Verboticism: Manicger

'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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Ambiguboss

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: am/big/u/boss

Sentence: It's painful watching new employees interact with our ambiguboss on the first day. Their expressions quickly change from being elated to deflated within thirty seconds.

Etymology: ambiguous + boss + big boss

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COMMENTS:

Good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-11: 00:39:00

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Bipolarbear

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bīpōlərbər

Sentence: Harry's boss can be a bipolarbear. At one moment he seemed to be as cute and cuddly as a teddy bear and the next a ravenous carnivore. The joke around the office is that someone who crosses the boss is acting too much like a harp seal.

Etymology: bipolar disorder (a mental disorder marked by alternating periods of elation and depression) + polar bear (a large white arctic bear that lives mainly on the pack ice)

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Splitzer

kasmin

Created by: kasmin

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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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Simonlegrief

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: si-mehn-leh-GREEF

Sentence: At times the boss was pleasant to the point of being syrupy but everyone knew that would be short lived and that he would once again become the slave driving tyrant, causing them much grief and they jokingly called him Simonlegrief....behind his back, of course.

Etymology: Play on the name of the fictional slave driver Simon Legree blended with 'grief'.

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COMMENTS:

Cute... - Nosila, 2009-05-29: 18:08:00

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Hecklenchide

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: hehk-uhl-ihn-chyd

Sentence: The boss was a real hecklenchide: one minute she would be playfully teasing, but as soon as you joined in, she would accuse you of being inappropriate.

Etymology: heckle (to try to embarrass and annoy, as with gibes.) + chide (reprimand) + inspired by Robert Louis Sevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

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mrskellyscl Great word! - mrskellyscl, 2009-05-29: 17:39:00

SHOULD BE THE DAILY WINNER - DrWebster111, 2009-05-31: 12:07:00

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Bipoleader

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: bI-pole-lE-der

Sentence: Jill exhibited the characteristics of a bipoleader at the office lectures. She is happy then sad, yelling then kind. It's a scary feeling trying to guess her next mood and prepare for a hug or a beating.

Etymology: bipolar/leader

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Bipolarbear

youmustvotenato

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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Bipole

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: bye-pole

Sentence: My old boss was a bipole, so hard to read.

Etymology: Short noun based on "bipolar."

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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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