Verboticism: Karmaudit

'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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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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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


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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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)


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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Created by: Rutilus

Pronunciation: sak-on-oh-mize

Sentence: Dan's far reaching cost cutting exercise had implications far closer to home than he had anticipated. Management had decided that the need for the company to sackonomise included his job too.

Etymology: sack - dismissal, redundancy; economise - make savings, reduce costs

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ek on oh no mix

Sentence: When Mr Bill did up his new budget, he had suggested cutting 20 jobs. The numbers sang to his boss, Mr.Sluggo, and so he included Mr. Bill's job in the redundancies. Mr. Bill learned the hard way about econohnomics! Oh Nooooooooo!

Etymology: Economics (financial managment) & Oh No (exclamation of alarm or concern and signature phrase of Mr. Bill, cartoon figure on SNL)

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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)


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


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: he gawn o myzer

Sentence: Laurence was hired to curb the fiscal waste in his company. He made many enemies of his co-workers, who were used to spending their expenses like drunk sailors on shore leave. After the bloodshed of laying off so many employees, Laurence, too, found himself unemployed. The Hitman was Hit. The Terminator was terminated. The Economiser became the Hegonomiser and once again he'd have to tell his wife of his redumbdant status.

Etymology: Economiser (a frugal person who limits spending and avoids waste) & He gone (as in terminated from a job, no longer employed) & Miser (thrifty, hoarder,stingy)


excellent word. -\"redumbdant\" is another good one! - splendiction, 2009-07-08: 23:30:00

Cheers,splendiction, and his remaining co-workers reckon hew is a hegonomissed! - Nosila, 2009-07-09: 01:10:00


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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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Created by: lindsxomarie

Pronunciation: sha - ney- ka- wa

Sentence: oh no you didnt shanequia.

Etymology: i love shanwquia

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Created by: Mustang

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

Sentence: Yancey 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'.


great word!! - TJayzz, 2008-05-27: 12:55:00

love saying this one - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-27: 10:15:00

a real word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-27: 20:18:00


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