Thursday, December 27, 2007

Overwork

OVERWORK, n.  A dangerous disorder affecting high public functionaries who want to go fishing.

2007 Update:  An agonizing stress upon the carpal tunnel, sciatic structure, kiester or vocal chords due to the application of effort in excess of 2.2 foot-pound-hours per joule of complaint or carat of compliment.  Insufficient overpayment.

21 comments:

puppybrose said...

not to overwork teh term, or anything... but what can i say? i DO love being first. ; )

puppybrose said...

by the way, that was some update. here's hoping you didn't overwork the brain cells inhabiting that giant prefrontal cortex of yours in order to come up with it. (it was good. really really good) ; )

actonbell said...

Yes, that is a mighty fine update. My kiester's definitely been overworked (and overfed) recently, I know exactly what you're talkin' about.

qmivkfpg-another fine example

pia said...

You had me laughing out loud when I just wanted to cry. How dare you Doug> Agree with everybody else

overwork: renovating an apartment to sell it. Having box after box with no identifying info except for the ones I personally packed--let my merry band of young eager doormen take over and uh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Omnipotent Poobah said...

overwork - That portion of a salaried person's output that is over and above the work for which they are actually paid.

the amoeba said...

Paid

Teacher

Worked

********

Worked

Cheney

Paid

karma said...

do you have to rub it in? :(

jbneyfn: jellybean, you're not funny

TLP said...

You've just reminded me: I've been overworked, but never, ever, NEVER overpaid. hrmpf. (But don't asked the taxpayers. They seem to resent state workers.)

ynvieas: new year's eve's easy.

Musta typed that one wrong, and here's the new one: mqckutv--mock you TV

TLP said...

Don't ask the taxpayers. Not asked. Good thing I wasn't a typist.

icyvdz: Wanta take that one Tom?

quilly said...

OVERWORK n. the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker, the chauffeur, the launderer, the chief cook and bottle washer who also holds down a full-time job outside the home . . . oh wait, that's the definition for worked over . . . .

The Old Mule said...

overwork: as my uncle used to tell me when I was on the weed pulling crew in his plant nursery..."no man would ever do this kind of work just for the money".

The OE said...

Overwork: To spend too much time making noise not unlike that of an emperor penguin walking across the Antarctic ice

Jamie Dawn said...

It's a sad thing to suffer from Kiester Exhaustion, also known as OVERWORKed Bohunkus.
Mine has ample padding so as to avoid such a thing, butt I feel badly for the bony bohunkused of the world.

Minka said...

overwork, n. the invisible padding between skin and bones

Jim said...

Overworked: I would rather be overworked than worked over.

Yesterday I was out. May I please be excused? Thank you.
Had I been here I would have mentioned my post (still there today) on Boxer Day.
It didn't amount to much, except if you clicked on my first box picture (on the couch) you would get this:
http://www.freshpair.com/itempics/195_xl.jpg
..

I Dive At Night said...

Overwork: The only type of work offered by corporations in North America.

TZJEFM - Tanzania's Rock and Jazz Radio

Tom & Icy said...

Am I last? Yeah! I'm last!

Doug said...

Neva, that's how many days ini a row? A century in puppy years, I'm sure.

Actonbell, do you suppose that's what they mean by waterboarding? I feel much better.

Pia, this too shall pass.

Poobah, how are you with negative numbers?

Amoeba, a Christmas jaundiced rebus?

Haha, Karma. Don't let the jellybean get away with being such a suck.

Cool verifier, TLP. It's funny, TLP. I've been overpaid but never over-worked. Should I write a book? C.T. Williamson, author of one of the great manuals on breaking and training stock horses is said to have said that he'd never been on a runaway horese because he could ride as fast as a horse can run.

Quilly, that sounds like a pulp novel reader with a complaint.

Mule that's the funniest thing I've read in a good, long while.

OE, that trip seemed frivolous to me, too.

Jamie Dawn, we should start a charity to help those with bony bohonki.

Minka, what do you call the gauze between joke and brain?

Jim, it's christmas tide and mercy abounds.

Morgan, the only work available to Europeans.

Well done, Ice!

Cooper said...

aww, are you overworked Dawg?

I have not experienced the word, but am looking forward to it.

Minka said...

I call it maskerade.

Cheesemeister said...

The chronic condition of the Cheesemeister in her capacity of slave to Alvin N. Chipmunkk and the Gerri Atrik Retirement Community.