Verboticism: Alterigor

'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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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Bipolarbear

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bye pol lar bayer

Sentence: Janus was the Office Manager and many had thought she had been way too long in the same job. As they say, she was on the shelf, way past her sell-by date. The biggest problem for her staff was how to approach her, because of her fearsome mood swings. A person could go into her office one minute and be treated in a friendly and respectful manner. A few minutes later and Janus became the bipolarbear and attacked the person. It made life hard for the staff. That was why they took up a collection and hired a big game hunter to solve their problem.

Etymology: Bi-Polar (of or relating to manic depressive illness, one of the characteristics being extreme mood swings) & Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)white bear of arctic regions)

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Sybilitarian

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: sib-uhl-TAIR-ee-uhn

Sentence: Moody-go-round was an apt description of a day in the life of Roxie. Her mood slings whirled from glad, sad, mad, bad, gad, cad or faddish. She was sort of a Matahari, Mother Teresa, Catherine Medici and Phyliss Diller rolled into one mind. Futhermore, it is said that her fellow workers spoke of her managerial style as sybilitarian, with few willing to prophesize her next "mood".

Etymology: "SYBIL" a book turned into a movie(1976), tells the tale of a woman who had up to sixteen co-existing personalities & "AUTHORITARIAN."

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COMMENTS:

I love saying it. Great word! - pieceof314, 2008-04-10: 09:15:00

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-10: 11:29:00

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Manicger

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: man/ik/jer

Sentence: No one in our office ever wants to consult with our manicger because of her ridiculously insane bipolar mood swings which has everyone on the edge all day long afraid to interact with her.

Etymology: manic depressive illness (bipolar disorder) + manager

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COMMENTS:

Very good. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-11: 00:40:00

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Mirthmananger

DevynAlexanderSkyeHarris

Created by: DevynAlexanderSkyeHarris

Pronunciation: Mer-Th-Man-Uh-Grr

Sentence: "Dude man bro man, my boss is such a Mirthmananger!" Yael hissed at a perplexed looking Halhii. "A what now? And I'm your wife not your bro. . ." "Like a two-faced, mood swinging, contrariness happy one minute and psycho the next authority figure." "Oh so like your mother then?"

Etymology: Mirthful-to be merry + Manager-one who is in charge + Anger-displeasure and hostility

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Insanager

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: inn sann a jur

Sentence: Her insanager kept her on her toes. a summons to the inner sanctum was a fantastic voyage of discovery, complete with a soundtrack of singing or shrieking as she came face to face with nymphette or Naomiite, depending on what combination of caffeine,copulation,company accounts and chemicals had been consumed over the previous 24 hours.

Etymology: insanity, manager.

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COMMENTS:

how about a faunlet or a faultite? - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-10: 13:38:00

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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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Vexecutive

Created by: rapiertwit

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Moodbarker

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Mood-bar-ker

Sentence: Allie was such a moodbarker that she would bite your head off speaking to you one moment,then the next moment she would be so syrupy sweet. It all became so evident she had two minds because she had two heads!

Etymology: Mood: A state of mind or emotion. Barker: One who barks orders or speaks loudly,or to bark words like a dog~ Verbotobark ~ Erff! Erff!

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