Verboticism: Selfsacrifinance

'The Boss has just approved my new cost-cutting plan!'

DEFINITION: v. To propose and win approval for cost-saving reforms, which when implemented result in the immediate elimination of your job. n. An ambitious budget-slasher who accidentally cuts themselves out of a job.

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Fiscacide

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fiskəsīd

Sentence: Sydney was brought in as a hatchet man, to ruthlessly make cuts and layoffs to get the company back to a profitable status. He personally signed every pink slip that was processed. You can imagine his surprise when he found one with his name on it. He had apparently committed fiscacide. Somehow the security guard waiting outside his door to escort him from the building didn't make him feel very secure today.

Etymology: fiscal (of or relating to financial matters) + suicide (a course of action that is disastrously damaging to oneself or one's own interests)

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COMMENTS:

another great word artr - Jabberwocky, 2009-07-08: 14:52:00

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Accolaidoff

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: acco/layde/off

Sentence: In addition to being lauded as an environmental champion for turning the parking lot into a green space, I also received an accolaidoff as my position as parking lot attendant was no longer viable.

Etymology: accolade(acknowledgment of merit)+ laid off

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COMMENTS:

Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-05-27: 07:07:00

nice one JW - galwaywegian, 2008-05-27: 09:01:00

I like it - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-27: 20:17:00

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Accolaidoff

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: acco/layde/off

Sentence: In addition to being lauded as an environmental champion for turning the parking lot into a green space, I also received an accolaidoff as my position as parking lot attendant was no longer viable

Etymology: accolade(acknowledgment of merit)+ laid off

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COMMENTS:

oh clever one.... - mweinmann, 2009-07-09: 08:43:00

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Mitalimoment

Created by: mitali

Pronunciation: mithali without an "h" fitting :D moment :D

Sentence: a moment of dumbness portrayed by our owm mitali kulkarni :D the queen of c++ :D to be used when someone does something super dumb; quivalent to shooting yourself :D

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Economicalemming

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: eek oh nomm ik ah lemm ing

Sentence: Through his can-do attitude and brownnosing qualities Dave unwittingly became the sacrificial economicalemming in the financial department, under the new style of bleedership that prevailed since Ms Badger was promoted to head of Department. The same Ms. Badger that he had criticised for her overuse of whiteboard markers because of her over embellished writing style.

Etymology: economical lemming.

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COMMENTS:

do they work at the zoo? funny sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-27: 10:20:00

Seems like she ratted on him. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-27: 20:21:00

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Cosdefective

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Coz-dee-fect-iv

Sentence: Brian was feeling really smug about his novel cost-cutting plan for the company,until he realised he had made himself cosdefective when the boss handed him his redundency notice.

Etymology: Cost(the price necessary to achieve something)(From old French,Couster ) + defective(no longer useful or viable) = Cosdefective (Opp of Cost-effective)

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COMMENTS:

love it - galwaywegian, 2008-05-27: 09:00:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-27: 10:27:00

Very good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-27: 20:17:00

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Jobicide

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: job/i/cide

Sentence: Joe, in a cost cutting measure in his department committed jobicide.

Etymology: job + suicide

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COMMENTS:

Jobicide is a perfect word for the definition. - splendiction, 2009-07-08: 23:32:00

a do it your selfer...like it. - mweinmann, 2009-07-09: 08:42:00

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Expendthrift

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: ik-SPEND-thrift

Sentence: Sayonara Bob, best wishes for the future, now you know the human cost of being an expendthrift.

Etymology: EXPEND, do away with, To "pay" out, rid 2. Squander THRIFT:Frugality,economy

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COMMENTS:

very clever - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-27: 10:21:00

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Autosize

Created by: focusteacher

Pronunciation: auto size

Sentence: Jim didn't realize he had autosized by suggesting the reduction in programmer jobs.

Etymology: From Greek autos=self, and Old French sise=to fix the amount

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Beancounterproductive

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: been-count-a-pre-duk-tiv

Sentence: Solly's brilliant plan to save costs in administration was a selffulfoiling prophecy. His plan to replace half the accountants with a super duper finance software application resulted in him getting a redundancy package and the beancounterproductive medal at the CPA annual awards night.

Etymology: bean counter (accountant) + counter productive (acting against usefulness)

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COMMENTS:

Excellent word and the way you worked in that 'selffulfoiling' was very clever too. - Mustang, 2008-05-27: 07:52:00

terrific word and your little movie is fantastic - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-27: 10:17:00

Great movie - is there a sequel? - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-27: 20:33:00

petaj Thank you. Releasing sequels too rapidly is a sign of $$$$ winning out over quality in the movie world. I'm not ruling out a sequel, but you might have to wait awhile. But how about some other verbotomists have a go. - petaj, 2008-05-28: 02:50:00

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