Vote for the best verboticism.

'That idiot has finally been fired?'

DEFINITION: n. A mixture of delight and guilt felt when a colleague, whom you despise, suffers a misfortune. v. To feel bad about feeling good when something bad happens to someone who is definitely not good.

Create | Read

Verboticisms

Click on each verboticism to read the sentences created by the Verbotomy writers, and to see your voting options...

You still have one vote left...

Colleagasm

coachnomad23

Created by: coachnomad23

Pronunciation: colleague-asm

Sentence: Seeing my partners on the project get fired for messing up the presentation, gave me a colleagasm.

Etymology:

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

Colleagasm sounds like a very positive thing to me!! Love the word!!! - Stevenson0, 2007-03-23: 10:30:00

So many good words can be contrived from the "O". I keep waiting for the definition for "The point at which you become assimilated with the borg" (borgasm). - purpleartichokes, 2007-03-23: 12:18:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Frixxion

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: fri-ix-xion

Sentence: I shivered with fixxion when she was terminated for ratting

Etymology: frick, fix, frission

Vote For | Comments and Points

Gleemorse

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: glee - morse

Sentence: Frowning on the outside, giggling on the inside, Lucinda was thoroughly enjoying her waves of gleemorse as word circulated around the office that her social superior and tormentor, Elvira, had been diagnosed with genital herpes and was suddenly being shunned by all the single guys in the department.

Etymology: blend of glee and remorse

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-16: 12:32:00

Sounds like you have invented the gleemorsecode - Nosila, 2008-06-16: 19:22:00

Love it! Good one! - lumina, 2008-06-16: 22:35:00

Fantastic. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-17: 02:54:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Gladversity

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: glad vers it tee

Sentence: Ruth was excited when the Feds came and picked up her partner, Les, for fraud. She thrived in gladversity over his finally being caught, especially since she was the anonymous source who tipped them off. Sure with him out of the partnership, she would be free to rename their business and start afresh. I mean, who wanted to work somewhere called Ruth Les Collections Agency???

Etymology: Glad (showing or causing joy and pleasure; especially made happy;feeling happy appreciation) & Adversity (a stroke of ill fortune; a calamitous event; a state of misfortune or affliction)

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

Well done! "Ruth Les Collections" - hilarious! - splendiction, 2009-10-09: 21:55:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Trainwreckspotter

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: TRAIN rek spot er

Sentence: Jordan's last ditch effort to please the clients would fail badly. They were not impressed with her cheap plastic advertising pens that glowed in the dark. In fact her ad plan turned out to be a complete disaster when the pens didn't glow but instead leaked. Normally Jordan teamed up with Sass and they would share their strengths. This time Jordan greedily went solo - searching glory - while Sass moped around waiting for another bid. She secretly knew Jordan couldn't go it alone successfully - Jordan lacked judgement! Jordan's clients began to lose interest and backed away from the big job (which could have brought in much needed big profits for the company). Instead of helping, her jealous colleague Sass trainwreckspotted Jordan get the boot.

Etymology: From: trainspotter and trainwreck.

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

Talk about derailment...good word! - Nosila, 2009-10-09: 23:05:00

----------------------------

Voted For! | Comments and Points

Yokker

Created by: AngelicHannah

Pronunciation: Yokk-er

Sentence: Ted: Yay! Sally's been fired finally!!! Bill: Ted that's a bit harsh stop being a yokker!

Etymology: Ya wha?

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

Original and creative. Gelbert Burgess would be proud of you. Terrific word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-17: 02:54:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Deguilt

Created by: joshms

Pronunciation: de-guilt

Sentence: Sandra had got him fired yet felt bad too. She was suffering with a classic case of deguilt.

Etymology:

Vote For | Comments and Points

Blissfortune

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: blisfôrchən

Sentence: Marcia moved ahead because of the blissfortune of others. She tried her best to feel pity when her arch rival Tom accidentally sent a scathing e-mail to the boss but all she could muster was giddy.

Etymology: bliss (perfect happiness; great joy) + misfortune (bad luck)

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

Blissfortune is perfect for the definition. I'm impressed (again)! - splendiction, 2009-10-09: 21:57:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Schuldeschadenfreude

Created by: catgrin

Pronunciation: shool-de-shahd-n-froi-duh

Sentence: Kathy'd thought of herself as a "mean girl" so her schuldeschadenfreude at Betty's car accident (Betty'd always flaunted that Mercedes!) was something of a shock.

Etymology: Basically a compound German word, this is based on a combination of "Schuld" (guilt) and "Schadenfreude" (pleasure at the misfortune of others) which is an already accepted, and surprisingly rarely used word in the English language.

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

I schuld've known! - Alchemist, 2007-03-23: 07:40:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Corpradiction

Created by: Sed8ed

Pronunciation: core-praw-dic-shun

Sentence: When Lena got the promotion her devious and spiteful colleague had been manuevering for, she first let out a YIPPPPEEEE, then felt a flush of corpradiction for being so openly gleeful.

Etymology: corp from corporate + radiction from contradiction

Vote For | Comments and Points

Show All or More...

 

Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-03-23: 00:57:00
Today's definition was suggested by Discoveria.
Thank you Discoveria! ~ James

Discoveria - 2007-03-23: 10:56:00
That was quick...

ErWenn - 2007-03-23: 10:56:00
Don't really know how to top schuldeshadenfreude here.

mplsbohemian - 2007-03-24: 22:20:00
The trouble is that there is a word for this in English: schadenfreude.

Discoveria - 2007-03-26: 12:07:00
I've been told already. catgrin and James decided that schadenfreude refers to the satisfaction, and this verboticism refers to feeling guilt over having that satisfaction.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-03-26: 23:54:00
Hey mplsbohemian, Alchemist summed it up nicely with etymology for Guiltenfreude: "schadenfreude (pleasure at the misfortune of others) with guilt."

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-10-09: 00:12:00
Today's definition was suggested by Discoveria. Thank you Discoveria. ~ James