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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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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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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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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Embossmaterial

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: em-boss-ma-teer-ee-al

Sentence: Kenny clearly had what it takes to be the CEO. His embossmaterial was marked on all of his work.

Etymology: emboss (to raise the surface to make a mark) + material (the makings of) + boss (manager, supervisor)

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Mycreditation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: my-cred-eh-TAY-shun

Sentence: Vernon wanted to make sure that everyone knew about his contributions to various programs that succeeded whether or not due to his efforts, and he found ways to engage in mycreditation, managing to put his 'stamp' on paperwork or other things that would surely draw attention toward him.

Etymology: Blend of 'my' and 'accreditation' (to ascribe or attribute to)

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COMMENTS:

Talkin' 'bout mycreditation (Who said that) - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-15: 13:20:00

The Who's on first... - Nosila, 2009-06-15: 14:17:00

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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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Importapression

Created by: phoenix89

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

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

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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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Lovely word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-06: 18:05:00

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