Vote for the best verboticism.


Click on each verboticism to read the sentences created by the Verbotomy writers, and to see your voting options...

You have two votes. Click on the words to read the details, then vote your favorite.


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


Vote For | Comments and Points


Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: or eye pee for tee fyve

Sentence: his acceptance of his ripfortyfive save the company a fortune on a pension

Etymology: RIP P45

Vote For | Comments and Points


Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: ex it ploy tay shun

Sentence: Poor Bob, as it actually turned out, had accepted the clerk's position as a deadendtry level job. For most of his life, he desklaboured in the sweaty, dimly-lit office for long hours, short pay, with dreams of his retirement. His exitploitation came with a stroke after realizing he'd wasted pension savings on shares in the flailing company.

Etymology: From exploitation (disuse a huge portion of the populus to increase the wealth of few) and exit (leave, or in this case, die).


So true and sad that it happens more than it should. Exitploitation's meaning is so readily apparent and has a powerful impact immediately. Greate Creation! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 19:25:00


Vote For | Comments and Points


Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: di + ree + tire + ing

Sentence: To dieretiring is to keep working way past the time that you should mentally and physically just to try to collect more money at retirement.

Etymology: Die, Dire, Retiring, "Die Trying".....


ooh - know a few of those - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-30: 12:46:00


Vote For | Comments and Points


Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: toom in ayt

Sentence: Overworked and stressed, Bob finally had enough one day and collapsed at his desk. The EMT's were unable to save him, so he expired while on the clock. Bob had worked at the company for over 30 years until he decided to tombinate his employment. Bob sold life insurance, his specialty was sudden death cases. But sadly this underwriter is now in the underworld.

Etymology: Tomb (a place for the burial of a corpse) & Terminate (bring to an end or halt;concluding the employment of)

Vote For | Comments and Points


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

Vote For | Comments and Points


Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: desk eeeeee st

Sentence: They had to break the deskeaced's legs to get him out of the chair. Seems he had died six months previously but the a/c was so cold it froze his ass to the chair.

Etymology: deceased

Vote For | Comments and Points



Created by: artr

Pronunciation: em-ploi-ded

Sentence: Ralph worked on the overnight crew. His co-workers knew he often stayed beyond his prescribed time. What they didn't know was that Ralph had passed from employed to employeded, from a member of the graveyard shift to a graveyard stiff. If Mary hadn't gone to Ralph's office to retrieve her stapler, he might still be there still.

Etymology: employed (having a job) + dead (deceased)

Vote For | Comments and Points


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


Vote For | Comments and Points



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


Vote For | Comments and Points

Show All or More...



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.

Create | Read