Verboticism: Raverobber

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DEFINITION: n. A team member who always shares the workload, but nevertheless tries to get exclusive credit for any work done. v. To temporarily suppress your own need for self-aggrandizement.

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Tempovashun

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: temp-O-VAY-shun

Sentence: After counselling in his previous job, Gordon decided that the only way to stay employed was to kudostifle his personal desires and give more recognition to his team mates. Unfortunately, he could only manage a tempovashun and within weeks of starting his new job he had alienated the team by reflecting all their glory on to himself.

Etymology: temp (temporary) + ovation (applause) + shun (avoid)

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COMMENTS:

another goodie - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-30: 12:21:00

I like it. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-02: 05:33:00

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Megoalie

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: me gole ee

Sentence: Stan Stun was the designated goalie for the Castor Raiders...a small-town local hockey team with big dreams. Although he had much help from his team, he took credit for any wins they enjoyed. He acted as though he was the one who shot the puck clear across the ice to the opposition's net. His team mates called him their megoalie behind his back. When they complained to him, he always bragged that the Stanley Cup was named after him and thanks to him they would win it one day!

Etymology: Me & Ego (myself;me me me me)& Goalie (the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal;part of a team)

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Esteemplayer

Created by: Rutilus

Pronunciation: ess-teem-play-er

Sentence: Zane loved the weekly brainstorming session at Solutions Ltd. Gathering ideas from the group the esteemplayer would pass them on to the boss as his own, fulfiling both his self-worth and standing. His only worry was the boss finding out about these sessions!

Etymology: esteem - standing, regard team - collective group working to same aim player - member of team

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COMMENTS:

cute word - Nosila, 2008-05-01: 01:56:00

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Hardworkinghogger

Created by: monkey88

Pronunciation: hard-work-ing-hog-ger

Sentence: Sam had just helped his fellow team mates finish up on a project that they had been working on for quite some time now. It was due to be handed in the following day. Upon due day, Sam had handed in the project with only HIS name on it, claiming he had worked on the project all by himself. What a hardworkinghogger!!!

Etymology: Hard working (putting in your all) + Hogger (taking credit for everything)

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Capoon

Created by: djuanico

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The geek named Borj always capoons himself whenever he scores big in a departmental examination.

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Raverobber

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /REYV-rob-er/

Sentence: Patrick was walking by the conference room when he happened to see one of the slides he'd created for the team's presentation from last week being shown on the screen, so he stopped and peeked in. Their proposal had been a big hit with the customer, but now Aaron, his coworker, was going over their presentation with the division manager and, raverobber that he is, Aaron was taking credit for the entire proposal, and for single-handedly winning the new account.

Etymology: Play on the word 'Graverobber'; Rave - extravagantly flattering or enthusiastic, e.g. 'rave reviews of a new play' (from Old French, raver "showing signs of madness or delirium) + Robber - one who steals; a thief (from Old High German, roubon "to rob")

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COMMENTS:

That was very Aarongent of his coworker to do...good word - Nosila, 2008-05-01: 01:53:00

very creative and intersting word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-02: 05:35:00

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Kudosnagger

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: COO- doh - snag - uhr

Sentence: Mervin was a shameless kudosnagger who always made an effort to create the appearance that he was the creative and driving force behind every innovation and creation of his team.

Etymology: Blend of kudos and snagger - one who grabs or takes

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COMMENTS:

I think this was my favorite word. I used it today at work! - arrrteest, 2008-05-01: 15:59:00

Kudo-snagger or kudos-nagger, both sound good to me. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-02: 05:34:00

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Bravohno

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: bra/voh/noh

Sentence: Bravohno, you nearly caught me - that was my idea after all.

Etymology: bravo + oh no

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Mewok

Moonstar

Created by: Moonstar

Pronunciation: Me-Wock

Sentence: Everyone in the office knew Todd was a Mewok. He always pitched in to do the work, and he always had an idea, but he left others to do the hardlabor or hardthinking, and at the end of the day, he was always right there telling the boss about "his" projects and "his" hardwork. In truth, the boss was the ONLY one who DIDN'T know.

Etymology: Me, as is My + Wok, as in Work.

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Increditulous

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: in-cred-eh-chyo-lus

Sentence: Brad liked to work with newbies because they were not savy to his increditulous ways. He would sucker them all into believing they were working towards a common goal, but really he would be lifting himself on the shoulders of others all the while pretending to be genuine.

Etymology: in, not + credit,the ascription or acknowledgment of something as due or properly attributable to a person + credulous, willing to believe or trust too readily, esp. without proper or adequate evidence; gullible.

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I worked with someone like that. They would be not much more than a cheerleader and then take credit for everything. - pieceof314, 2008-05-01: 10:17:00

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