Verboticism: Importapression

'What are doing to the cubicles!?'

DEFINITION: v. To create an impression that you have made a positive contribution, especially when related to career activities. n. A personal mark or imprint which proves that you have done something that matters.

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Carearmark

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /kuh-REER-mahrk/

Sentence: The database that Jason had created ten years ago was still used for the company's inventory tracking, and he felt that it was his carearmark ― that the work he'd done so long ago was still being used today. That, and 'casual Friday', from the day when he thought he'd come to the office to do some extra work on a Saturday, wearing baggy jeans and a tee shirt, and it turned out to be a Friday instead.

Etymology: Career - chosen pursuit, profession or occupation (from Middle French, carriere "road, racecourse") + Earmark - any identifying or distinguishing mark or characteristic (from ear + mark; originally a cut or mark in the ear of sheep and cattle, serving as a sign of ownership)

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COMMENTS:

clever blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-05: 16:14:00

nice. - galwaywegian, 2008-05-05: 17:09:00

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Prattoo

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: praht oooooooo

Sentence: His prattoo was everywhere from the desk in his first schoolroom to the bedhead where he finally popped his clogs. It was said that the hooker who dispatched him to the next world even bore the mark, but that might just have been loose talk.

Etymology: tattoo prat

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COMMENTS:

love the sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-05: 16:14:00

Unique word and sentence. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-06: 17:59:00

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Monhancock

Created by: alicat

Pronunciation: Mawn-han-cock

Sentence: Walter was 40, still working at McDonalds and wanted to leave his mark somewhere in the world. For two days he flipped the french-fry containers upside down to make Ws. In his own way, he felt that he was leaving his MonHancock on the rest of the world.

Etymology: "mon" - French of "my" and "Hancock" - as in John Hancock, or signature

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-15: 13:18:00

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Signifiprint

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /səgˈnɪfəˌpɹɪnt/

Sentence: In a desperate, but ultimately confused attempt to leave a signifiprint and make sure his chores did not go unnoticed around the house, he began initialing every bag of trash he took out to the curb.

Etymology: from signifi(cant) + -print (as in footprint, fingerprint, and imprint)

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COMMENTS:

Lie it! - Nosila, 2008-05-05: 21:32:00

Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-06: 17:56:00

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Corporashine

Created by: otherguy

Pronunciation: kôrpəˈrāshīn

Sentence: As Joe retired he hoped that his name would be linked to a bit of corporashine. A glimmer of recognition for all the years of hard work was all he was looking for.

Etymology: corporation: a company or group of people authorized to act as a single entity + shine: be brilliant or excellent at something

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Imprimytour

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: im/pri/my/tour

Sentence: If you want to ensure that people know you've been there, be sure to leave your imprimytour, especially if you're visiting the Vatican.

Etymology: imprimatur (seal, official approval, stamp)+ my + tour (stint, turn)

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Shambition

Created by: metamondo

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Overcome by shambition, and determined to create the impression that her research had not been in vain, Jenny launched a campaign to have her worthless paper published in the journal du jour.

Etymology:

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Worthprint

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: WURTH-print

Sentence: Who will leave the greater worthprint: Foo, Kilroy or Johnny Bunko?

Etymology: WORTH: usefulness or importance, as to the world, to a person or a purpose & PRINT: impression or mark; to impress on the mind or memory. As a schoolboy, in the 1950s, it was a lark to write "Foo was here!" Later on he was replaced by Kilroy. Looks like now it's about to be Johnny Bunko's turn. Actually, "Johnny Bunko was here!" sounds great.

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Remarkabull

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: re-mark-a-bull

Sentence: Johnny's work was remarkabull. He was more interested in impressing his supervisors and coworkers with his abilities than actually doing the work.

Etymology: (play on remarkable) remark: take notice of, observe + mark: evaluation/visible stroke or imprint/impression or outward appearance + able: qualified, capable + bull: attempt to mislead by talking nonsense, first four letters in a vulgarism referring to the excrement of a male bovine meaning unacceptable behavior

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COMMENTS:

Totally Believabull...worked with many guys like Johnny! - Nosila, 2009-06-15: 14:23:00

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Imprimytour

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: im/pri/my/tour

Sentence: If you want to ensure that people know you've been there, be sure to leave your imprimytour, especially if you're visiting the Vatican.

Etymology: imprimatur (seal, official approval, stamp)+ my + tour (stint, turn)

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COMMENTS:

love it! - galwaywegian, 2008-05-05: 15:31:00

Cleverly blended word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-06: 17:55:00

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