Johnny Bunko gets promoted for his creative colophiti

Today’s definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko’s Career Lesson #6: “Leave an imprint”. See: “The Adventures of Johnny Bunko” by Dan Pink.

DEFINITION: v. To create an impression that you have made a positive contribution, especially when related to career activities. n. A personal mark or imprint which proves that you have done something that matters.

What are doing to the cubicles!?

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Colophiti: /kol-uh-fiti/ John placed his distinctive colophiti on all office collaborative work and memos to demonstrate to his boss that he had personally read and digested all the important information. Etymology: colophon (printer’s distinctive emblem, used as an identifying device on its books and other works) + graffiti (markings, tags, or initials) Created by: Stevenson0.

Comments on Colophiti:

OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-06: 18:05:00
Lovely word.

Worthprint: /WURTH-print/ Who will leave the greater worthprint: Foo, Kilroy or Johnny Bunko? Etymology: WORTH: usefulness or importance, as to the world, to a person or a purpose & PRINT: impression or mark; to impress on the mind or memory. As a schoolboy, in the 1950s, it was a lark to write “Foo was here!” Later on he was replaced by Kilroy. Looks like now it’s about to be Johnny Bunko’s turn. Actually, “Johnny Bunko was here!” sounds great. Created by: OZZIEBOB.

Signifiprint: /-səgˈnɪfəˌpɹɪnt-/ In a desperate, but ultimately confused attempt to leave a signifiprint and make sure his chores did not go unnoticed around the house, he began initialing every bag of trash he took out to the curb. Etymology: from signifi(cant) + -print (as in footprint, fingerprint, and imprint) Created by: ErWenn.

Comments on Signifiprint:

Nosila, 2008-05-05: 21:32:00
Lie it!

OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-06: 17:56:00
Great word.

Jobifact: /jahb-eh-fakt/ Johnny left little jobifacts around the office to look like he was busy working. He would leave papers by the printer of drafts of written work, he would save and stack his telephone messages (real and made up ones, mind you) on his desk, and left emails of his work exploits. He would often start sentences like, “You know Bob, I’ve been thinking about this . . .” or “What’s been bothering me, Florence, about the Dithers’ case is . . .” He constantly asked his co-workers if he could borrow their White-Out, extra large paper clips, or staples because he just “ran out.” Whenever a report came out that had his name on it, he would post it on the staff bulletin board and pin it on the walls of his tiny cubicle. In essence, Johnny didn’t do much. Etymology: Job, profession, place of work + artifact, a spurious observation or result arising from preparatory or investigative procedures Created by: arrrteest.

Comments on Jobifact:

OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-06: 18:03:00
Sounds like he was jobiquitous!

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Definition Comments:

Verbotomy2008-05-05: 00:01:00

Today’s definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko’s Career Lesson #6: “Leave an imprint”. See: “The Adventures of Johnny Bunko” by Dan Pink. Thanks Dan! ~ James

Verbotomy2008-05-05: 00:01:00

It was a tie!!! arrrteest and petaj tied for the number one spot in our Johnny Bunko Adventure! See: Petaj and Arrrteest Tie Johnny Bunko. ~ James