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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: eks eks ek yew tiv

Sentence: John went from clerk to supervisor to senior supervisor to junior executive, to senior executive to exexecutive in four years two months, a record in the department. Nobody knew hie surname.

Etymology: executive, ex


work will kill you - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-30: 12:47:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dedikātid

Sentence: Everybody thought Bob was a dedicated worker. He was in his office when people arrived in the morning and there when they left. Last week they discovered that he was a deadicated, desiccated worker. His bosses now have the difficult task of determining just when he passed away and how much pay should be retrieved from his estate.

Etymology: dead (no longer alive) + dedicated (devote time, effort, or oneself to a particular task or purpose)


:) - galwaywegian, 2010-10-12: 06:43:00


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Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: DIE HARD WOR ker

Sentence: “Death by deadlines” was what they wrote on his tombstone. But Charles’s dead end job became the death of him. Charles was always working hard while those around him were hardly working. His diehard devotion to his hard work ethics made him the diehardworker of the year…when he retired permanently of a heart attack.

Etymology: DIEHARD: Firmly, often unreasonably immovable in purpose or will HARDWORKER: Someone who works hard DIE:


Excellent etymology! Excellent verbotomy! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 11:07:00

and if you believe in reincarnation you could have diehardworker2 - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-30: 12:46:00

Awesome word - especially the "death by deadlines" and " working hard while others were hardly working"! - ha ha, sad, though too. - splendiction, 2009-03-30: 20:16:00


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Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: hart + attak + sd

Sentence: Nathan was forced to take retirement today. He was toasting his bagel in the lunch room and went down clutching his cream cheese to his chest. Because of his age, bad eating habits and penchant for work at the age of 83, he was heartattaxed and never received his enormous pension.

Etymology: Heart Attack and Axed -- Coronary and Terminated or Cancelled.


Perhaps it was a combo of the job and the being taxed to death that led to heartattaxed! Great blending! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 11:06:00

terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-30: 12:48:00

Fantastic. Your word also has "taxed" in it; working for so long and being taxed, too. - splendiction, 2009-03-30: 20:08:00


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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: job corpse

Sentence: Be careful, for there is distress in any job corps. Don't let it become a deathstress and turn you into a jobcorpse!

Etymology: JOB - work. CORPSE - a dead body. JOB CORPS - any job group or work force. It has become widely used to refer to a goverment job training program for teens and very young adults, but can mean any job group or work force.


Is this an elite group? Great word! - rombus, 2009-03-30: 08:29:00

Awesome word! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-30: 10:01:00

Perhaps, Rombus, for after all people are dying to get in! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 11:25:00

nice word but disturbing concept - this would have been a good definition for Halloween - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-30: 12:50:00

scary thought.....I'll try to take this advice myself!! Great Word! - mweinmann, 2009-03-30: 16:34:00

Excellent word - many interpretations. It is frightening that we often make corpses out of our youth. But aside from that, I do sometimes feel like a jobcorpse at work... - splendiction, 2009-03-30: 20:13:00


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Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: mohr-tih-fie-errd

Sentence: Chipper had been mortifired, but left smiling. After a life-time of entry-level service to the company, Chipper was at long last over everyone. Now, floating above the computers, the waste paper baskets, the file cabinets, he was having his very own out-of-body experience. If he could have spoken, he would have told young Audrey and Adam, over there by the water cooler that he cheerfully bequeathed them the contents of his desk.

Etymology: A play on MORTIFIED (from MORT, the French for death) meaning to be humiliated + FIRED, meaning to be let go from a job, dismissed


really liked this word - mweinmann, 2009-03-30: 16:34:00


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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: PAIR-ish-HOLE-doubt ( perisholdoubting, perisholdoubted)

Sentence: Not loving labor, Max would aspire... To hang in there longer so he could retire... He’d work there as long as he could though he’d pout- Max was a typical PERISHOLDOUT. Shunning abuse, he would punch in each day..."Why don't you leave there?" his wife she would say..Max planned to quit after hoarding his pay- Just one more year wasn't much to delay- Now his spouse cashes his checks with dismay... and Max can relax in his six feet of clay.

