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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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

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Snafluke

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: sna-fluke

Sentence: What started out as a screw-up turned into a snafluke for Terrell because if he hadn't been searching for the Dave Matthews tickets he misplaced, he wouldn't have found the winning lottery ticket in his coat pocket.

Etymology: snafu: an acronym used by soldiers during WWII "situation normal all **up (fouled up in polite company) to refer to a situation caused by confusion or an embarassing mistake + fluke: an accidental stroke of good luck

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Excellent! - Mustang, 2009-06-12: 22:47:00

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Serendopity

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: sare-in-dope-it-ee

Sentence: In a bold move of serendopity, Kevin decided to let his freak flag fly and confessed all his neuroses and foibles on the first date. Little did he know that Suzanne was the Bob Vila of relationships and saw Kevin as the next exciting installment of "This Old Spouse."

Etymology: Serendipity combined with dope

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Wincorrect

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: win - kor - eckt

Sentence: Although Fred had income tax problems due to repeated and numerous "errors", his accounts were frozen and he went to jail; Fred felt his actions were wincorrect. First of all, he lived several luxurious years off the government, he was finally rid of his leech of a wife and now his prison guard was hot!

Etymology: win, incorrect

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COMMENTS:

Good one! - alicat, 2009-06-12: 12:50:00

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Wincorrect

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: win kor rekt

Sentence: Tony always played the same lottery numbers every week...a combination of birthdates of his family. For 20 years he won nothing. One day he had to rewrite his lottery board because the old one would not go through the reader. He accidentally transposed one birthdate from an 12 to a 21 and lo and behold that group he selected won full prize of several millions...he got the wincorrect winning numbers afterall!

Etymology: Win (victory;attain something) & Incorrect (not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth)

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Splenderror

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: splěn'ěr'ər

Sentence: Mikail thought his career was down the dumper when he told Boris his toupee looked ridiculous. A month later, though, working for Antonin at twice the salary plus comission, he realized the comment had been a splenderror.

Etymology: splend, to spend one's income in loans to close friends (spend/lend); der, german article; ror, var. of roar, to laugh loudly or boisterously.

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splendid would also work well in your etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-02: 12:44:00

ya think? how about, 'splendor?' - stache, 2008-05-02: 13:27:00

Splendoriffic word. - Tigger, 2008-05-02: 22:19:00

Terrific . - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-04: 06:51:00

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Serendumbity

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: serr - uhn - DUM - uh - tee

Sentence: Felicity had a glorious gift for serendumbity; many things that might turn into disasters became successes in spite of her ineptitude in actually planning her life.

Etymology: blend of serendipity and dumb

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COMMENTS:

nice word - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-02: 14:07:00

Great choice in name, too! - pieceof314, 2008-05-02: 14:28:00

Good name for the next sequel to 'Legally Blonde'. - Tigger, 2008-05-02: 22:02:00

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Benefauxpas

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: beneFIT+faux pas

Sentence: I dialed my old girlfriend by mistake but it turned into a benefauxpas when unexpectedly she told me she wanted to get back together!

Etymology: beneFIT+faux pas

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Sucstake

Created by: georgeu2000

Pronunciation: suck stake

Sentence: upon awaking on monday afternoon, bob discovered to his chagrin that he had set his alarm for 5PM instead of 5AM, and he was hopelessly late for work! fortunately for him, his company had exploded just that morning. at first he was upset that he didn't make it to work on time, but then realized that his sucstake had saved his very life.

Etymology: success + mistake

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Clusterluck

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kləstərlək

Sentence: In a stroke of clusterluck the committee made a decision. They didn't mean to. They were perfectly happy running around like a flock of proverbial headless chickens. By misunderstanding Parliamentary procedure one of the younger members called for a vote. Half the others didn't even know what they were voting on. The chairman was more than happy to take credit for the seemingly brilliant action.

Etymology: cluster[insert popular 4-letter word here] (A confusing or chaotic situation or event, often caused by a failure of communication, an excessive amount of people attempting to accomplish a given task, or a complex environmen) + luck (success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one's own actions)

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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

Israfaceneeme - 2018-07-06: 12:41:00
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