Verboticism: Pschyofrenetic

'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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Vexecutive

Created by: rapiertwit

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Bipolarintendent

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: bī-pō'lər-ĭn-těn'dənt

Sentence: Storming into the building, the firm's junior partner and bipolarintendent, Bruce, screamed, "WHERE THE @*#$ IS MY COFFEE?!?" Bruce slammed the door to his office. Martha rolled her eyes, rose, and calmly prepared the dusky brew to her boss's specifications. As she came into the inner sanctum and laid the cup on his desk, Bruce purred, "Martha, you are such an angel. Thanks so much for going above and beyond your job description to make sure we are all refreshed in the morning and ready to face the day."

Etymology: 'bip,' var. of BIPS, acronym for 'billion instructions per second;' 'olerin,' Appalachian regional var. of 'hollering,' crying aloud, shouting or yelling; 'ten,' decimal base; 'ent,' var. of 'ento-,' combined form meaning 'within.'

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Bipolarbear

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: by po lar ber

Sentence: Gretchen never knew what to expect from her moody boss...one minute nice, one minute mean. She accepted the fact that she had a bipolarbear for manager and she was a baby seal!

Etymology: Bi-Polar (manic depressive illness,something having two poles or sides) & Polar Bear (Ursa Maritimus, white bear of the North)

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Bossoppsite

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: bos - op - sit

Sentence: Stacy used the bossoppsite stype of management. She barked orders that were contradictory to each other, praised and chastised in the same sentence and often wore clashing colors.

Etymology: boss, opposite

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Schizofrenetic

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: skitsəfrənetik

Sentence: Gene’s boss is nothing if not energetic. The problem is that this energy completely lacks direction. Each directive counteracts the last. His schizofrenetic approach means that his staff spends most of their time spinning in circles.

Etymology: schizophrenic (a mentality or approach characterized by inconsistent or contradictory elements) + frenetic (fast and energetic in a rather wild and uncontrolled way)

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Harumscaremployer

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /har-em-SKAR-em-ploy-er/

Sentence: As with most women, Greg couldn't figure out his new boss, Carole. Yesterday she had yelled at him in front of his coworkers for using the last of the printer paper, and then this morning, when he needed her to sign his expense report, she seemed about to cry, sulking as if he'd done something wrong. She'd just stopped by his desk to talk though, and for a minute Greg just sat there feeling totally bewildered. She had been smiling and complementing him, and she had even invited him to lunch. He shook his head wondering why he'd accepted the invitation. Perhaps he ought to feign an illness, he thought, but decided that he was afraid of how his boss might react to that.

Etymology: Harum-scarum - reckless or unpredictable behavior (Origin: 1665–75; earlier harum-starum rhyming compound based on obs. hare "to harass" & stare) + Employer - a boss or manager (from Old French, empleier "involve, be connected with")

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saying it made me chuckle. sorry I already spent my votes. - stache, 2008-04-10: 19:59:00

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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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Bipolarbaron

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: bi-pole-ur-bear-un

Sentence: Randy is a bipolarbaron, ruling his staff with an iron fist one day, and a big box of warm fluffy doughnuts the next.

Etymology: bipolar, polar bear (cuz they look so cute until they're killing baby seals), baron - an important industrialist, esp. one with great power in a particular area

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I really hope my boss isn't a verbotomist. - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-10: 07:46:00

LOL!!! Good one! I haven't seen this one before~ - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-20: 03:02:00

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Schizofrantic

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: skit-suh-fran-tik

Sentence: To say that Bill's boss doesn't deal with stress well is an understatement. Put a deadline in front of her and she becomes completely schizofrantic, alternately shouting encouragement and yelling at the crew to hurry up. By the time anything gets done, everybody is too exhausted, too frazzled to enjoy the accomplishment.

Etymology: schizophrenic (a state characterized by the coexistence of contradictory or incompatible elements) frantic (desperate or wild with excitement, passion, fear, pain, etc.; frenzied)

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Bipolarbear

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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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