Verboticism: Busybobbin

'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: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: BIHZ-ee-bahb-ihn

Sentence: The stack of files and papers at Alex's desk proved to be a most effective busybobbin, as no-one knew about his large Lego fort he was constructing behind it.

Etymology: busy + bobbin (trinket) + busybody

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Comments: Busybobbin

mplsbohemian - 2007-06-13: 22:30:00
Grr, I meant bauble, not bobbin. Oh, well.

ErWenn - 2007-06-13: 23:54:00
Sounds good either way.