Verboticism: Beancounterproductive

'The Boss has just approved my new cost-cutting plan!'

DEFINITION: v. To propose and win approval for cost-saving reforms, which when implemented result in the immediate elimination of your job. n. An ambitious budget-slasher who accidentally cuts themselves out of a job.

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: been-count-a-pre-duk-tiv

Sentence: Solly's brilliant plan to save costs in administration was a selffulfoiling prophecy. His plan to replace half the accountants with a super duper finance software application resulted in him getting a redundancy package and the beancounterproductive medal at the CPA annual awards night.

Etymology: bean counter (accountant) + counter productive (acting against usefulness)

Points: 746

Comments: Beancounterproductive

Mustang - 2008-05-27: 07:52:00
Excellent word and the way you worked in that 'selffulfoiling' was very clever too.

Jabberwocky - 2008-05-27: 10:17:00
terrific word and your little movie is fantastic

OZZIEBOB - 2008-05-27: 20:33:00
Great movie - is there a sequel?

petaj - 2008-05-28: 02:50:00
Thank you. Releasing sequels too rapidly is a sign of $$$$ winning out over quality in the movie world. I'm not ruling out a sequel, but you might have to wait awhile. But how about some other verbotomists have a go.