Verboticism: Slacktendant

'Our boss said I had to attend this meeting.'

DEFINITION: v. To arrive at a meeting completely unprepared and then work diligently and obviously to distract yourself from the proceedings. n. A person who attends a meeting but does not believe that they are paid enough to actually pay attention.

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Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: slak-tend-ent

Sentence: Everyone who arrived at the meeting on time took a poll as to see what Jeff would bring with him to prove he was worthy of his slacktendant title. Two out of the four members who were there thought he would bring a copy of the latest anime or manga magazine he was sharing with Whistler from accounting. One said he would probably write emails and text his girlfriend on his Blackberry, while another said it had been a while since the last time he clipped his fingernails and toenails and plucked his nosehairs. Last Monday he brought the New York Times crossword puzzle and kept shouting out the words when he got them or muttering the clues under his breath.

Etymology: slacker (one who shirks work) + attendant (one who is present)

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Comments: Slacktendant

silveryaspen - 2008-03-24: 01:40:00
Your sentence and word fit together, and fit the definition, like a hand in a glove Very well done!

Mustang - 2008-03-24: 06:13:00
You've no doubt met my brother in law, Mervyn? Great word!

stache - 2008-03-24: 10:10:00
Sorry, Mustang, I misspelled 'Mervyn' in my sentence.