The Macquarie dictionary people have an annual get together to decide which new words will be included in the dictionary. “Milkshake duck” has just been approved. Unfortunately for the avid scrabble fan it’s got a space in between so it won’t make the scrabble dictionary. A “milkshake duck” is a person who is pulled from obscurity for doing something good. Alas when all the attention flows onto the do-gooder, it then emerges that he’s actually a miscreant. “
I’ve been making up words for years but I haven’t made Macquarie Dictionary as yet.
Here’s a few of my pets:
“Nobot” - A person in the organisation who behaves like a robot and says “no” to every request. These people are wired to say “no”. It’s a waste of time trying to get a “yes” out of these people so find another route.
“Credidiot” - A person who uses credit cards willy nilly and who stockpiles credit card debt. Credidiots think that credit is cool and are lured by c/c points, greed and card status.
Middler – A middler is someone who is always in the middle of something. At work you’ll ask a colleague for help who will tell you that they are in the middle of something else. A middler never seems to start or end a project but hides away in the middle of projects for time immemorial. If you have any middlers at work who dodge accountability with being too busy, here’s a great course “confronting middlers” https://www.preftrain.com.au/training-courses/confronting-middlers.php