Verboticism: Ansighety

'I think this is a game of hide and seek.'

DEFINITION: n. A momentary feeling of relief mixed with lingering dread, which occurs when your boss marches past the piles of unfinished work on your desk. v. To sigh with relief after your boss marches past your desk

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Bossgumps

Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: BAWS-guhmps

Sentence: Jeremy got bossgumps every time Mr. Schmidt passed his desk to examine his ever-mounting horriPILEation. (D'oh!) It was getting so he didn't even have a chance to play Dr. Mario anymore.

Etymology: boss + goose bumps (sorta)

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COMMENTS:

Wow...that's just...wow. I think that may be the best verboticism ever. I'm going to have to steal that spoonerism technique in the future. - ErWenn, 2007-06-11: 02:51:00

Thanks! I guess I'll be on the lookout, too. I was going to use "horripileation" instead, but this one works better. - Clayton, 2007-06-11: 05:08:00

stunny fuff Clayton - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-11: 09:34:00

Too cute! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-11: 16:21:00

Thanks, guys. Maybe one of these days I'll win the coveted "tries too hard" award. - Clayton, 2007-06-11: 17:26:00

ahh...'the verbwannabe trophy'...we all want that - rikboyee, 2007-06-11: 18:02:00

Indeed, to be followed by the customary frontal verbotomy. Oh, wait. Been used already. - Clayton, 2007-06-11: 22:06:00

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me... - ErWenn, 2007-06-11: 23:12:00

...than a frontal lobotomy! - ErWenn, 2007-06-11: 23:12:00

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Ansighety

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: an-sigh-e-ty

Sentence: Tish worked in a perpetual state of ansighety. Her boss would periodically come storming around the room trying to make sure his people were working hard, but she was trying to get through the day hardly working. The minute he went back into his office she exhaled, pulled her Blackberry out of her pocket and resumed twittering.

Etymology: anxiety: state of uneasiness and apprehension + sigh: audible sound of relief

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Hypermyspactivity

Created by: administraitor

Pronunciation: hai-per-mai-spac-ti-vi-ti

Sentence: Realizing that he'd spent an entire morning on the Internet, George experienced a flood of hypermyspactivity when he noticed his boss contemplating his remaining workload

Etymology: hyperactivity + "My Space"

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Binsanitease

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: bin-san-uh-teez

Sentence: Julie felt a moment of binsanitease when her boss walked past the huge stack of papers in her in box, but she knew it was just a matter of time before her coat rack cloaking device failed and she'd be the object of his anger.

Etymology: bin, insanity, tease

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COMMENTS:

love the sentence - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-11: 13:20:00

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Stressurerush

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: stresh/er/rush

Sentence: When the boss is on a rampage looking to yell and dump on someone and my desk is backlogged and piled high, I go into a stressurerush when he storms past.

Etymology: stress + pressure + rush

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Dodgework

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: dawdge-work

Sentence: Cybil had lots of dodgework last week ever since the new guy Chip came to the team. He was so dreamy.

Etymology: dodge + work

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Dreadnuffmest

Created by: Alicia

Pronunciation: dred/ nuff/ mest

Sentence: as bill sat at his desk with all the unfinished paper work crowding around him, he started to feel dreadnuffmest because he knew at any time his boss would arive back.

Etymology: from the word dread: nuff as in he knows that his boss will of had enough (e"nuff") of him.... and mest as in his life messed (mest) up.

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Dawdleangst

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: DAH - dl - angst

Sentence: Having frittered away much of the afternoon on the assumption that his boss was away for the day, Bernard suffered a sudden and severe attack of dawdleangst when his boss walked by and saw the mounds of unfinished paperwork on the desk.

Etymology: Blend of 'dawdle' (to waste time; idle; trifle; loiter) and 'angst' (a feeling of dread, anxiety, or anguish)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx DAWDLEANGST is best cured by a "donut run"... - metrohumanx, 2008-08-04: 06:44:00

Better still, a coffee! - Wordotwist, 2008-08-05: 10:51:00

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Exectrication

sanssouci

Created by: sanssouci

Pronunciation: Eg Sec Trick Aysion

Sentence: "I experienced a moment of pure exectrication as my boss walked past my desk without noticing the serious lack of work I had done all day, I really must conceal the piles of overflowing documents that need filing just in case I get busted."

Etymology: Exec, The boss. Extrication, To free or release from entanglement; disengage: to extricate someone from a dangerous situation.

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Exhaletothechief

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: eks hayl too the cheef

Sentence: Miriam worked for the President of their firm. Technically called an Executive Adminstrator, she soon learned that the title actually meant slave and dog's body to Mr. Stinkin' Lincoln. He did his MBA tour each day (Management By Annoyance) and harassed her and the other staff to work harder and faster. The irony was that he did not even know what Miriam did for him in a day. After his morning passover, she would exhaletothechief and get on with her real work. If only Mr. Lincoln knew how much energy and productivity was utilized by his staff in avoiding him and his daily tours and that they could get more done when he was not around.

Etymology: Exhale (heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily) & The Chief (The Boss,a person who exercises control over workers) & play on "Hail to the Chief"(which is a march primarily associated with the President of the United States. Its playing accompanies the appearance of the President at many public appearances.)

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artr Very good! I especially enjoyed MBA. - artr, 2010-01-05: 04:30:00

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