Verboticism: Protagnate

'What are doing to the cubicles!?'

DEFINITION: v. To create an impression that you have made a positive contribution, especially when related to career activities. n. A personal mark or imprint which proves that you have done something that matters.

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Worthprint

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: WURTH-print

Sentence: Who will leave the greater worthprint: Foo, Kilroy or Johnny Bunko?

Etymology: WORTH: usefulness or importance, as to the world, to a person or a purpose & PRINT: impression or mark; to impress on the mind or memory. As a schoolboy, in the 1950s, it was a lark to write "Foo was here!" Later on he was replaced by Kilroy. Looks like now it's about to be Johnny Bunko's turn. Actually, "Johnny Bunko was here!" sounds great.

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Nascentag

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: NAY-sent-AG

Sentence: Twas only a week that he’d worked in our shop- And his legend loomed large though he just pushed a mop. His Achievements were nil, but he still had to brag- So he festooned the halls with his crude NASCENTAG.

Etymology: NAScent+SCENt+TAG= NASCENTAG.....NASCENT: coming or having recently come into existence; Latin nascent-, nascens, present participle of nasci to be born.....SCENT: an odor left by an animal on a surface passed over, effluvia from a substance that affect the sense of smell; Middle English sent, from Anglo-French sente, from sentir.....TAG: a graffito in the form of an identifying name or symbol; Middle English tagge; akin to Middle Low German tagge, tacke twig, spike .

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metrohumanx ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS - metrohumanx, 2009-06-15: 09:18:00

very poetic - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-15: 13:18:00

very good - Mustang, 2009-06-16: 03:15:00

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Carearmark

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /kuh-REER-mahrk/

Sentence: The database that Jason had created ten years ago was still used for the company's inventory tracking, and he felt that it was his carearmark ― that the work he'd done so long ago was still being used today. That, and 'casual Friday', from the day when he thought he'd come to the office to do some extra work on a Saturday, wearing baggy jeans and a tee shirt, and it turned out to be a Friday instead.

Etymology: Career - chosen pursuit, profession or occupation (from Middle French, carriere "road, racecourse") + Earmark - any identifying or distinguishing mark or characteristic (from ear + mark; originally a cut or mark in the ear of sheep and cattle, serving as a sign of ownership)

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clever blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-05: 16:14:00

nice. - galwaywegian, 2008-05-05: 17:09:00

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Intatuate

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: ĭn-tāt'yōō-āt'

Sentence: Dr. Gore's technique for the DNA alteration that caused birthmarks in the perfect shape of the university logo intatuated him with the Board of Regents, assured him instant tenure and got his name on a valuable patent.

Etymology: in tat(too) you 8

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Factotem

Created by: Nuwanda

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Kinpression

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kin pres shun

Sentence: Even though his uncle was a mob boss, Sal always tried to leave a good kinpression on others. Blood is blood and Sal reckoned that the nepotism at his being made would be outshone by the fact that he would do any job given to him. Yeah, he was happy to rub out an obstacle that his uncle felt needed whacked. That's why Sal is still out there being a citizen, secure in the knowledge that his loyalty, silence, thoroughness and relationship are secure. The theory of relativity works for Sal!

Etymology: Kin (family, group of people related by blood or marriage;a person having kinship with another or others) & Impression (a vague idea in which some confidence is placed;a clear and telling mental image)

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Egosnark

Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: ee-go-snark

Sentence: Evan was an egosnark. Everywhere he went he would interject what his imput to the project he gave, what he would have done if he was team leader and what others did wrong. He would put his initials on everything he did or owned and often would whisper under his breath.

Etymology: ego, self + snark, snide remark

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Shambition

Created by: metamondo

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Overcome by shambition, and determined to create the impression that her research had not been in vain, Jenny launched a campaign to have her worthless paper published in the journal du jour.

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Tinfluence

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tin flu ens

Sentence: Johnny utilized his tinfluence on the student elections by spray-canning his name and motto on any surfaces in the school. "Johnny Bunko for Graffiti Monitor" proved very successful for him.

Etymology: Tin (can;airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.) & Influence (shape or influence; give direction to)

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Grafeatee

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: graf feet ee

Sentence: Johnny left his mark all over town. By using an aerosole can as his ink, he had managed to touch every public area. When he was finally arrested, his claim to fame was that he had produced the most grafeatee in the town's history.

Etymology: Grafitti (drawing/writing on public property that expresses social mores or just plain vandalism) & Feat (a notable achievement)

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