Verboticism: Werkschmerz

'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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Repentafacebookaphobia

Created by: couv78

Pronunciation: Repent-ah-facebook-ah-phobia

Sentence: Evrytime Mr. H comes by my desk its a mad dash to shut down my internet explorer. I think I have repentafacebookaphobia...but it passes.

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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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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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Sloozing

Created by: hatman003

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Good sloozing when the boss went past

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Demotional

Created by: Katisms1

Pronunciation: dee-MOE-shun-ull

Sentence: He became completely demotional as he realized the fruitless struggle to conquer the mountain of work on his desk was inevitably leading to an ugly fall down the corporate ladder.

Etymology: demotion + emotional

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Very good! - Clayton, 2007-06-11: 17:29:00

Very good! - Clayton, 2007-06-11: 17:30:00

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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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Dreadnuffmest

Created by: Alicia

Pronunciation: dred/ nuff/ mest

Sentence: as bill sat at his desk with all the unfinished paper work crowding around him, he started to feel dreadnuffmest because he knew at any time his boss would arive back.

Etymology: from the word dread: nuff as in he knows that his boss will of had enough (e"nuff") of him.... and mest as in his life messed (mest) up.

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Quimber

Created by: trunktickle

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Perplexfiles

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pur plecks fyles

Sentence: Suzy had that perplexfiles feeling again. What to hide away, what to look busy doing and what to let her boss see her working on. Her boss, Alvin, was on one of his rampages again. It was his idea of motivating and supervising his staff, he thought. He'd roam through the office, looking for flaws and then act all dramatic about what he found. Most of the staff kept out of his way when he went on these rants...bathroom breaks, lunch at 10:00 am or going to that doctor's appointment. Alvin was such a diva, like he was the one upon whom all productivity depended. Luckily for Suzy and staff, he only did it when he was sober, so it did not happen very often!

Etymology: perplex (bewildering, mystery,complcated) & files (a set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together) & for rhyming X Files (The truth is out there...I want to believe...)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx The grunts are gruntled. Good worl, Nosila! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-04: 06:38:00

It must be a case for Moldy & Scolder! - pungineer, 2008-08-04: 09:22:00

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Dawdleangst

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: DAH - dl - angst

Sentence: Having frittered away much of the afternoon on the assumption that his boss was away for the day, Bernard suffered a sudden and severe attack of dawdleangst when his boss walked by and saw the mounds of unfinished paperwork on the desk.

Etymology: Blend of 'dawdle' (to waste time; idle; trifle; loiter) and 'angst' (a feeling of dread, anxiety, or anguish)

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metrohumanx DAWDLEANGST is best cured by a "donut run"... - metrohumanx, 2008-08-04: 06:44:00

Better still, a coffee! - Wordotwist, 2008-08-05: 10:51:00

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