Verboticism: Allayoffment

'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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Sloozing

Created by: hatman003

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Good sloozing when the boss went past

Etymology:

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Respiteful

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: re spyte full

Sentence: Lolly had a momentary feeling of being respiteful when her boss stormed past her desk, piled high with incomplete work. He ranted but did not look at her direction. This relief did not last long, as the boss had not had his glasses on. Once he donned them, he noticed Lolly's desk and bolted straight for it. Luckily, she had snuck off for her lunch break just in time. And also luckily, he had a very short attention span.

Etymology: Respite (the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment;a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort) & Spiteful (the quality of threatening evil)

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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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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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Fachsie

Created by: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: fuhk - sahy

Sentence: Anna let out a fachsie upon seeing that his boss was out to get not Anna, but her evil twin sister, Anne.

Etymology: fuck [interjection meaning surprise or dread] + sigh [relief]

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Werkschmerz

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: work + shmerz

Sentence: I always get a sense of werkschmerz whenever the boss notices all the work I haven't been doing.

Etymology: From the German, n.: "I just can't take all this damned paperwork any more."

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Shirkload

Created by: pungineer

Pronunciation: shirk+load

Sentence: Elijah realised the open plan office vortex of no to slow productivity had struck again and that there were actual dust particles on the shirkload piled up on his desk. The Henderson files on the top were supposed to have been completed an hour ago and on the bosses' desk by now - 'Oh look a paper clip on the floor!' - he dived and held his breath as his stomach churned - he could smell the halitosis...his boss was back from lunch...

Etymology: shirk - to avoid honest toil + load - a unit of honest toil [used as a noun and or a verb - a heavy shirkload or to be caught shirkloading]

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx SHIRKLOAD- nice ring to it... - metrohumanx, 2008-08-04: 06:42:00

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Squirmpile

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: SKWURM-pahyl

Sentence: As files began to stack higher and higher in Bob's in-tray, fellow workers realized that it was a clever ploy to avoid the boss's glare and hide his own squirmpile.

Etymology: SQUIRM: to feel or display discomfort or distress, as from reproof, embarrassment, pain, etc & PILE: an assemblage of things laid or lying one upon the other: a pile of papers.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx SQUIRMPILE...disturbingly vivid image. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-04: 06:40:00

Is that also what you get from cold office chairs and too many donut runs? - pungineer, 2008-08-04: 09:18:00

Good word...I think most people have squirmpiles at work! - Nosila, 2008-08-04: 17:48:00

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Spassmedic

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: spass/mee/dik

Sentence: His face contorted in a spassmedic grimace as his boss pounced on the cubicle beside him.

Etymology: spasmodic + pass me

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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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