Verboticism: Nilskill

'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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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: nil skil

Sentence: Johnny's parents were so proud of his nilskill...gorging himself on anything in sight. He'd honed his talents after years of training and practice.

Etymology: nil (nothing) & skill (talent or ability)

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Comments: Nilskill

bananabender - 2008-01-25: 01:14:00
Short, sharp and spot on. Excellent creation!

Nosila - 2008-01-25: 19:23:00
Cheers, bananabender...I'm glad it a-peel-ed to you!