Verboticism: Dawdleangst

'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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Repentafacebookaphobia

Created by: couv78

Pronunciation: Repent-ah-facebook-ah-phobia

Sentence: Evrytime Mr. H comes by my desk its a mad dash to shut down my internet explorer. I think I have repentafacebookaphobia...but it passes.

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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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Wozzle

Created by: Brodobaggins

Pronunciation:

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Hierarchothrill

Created by: jadenguy

Pronunciation: HI rar ko THRILL

Sentence: Hierarchothrill was the order of the day, though their anarcho-ad-hoc often lacked the resources to entice anybody to fight for control. It would be a long time until another visionary of Jilo's calibur took hold of the reigns.

Etymology: Heirarcy + Thrill

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COMMENTS:

petaj They would know when another such visionary came along. Whosoever pulls this letter opener from this paper weight will be the one true king of the office -- the modern equivalent of excalibur. - petaj, 2007-06-11: 04:40:00

great sounding word - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-11: 13:08:00

that would be an impressive feat indeed! most exalted would his triumphant rise be! and thanks, jabber. - jadenguy, 2007-06-11: 15:22:00

all hail the new king of human resources - HRthur and his good friend Outsourcealot - rikboyee, 2007-06-11: 20:20:00

petaj It's good to know that shiftalry is not dead, but it's good riddance to Middieval Managers. - petaj, 2007-06-12: 07:46:00

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Stressurerush

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: stresh/er/rush

Sentence: When the boss is on a rampage looking to yell and dump on someone and Jenny's desk is backlogged and piled high, she goes into a stressurerush when he storms past.

Etymology: STRESSURERUSH - noun - from - STRESS + PRESSURE + RUSH

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx STRESSURERUSH...the hidden killer. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-04: 06:39:00

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Intraypidation

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: in-tray-pid-ay-shun

Sentence: whenever i became too overwhelmed with intraypidation i would head to the kitchen for a bit of subterfridge

Etymology: in tray, intrepid, trepidation

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COMMENTS:

well deskribed - galwaywegian, 2007-06-11: 05:17:00

I like. - Clayton, 2007-06-11: 07:14:00

I have to vote for this one because of the excellent usage of subterfridge - porsche, 2007-06-11: 13:05:00

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Allayoffment

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: al/ay/off/ment

Sentence: A wave of allayoffment passed over him as he narrowly escaped being asked to produce last week's revenue figures.

Etymology: allayment (relief) + lay off (as in being fired)

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COMMENTS:

wonderful! - jadenguy, 2007-06-11: 15:23:00

Hey Jabber - congrats on your win (AGAIN!) Another great word week! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-11: 16:10:00

yeah...you just keep throwin' punches...your like wocky balboa - rikboyee, 2007-06-11: 20:15:00

Subhan Allay wa Bihamdih. - Clayton, 2007-06-11: 22:16:00

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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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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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Quotasigher

Created by: guesser

Pronunciation: Quota - sigh - er

Sentence: Quotasighering leaves me feeling perplexed about my job security.

Etymology: Quota ( work load required ) + Sigh (murmur) + Cower ( dread )

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COMMENTS:

petaj And no doubt the quota's higher. - petaj, 2007-06-12: 07:40:00

good eye. - guesser, 2007-06-18: 13:55:00

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