Etymology: PERISH+HOLDOUT+OLD+OUT+DOUBT= PERISHOLDOUBT.....PERISH: to become destroyed or ruined, cease to exist, to cause to die; Middle English perisshen, from Anglo-French periss-, stem of perir, from Latin perire, from per- detrimentally + ire to go.....HOLDOUT: To resist quitting,one that holds out (as in negotiations)1908.....OLD: advanced in years or age, dating from the remote past; Middle English, from Old English eald; akin to Old High German alt old, Latin alere to nourish, alescere to grow, altus high, deep [before the 12th century].....OUT: at an end, in or into a useless state, to the point of depletion, extinction, or exhaustion, away from home or work; Middle English, from Old English ūt; akin to Old High German ūz out, Greek hysteros later, Sanskrit ud up, out [ before 12th century ].....DOUBT: Highly unlikely, to be in doubt about, to lack confidence in; Middle English douten, from Anglo-French duter, douter, from Latin dubitare to be in doubt; akin to Latin dubius dubious [13th century] :)


metrohumanx Ta-Daaaa. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-30: 14:31:00

I enjoyed your rhymes, especially the last two lines! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 19:04:00

Your poetry is to die for, metro... - Nosila, 2009-03-30: 22:16:00

metrohumanx Thanks, gang! Serendipity helps. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-31: 02:33:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: stif fer staf fer

Sentence: When Bob keeled over at his desk, while on his computer, he gave a whole new meaning to the word "terminal". He had worked hard, too hard and with only a year to retirement, he should have been winding down, not taking on more work. He expired instead of retired. He was now a stifferstaffer. Now there would be stiff competition for his job and the plot thickens... Like vultures on some hapless carrion, his team-mates swooped his desk to claim his supplies and earthly utensils. They picked it clean in five minutes. When the boss came out of his office to investigate, he shouted at them all, "Can't you buzzards wait until they take Bob away first??"

Etymology: Stiffer (more rigid;more dead) & Staffer (an employee, someone paid to do a job)


Your mind certainly comes to terms with wit and humor, even when writing about the 'terminal' ... I may never sit, with ease, at one again! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 11:22:00

Your end of the lines and verbotomy are top of the line! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 11:24:00

Cheers, silvery...the end justifies the means! - Nosila, 2009-03-30: 22:17:00

metrohumanx Nice, concise, precise! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-31: 02:29:00


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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ex/peer/oo/et

Sentence: The aging ballerina was determined to dance until her dying day and thus it was very appropriate that her swan song came as an expirouette while teaching a group of young dancers how to spin.

Etymology: expire + pirouette


does that make her an expirimaballerina? good concept - galwaywegian, 2009-03-30: 07:08:00

My! My! How incredibly well you turn a phrase! Amazing how you can take an appalling situation and create such an appealing word! Maybe because it was such a graceful exit. Outstanding! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 11:17:00

Expirouette played around in my mind all day ... along with the line of that great 60's song "To everything there is a season, Turn. Turn. Turn" - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 19:08:00

(From Eclesiastes...) With a time to dance and a time to die, Silvery! - readerwriter, 2009-03-30: 19:12:00

Yes, readerwriter the song is based on that Biblical verse! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 19:17:00

TuTu much, JW! And if she fell on the stage she'd be a ballet slipper! - Nosila, 2009-03-30: 22:10:00

This must be where the term "corpse de ballet" originated! - Nosila, 2009-03-30: 22:20:00


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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: emm-ploy-croke-ment

Sentence: Troy knew that employcroakment was in his future, so he made sure that he always wore clean underwear to work.

Etymology: employment + croak

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silveryaspen - 2009-03-30: 02:06:00
Song of the Day: "Take this Job and Shove It" ... or should that be shovel it?!!!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-30: 07:18:00
Shovel it, about six feet under ~ James

'I guess Bob isn't going to get his pension...'

DEFINITION: v. To expire, pass away or kick the bucket while at the office; often occurs when someone is overworked, underpaid, and desperately trying to hang on for a full pension. n. A person who has been suddenly, and permanently, terminated while a work.

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