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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.

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Beneflukedup

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: ben-ih-FLUKKED-up

Sentence: 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.

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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

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Blunderbonus

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Blun-der-bow-nus

Sentence: If it hadn't been for Jack's stupid mistake of signing up for the cookery class instead of woodwork, then he would never have met his fiance Becky, it certainly had turned out to be a blunderbonus.

Etymology: Blunder(mistake) + Bonus(unexpected pleasant surprise) = Blunderbonus

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Follysuperior

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: faw lee soop pare ee or

Sentence: FiFi had been a trained ballet dancer who had fallen on hard times and was forced to dance in a cabaret show to earn her keep. Instead of leotards and tulle tutu skirts, she wore skimpy theatrical costumes, often with paste gems and feathers or other items strategically placed on them. For the Victorian times of 1870 she lived in, these costumes were considered very scandalous. All that changed one night when the thin straps of her loose dress burdened with the heavy weight of 10 pounds of fake cherries broke free while she was in motion. Her audience was allowed to gaze upon her totally nude body for several minutes before she realized what had happened. Fifi's wardrobe malfunction became the follysuperior of her career and instantly took her from the back of the chorus line to become the featured performer. The stage manager, smelling a fortune to be made, arranged for her to do this every performance, so appreciative was the audience's response. Yes, gentlemen for miles around came to see her lose her cherries every night and that's how the striptease of burlesque was born.

Etymology: folly ( foolish or senseless behavior, the trait or quality of acting stupidly or rashly, a stupid mistake)& superior (of high or superior quality or performance)& rhymes with Folies Bergères (Paris Music Hall which featured bawdy song and dance reviews between 1890-1920, including burlesque and nearly nude dances and stripteases, and later, Josephine Baker)

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Love the story. Hilarious! - Tigger, 2008-05-02: 21:57:00

Top story. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-04: 06:52:00

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Errambo

Created by: penelopeessence

Pronunciation: er-rambo

Sentence: To errambo (v) or an errambo (n). A doozy of a mistake or faux pas, e.g. 1.Propositioning the passing nun on the assumption she was in fancy dress was a real errambo. However, Eric became so contrite that he visited the church to confess and found his vocation there. 2.After making a joke about blowing up the laboratory he realised he'd erramboed when security arrived. But George admired their uniforms so much that he applied for a job and went on to earn his own handcuffs.

Etymology: From 'error', a mistake and 'Rambo', a larger than life fictional character. To make 'err' is human but to make a make a really big excellent mistake takes action of 'rambo' proportions.

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Bewdytrap

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: byoo-dee-trap

Sentence: Mark was on a sweet learning curve after falling for a bewdytrap. Although he succumbed to the seductive charms of a woman in power and asked her out for a date, the resulting dismissal led to a new job as a female impersonator. His strutting around the stage was reminiscent of his ex-boss and he was a huge hit with the audience.

Etymology: booby trap (something that causes someone to suffer an accident or make a mistake) + bewdy (Aust. sl variation of beauty meaning excellent)

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Acerr

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ace/err

Sentence: A scientist at the 3-M company, in an attempt to make a super glue, acerred when he came up with a weak glue and used it to invent post-it notes. The scientist and 3-M went on to make millions of dollars from his acerror.

Etymology: VERB - to acerr - (from to ace + to err) _____ NOUN - acerror - from ace (excellent, first rate) + error

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fabulous blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-02: 14:08:00

petaj got my vote - petaj, 2008-05-03: 06:27:00

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Beautifall

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: bee u ti FALL

Sentence: Sis accidentally stumbled on Loor Street trying to walk in her new long spandex skinny skirt in vinyl-covered stiletto heels. Her beautifall onto a gorgeous male super model just outside Sheen’s (THE fation house) was well worth the embarrassment of having to tear off the skirt train wear it tore. As sis struggled to get up off Mr. Model, the store’s security emerged along-side the store manager, all wearing worried expressions. The manager offered Sis a serene recovery in the shop’s day spa, followed by lunch and...full replacement of the skirt!

Etymology: A mix of FALL and beautiful.

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Serendumbity

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: sair-ehn-DUM-eh-tye

Sentence: Once again Filbert was the accidental 'victim' of serendumbity, having made what for anyone else would be a major faux pas but for him ended up with his dream date.

Etymology: Blend of 'serendipity' (finding unexpected treasure or joy) and 'dumb' (stupid - unintelligent)

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Erreka

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: urr eeek ah

Sentence: His accidental overdose of the new eyedrops he had been prescribed rendered him practically blind, but made him look really cutem, according to the (hopefully) beautiful 18 year old blonde who had just bought him a drink. It was an erreka moment.

Etymology: err, eureka.

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I hope her name was Erica - great combo - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-02: 06:08:00

Excellent verboticism. - Mustang, 2008-05-02: 18:46:00

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Blooperfect

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bloōpərfikt

Sentence: Last week Jill made a big mistake. She was scheduled to go on a job interview. She wasn’t looking forward to it. The job wasn’t very interesting and didn’t pay all that well but the rent must be paid. She apparently wrote the address down incorrectly. After she announced she was there to apply for a job, she noticed that the company name on the door was different than what she expected. Her oops turned out to be blooperfect. She now has an offer for a great job that pays twice what she would have gotten at the job she was supposed to apply for.

Etymology: blooper (an embarrassing error) + perfect (having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be)

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Comments:

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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