Verboticism: Stenograb

'Look at these lovely lunches. I'm tempted to steal one...'

DEFINITION: v., To swap your lousy lunch for a way tastier one found in the shared office fridge. n., A lunch which is borrowed from a coworker and will not be returned until after it has been consumed.

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Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: sten/o/grab

Sentence: Always on the run, Steve would swing open the company fridge to stenograb something quick and filling. Didn't matter to him whose name was on what or how big it was written, "KEEP OUT! AND THIS MEANS YOU STEVE!" No. As he had "places to go and people to see," he felt justified in stenograbbing from the fridge at least three times a week. Unfortunately one day, someone filled a danish with chocolate ExLax to teach him a lesson. He now brownbags it daily. (true story from my working days...poor janitor...was out for two days...and NO I didn't do it...)

Etymology: stenograph: A shorthand character/ write in shorthand. grab: Snap up: get hold of or seize quickly and easily.

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Comments: Stenograb

Nosila - 2008-10-02: 22:21:00
Yes you did and good on you! At least justice was swift...maybe too swift!

lumina - 2008-10-03: 00:08:00
Oh, Nosila! It wasn't me! I swear! Actually the entire office thought it was really a mean thing the woman did, but she thought he deserved it. Too cruel for me.