Verboticism: Jargonmonoxide

'What is that awful smell?'

DEFINITION: n. An unpleasant smell caused by the lack of fresh air, and/or stuffy thinking, especially if one has been locked up in a building for a long, long time. v. tr. To exude stale air or ideas.

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Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: (jar/gon/mon/ok'/sid)

Sentence: By the time the jargon monoxide detectors interrupted the CEO's annual report, Nancy, a "think outside the box" kind of employee, had already crawled to the conference room exit.

Etymology: jargon monoxide (n.) from "jargon" (vocabulary peculiar to a particular trade or group) + "carbon monoxide" (a poisonous gas); opp. - jargon monoxidize (to infuse with oxygen)

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Comments: Jargonmonoxide

galwaywegian - 2008-02-29: 10:27:00

silveryaspen - 2008-02-29: 10:59:00
Wow! Escape from deadly words ... is something we'd all love to do! Great choice of words. Meaning is immediately apparent! Exceptionally excellent creation!

Jabberwocky - 2008-02-29: 11:57:00
great word

Banky - 2008-02-29: 14:20:00

Nosila - 2008-02-29: 20:56:00
Good one,'s like politcolution. We're ruining the planet with it! The Greenhouse Effect from all the hot air rising daily in boardrooms!

ErWenn - 2008-02-29: 22:31:00
Ding-ding-ding! We have a winnah!