Verboticism: Evidiligence

'Why do you always carry that file folder?'

DEFINITION: n. A prop (e.g. papers, files or any non-functional equipment) used to create the illusion of busyness. v. To use office supplies to create the illusion that you are working.

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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌɛvəˈdɪlədʒɛns/

Sentence: While folders and papers make excellent passive evidiligence for someone on the move, a mobile phone or PDA can serve the same purpose even when seated at one's desk, though such tools require an active effort to complete the effect of slackofflage.

Etymology: From evidence + diligence

Points: 593

Comments: Evidiligence

galwaywegian - 2007-06-13: 07:03:00
very on-message you evidiligently gave it a lot of thought.

Clayton - 2007-06-13: 07:50:00
Don't indilige him.

ErWenn - 2007-06-13: 14:02:00
Actually, I didn't give it that much thought. I just borrowed some thoughts I'd had from when I created the previous verboticism "slackofflage." I've noticed that some of my highest-scoring words are ones I was least confident in (such as "mockliment.") Maybe there's a message there. Maybe I just give everything too much thought. Yeah, that seems more likely.

Jabberwocky - 2007-06-13: 14:20:00
now now ErWenn - you know what they say about making ASSumptions