolar disorder) + manager

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Very good. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-11: 00:40:00

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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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Harumscaremployer

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /har-em-SKAR-em-ploy-er/

Sentence: As with most women, Greg couldn't figure out his new boss, Carole. Yesterday she had yelled at him in front of his coworkers for using the last of the printer paper, and then this morning, when he needed her to sign his expense report, she seemed about to cry, sulking as if he'd done something wrong. She'd just stopped by his desk to talk though, and for a minute Greg just sat there feeling totally bewildered. She had been smiling and complementing him, and she had even invited him to lunch. He shook his head wondering why he'd accepted the invitation. Perhaps he ought to feign an illness, he thought, but decided that he was afraid of how his boss might react to that.

Etymology: Harum-scarum - reckless or unpredictable behavior (Origin: 1665–75; earlier harum-starum rhyming compound based on obs. hare "to harass" & stare) + Employer - a boss or manager (from Old French, empleier "involve, be connected with")

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saying it made me chuckle. sorry I already spent my votes. - stache, 2008-04-10: 19:59:00

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Bipolarbear

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bīpōlərbər

Sentence: Harry's boss can be a bipolarbear. At one moment he seemed to be as cute and cuddly as a teddy bear and the next a ravenous carnivore. The joke around the office is that someone who crosses the boss is acting too much like a harp seal.

Etymology: bipolar disorder (a mental disorder marked by alternating periods of elation and depression) + polar bear (a large white arctic bear that lives mainly on the pack ice)

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