Verboticism: Autosize

'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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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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Cosdefective

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Coz-dee-fect-iv

Sentence: Brian was feeling really smug about his novel cost-cutting plan for the company,until he realised he had made himself cosdefective when the boss handed him his redundency notice.

Etymology: Cost(the price necessary to achieve something)(From old French,Couster ) + defective(no longer useful or viable) = Cosdefective (Opp of Cost-effective)

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COMMENTS:

love it - galwaywegian, 2008-05-27: 09:00:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-27: 10:27:00

Very good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-27: 20:17:00

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Selfsacrifinance

Created by: Blegvadd

Pronunciation: self-sac-ri-fi-nance

Sentence: Steve selfsacrifinanced himself right into early retirement.

Etymology: Self-sacrifice + finance

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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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Employliability

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: em/ploy/lia/bill/itee

Sentence: His grasp of downsizing used to be considered a plus for his employability...now it is an employliability.

Etymology: employ + ability + liability

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Accolaidoff

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: acco/layde/off

Sentence: In addition to being lauded as an environmental champion for turning the parking lot into a green space, I also received an accolaidoff as my position as parking lot attendant was no longer viable.

Etymology: accolade(acknowledgment of merit)+ laid off

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COMMENTS:

Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-05-27: 07:07:00

nice one JW - galwaywegian, 2008-05-27: 09:01:00

I like it - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-27: 20:17:00

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Selfaxuate

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: SELF+AX+actUATE

Sentence: I had a sneeking feeling I might be cutting my own throat, and when the pat on the back turned into a handshake goodbye, I knew I had selfaxuated.

Etymology: SELF+AX+actUATE

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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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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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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:

how sad - I think the cartoon character has just realized this - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-27: 10:23:00

plain and simple. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-27: 20:22:00

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