Verboticism: Assumetote

'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: jadenguy

Pronunciation: as OOM tot

Sentence: Like a vampire hunter to the cross, he lept across his cubicle and grabbed a stack of printed material on company letterhead as his boss approached; his assumetote being just enough of a ruse to confuse his superior for perhaps another week. His smokescreen-jobsaver spreadsheet was already drawing suspicion as to exactly how much time he spent playing internet word games!

Etymology: assume + tote + asymptote assume (people assume you are working ) + tote (to carry) + asymptote (to infinitely approach something (work))

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Comments: Assumetote

jadenguy - 2007-06-13: 11:40:00
yeah, like people play internet word games at work! implausible.

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-13: 13:52:00
Can I have a copy of that spreadsheet?

Jabberwocky - 2007-06-13: 14:51:00
you come up with very creative sentences jadenguy

jadenguy - 2007-06-13: 17:12:00
i try. i try.