Verboticism: Tinfluence

'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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Autograught

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: aht - oh - graft

Sentence: To insure that credit was given for his contributions to any endeavor, no matter how small or insignificant, Garrison would find some clever way to autograught his personal mark on the project.

Etymology: blend of the words autograph and graft, to attach as if by grafting.

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COMMENTS:

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-05: 16:15:00

Good one - Nosila, 2008-05-05: 21:33:00

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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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Prattoo

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: praht oooooooo

Sentence: His prattoo was everywhere from the desk in his first schoolroom to the bedhead where he finally popped his clogs. It was said that the hooker who dispatched him to the next world even bore the mark, but that might just have been loose talk.

Etymology: tattoo prat

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COMMENTS:

love the sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-05: 16:14:00

Unique word and sentence. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-06: 17:59:00

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Jobifact

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: jahb-eh-fakt

Sentence: Johnny left little jobifacts around the office to look like he was busy working. He would leave papers by the printer of drafts of written work, he would save and stack his telephone messages (real and made up ones, mind you) on his desk, and left emails of his work exploits. He would often start sentences like, "You know Bob, I've been thinking about this . . ." or "What's been bothering me, Florence, about the Dithers' case is . . ." He constantly asked his co-workers if he could borrow their White-Out, extra large paper clips, or staples because he just "ran out." Whenever a report came out that had his name on it, he would post it on the staff bulletin board and pin it on the walls of his tiny cubicle. In essence, Johnny didn't do much.

Etymology: Job, profession, place of work + artifact, a spurious observation or result arising from preparatory or investigative procedures

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COMMENTS:

Sounds like he was jobiquitous! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-06: 18:03:00

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Factotem

Created by: Nuwanda

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Substamptial

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: sub - stamp - shul

Sentence: There were many colleagues who thought Janelle had made a contribution to the last project; just because her intials or name appeared on all correspondence relating to it. The situation was really more substamptial than it appeared....

Etymology: substantial (significant: fairly large), stamp (to mark, or produce an imprint in or on something), sub (short for substitute)

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COMMENTS:

Good one. - Mustang, 2009-06-16: 00:32:00

Good one. - Mustang, 2009-06-16: 01:16:00

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Marksallot

Created by: d1420

Pronunciation: mahrks uh-lot

Sentence: Looking to also leave a genetic marksallot on the National Basketball Association, Wilt "The Big Dipper" Chamberlain scored with 20,000 women during his basketball career in hopes that a small fraction of the potential offspring would bounce into the NBA.

Etymology: mark(s) = evidence of the influence or involvement of somebody or something + allot = to appropriate for a special purpose *also see Marks-A-Lot to gain further clarity

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COMMENTS:

Verey nice. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-06: 17:57:00

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Kilroy

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: kill+Roy

Sentence: His kilroys were all over the project, so there was no doubt he wanted to take credit for it.

Etymology: Kilroy was the fictional character from WWII who's mark was written everywhere: "Kilroy was here."

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COMMENTS:

He was so what kilrovian, I guess. Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-06: 17:53:00

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Protagnate

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: proh-tag-neyt

Sentence: Josh isn't yet the protagnate he would like to be. He may have short-circuited his rise to the top by misunderstanding when his mentor told him that it important to make your mark in the business world. Tagging all of the company's delivery vans with his initials just might come back to bite him.

Etymology: protagonist (the leading character, hero, or heroine of a drama) + tag (to write graffiti) + magnate (a person of eminence or distinction in any field)

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Imprimytour

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: im/pri/my/tour

Sentence: If you want to ensure that people know you've been there, be sure to leave your imprimytour, especially if you're visiting the Vatican.

Etymology: imprimatur (seal, official approval, stamp)+ my + tour (stint, turn)

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COMMENTS:

love it! - galwaywegian, 2008-05-05: 15:31:00

Cleverly blended word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-06: 17:55:00

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