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'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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Savaint

Created by: MsPettyAdams

Pronunciation: sav-aynt

Sentence: "Jeff can peel an orange in one whole strip! He's a genius!" "Yes, darling, lucky you, your husband is an absolute savain't."

Etymology: French term savant, meaning "learned person" combined with African American vernacular term ain't, meaning "is not"

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Selfproclame

Created by: gemmgemms

Pronunciation: self-pro-klaim

Sentence: He thought that by constantly selfproclaming himself he would become cool but, it really did not help.

Etymology: selfproclaim+lame

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Personalpride

Created by: purpleman

Pronunciation: per/son/al/pri/de

Sentence: we all usually expose personalpride

Etymology: personal+pride

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Wingurgitate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: win gurj it ayt

Sentence: No one could wingurgitate like Little Bobby Eatmore (he was called after his Daddy, Big Bobby Eatmore, not just cuzza his size). Little Bobby could out-eat anyone. He did it at home and he entered food eating contests. The Great Kobayashi (most-food-eating-contest-winner) was awed by Little Bobby. No one worried about Little Bobby's size, nutrition or health, his parents were more focussed on cutting an A&E reality series deal about their little oinker, tentatively titled, "Hello, Gorge-Us"!

Etymology: Win (attain success or reach a desired goal) & Ingurgitate (overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself)

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Quotalendian

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: quo-'ta-lend-en

Sentence: Kimberly had such a flair for parallel parking, she sometimes considered putting in on her resume, even though nobody else was as impressed as she. "A lot of people struggle with it" she bragged, "but I've always been able to park with just one try. Just one of those everyday skills." Zinnia, unimpressed with Kimberly's quotalendian, asked "Just one of what everyday skills?" Annoyed, Kimberly responded "Just one of those everyday skills that I have and you don't" while marching back to her desk full of cheese. Amused, Zinnia muttered "Oh, I didn't realize parallel parking was a social skill."

Etymology: Quotidian (every day) + Talent (special skill)

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Hackudosity

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: HAK-koo-DOHZ-ee-TEE

Sentence: As young, haccoladed Herbert plowed through a pile-high plethora of pasta, his proud parents' banalaudations grew louder in hackudosity.

Etymology: Blend of HACK: trite, routine and commonplace ; KUDOS: Glory; fame; renown; praise. & ITY: state, condition

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Very Hackurrate word! - Nosila, 2008-11-18: 22:14:00

metrohumanx Wow. Nicely crafted sentence! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-19: 20:11:00

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Mediosyncrasy

artr

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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Triviart

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: trivvy-art

Sentence: Morty's innocuous persona could not even be jazzed up by developing a triviart. He had not even one skill that was marginallly better than the next man's that could be talked up.

Etymology: trivial + art

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metrohumanx Inspirational word. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-19: 20:16:00

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Nackworst

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: nak worst

Sentence: Little Eddie's Mother, Edna, always doted on him. She saw everything he did as a special talent, even though most other people could do it much better. The doctor told her to control what Eddie ate, since he was growing more wider than taller every year. But how could she, when the child had an absolute gift for cleaning up his plate (and other peoples') to make any mother or cook feel proud? Little Eddie's Nackworst was pigging out and as she always said, "Losing was for losers!"

Etymology: Nack (anyone else has a Knack,a special way of doing something, but Eddie was special!) & Worst (not the best at something; the weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of) & rhymes with Knackwurst (short thick highly seasoned sausage)

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Comments:

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