Johnny Bunko uses a tempovashun to pat himself on the back

DEFINITION: v. To temporarily suppress your own need for self-aggrandizement. n. A team member who works very hard to share their responsibilities and workload, but in the end always tries to claim exclusive credit for any work done.

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Today’s definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko’s Career Lesson # 3: “It’s not about you”. See: “The Adventures of Johnny Bunko” by Dan Pink.

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Tempovashun: /temp-O-VAY-shun/ 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) Created by: petaj.

Comments on Tempovashun:

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

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

Kudosnagger: /COO- doh – snag – uhr/ Mervin was a shameless kudosnagger who always made an effort to create the appearance that he was the creative and driving force behind every innovation and creation of his team. Etymology: Blend of kudos and snagger – one who grabs or takes Created by: Mustang.

Comments on Kudosnagger:

arrrteest, 2008-05-01: 15:59:00
I think this was my favorite word. I used it today at work!

OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-02: 05:34:00
Kudo-snagger or kudos-nagger, both sound good to me.

Increditulous: /in-cred-eh-chyo-lus/ Brad liked to work with newbies because they were not savy to his increditulous ways. He would sucker them all into believing they were working towards a common goal, but really he would be lifting himself on the shoulders of others all the while pretending to be genuine. Etymology: in, not + credit,the ascription or acknowledgment of something as due or properly attributable to a person + credulous, willing to believe or trust too readily, esp. without proper or adequate evidence; gullible. Created by: arrrteest.

Comments on Increditulous:

pieceof314, 2008-05-01: 10:17:00
I worked with someone like that. They would be not much more than a cheerleader and then take credit for everything.

Hijaccolade: /HAHY-jak-uh-LEYD/ Bob targetted membership of winning teams like an elite-seeking missile. Determined to sit on the top rung of the ladder of success, he was unashamely prepared to hi-jaccolade himself to fame, fortune and, to arise Sir Robert, through stealing the limelight from others. Etymology: HIJACK: sieze control, take over, to swindle & ACCOLADE: special acknowledgement, expression of approval, an award, honor, laudatory note. Created by: OZZIEBOB.

Comments on Hijaccolade:

petaj, 2008-04-30: 03:26:00
I like this combination

Mustang, 2008-04-30: 06:08:00
Catches the definition very well. Great verbotomism. May be best for the day.

Jabberwocky, 2008-04-30: 12:19:00
very nice

Nosila, 2008-05-01: 01:52:00
good one

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Today’s definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko’s Career Lesson # 3: “It’s not about you”. See: “The Adventures of Johnny Bunko” by Dan Pink. Thanks Dan! ~ James