Verboticism: Work-o-the-wisprop

'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: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: wohrk-oh-thuh-wiz-prop

Sentence: Oh god, that Ben has been such a work-o-the-wispropper ever since he started out in the business of being the business supervisor. The work-o-the-wisprop he carried around were very convincing: papers to be signed, a neat brown folder and a clipboard with Transformers scribbles on it.

Etymology: will-o-the-wisp [illusion] + work + prop + wiz [the best at something e.g. a math wiz]

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Comments: Work-o-the-wisprop

pguse - 2007-06-13: 10:04:00
good one!

ohwtepph - 2007-06-13: 10:28:00
thanks. :D

Stevenson0 - 2007-06-13: 17:36:00
It's a good one and I voted for you!

mplsbohemian - 2007-06-13: 19:43:00
How did you get that punctuation in there?

rikboyee - 2007-06-13: 22:23:00
you can work all sorts of magic if you go into 'oops i want to change the spelling' bit of the edit section.... it makes things much more verbsatile