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Oopselicious

Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: oops-eh-lish-us

Sentence: John knew immediately that his comments about his boss' daughter Melody would get him fired. However it turned out to be an oopselicious event when she later called him up to ask him out.

Etymology: oops + [d]elicious

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Inadvertendipity

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: In-ad-vert-ehn-DIP-ety

Sentence: 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

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COMMENTS:

mrskellyscl Great word! - mrskellyscl, 2009-06-12: 07:31:00

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Erronebonus

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: air/owe/nee/bow/nus

Sentence: To erroneously mark down the wrong civic holiday on the company calender was a mistake. To get an extra day off was an erronebonus.

Etymology: erroneous + bonus

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Bewdytrap

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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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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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Mistaketastic

Created by: d1420

Pronunciation: mi-steyk tas-tik

Sentence: Jack's decision to sale his only source of milk and protein for "magic beans" sorely upset his mother and put him in a jam. But he soon realized that his mistaketastic set him on his epic adventure up and down the beanstalk.

Etymology: mistake = a misunderstanding or misconception + fantastic = extravagantly fanciful; marvelous

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Wurkel

Created by: alicat

Pronunciation: work-el

Sentence: I wurkelled when I crashed my mom's car. Now the insurance is replacing the car with a new one. Did I do that?

Etymology: Win + Urkel (as in Steve Urkel from Family Matters) or Work + Urkel

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Booboonanza

Created by: Tigger

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)

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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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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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Yahoobooboo

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: ya/who/bu/bu

Sentence: A yahoobooboo occurs when you're in a hurry and you accidentally push the close button in the elevator just as a large group of people approaches.

Etymology: yahoo + boo boo

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COMMENTS:

That's funny and I like to say the word! - arrrteest, 2008-05-02: 15:48:00

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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
Думаете об уникальной встрече? Хотите начать новую жизнь и отношения на волне «Израиль мужчины и женщины»? Тогда стоит испытать невероятную возможн

'I just asked the boss if she'd date me...'

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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