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DEFINITION: v. To jump up and correct your boss's mistakes during a presentation because it's important to get the little details right! (Even if she doesn't think so.) n. A person who publicly (and stupidly) corrects their boss.

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Knowitaholic

franke

Created by: franke

Pronunciation: Know-it-aholic

Sentence: Bruce is a serious knowitaholic, unfortunately he doesn't know it.

Etymology: know-it-alcoholic

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Prefectionism

Created by: babel

Pronunciation: pree-fec-shun-izm

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Etymology: From prefect: a student monitor or officer, especially in a private school.

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Igknowramitall

wordygrrrl

Created by: wordygrrrl

Pronunciation: Ig-no-ram-it-all

Sentence: We all cringe when he corrects the Boss. How can someone be so smart and such an igknowramitall?

Etymology: ignoramus know it all

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Deckheckler

Created by: deadpanwalking

Pronunciation: DEK-hek-el-er

Sentence: I thought that meeting would never end with all those olympic-level deckhecklers chiming in on every slide.

Etymology: Deck (as in powerpoint deck) + heckler

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Powerpointer

alecstevenson

Created by: alecstevenson

Pronunciation: power-pointer

Sentence: No matter how small the error was in a presentation, Joe from sales was quite the powerpointer.

Etymology: MS PowerPoint + er

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Agiticulous

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology: agitating + meticulous

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Wrongbong

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: rong/bong -- just as it sounds

Sentence: The "wrongbong" seized the moment and let loose with a vortex of very vital verbs that the head honcho had seemingly overlooked in his ripsnorting remarks to the vestigial remnants seated around the board table.

Etymology: "wrongbong": a moral epithet used frequently in the corporate communications world to describe the obnoxious behavior of those who are very low on the ladder of Lilliputian life and unlikely to be in line for a promotion any time soon

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Bossanoknowva

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: bossa no no va

Sentence: To everyone's dismay he did the bossanoknowva every time his boss made a little mistake

Etymology: bossa nova + know

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Ev

Created by: timmy

Pronunciation: e v

Sentence: your ev.

Etymology:

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Nitpickleprick

Created by: queeny

Pronunciation: nit-pickle-prick

Sentence: I have a feeling that that nitpickleprick has Mommy issues.

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Comments:

wordygrrrl wordygrrrl - 2006-11-09: 05:11:00
It's a modern plague, made worse by the 'Infonet'. I know a few people like this...

- 2006-11-10: 05:11:00
Bravo!

deadpanwalking - 2006-11-10: 14:11:00
Bossanova, hahahahahaha, nice work, Mother

deadpanwalking - 2006-11-10: 14:11:00
sorry, (ahem) "BossaKNOWva."

- 2006-11-10: 19:11:00
Deadpanwalking -- your sentence made me laugh out loud. So true...