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Vocabulary: reorg, exhaustipated

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What does this sentence mean?

interrobang Most of the employees were anxious about the reorg but after two straight weeks of overtime, I was almost exhaustipated.

Explanation:

Reorg, short for reorganization, refers to a major overhaul of a company’s internal structure. Because it generally includes role changes and layoffs, most employees tremble at the word.

Exhaustipated is a portmanteau — a word composed of parts of other words — that derives from exhausted and constipated. The meaning is “too tired to give a crap.”

Exhaustipated is not officially a word yet but it’s been submitted to various online dictionaries besides the Urban Dictionary, where you can get it on a coffee mug. As of today, there are over 21,000 hits for it on Google.

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