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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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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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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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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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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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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Factotem

Created by: Nuwanda

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Colophiti

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: kol/uh/fiti

Sentence: John placed his distinctive colophiti on all office collaborative work and memos to demonstrate to his boss that he had personally read and digested all the important information.

Etymology: colophon (printer's distinctive emblem, used as an identifying device on its books and other works) + graffiti (markings, tags, or initials)

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Monhancock

Created by: alicat

Pronunciation: Mawn-han-cock

Sentence: Walter was 40, still working at McDonalds and wanted to leave his mark somewhere in the world. For two days he flipped the french-fry containers upside down to make Ws. In his own way, he felt that he was leaving his MonHancock on the rest of the world.

Etymology: "mon" - French of "my" and "Hancock" - as in John Hancock, or signature

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-15: 13:18:00

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Protagnate

artr

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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