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Idstructor

Created by: shoeshineboy

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Etymology: id (seat of immediate desires) + instructor

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Bipolivisor

Created by: minkewhale

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Ambiemotionalitis

Created by: gsmiley214

Pronunciation: Ambee-emo-shunul-itis

Sentence: I could tell by her immediate switch in behavior that she suffers from ambiemotionalitis.

Etymology: ambi, both + emo, feeling + tional + itis

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Quasimotivator

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kwazee mo tiv ator

Sentence: Perhaps it was his confusing management style that did it. You know, the way he'd be the caring, supportive leader one moment and in the blink of an eye, more often as not, he turned into an unpredictable, unapproachable monster. Perhaps it was the fact that he was very short, had a small moustache, freckles and had a slight hunch. Perhaps it was the fact that he must be slightly bi-polar and very lonely. Perhaps it was all this that made his staff call him the Quasimotivator. They had also called him (not to his face, of course): Attila the Hunch; Genghis Can/Cannot;The LittlerHitler;Dr.Freckle & Mr.Snide; Idi Imeanit; and Noseferatool. Luckily, managers like him were always blindly oblivious to the scorn and loathing they encouraged in their employees. One day, he came into work and was very nice to everyone, all day long. Everyone waited for the gears to change, but for the rest of the week, he was the epitome of kindness and compassion. His employees were puzzled and scared. One of them wanted to go up to him, shake him and ask him what he had done with their real boss. His secretary Mildred was very suspicious of this new found civility to the staff. When he was at lunch one day, she poked through his desk drawers until she found the clue to his good humor. Had he gotten a big raise? A Promotion? A Bonus? A Partnership? No, she found his new membership card. He had joined a Mood Swingers Club...no wonder he was always happy these days!

Etymology: quasi (As if; as though; as it were; in a manner sense or degree; having some resemblance to) & motivator(the psychological feature or force that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior) & Quasimodo ...for rhyming purposes and(repulsive, tragic protagonist character from the Victor Hugo novel, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" whose name means "almost human")...doesn't that name ring a bell?

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Bipoleon

moonquakes

Created by: moonquakes

Pronunciation: by-pole-e-on

Sentence: Happy-go-lucky, joke-cracking Joyce underwent her usual lunch break metamorphosis today; once she finished her egg salad, the bipoleon suddenly started raining angry spittle and micromanaging with an iron fist.

Etymology: bipolar + Napoleon

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Tres Bien! - Nosila, 2010-06-16: 07:55:00

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Harumscaremployer

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /har-em-SKAR-em-ploy-er/

Sentence: As with most women, Greg couldn't figure out his new boss, Carole. Yesterday she had yelled at him in front of his coworkers for using the last of the printer paper, and then this morning, when he needed her to sign his expense report, she seemed about to cry, sulking as if he'd done something wrong. She'd just stopped by his desk to talk though, and for a minute Greg just sat there feeling totally bewildered. She had been smiling and complementing him, and she had even invited him to lunch. He shook his head wondering why he'd accepted the invitation. Perhaps he ought to feign an illness, he thought, but decided that he was afraid of how his boss might react to that.

Etymology: Harum-scarum - reckless or unpredictable behavior (Origin: 1665–75; earlier harum-starum rhyming compound based on obs. hare "to harass" & stare) + Employer - a boss or manager (from Old French, empleier "involve, be connected with")

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saying it made me chuckle. sorry I already spent my votes. - stache, 2008-04-10: 19:59:00

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Splitzer

kasmin

Created by: kasmin

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Bipolarbear

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bīpōlərbər

Sentence: Harry's boss can be a bipolarbear. At one moment he seemed to be as cute and cuddly as a teddy bear and the next a ravenous carnivore. The joke around the office is that someone who crosses the boss is acting too much like a harp seal.

Etymology: bipolar disorder (a mental disorder marked by alternating periods of elation and depression) + polar bear (a large white arctic bear that lives mainly on the pack ice)

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Psychojefe

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: si-ko-heff-ay

Sentence: Mark knew that working at Januscorp seemed a bit dubious, not knowing what face to put on when going to work. The founder, he later came to find, named the business after his wife, for whom Mark worked for. On the face of things, she seemed quite a personable character. However, once he got to know her, he could not figure out if she was a raving lunatic or moody creative type. He would often wonder if she would be a sane collaborative boss when he walked in, or the the "Pyschojeffe from Hell."

Etymology: Psycho, crazy +Jefe, Span. boss

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Didn't know 'jefe' means 'boss.' this is such an educational site. - stache, 2008-04-10: 19:56:00

btw, I really like 'psychojefe.' - stache, 2008-04-10: 19:57:00

I've worked for one. Believe me, Jekyll and Hyde had nothing on her. - arrrteest, 2008-04-10: 20:32:00

I've worked for one. Believe me, Jekyll and Hyde had nothing on her. - arrrteest, 2008-04-10: 20:32:00

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Birector

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: bye-rect-a

Sentence: "mmm! will have to think up something creative to go here -- no stuff that who gives a fig about reading clever sentences anyhoo" Birector of Sentencing.

Etymology: Director + Bi (as in two-faced BItch) and bipolar

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GET THAT SENTENCE EDITED!!! Or not; you should go with your feelings on this one. - stache, 2008-04-10: 07:59:00

I think that's precisely what the birector of sentencing might say - it would be funny if your verbotomy referred to a judge. - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-10: 11:27:00

Ya think? - stache, 2008-04-10: 19:53:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-10: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

galwaywegian - 2008-04-10: 07:36:00
okay. That's two in a row!

remistram - 2008-04-10: 10:00:00
are you suggesting that I am the teachers pet?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-10: 10:48:00
And I should also thank remistram for sending in the picture of her boss. ~ James

remistram - 2008-04-10: 11:03:00
not true, but James did hit the nail on the head, it's a perfect interpretation of my def.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-10: 13:35:00
I had to use two nails, because there's two heads! Are you sure that's not your boss? Maybe it's my boss? Two bosses? Oh no, my imagination running away with me again... Thanks remistam! ~ James

Tigger - 2008-04-10: 19:06:00
Ok, this woman looks like the sister of Zaphod Beeblebrox (from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, for those who don't know — a self-described 'cool guy' with two heads).

stache - 2008-04-10: 20:07:00
To be a bit of a linguweenie, I have been advised by the web site that "[My] verbotomy have been updated." Hmph.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-29: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

moonquakes moonquakes - 2010-06-16: 02:38:00
haha, looks we had the same idea on this one.

'Thanks! But can't you see you're interrupting...'

DEFINITION: n. An extremely moody boss, happy one day, mad the next, happy, mad, happy, mad... v. To happily give orders one minute, then angrily yell out the opposite instructions the next. (Note: It's not because you're moody. It's because people don't listen!)

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