Verboticism: Stressurerush

'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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Demployment

CharlieB

Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: dem-ploy-ment

Sentence: Neil's fixed stare at his computer screen had fooled his boss once again. He chuckled under his breath at this successful demployment strategy.

Etymology: employment (work, occupation) + deployment (to act strategically, particularly in battle)

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Euphonya

Created by: rephil

Pronunciation: yoo-FO-nee-ah

Sentence: The sense of euphonya enveloped me like a fog, as Katherine stopped at Matt's desk, rather than mine, to ask how the weekly report was coming.

Etymology: eu - beauty (Greek) phony - false, after "euphoria" -- i.e., a false sense of beauty or relief.

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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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Hierarchothrill

Created by: jadenguy

Pronunciation: HI rar ko THRILL

Sentence: Hierarchothrill was the order of the day, though their anarcho-ad-hoc often lacked the resources to entice anybody to fight for control. It would be a long time until another visionary of Jilo's calibur took hold of the reigns.

Etymology: Heirarcy + Thrill

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COMMENTS:

petaj They would know when another such visionary came along. Whosoever pulls this letter opener from this paper weight will be the one true king of the office -- the modern equivalent of excalibur. - petaj, 2007-06-11: 04:40:00

great sounding word - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-11: 13:08:00

that would be an impressive feat indeed! most exalted would his triumphant rise be! and thanks, jabber. - jadenguy, 2007-06-11: 15:22:00

all hail the new king of human resources - HRthur and his good friend Outsourcealot - rikboyee, 2007-06-11: 20:20:00

petaj It's good to know that shiftalry is not dead, but it's good riddance to Middieval Managers. - petaj, 2007-06-12: 07:46:00

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Repsychment

Created by: geoamnesia

Pronunciation: rE + sI - k + ment

Sentence: The day was going quite well until Dan passed my desk, (did he notice the report that was due last week?) the rest of the day went by in a cloud of deep repsychment.

Etymology: A recurring psychological moment best known to proficient procrastinators.

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Sloozing

Created by: hatman003

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Good sloozing when the boss went past

Etymology:

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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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Intraypidation

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: in-tray-pid-ay-shun

Sentence: whenever i became too overwhelmed with intraypidation i would head to the kitchen for a bit of subterfridge

Etymology: in tray, intrepid, trepidation

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well deskribed - galwaywegian, 2007-06-11: 05:17:00

I like. - Clayton, 2007-06-11: 07:14:00

I have to vote for this one because of the excellent usage of subterfridge - porsche, 2007-06-11: 13:05:00

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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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Shirkload

Created by: pungineer

Pronunciation: shirk+load

Sentence: Elijah realised the open plan office vortex of no to slow productivity had struck again and that there were actual dust particles on the shirkload piled up on his desk. The Henderson files on the top were supposed to have been completed an hour ago and on the bosses' desk by now - 'Oh look a paper clip on the floor!' - he dived and held his breath as his stomach churned - he could smell the halitosis...his boss was back from lunch...

Etymology: shirk - to avoid honest toil + load - a unit of honest toil [used as a noun and or a verb - a heavy shirkload or to be caught shirkloading]

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metrohumanx SHIRKLOAD- nice ring to it... - metrohumanx, 2008-08-04: 06:42:00

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