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Mediosyncrasy

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: mēdēōsingkrəsē

Sentence: The comedy talent program was so concerned about being non-offensive that it became a major case of mediosyncrasy. The jokes may have been delivered by unusual, interesting comedians but the pre-screened material was so banal that several members of the audience dozed off.

Etymology: mediocre (of only moderate quality; not very good) + ideosyncrasy (a mode of behavior or way of thought peculiar to an individual)

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Toolfoolery

Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: tool-foo-luh-ree

Sentence: When Dirk returned from his handyhelp expedition at their elderly neighbour's house beating his chest about changing a light bulb for them, Marla raced for one of her sedatives so she could calmly endure his latest bout of toolfoolery.

Etymology: TOMFOOLERY: something trivial or foolish. TOOL: any instrument of manual operation.

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Spannerism

Created by: Dougalistic

Pronunciation: Span-ner-is-ummm

Sentence: "Gareth, everyone can just pick up a pencil and chuck it across a room, that is not 'unique' or clever at all. Your a tool, in fact that spannerism you just did proves my point. You buffoon.

Etymology: Spanner - Has 2 meanings. Main name refers to a tool mechanics use that is big and heavy. Can also be used as a derogative term to describe a stupid or retarded person. If you add ism to the end you are stating it is a condition or illness.

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COMMENTS:

I think it has three meanings! Brings to mind a limerick about a young "lady". Interesting word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-25: 15:45:00

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Chompitence

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: chomp/i/tense

Sentence: Chris' chompitence was to chew food in perfect time to the music being played in the restaurant.

Etymology: chomp + competence

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Excellent - TJayzz, 2008-11-18: 07:49:00

Very good - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-19: 16:44:00

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Haccolade

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: hak-uh-LEYD

Sentence: As young, tritumphant Robert plowed through a plethora of pasta, his proud parents haccoladed heartily their fill-belly fillistine.

Etymology: Blend of HACK: one who does routine, dull, trite work etc & ACCOCOLADE v.tr - to praise, to honour. TRITUMPHANT (trite & triumphant) FILLISTINE (fill-up & Philistine).

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Hacks right up there! I really like it! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-25: 11:45:00

how hilarious - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-25: 12:16:00

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Exaggerflaunt

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ecks-ADJ-er-flont

Sentence: Dexter is actually a very bland, nondescript sort, and lacking perception skills he will repeatedly exaggerflaunt his minimal capabilities in an effort to promote his own self worth.

Etymology: Blend of 'exaggerate' (to magnify beyond the limits of truth; overstate; represent disproportionately) and 'flaunt' (to parade or display oneself conspicuously, defiantly, or boldly)

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metrohumanx Coldly accurate and funny! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-19: 20:12:00

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Mungift

Created by: tumblebehr

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Suckcess

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: suk-sess

Sentence: Joe Blow, don't you know, was ordinary but neverthe less, to hear him tell, he does the mundane so well, he's nothing but a suckcess.

Etymology: A play on the words suck and success.

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sometimes I think suckcessful people tend to climb the ladder - especially if they're named Joe Blow - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-25: 15:28:00

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Mundanecook

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: mun-dane-cook

Sentence: Sally was a mundanecook, taking great pride and demanding accolades for her "gourmet" meals which often featured pigs in a blanket, Kraft Mac & Cheese, and Jello Instant Pudding. A hapless victim of the self-esteem approach to raising children, Sally believed every move she made was worthy of excessive praise, and had quit a string of jobs because her promptness was not appropriately rewarded. Bolstered by her culinary skills, Sally turned her attention to stand-up comedy, where she became the mundanecook of open mic night and was known around town for her 20-minute monologue of knock-knock jokes. (And yes, it really was a monologue...after the first one, no audience member would even say "who's there")

Etymology: Mundane combined with Dane Cook, who some people find hilarious but I think is just an average guy who has somehow propelled himself into celebrity.

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metrohumanx Hahahaha....My porcine friends insist taht "pigs in a blanket" are a cut above the other fare.Great story. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-19: 20:22:00

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Insignifinesse

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /in-sig-ni'-fi-ness/

Sentence: Shouts of "Watch this, Mom! Watch what I can do!" could be heard repeated for hours on end at the community swimming pool, as little Jerome practiced swimming underwater, although all he was really doing was putting his head under the water for a few seconds and wiggling convulsively. His mother, of course, saw this insignifinesse as the makings of a future Olypian.

Etymology: insignificance - lacking importance or consequence (from Latin, in- "non" significāre "signal") + finesse - skill in handling a difficult task; an artful maneuver (from Old French, fin "subtle, delicate")

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Great word! - Mustang, 2008-01-25: 16:58:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-25: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by zebrahdh. Thank you zebrahdh. ~ James

zebrahdh - 2008-01-25: 05:24:00
When I suggested this one, I just knew it was a winner! :)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-15: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by zebrahdh. Thank you zebrahdh. ~ James

'Wow, that kid sure can eat...'

DEFINITION: n., A "talent" for which an individual takes a great deal of personal pride, even though it is just a common, mundane skill that almost everyone can do. v., To take pride in a special talent which in fact is not special at all.

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