I’m dancing on the boss’s desk

DEFINITION: v. intr., To facilitate camaraderie among your colleagues by making fun at your boss’s expense, only to discover that you-know-who is standing right behind you. n., A professional faux pas made with the best intentions.

I'm dancing on the boss's desk

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Pinkslipup: /Pink + slip + up/ By insulting the boss without knowing he was right behind her, Beatrice committed a disastrous pinkslipup. Etymology: Pinkslip = to be fired. Slip up = faux pas Created by: Mustang.

Comments on Pinkslipup:

Jabberwocky, 2007-11-23: 11:43:00
uh oh

petaj, 2007-11-23: 21:59:00

badsnudge, 2007-11-24: 09:54:00
very nice 🙂

Mustang, 2007-11-24: 22:14:00
Thankyuh….thankyuh verruh mutch…

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-25: 23:05:00

c1mcgraw, 2007-11-26: 21:11:00

Steambuilding: /steam-building/ Delia indulged in steambuilding one time too many. The boss finally erupted, snorting coffee out of his nose then bundling her down to the HR department. Etymology: steam (coming out of the bosses ears) + team building Created by: petaj.

Comments on Steambuilding:

Jabberwocky, 2007-11-23: 14:50:00

franke, 2007-11-23: 22:18:00

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-25: 23:06:00
Clever:good word!

Bloopervise: /blu-pur-vise/ It is not a good idea to bloopervise if your boss’s last name is Trump. Etymology: blooper, supervise, improvise Created by: purpleartichokes.

Comments on Bloopervise:

Mustang, 2007-11-23: 08:21:00
That’s it! A blooper aimed at the supervisor…uh…or the Bloopervisor?

purpleartichokes, 2007-11-23: 09:00:00
In my case, a snoopervisor… always asking me personal questions.

Tigger, 2007-11-25: 18:54:00
Classic word — love it!

Hijinxed: /hi-jinxed / I’ve been hijinxed more than once trying to bolster dispirited colleagues. Etymology: hijinks + jinxed Created by: Jabberwocky.

Comments on Hijinxed:

Mustang, 2007-11-23: 07:29:00

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-25: 23:05:00

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Definition Comments:

Verbotomy2007-11-23: 01:24:00
Today’s definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang! ~ James

Mustang2007-11-23: 02:38:00
What a pleasant surprise to find one of my submissions on display! It’s inspiring. 🙂

Verbotomy2007-11-23: 07:53:00
Congratulations Mustang! I am sure your Boss is also quite thrilled. ~ James

Mustang2007-11-23: 08:17:00
When I retired 20+ yrs ago I WAS the boss. 🙂

Verbotomy2007-11-23: 11:18:00
Well, you’re the still big boss here! ~ James

Jabberwocky2007-11-23: 12:12:00
nice save James – I think you just got caught making fun of the boss

Verbotomy2007-11-23: 14:07:00
Are you trying to fundermine my steambuilding efforts? ~ James