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Deadicated

artr

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)

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

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Heartattaxed

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.

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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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Employeeofthemorgue

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: m-ploy-ee-uf-the-morg

Sentence: Turns out that Wayne was a real employeeofthemorgue (also known as deadondesk syndrome)he was so dedicated to finsihing his sales reports that he ignored the obvious stroke he was having and died in his cubicle on Friday afternoon and wasn't found until Moday morning.

Etymology: employee of the month - a honor that goes to hardworking, dedicated employees + morgue - a holding area for the recently deceased.

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Acutedeceasedpensionfund

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Ah-cute-de-ceased-pen-shun-fund

Sentence: Old single Mr.Workaholic, dropped dead in his office from overworking and over stressing. Busybody Betty and Geeky Gary were chatting away at the office water cooler about, "what good is an "acutedeceasedpensionfund" if you over work your life away with a long term career and croak before an employee could ever collect any pension money for such hard work?"

Etymology: Acute;a rapid onset; Deceased;No longer living. Pensionfund;A pension fund is a pool of assets forming an independent legal entity that are bought with the contributions to a pension plan for the exclusive purpose of financing pension plan benefits for when a person retires or leaves a company... ~:-0 Acutedeceasedpensionfund;The fact that a pensionfund "ceases to exist when you're deceased."

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I LIKE it verrrrry much! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-31: 02:33:00

Thank you! Magnanimous-Metrohumanx :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-01: 16:50:00

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Avocadaver

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: a-vo-ca-da-ver

Sentence: No one really knew Allen, even though he had worked in the office for almost 30 years. He was such a conscientious employee that he was often seen sitting at his desk in his cubicle at all hours of the day and night. He even kept a spare suit in his office and a drawer full of snacks, so it never occurred to anyone that there could be an avocadaver in the corner cubbie for nearly a week. When the office began to reek, the other employees all started to accuse their coworkers of leaving a tuna sandwich or something worse sitting out somewhere. Everyone denied that it was their sandwich and declared that it wasn't their responsibility to clean it up. So they all kept working and pretended they didn't smell anything.

Etymology: avocation -- profession, occupation: cadaver -- dead body

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COMMENTS:

nice one mrs kelly - galwaywegian, 2009-03-30: 07:03:00

Great choice of words and blending that really fit the definitions. Terrorific word! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 11:09:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-30: 12:44:00

hilarious and so stereotypical of the "environment" in which so many of us work.... - mweinmann, 2009-03-30: 16:37:00

petaj So what finally killed him off? Poison avocado? - petaj, 2009-03-31: 05:14:00

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Tombinate

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)

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Dieretiring

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".....

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

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Diehardworker

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:

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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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Expirouette

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

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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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Myocardialinfraction

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: my-oh-card-yal-in-FRACK-shun

Sentence: Elwood committed the ultimate myocardialinfraction by having a fatal heart attack mere weeks before he was to have gained eligibility for a comfortable retirement package.

Etymology: Blend of 'myocardial' (relating to the tissue of the heart) and 'infraction' (breach; violation; infringement) -- a word play on the medical term myocardial infarction.

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COMMENTS:

nice combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-30: 12:51:00

I wonder if they docked his last paycheck for this "infraction" - mweinmann, 2009-03-30: 16:37:00

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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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