Verboticism: Econohnomics

'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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Mitalimoment

Created by: mitali

Pronunciation: mithali without an "h" fitting :D moment :D

Sentence: a moment of dumbness portrayed by our owm mitali kulkarni :D the queen of c++ :D to be used when someone does something super dumb; quivalent to shooting yourself :D

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Fundrazor

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fund razor

Sentence: Winston was originally the Fun Raiser in the office. He dreamed up all the themes and decorations for all the social activities at work and deputized several co-workers to help him. He contracted caterers, event planners and spent hours of company time planning all the celebrations (at least one a month). When asked for cost-cutting ideas from the boss, he suggested that they stop paying third parties and just do their own event planning. His boss thought that eliminating all the social activities would save them a bundle, so Winston's job was eliminated as were his helpers'. Winston is now known as the Fundrazor...a social pariah.

Etymology: Fund (a reserve of money set aside for some purpose;a supply of something available for future use)& Razor (edge tool used in shaving, cutting hair)& Razer (someone who tears down so as to make flat with the ground) & Play on Fundraiser (someone who solicits financial contributions;a social function that is held for the purpose of raising money)

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Accolaidoff

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

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COMMENTS:

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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Fiscacide

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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)

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COMMENTS:

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

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Jobicide

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: job/i/cide

Sentence: Joe, in a cost cutting measure in his department committed jobicide.

Etymology: job + suicide

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COMMENTS:

Jobicide is a perfect word for the definition. - splendiction, 2009-07-08: 23:32:00

a do it your selfer...like it. - mweinmann, 2009-07-09: 08:42:00

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Reformsaken

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ree - form - say - ken

Sentence: Joey was reformsaken after the changes he proposed. He was deemed brilliant for his cost cutting ideas but soon found himself out of a job.

Etymology: reform, forsaken (cast off, abandoned, destitute)

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terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-07-08: 14:49:00

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Hegonomiser

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)

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COMMENTS:

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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Joligeter

Created by: saazgee

Pronunciation: jo-li-ge-tar

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COMMENTS:

jo -from job li -from implemented get -from budget er -from slasher - saazgee, 2013-05-10: 04:23:00

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Karmaudit

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: car-mah-dit

Sentence: If Ken knew that he was doing a karmaudit trying to be a suck-up, he would not have been so evil to the coworkers whose jobs he gleefully sacrificed to the money gods. In the words of the great Allen Toussaint,"the same dudes you misuse on your way up - you might meet up on your way down."

Etymology: karma: (Hinduism & Buddhism) the belief that ones actions determine ones fate + audit: inspection of business accounts and records

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COMMENTS:

The fickle finger of fate... - Nosila, 2009-07-08: 13:23:00

nice word - Jabberwocky, 2009-07-08: 14:50:00

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Autosize

Created by: focusteacher

Pronunciation: auto size

Sentence: Jim didn't realize he had autosized by suggesting the reduction in programmer jobs.

Etymology: From Greek autos=self, and Old French sise=to fix the amount

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