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DEFINITION: v., To facilitate camaraderie among your colleagues by making fun at your boss's expense, only to discover that you-know-who is standing right behind you. n., A professional faux pas made with the best intentions.

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Hijinxed

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: hi/jinxed

Sentence: I've been hijinxed more than once trying to bolster dispirited colleagues.

Etymology: hijinks + jinxed

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Outstanding!! - Mustang, 2007-11-23: 07:29:00

Excellent! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-25: 23:05:00

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Jeerleader

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: jērlēdər

Sentence: With the office down in the dumps over falling sales figures, and the boss behind closed doors for meetings, Jill took on the role of jeerleader.

Etymology: jeer (make rude and mocking remarks, typically in a loud voice) + cheerleader (a person who leads cheers and applause)

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Comickaze

Created by: Khikhob

Pronunciation: kämi-käzē.

Sentence: Lampooning her boss right in front of him meant Linda had effectively committed comickaze.

Etymology: Comic + (kami)kaze

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Shenanigaffe

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: shə-nān'ĭ-gāf

Sentence: Marta usually got a laugh from her coworkers when she would imitate her boss, asking if they remembered to use a cover sheet on their TPS reports, but she eventually realized she'd made a shenanigaffe when their eyes went wide and they began making subtle motions with their hands, pointing behind her.

Etymology: shenanigan - a playful or mischievous act (Origin: 1850–55, Americanism; of obscure orig.) + gaffe - a clumsy social error; a faux pas (from Old French, "hook")

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Pratulated

Created by: Darkreaper

Pronunciation:

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Nabbamocker

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Nab-a mok-er

Sentence: Joe thought it was hilarious to make fun of the boss in front of his workmates, that was until everyone went totally silent. When he turned round to discover his boss staring at him he felt like a complete nabbamocker.

Etymology: Nab(to catch,(a wrong-doer) + Mocker(someone who mocks) = Nabbamocker

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Ooplause

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ewe-plawz

Sentence: Mary Lou expected a standing ovation from her office mates for her insulting and rowdy parody of their boss during her break but what she got instead was a silent ooplause and looks of terror on the faces of her friends when they noticed the boss watching Mary Lou's performance from immediately behind her.

Etymology: Blend of 'oops' and 'applause'

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Comderiderie

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: calm/deride/eerie

Sentence: Comderiderie is an office past time.

Etymology: com (as in comedy) + deride (ridicule) + camaraderie

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Toemunching

contiki

Created by: contiki

Pronunciation: toe munching

Sentence: I did some major toemunching today when the boss heard me making fun of him! SO embarrassing!

Etymology: To put ones foot in ones own mouth when speaking.

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Pinkslipup

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Pink + slip + up

Sentence: By insulting the boss without knowing he was right behind her, Beatrice committed a disastrous pinkslipup.

Etymology: Pinkslip = to be fired. Slip up = faux pas

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COMMENTS:

uh oh - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-23: 11:43:00

petaj perfect - petaj, 2007-11-23: 21:59:00

very nice :) - badsnudge, 2007-11-24: 09:54:00

Thankyuh....thankyuh verruh mutch... - Mustang, 2007-11-24: 22:14:00

Superb! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-25: 23:05:00

Nice - c1mcgraw, 2007-11-26: 21:11:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-23: 01:24:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang! ~ James

Mustang - 2007-11-23: 02:38:00
What a pleasant surprise to find one of my submissions on display! It's inspiring. :-)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-23: 07:53:00
Congratulations Mustang! I am sure your Boss is also quite thrilled. ~ James

Mustang - 2007-11-23: 08:17:00
When I retired 20+ yrs ago I WAS the boss. :-)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-23: 11:18:00
Well, you're the still big boss here! ~ James

Jabberwocky - 2007-11-23: 12:12:00
nice save James - I think you just got caught making fun of the boss

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-23: 14:07:00
Are you trying to fundermine my steambuilding efforts? ~ James

artr artr - 2008-10-21: 04:39:00
The warm-up act must have been the bossanova.

galwaywegian - 2008-10-21: 08:47:00
extempoorise

galwaywegian - 2008-10-21: 08:47:00
oops

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-18: 00:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James