Verboticism: Accolaidoff

'The Boss has just approved my new cost-cutting plan!'

DEFINITION: v. To propose and win approval for cost-saving reforms, which when implemented result in the immediate elimination of your job. n. An ambitious budget-slasher who accidentally cuts themselves out of a job.

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Spitfired

TimTheEnchanter

Created by: TimTheEnchanter

Pronunciation: SPIT-Fye-rd

Sentence: "If you want to hit these new cost-cutting targets," Vivian explained, "you need to get some really motivated, hard-working people on your staff. I've got this programmer, Jenny... I absolutely adore her. She is such a little spitfired, this application she's writing will save me almost as much as I'll save when I cut her salary from my budget."

Etymology: Spitfire: an energetic, enthusiastic person + Fired: terminated

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Beancounterproductive

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: been-count-a-pre-duk-tiv

Sentence: Solly's brilliant plan to save costs in administration was a selffulfoiling prophecy. His plan to replace half the accountants with a super duper finance software application resulted in him getting a redundancy package and the beancounterproductive medal at the CPA annual awards night.

Etymology: bean counter (accountant) + counter productive (acting against usefulness)

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COMMENTS:

Excellent word and the way you worked in that 'selffulfoiling' was very clever too. - Mustang, 2008-05-27: 07:52:00

terrific word and your little movie is fantastic - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-27: 10:17:00

Great movie - is there a sequel? - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-27: 20:33:00

petaj Thank you. Releasing sequels too rapidly is a sign of $$$$ winning out over quality in the movie world. I'm not ruling out a sequel, but you might have to wait awhile. But how about some other verbotomists have a go. - petaj, 2008-05-28: 02:50:00

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Discomjobulation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: dis - com - job - yew - LAY - shun

Sentence: Clancey was a thoroughly devoted and ambitious young junior executive and he suffered a major bout of discomjobulation when his innovative and brilliant proposals resulted in his own termination.

Etymology: Play on the word 'discombobulation' (To throw into a state of confusion)

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Autosize

Created by: focusteacher

Pronunciation: auto size

Sentence: Jim didn't realize he had autosized by suggesting the reduction in programmer jobs.

Etymology: From Greek autos=self, and Old French sise=to fix the amount

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Brainybrave

Created by: Ravenwolf

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Slashcident

Created by: robcrow

Pronunciation: Slash-sid-dint

Sentence: As he spoke to the Board of Directors about his new cost cutting proposal James realised he may have had a slashcident. It was confirmed that he slashcidised himself when a board member commented, "Well, everyone in that division is now redundant".

Etymology: slash (representing cost slashing) + cident (representing accident).

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Fiscacide

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fiskəsīd

Sentence: Sydney was brought in as a hatchet man, to ruthlessly make cuts and layoffs to get the company back to a profitable status. He personally signed every pink slip that was processed. You can imagine his surprise when he found one with his name on it. He had apparently committed fiscacide. Somehow the security guard waiting outside his door to escort him from the building didn't make him feel very secure today.

Etymology: fiscal (of or relating to financial matters) + suicide (a course of action that is disastrously damaging to oneself or one's own interests)

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COMMENTS:

another great word artr - Jabberwocky, 2009-07-08: 14:52:00

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Jobicide

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: job/i/cide

Sentence: Joe, in a cost cutting measure in his department committed jobicide.

Etymology: job + suicide

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COMMENTS:

Jobicide is a perfect word for the definition. - splendiction, 2009-07-08: 23:32:00

a do it your selfer...like it. - mweinmann, 2009-07-09: 08:42:00

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Amazicution

Created by: jellybean09

Pronunciation: a-mae-zi-que-tion

Sentence: Jelly bean and LolliPOP come together to create an amazicution of a relationship.

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Problemmingsolver

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: prob lehm ing sahl vur

Sentence: the problemmingsolver went that one staep further than everyone else. one giant step for dunbkind

Etymology: problem solver lemming

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