Verboticism: Bossgumps

'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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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: Bossgumps

ErWenn - 2007-06-11: 02:51:00
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.

Clayton - 2007-06-11: 05:08:00
Thanks! I guess I'll be on the lookout, too. I was going to use "horripileation" instead, but this one works better.

Jabberwocky - 2007-06-11: 09:34:00
stunny fuff Clayton

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-11: 16:21:00
Too cute!

Clayton - 2007-06-11: 17:26:00
Thanks, guys. Maybe one of these days I'll win the coveted "tries too hard" award.

rikboyee - 2007-06-11: 18:02:00
ahh...'the verbwannabe trophy'...we all want that

Clayton - 2007-06-11: 22:06:00
Indeed, to be followed by the customary frontal verbotomy. Oh, wait. Been used already.

ErWenn - 2007-06-11: 23:12:00
I'd rather have a bottle in front of me...

ErWenn - 2007-06-11: 23:12:00
...than a frontal lobotomy!