Verboticism: Wozzle

'I think this is a game of hide and seek.'

DEFINITION: n. A momentary feeling of relief mixed with lingering dread, which occurs when your boss marches past the piles of unfinished work on your desk. v. To sigh with relief after your boss marches past your desk

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Allayoffment

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: al/ay/off/ment

Sentence: A wave of allayoffment passed over him as he narrowly escaped being asked to produce last week's revenue figures.

Etymology: allayment (relief) + lay off (as in being fired)

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COMMENTS:

wonderful! - jadenguy, 2007-06-11: 15:23:00

Hey Jabber - congrats on your win (AGAIN!) Another great word week! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-11: 16:10:00

yeah...you just keep throwin' punches...your like wocky balboa - rikboyee, 2007-06-11: 20:15:00

Subhan Allay wa Bihamdih. - Clayton, 2007-06-11: 22:16:00

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Slackenfreude

Created by: mweinfeld

Pronunciation: slack - en - frud

Sentence: Tom felt a perverse sense of slackenfreude at having missed his deadline yet again.

Etymology: slacken- to be lazy; and freude- joy

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Avoideliefear

Created by: bubbos

Pronunciation: a-void-e-lea-fear

Sentence: At the sound of the thundering footsteps, a sudden feeling of avoideliefear has overwhelmed my pretty blonde head.

Etymology: avoid - the boss relief - he doesn't know it's you fear - that he will find out

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Phoverwhelmed

Created by: cafisher

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I was phoverwhelmed as I recognized my boss's staccato heel taps coming down the hall. I cowered behind the stacks of paperwork and breathed a sigh of relief when I realized she was only going to the ladies room.

Etymology: phew! + overwhelmed

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Bossgumps

Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: BAWS-guhmps

Sentence: Jeremy got bossgumps every time Mr. Schmidt passed his desk to examine his ever-mounting horriPILEation. (D'oh!) It was getting so he didn't even have a chance to play Dr. Mario anymore.

Etymology: boss + goose bumps (sorta)

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COMMENTS:

Wow...that's just...wow. I think that may be the best verboticism ever. I'm going to have to steal that spoonerism technique in the future. - ErWenn, 2007-06-11: 02:51:00

Thanks! I guess I'll be on the lookout, too. I was going to use "horripileation" instead, but this one works better. - Clayton, 2007-06-11: 05:08:00

stunny fuff Clayton - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-11: 09:34:00

Too cute! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-11: 16:21:00

Thanks, guys. Maybe one of these days I'll win the coveted "tries too hard" award. - Clayton, 2007-06-11: 17:26:00

ahh...'the verbwannabe trophy'...we all want that - rikboyee, 2007-06-11: 18:02:00

Indeed, to be followed by the customary frontal verbotomy. Oh, wait. Been used already. - Clayton, 2007-06-11: 22:06:00

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me... - ErWenn, 2007-06-11: 23:12:00

...than a frontal lobotomy! - ErWenn, 2007-06-11: 23:12:00

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Deskapism

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: desk ape isum

Sentence: the euphoria of deskapism evaporated when the vp's number lit up his intercom.

Etymology: desk, escapism

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COMMENTS:

Darn it, it's just too good. - Clayton, 2007-06-11: 22:18:00

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Drebossstrelief

Created by: XLilDevilGirlX

Pronunciation: Dre/boss/st/relief

Sentence: omg i think i have drebossstrelief!

Etymology: if u take all the lil bits of drebssstrelief and split them up like i did in how 2 pronouse it then u get its meaning the stress,relief and dread that gets made by ur boss.

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Allayoffment

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: a/lay/off/ment

Sentence: A wave of allayoffment passed over him as he narrowly escaped being asked to produce last week's revenue figures.

Etymology: allayment (relief) + lay off (as in being fired)

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Spassmedic

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: spass/mee/dik

Sentence: His face contorted in a spassmedic grimace as his boss pounced on the cubicle beside him.

Etymology: spasmodic + pass me

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Peektodo

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Created by: Mrgoodtimes

Pronunciation: peek - to - do

Sentence: After the third peektodo, Bob knew he had to get some of his work done or he might get a stopnfire.

Etymology: Peek - To-do (similar to peekaboo)

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