Verboticism: Bipolarbear

'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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Quasimotivator

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kwazee mo tiv ator

Sentence: Perhaps it was his confusing management style that did it. You know, the way he'd be the caring, supportive leader one moment and in the blink of an eye, more often as not, he turned into an unpredictable, unapproachable monster. Perhaps it was the fact that he was very short, had a small moustache, freckles and had a slight hunch. Perhaps it was the fact that he must be slightly bi-polar and very lonely. Perhaps it was all this that made his staff call him the Quasimotivator. They had also called him (not to his face, of course): Attila the Hunch; Genghis Can/Cannot;The LittlerHitler;Dr.Freckle & Mr.Snide; Idi Imeanit; and Noseferatool. Luckily, managers like him were always blindly oblivious to the scorn and loathing they encouraged in their employees. One day, he came into work and was very nice to everyone, all day long. Everyone waited for the gears to change, but for the rest of the week, he was the epitome of kindness and compassion. His employees were puzzled and scared. One of them wanted to go up to him, shake him and ask him what he had done with their real boss. His secretary Mildred was very suspicious of this new found civility to the staff. When he was at lunch one day, she poked through his desk drawers until she found the clue to his good humor. Had he gotten a big raise? A Promotion? A Bonus? A Partnership? No, she found his new membership card. He had joined a Mood Swingers Club...no wonder he was always happy these days!

Etymology: quasi (As if; as though; as it were; in a manner sense or degree; having some resemblance to) & motivator(the psychological feature or force that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior) & Quasimodo ...for rhyming purposes and(repulsive, tragic protagonist character from the Victor Hugo novel, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" whose name means "almost human")...doesn't that name ring a bell?

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Thebroodymuse

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: the/brewdy/mews

Sentence: The brainy office manager's mood was so unpredictable that we referred to him as thebroodymuse.

Etymology: brood + muse + moody blues

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Insanager

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: inn sann a jur

Sentence: Her insanager kept her on her toes. a summons to the inner sanctum was a fantastic voyage of discovery, complete with a soundtrack of singing or shrieking as she came face to face with nymphette or Naomiite, depending on what combination of caffeine,copulation,company accounts and chemicals had been consumed over the previous 24 hours.

Etymology: insanity, manager.

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how about a faunlet or a faultite? - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-10: 13:38:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Bipolivisor

Created by: minkewhale

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Manicger

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: man-ik-jer

Sentence: Helen let the manicger scream for the last time. "You can say anything you want on your last day of work," she thought. And so she did.

Etymology: manager: supervisor, boss + manic: mania, previously named manic depressive, however it is now referred to as bipolar disorder which is characterized by extreme and unpredictable mood swings.

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I think I used to work for that manicger. - Mustang, 2009-05-29: 04:56:00

hahaha...good one. - mweinmann, 2009-05-29: 10:57:00

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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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