Verboticism: Tempovashun

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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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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: Tempovashun

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

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