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'The gossip around here is awful.'

DEFINITION: v. To complain and complain about a problem without ever taking action to correct it. n. A complaint about something which you can fix but choose not to.

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Hearsaysis

Trystera

Created by: Trystera

Pronunciation: heer-SAY-siss

Sentence: Everyone knew that the walls still contained the original asbestos, but nobody so much as called the Health Department -- it was Somebody Else's Problem to everyone in the company, and thus the matter remained in hearsaysis.

Etymology: Hearsay + stasis -- "hearsay" to imply a denigrating thing that is said, but inadmissable in any official capacity, and thus ultimately useless towards the cause.

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Stagnantagonise

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: stag-nan-tag-an-eyes

Sentence: he spent the whole staff meeting stagnantagonising that their staff meetings weren't productive because people spent the whole meeting complaining.

Etymology: stagnant, antagonise, agonise

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I've been to those meetings. They're usually followed by a wicked case of staff infractions. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-15: 09:45:00

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Whinewaiter

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: whyne way ter

Sentence: Julie and Manfred were the ultimate whinewaiters. They would complain about everything and wait to see if anyone else would fix it. It got so that everyone else avoided them because they hated the constant grousing. Finally, the pair had to admit that there was little to complain about, as no one came near them... poor dears, call a WAMbulance!

Etymology: Whine (moan, complain in a plaintive manner) & Waiter (someone who bides their time until the right moment) & Wordplay on Wine Waiter (a sommelier in a restaurant who helps you select the perfect plonk to wash down your dinner)

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Diarrheaofthemouth

Created by: jonique

Pronunciation: Die-ah-ree-ah-ov-the-mow-th

Sentence: Karen constantly suffers from diarrheaofthemouth whenever company comes over.

Etymology: Derived from the words diarrhea, meaning well you know. And from the words of, the, and mouth. This is pretty self-explanatory.

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petaj Commonly known as verbal diarrhoea. - petaj, 2007-06-15: 21:05:00

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Criticycle

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: KRIH-tih-sye-kuhl

Sentence: Alex's girlfriend had no idea that her laments over his lack of mouthwash merely put her in a criticycle.

Etymology: criticise + cycle (circling round and round)

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Blazemy

Created by: administraitor

Pronunciation: blai-zem-ee

Sentence: The water cooler was the place to hear a fresh blazemy in the heady work-shy days before bankruptcy

Etymology: blame + lazy

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Couchkry

Created by: purplepeopleeater

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Hypofiticism

Created by: loribethinbaltimore

Pronunciation: [hip-oh-fit-a-sizz-um]

Sentence: "Dear Celebrities, I'm sick of the HYPOFITICISM! Just quit having bad relations in public, and we'll will quit with the bad public relations!"

Etymology: Hypocriticism + Having a Fit = Hypofiticism

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Fussloth

ohwtepph

Created by: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: fuhs-sloth

Sentence: She's such a fussloth. She complains about workplace obscenity just to score with the boss while wearing that thong and miniskirt to work.

Etymology: fuss [complain] + sloth [a lazy person] + slut [I just felt like it was an important part of the etymology] :D

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Supwhine

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: SUP-wine

Sentence: Why fix a problem when you can supwhine about it?

Etymology: Supine (failing to act or protest as a result of moral weakness) + whine (a feeble or petulant complaint)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-15: 01:11:00
Still bothered by office politics? Well, as Timothy Johnson advises in GUST, it's time quit complaining and take action, or at least, it's time to make up a new word about complaining... Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram and Timothy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-15: 01:59:00
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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-15: 02:11:00
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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-11: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James