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Booboonanza

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DEFINITION: v. To make a mistake where the benefits exceed the costs of the screw-up. n. An excellent mistake, which despite its stupidity, produces a positive outcome.

Pronunciation: bu-bu-'nan-za

Sentence: Howard had never had much luck betting on the horse races until one day he mixed up his picks betting on the wrong race. His trifecta win, which paid off at 50 to 1 odds, was a real booboonanza.

Etymology: Boo-boo (error or mistake) & Boon (blessing or benefit) + Bonanza (a rich mine or vein of precious metal or stones; anything which yields a large income or return)

Created by: Tigger.

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Welcome back, Tigger! - Nosila, 2009-06-12: 08:48:00

very good! - Mustang, 2009-06-12: 22:48:00

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metrohumanx Beneflukedup: /ben-ih-FLUKKED-up/ Their boss was a floozy- Todd really expected… To get some "OT" but was firmly rejected. Although he believed through the ranks he’d move up- He’s unemployed now ‘cause he BENEFLUKEDUP. Boasting about how she was more than willin’... His workmates line up now to take penicillin. Etymology: BENEfits+FLUKE+f*ckeD UP= BENEFLUKEDUP.....BENEFIT: advantage, useful aid, help, a service provided by an employer in addition to wages or salary; Middle English, from Anglo-French benfet, from Latin bene factum, from neuter of bene factus, past participle of bene facere.....FLUKE: a stroke of luck, an accidentally successful stroke at billiards, pool, or social climbing; Middle English floke, fluke, from Old English flōc; akin to Old English flōh chip, Old High German flah smooth, Greek plax flat surface, and probably to Old English flōr floor.....F*ck up: to ruin or spoil especially through stupidity or carelessness, to act foolishly or stupidly, to blunder; origin uncertain. Created by: metrohumanx.
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Your poems are epic, like played in 3D, who knew one could rhyme about the joys of VD? - Nosila, 2009-06-12: 08:53:00

Inadvertendipity: /In-ad-vert-ehn-DIP-ety/ Belinda's gift for inadvertendipity repeatedly astounded her friends and family when so many times things that might turn into disasters became successes in spite of her ineptitude in actually planning her life. Etymology: Blend of inadvertent and serendipity Created by: Mustang.
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Great word! - mrskellyscl, 2009-06-12: 07:31:00

Bonerrata: /bahn-ehr-atta - bōn-err-atta/ "She fired me!" Kevin cried out in laughter. "Really? What for?" Devon asked surprisingly. "I asked her out." Kevin replied with a twinkle in his eye. "Huh?" Devon grunted. "Yeah, I asked her out after I accidently deleted all of the files of the Johnson report." "Really?" asked Devon. "Yeah, she said no and she doesn't want me to work here anymore, but she needs me to fix the situation -- from home! So I will now be telecommuting Dude!" Etymology: bon, good + boner, blunder + errata, corrections of mistakes, from err, to make a mistake Created by: arrrteest.
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Nice word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-04: 06:50:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-02: 00:01:00
Today's definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko's Career Lesson # 5: "Make excellent mistakes". See: "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko" by Dan Pink. Thanks Dan! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-06-12: 00:01:00
Today's definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko's Career Lesson # 5: "Make excellent mistakes". See: "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko" by Dan Pink. Thanks Dan! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-07-06: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by johnnybunko. Thank you johnnybunko. ~ James

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