Verboticism: Schizofrenetic

'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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Alterigor

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: all - ter - ee - gor

Sentence: Samantha was usually a bubbly and very positive supervisor but there were times when a demon seemed to emerge, an alter Igor, that would turn her into a snarling creature that folks wanted to simply avoid.

Etymology: play on the term alter ego

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-10: 13:21:00

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Ambiemotionalitis

Created by: gsmiley214

Pronunciation: Ambee-emo-shunul-itis

Sentence: I could tell by her immediate switch in behavior that she suffers from ambiemotionalitis.

Etymology: ambi, both + emo, feeling + tional + itis

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Dwarfden

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: dworf'/den

Sentence: Larry never knew what kind of mood his boss, Sheila, would be in from day to day, and even minute to minute. Recently he had begun to feel as if he were playing Snow White to her multitude of dwarves. He was convinced at least four dwarves had shown up in his dwarfden's office already today, and it was only 8:15. Larry had given Dopey a cuppa joe at 7:20. Bashful later apologized for being so out of it. After the CFO's 7:30 report, Happy had splurged for a round of coffee and doughnuts for everyone, and Doc had immediately advised Larry to be careful crossing the street on his way to Tim Horton's doughnut shop. Considering only Sneezy, Sleepy and Grumpy were left to appear, Larry took the long way to the doughnut shop.

Etymology: dwarf (pick yer favorite personality) + warden

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Schizophriendly

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: skitsəfrendlē

Sentence: John’s boss thinks of herself as everyone’s buddy. She remembers birthdays, anniversaries and children’s names. She brings donuts on Mondays for staff meetings. The mood in the office is almost angelic. The atmosphere can change on a dime when the sales budget is the subject of discussion. She often turns schizophriendly and shrieks like a banshee at her sales staff when they dare to miss a budget benchmark.

Etymology: schizophrenic (a mentality or approach characterized by inconsistent or contradictory elements) + friendly (on good or affectionate terms)

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Ambiguboss

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: am/big/u/boss

Sentence: It's painful watching new employees interact with our ambiguboss on the first day. Their expressions quickly change from being elated to deflated within thirty seconds.

Etymology: ambiguous + boss + big boss

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COMMENTS:

Good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-11: 00:39:00

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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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Bipole

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: bye-pole

Sentence: My old boss was a bipole, so hard to read.

Etymology: Short noun based on "bipolar."

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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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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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Simonlegrief

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: si-mehn-leh-GREEF

Sentence: At times the boss was pleasant to the point of being syrupy but everyone knew that would be short lived and that he would once again become the slave driving tyrant, causing them much grief and they jokingly called him Simonlegrief....behind his back, of course.

Etymology: Play on the name of the fictional slave driver Simon Legree blended with 'grief'.

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Cute... - Nosila, 2009-05-29: 18:08:00

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