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Critidawdle

Created by: kendriveset

Pronunciation: crit-i-dawdle

Sentence: Joan and Phil loved to critidawdle, especially when the bottled water machine was empty.

Etymology: criticize + dawdle

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Sympester

Created by: sarahnade

Pronunciation: sim-pehst-er

Sentence: Susan sympestered me all week about how dirty the house was.

Etymology: sympathy + pester

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Statusquote

Created by: rephil

Pronunciation: stat-us-KWOT

Sentence: The number of people who statusquote this place without citing their sources is remarkable.

Etymology: status quo -- (idiom, Latin) unchanging state of affairs; to quote -- to restate

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The etymology is difficult, because it becomes so circular one gets dizzy -- status = state, quote = restate, but quote comes from quo, I believe... AARG, the irony! - rephil, 2007-06-15: 10:13:00

petaj I like your thinking on this one. - petaj, 2007-06-15: 21:15:00

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Longwhineded

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: long/wine/did

Sentence: The head trader was so longwhineded that the constant cacophony he created garnered him the distinction of being known as a whine expert.

Etymology: long winded (constant) + whine

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metrohumanx Sometimes i wish I could "trade heads"... - metrohumanx, 2008-08-08: 17:40:00

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Moanelude

sanssouci

Created by: sanssouci

Pronunciation: mown ee lood

Sentence: "Or though I might have come across as a negitive person who always had something to complain about, I actually enjoyed my regular moaneludes because I got to talk to someone."

Etymology: Moan - Complain to express dissatisfaction, pain, uneasiness, censure, resentment, or grief; find fault Elude - Avoid knowingly, To evade or escape from, as by daring, cleverness, or skill.

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Blazemy

Created by: administraitor

Pronunciation: blai-zem-ee

Sentence: The water cooler was the place to hear a fresh blazemy in the heady work-shy days before bankruptcy

Etymology: blame + lazy

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Kvetchklatsch

Created by: Pythias

Pronunciation: k-vetch-klatsch

Sentence: Not to be remedied, but to be savoured, the highlight of their day was a veritable kvetchklatsch.

Etymology: kvetch - klatsch

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Gripethetic

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: gryp-eh-THET-ic

Sentence: Winston is absolutely and hopelessly gripethetic; he constantly yammers about issues and conditions that he thinks are wrong but when it comes to making any effort to change them he remains silent.

Etymology: Blend of 'gripe' (v. to complain with grumbling ) and 'pathetic' (adj. pitifully inferior or inadequate)

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Fussargy

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fəsərjē

Sentence: In a case of fussargy Alan complained that somebody had left the Xerox machine void of paper despite the fact that a pack of paper is sitting on the shelf next the copier. At that point he returned to his office leaving it just the way he found it.

Etymology: fuss (show unnecessary or excessive concern about something) + lethargy (a lack of energy and enthusiasm)

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Diarrheaofthemouth

Created by: jonique

Pronunciation: Die-ah-ree-ah-ov-the-mow-th

Sentence: Karen constantly suffers from diarrheaofthemouth whenever company comes over.

Etymology: Derived from the words diarrhea, meaning well you know. And from the words of, the, and mouth. This is pretty self-explanatory.

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petaj Commonly known as verbal diarrhoea. - petaj, 2007-06-15: 21:05:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-15: 01:11:00
Still bothered by office politics? Well, as Timothy Johnson advises in GUST, it's time quit complaining and take action, or at least, it's time to make up a new word about complaining... Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram and Timothy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-15: 01:59:00
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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-15: 02:11:00
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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-11: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

'The gossip around here is awful.'

DEFINITION: v. To complain and complain about a problem without ever taking action to correct it. n. A complaint about something which you can fix but choose not to.

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