Verboticism: Heebiemanageebies

'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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Frespotism

protothor

Created by: protothor

Pronunciation: fres-PO-tism

Sentence: This uncanny sense of frespotism slowly began to fade as the boss marched away; I knew I had a week's workload ahead of me.

Etymology: From 'freedom' and 'despotism'.

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Parajoya

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: pair/a/joy/a

Sentence: Bill always found himself filled with parajoya each time the owner of the company would visit. While he knew this meant shuffling papers near his opened file drawer, as well as his Oscar worthy pretend phone converstations which always made him sweat, he also knew that once the owner made his rounds, it was smooth sailing...until next month.

Etymology: Paranoia: a disorder in which a person becomes overly suspicious and emotionally sensitive. Joy: the emotion of great happiness .

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COMMENTS:

Nice ring to it... - Nosila, 2008-08-04: 17:52:00

Thanks nose. :) - lumina, 2008-08-05: 00:59:00

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Avoideliefear

Created by: bubbos

Pronunciation: a-void-e-lea-fear

Sentence: At the sound of the thundering footsteps, a sudden feeling of avoideliefear has overwhelmed my pretty blonde head.

Etymology: avoid - the boss relief - he doesn't know it's you fear - that he will find out

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Bossighnova

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bôsīnōvə

Sentence: Tony*s boss dosen*t understand concepts like encouragement, pat on the back or motivation. He feels it is his job to root out the mistakes his workers make and correct them publicly and loudly. Whenever the boss passes by without stopping to chew on his ego, Tony does his own little internal happy dance, his bosssighnova.

Etymology: boss (a person in charge of a worker or organization) + sigh (emit a long, deep, audible breath expressing sadness, relief, tiredness, or a similar feeling) + bossa nova (a dance like the samba, originating in Brazil)

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Loproductingle

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: lo-PROD-uct-EEN-gull

Sentence: Sensing an evil presence nearby, Casper threw a spreadsheet over his Minesweeper game just in time to see the Library Director sweep past like the grim fog from a defiled graveyard. Slowly, a LOPRODUCTINGLE spread over him as every cell in his database quivered like a child caught in a lie. "I hope you're working on those usage reports." Pat said with a pseudofriendly voice that belied the hateful look in her cold grey administrative eye. "OH YEAH !" He stammered, only to regret his lack of a more creative reply. Casper's eyes never wandered from the monitor until she floated wraith-like into her office. Relieved that the moment had passed, he began to relax, but the LOPRODUCTINGLE returned like the rising tide of fear he felt in his coffee-filled bladder. An out-of-body sensation stupefied his mind as he catalogued all the woes this encounter could bring to his pleasantly mundane life. He minimized the screen which mocked his defiance and resumed play in the minefield of academic employment...

Etymology: LOw+PRODUCTivity+tINGLE=LOPRODUCTINGLE low: relatively small BS output.... productivity: a measure of useful work....tingle: to feel a ringing, stinging, prickling, or thrilling sensation

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx The above incident is a product of fiction and bears no resemblance to any persons, living or undead. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-04: 06:33:00

metrohumanx http://www.ifla.org/I/humour/humour.htm - metrohumanx, 2008-08-04: 06:34:00

metrohumanx Live it or live WITH it! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-04: 06:35:00

metrohumanx WOW! Verbotomists get up pretty early ! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-04: 06:44:00

Loproductingle...I thought it was a stroke (of genius!) - Nosila, 2008-08-04: 17:52:00

Some of us verbotimists go to bed late...depends on your time zone! - Nosila, 2008-08-04: 23:39:00

Sounds like a jingle! - Wordotwist, 2008-08-05: 10:56:00

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Phoverwhelmed

Created by: cafisher

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I was phoverwhelmed as I recognized my boss's staccato heel taps coming down the hall. I cowered behind the stacks of paperwork and breathed a sigh of relief when I realized she was only going to the ladies room.

Etymology: phew! + overwhelmed

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Reslaxation

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ree - slax - sa - shun

Sentence: Noreen felt a few moments of reslaxation when she became aware that she had again dodged her boss. He was about to talk to her about the reports that she should have had done that morning but one of the salespersons grabbed his arm and walked away talking with him.

Etymology: relaxation, slacks, lax

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Decluition

Created by: redlefty

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Heebiemanageebies

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈhibi-ˌmænəˈdʒibiz/

Sentence: The fact that my boss has yet to figure out that I'm still working on last November's TPS reports really gives me the heebie-manageebies.

Etymology: From heebie-jeebies + manager

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COMMENTS:

very cute! - rikboyee, 2007-06-11: 17:57:00

petaj Gives me the creeps just saying it out loud. - petaj, 2007-06-12: 07:48:00

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