Verboticism: Ambiguboss

'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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Sybilitarian

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: sib-uhl-TAIR-ee-uhn

Sentence: Moody-go-round was an apt description of a day in the life of Roxie. Her mood slings whirled from glad, sad, mad, bad, gad, cad or faddish. She was sort of a Matahari, Mother Teresa, Catherine Medici and Phyliss Diller rolled into one mind. Futhermore, it is said that her fellow workers spoke of her managerial style as sybilitarian, with few willing to prophesize her next "mood".

Etymology: "SYBIL" a book turned into a movie(1976), tells the tale of a woman who had up to sixteen co-existing personalities & "AUTHORITARIAN."

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COMMENTS:

I love saying it. Great word! - pieceof314, 2008-04-10: 09:15:00

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-10: 11:29:00

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Quasimotivator

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kwazee mo tiv ator

Sentence: Perhaps it was his confusing management style that did it. You know, the way he'd be the caring, supportive leader one moment and in the blink of an eye, more often as not, he turned into an unpredictable, unapproachable monster. Perhaps it was the fact that he was very short, had a small moustache, freckles and had a slight hunch. Perhaps it was the fact that he must be slightly bi-polar and very lonely. Perhaps it was all this that made his staff call him the Quasimotivator. They had also called him (not to his face, of course): Attila the Hunch; Genghis Can/Cannot;The LittlerHitler;Dr.Freckle & Mr.Snide; Idi Imeanit; and Noseferatool. Luckily, managers like him were always blindly oblivious to the scorn and loathing they encouraged in their employees. One day, he came into work and was very nice to everyone, all day long. Everyone waited for the gears to change, but for the rest of the week, he was the epitome of kindness and compassion. His employees were puzzled and scared. One of them wanted to go up to him, shake him and ask him what he had done with their real boss. His secretary Mildred was very suspicious of this new found civility to the staff. When he was at lunch one day, she poked through his desk drawers until she found the clue to his good humor. Had he gotten a big raise? A Promotion? A Bonus? A Partnership? No, she found his new membership card. He had joined a Mood Swingers Club...no wonder he was always happy these days!

Etymology: quasi (As if; as though; as it were; in a manner sense or degree; having some resemblance to) & motivator(the psychological feature or force that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior) & Quasimodo ...for rhyming purposes and(repulsive, tragic protagonist character from the Victor Hugo novel, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" whose name means "almost human")...doesn't that name ring a bell?

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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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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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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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Bipolarbear

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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: bye-polar-bear

Sentence: Reading her face, Christa was in a bad mood. We never know why, but when the bipolarbear is on a rampage better steer clear!

Etymology: bipolar (opposite ends of an emotional spectrum) + Polar Bear (a large beast with a fine line of being cute and murderous rampage)

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Mirthmananger

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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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Yupnaher

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: yup-nah-er

Sentence: Nancy Twinheadz was such a yupnaher her co-workers didn't know what to do to please her.

Etymology: Yup - Slang for Yes and Nah - Slang for No and added er.

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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