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DEFINITION: n. An extremely moody boss, happy one day, mad the next, happy, mad, happy, mad... v. To happily give orders one minute, then angrily yell out the opposite instructions the next. (Note: It's not because you're moody. It's because people don't listen!)

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Bipolarbear

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bye pol lar bayer

Sentence: Janus was the Office Manager and many had thought she had been way too long in the same job. As they say, she was on the shelf, way past her sell-by date. The biggest problem for her staff was how to approach her, because of her fearsome mood swings. A person could go into her office one minute and be treated in a friendly and respectful manner. A few minutes later and Janus became the bipolarbear and attacked the person. It made life hard for the staff. That was why they took up a collection and hired a big game hunter to solve their problem.

Etymology: Bi-Polar (of or relating to manic depressive illness, one of the characteristics being extreme mood swings) & Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)white bear of arctic regions)

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Alterigor

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: all - ter - ee - gor

Sentence: Samantha was usually a bubbly and very positive supervisor but there were times when a demon seemed to emerge, an alter Igor, that would turn her into a snarling creature that folks wanted to simply avoid.

Etymology: play on the term alter ego

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-10: 13:21:00

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Bipolarintendent

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: bī-pō'lər-ĭn-těn'dənt

Sentence: Storming into the building, the firm's junior partner and bipolarintendent, Bruce, screamed, "WHERE THE @*#$ IS MY COFFEE?!?" Bruce slammed the door to his office. Martha rolled her eyes, rose, and calmly prepared the dusky brew to her boss's specifications. As she came into the inner sanctum and laid the cup on his desk, Bruce purred, "Martha, you are such an angel. Thanks so much for going above and beyond your job description to make sure we are all refreshed in the morning and ready to face the day."

Etymology: 'bip,' var. of BIPS, acronym for 'billion instructions per second;' 'olerin,' Appalachian regional var. of 'hollering,' crying aloud, shouting or yelling; 'ten,' decimal base; 'ent,' var. of 'ento-,' combined form meaning 'within.'

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Bossoppsite

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: bos - op - sit

Sentence: Stacy used the bossoppsite stype of management. She barked orders that were contradictory to each other, praised and chastised in the same sentence and often wore clashing colors.

Etymology: boss, opposite

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Yupnaher

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: yup-nah-er

Sentence: Nancy Twinheadz was such a yupnaher her co-workers didn't know what to do to please her.

Etymology: Yup - Slang for Yes and Nah - Slang for No and added er.

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Dwarfden

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: dworf'/den

Sentence: Larry never knew what kind of mood his boss, Sheila, would be in from day to day, and even minute to minute. Recently he had begun to feel as if he were playing Snow White to her multitude of dwarves. He was convinced at least four dwarves had shown up in his dwarfden's office already today, and it was only 8:15. Larry had given Dopey a cuppa joe at 7:20. Bashful later apologized for being so out of it. After the CFO's 7:30 report, Happy had splurged for a round of coffee and doughnuts for everyone, and Doc had immediately advised Larry to be careful crossing the street on his way to Tim Horton's doughnut shop. Considering only Sneezy, Sleepy and Grumpy were left to appear, Larry took the long way to the doughnut shop.

Etymology: dwarf (pick yer favorite personality) + warden

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Bipolarbaron

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: bi-pole-ur-bear-un

Sentence: Randy is a bipolarbaron, ruling his staff with an iron fist one day, and a big box of warm fluffy doughnuts the next.

Etymology: bipolar, polar bear (cuz they look so cute until they're killing baby seals), baron - an important industrialist, esp. one with great power in a particular area

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COMMENTS:

I really hope my boss isn't a verbotomist. - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-10: 07:46:00

LOL!!! Good one! I haven't seen this one before~ - abrakadeborah, 2009-05-20: 03:02:00

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Pschyofrenetic

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sye ko fren net tik

Sentence: When Sigmund's freund, Fritz became psychofrenetic, Sigmund knew that his psychofriendnetic behaviour would end badly. It was a real pane when Fritz became psychofinetric and hurled homself out of Freud's piture window!

Etymology: Psycho ( a person afflicted with psychosis)& Frenetic (frantic;excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion)& (any severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted)

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COMMENTS:

Should be spelled Psychofrenetic...a slip of sorts...Freudian vowel trouble! - Nosila, 2009-05-29: 02:37:00

You mean that's not normal? ;-) - Mustang, 2009-05-29: 04:57:00

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Ambiguboss

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: am/big/u/boss

Sentence: It's painful watching new employees interact with our ambiguboss on the first day. Their expressions quickly change from being elated to deflated within thirty seconds.

Etymology: ambiguous + boss + big boss

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COMMENTS:

Good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-11: 00:39:00

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Manicger

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: man-ik-jer

Sentence: Helen let the manicger scream for the last time. "You can say anything you want on your last day of work," she thought. And so she did.

Etymology: manager: supervisor, boss + manic: mania, previously named manic depressive, however it is now referred to as bipolar disorder which is characterized by extreme and unpredictable mood swings.

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I think I used to work for that manicger. - Mustang, 2009-05-29: 04:56:00

hahaha...good one. - mweinmann, 2009-05-29: 10:57:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-10: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

galwaywegian - 2008-04-10: 07:36:00
okay. That's two in a row!

remistram - 2008-04-10: 10:00:00
are you suggesting that I am the teachers pet?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-10: 10:48:00
And I should also thank remistram for sending in the picture of her boss. ~ James

remistram - 2008-04-10: 11:03:00
not true, but James did hit the nail on the head, it's a perfect interpretation of my def.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-10: 13:35:00
I had to use two nails, because there's two heads! Are you sure that's not your boss? Maybe it's my boss? Two bosses? Oh no, my imagination running away with me again... Thanks remistam! ~ James

Tigger - 2008-04-10: 19:06:00
Ok, this woman looks like the sister of Zaphod Beeblebrox (from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, for those who don't know — a self-described 'cool guy' with two heads).

stache - 2008-04-10: 20:07:00
To be a bit of a linguweenie, I have been advised by the web site that "[My] verbotomy have been updated." Hmph.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-29: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

moonquakes moonquakes - 2010-06-16: 02:38:00
haha, looks we had the same idea on this one.