Verboticism: Dodgework

'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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Frespotism

protothor

Created by: protothor

Pronunciation: fres-PO-tism

Sentence: This uncanny sense of frespotism slowly began to fade as the boss marched away; I knew I had a week's workload ahead of me.

Etymology: From 'freedom' and 'despotism'.

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Relagony

Created by: Wordotwist

Pronunciation: Rel agony

Sentence: Unemployed for the last three months,Mariam was left in a state of relagony when the power company accepted her application for a job - but told her that the appointment letter would be issued in a month or two.

Etymology: A combination of the words relief ,lagging and agony.In the sense of relief followed by lingering agony

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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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Dodgework

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: dawdge-work

Sentence: Cybil had lots of dodgework last week ever since the new guy Chip came to the team. He was so dreamy.

Etymology: dodge + work

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Bossighed

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Bos-sy-d

Sentence: Tom was feeling really bossighed when the managing director made an impromptu visit to the office, he was so busy talking profits that he missed the huge backlog sitting on the desk waiting for Tom to deal with.

Etymology: Boss(a person in charge of an employee or organization) ORIGIN Dutch Baas 'master'+ Sighed(to let out an audible breath expressing relief) = Bossighed

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Exhaletothechief

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: eks hayl too the cheef

Sentence: Miriam worked for the President of their firm. Technically called an Executive Adminstrator, she soon learned that the title actually meant slave and dog's body to Mr. Stinkin' Lincoln. He did his MBA tour each day (Management By Annoyance) and harassed her and the other staff to work harder and faster. The irony was that he did not even know what Miriam did for him in a day. After his morning passover, she would exhaletothechief and get on with her real work. If only Mr. Lincoln knew how much energy and productivity was utilized by his staff in avoiding him and his daily tours and that they could get more done when he was not around.

Etymology: Exhale (heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily) & The Chief (The Boss,a person who exercises control over workers) & play on "Hail to the Chief"(which is a march primarily associated with the President of the United States. Its playing accompanies the appearance of the President at many public appearances.)

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COMMENTS:

artr Very good! I especially enjoyed MBA. - artr, 2010-01-05: 04:30:00

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Blork

Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: bl-aw-k

Sentence: "You know when you're totally blorking 'cos your boss didn't talk to you? I had it three times today. I nearly died of blork." "OMG! I had a major blork just then. My boss is a total slave driver but he didn't notice me slacking for a change."

Etymology: The words 'boss', 'pile' and 'work' all squashed together into a semi-coherent sounding sort of word.

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COMMENTS:

Is she having a blockage or a blorkage? Great word. - Discoveria, 2012-09-09: 14:34:00

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Quotasigher

Created by: guesser

Pronunciation: Quota - sigh - er

Sentence: Quotasighering leaves me feeling perplexed about my job security.

Etymology: Quota ( work load required ) + Sigh (murmur) + Cower ( dread )

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COMMENTS:

petaj And no doubt the quota's higher. - petaj, 2007-06-12: 07:40:00

good eye. - guesser, 2007-06-18: 13:55:00

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Bigwigjig

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bigwigjig

Sentence: Mary’s bigwigjig was short-lived as the company ”suits” passed by her desk without so much as a glance. She got all the attention she could stand later when her supervisor passed along the corporate concerns over productivity.

Etymology: bigwig (an important person)+ jig (a lively dance with leaping movements)

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COMMENTS:

CharlieB :-D - CharlieB, 2011-05-16: 06:47:00

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Underachiefment

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: underachievement - just replace the v with a f

Sentence: Memo To: All Staff From: The chief On Thursday at 9.00am all staff whose in-tray is more than 20cm high, are required to attend a training course. "7 skills to put underachiefment behind you". Eligible staff who do not attend will be fired. This is your last chance. Have a nice day.

Etymology: under + a + chief + moment & underachievement

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COMMENTS:

i was wondering what under a chief meant! - galwaywegian, 2007-06-11: 05:49:00

Good word! - Clayton, 2007-06-11: 17:27:00

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