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'Look at these lovely lunches. I'm tempted to steal one...'

DEFINITION: v., To swap your lousy lunch for a way tastier one found in the shared office fridge. n., A lunch which is borrowed from a coworker and will not be returned until after it has been consumed.

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Stenograb

Top verboticism of the day created by lumina

Pronunciation: sten-o-grab

Sentence: Always on the run, Steve would swing open the company fridge to stenograb something quick and filling. Didn't matter to him whose name was on what or how big it was written, "KEEP OUT! AND THIS MEANS YOU STEVE!" No. As he had "places to go and people to see," he felt justified in stenograbbing from the fridge at least three times a week. Unfortunately one day, someone filled a danish with chocolate ExLax to teach him a lesson. He now brownbags it daily. (true story from my working days...poor janitor...was out for two days...and NO I didn't do it...)

Etymology: stenograph: A shorthand character/ write in shorthand. grab: Snap up: get hold of or seize quickly and easily.

Created by: lumina.

Comments:

Yes you did and good on you! At least justice was swift...maybe too swift! - Nosila, 2008-10-02: 22:21:00

Oh, Nosila! It wasn't me! I swear! Actually the entire office thought it was really a mean thing the woman did, but she thought he deserved it. Too cruel for me. - lumina, 2008-10-03: 00:08:00

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Fridgivore: /frij-EE-vohr/ Sick of Roxie's "shanghai surprize," and with his workmates not willing to grubstake him, Bob became the office fridgivore hogging out on other fellows' tucker. Etymology: Blend of FRIDGE: cabinet for keeping food cool" & -VORE: devour,consume, eat Created by: OZZIEBOB.

Comments:

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-02: 09:18:00

Stockedexchange: /stock-ed-ex-change/ When Joe didn't have enough time to make a good lunch, he just visited the full staff fridge and performed a stockedexchange. Etymology: STOCKEDEXCHANGE from STOCKED + STOCK EXCHANGE + EXCHANGE Created by: Stevenson0.

Exvictual: /ex vict ual/ He took one look in his lunch bag and found that he had been exvictualized. Fair's only fair, he thought when he peeked into the various containers scattered in the refrigerator for his very own exvictual. Etymology: Exchange (to trade) & Evict (to expel) & Victual (food) Created by: zxvasdf.

Comments:

Way too many good words today... - Nosila, 2008-10-02: 22:27:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-05: 02:55:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James'

OZZIEBOB - 2007-11-05: 06:09:00
Good definition,REMI! During 40+ years of work, I found it to be a regular occurrence- probably happening somewhere right now!

mplsbohemian - 2007-11-05: 10:07:00
This has produced a great batch of words so far!

remistram - 2007-11-05: 10:47:00
It happens to all of us at least once during our working life!

purpleartichokes - 2007-11-05: 11:00:00
Happened with dip I brought in. Caught him in the act. Wouldn't be so bad if he wasn't double-dipping. And didn't have really poor oral hygiene. And I wasn't sure that it was his first offense and I had actually eaten the dip after him at some point. Yuck!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-02: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

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