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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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Bipolarbear

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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: bye-polar-bear

Sentence: Reading her face, Christa was in a bad mood. We never know why, but when the bipolarbear is on a rampage better steer clear!

Etymology: bipolar (opposite ends of an emotional spectrum) + Polar Bear (a large beast with a fine line of being cute and murderous rampage)

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Pschyofrenetic

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sye ko fren net tik

Sentence: When Sigmund's freund, Fritz became psychofrenetic, Sigmund knew that his psychofriendnetic behaviour would end badly. It was a real pane when Fritz became psychofinetric and hurled homself out of Freud's piture window!

Etymology: Psycho ( a person afflicted with psychosis)& Frenetic (frantic;excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion)& (any severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted)

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COMMENTS:

Should be spelled Psychofrenetic...a slip of sorts...Freudian vowel trouble! - Nosila, 2009-05-29: 02:37:00

You mean that's not normal? ;-) - Mustang, 2009-05-29: 04:57:00

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Bipoleon

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Schizofrenetic

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: skitsəfrənetik

Sentence: Gene’s boss is nothing if not energetic. The problem is that this energy completely lacks direction. Each directive counteracts the last. His schizofrenetic approach means that his staff spends most of their time spinning in circles.

Etymology: schizophrenic (a mentality or approach characterized by inconsistent or contradictory elements) + frenetic (fast and energetic in a rather wild and uncontrolled way)

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Ambiguboss

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: am/big/u/boss

Sentence: It's painful watching new employees interact with our ambiguboss on the first day. Their expressions quickly change from being elated to deflated within thirty seconds.

Etymology: ambiguous + boss + big boss

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COMMENTS:

Good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-11: 00:39:00

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Idstructor

Created by: shoeshineboy

Pronunciation:

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Etymology: id (seat of immediate desires) + instructor

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Schizophriendly

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: skitsəfrendlē

Sentence: John’s boss thinks of herself as everyone’s buddy. She remembers birthdays, anniversaries and children’s names. She brings donuts on Mondays for staff meetings. The mood in the office is almost angelic. The atmosphere can change on a dime when the sales budget is the subject of discussion. She often turns schizophriendly and shrieks like a banshee at her sales staff when they dare to miss a budget benchmark.

Etymology: schizophrenic (a mentality or approach characterized by inconsistent or contradictory elements) + friendly (on good or affectionate terms)

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Schizofrantic

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: skit-suh-fran-tik

Sentence: To say that Bill's boss doesn't deal with stress well is an understatement. Put a deadline in front of her and she becomes completely schizofrantic, alternately shouting encouragement and yelling at the crew to hurry up. By the time anything gets done, everybody is too exhausted, too frazzled to enjoy the accomplishment.

Etymology: schizophrenic (a state characterized by the coexistence of contradictory or incompatible elements) frantic (desperate or wild with excitement, passion, fear, pain, etc.; frenzied)

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Comments:

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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