Verboticism: Craptitude

'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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Craptitude

Created by: Tjay33

Pronunciation: Cr-ap-tee-tude

Sentence: Billy's parents actively encouraged him to eat enormous amounts as they thouht he had a natural craptitude for eating. The proud look on their faces said it all when Billy started to tuck into his fourth family sized bag of crisps.

Etymology: Crap(nonsense, rubbish) + Aptitude(an ability,inclination or skill)

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COMMENTS:

that definitely would produce a load of craptitude - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-18: 10:55:00

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Narcissilly

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: närsəsilē

Sentence: The schools have gone mad. The rush to promote positive self-esteem has gone over the edge. With programs like **STUDENT OF THE WEEK**, **CITIZEN OF THE MONTH** and even **HERO OF THE WEEK**, as well as fashion shows for pre-teens, young people have no interest in anybody but themselves. Where teen years used to be a time for introspection, now it is time to be narscissilly.

Etymology: nascissism (extreme selfishness, with a grandiose view of one\\\'s own talents and a craving for admiration, as characterizing a personality type) + silly (having or showing a lack of common sense or judgment; absurd and foolish)

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Foolent

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: foo lent

Sentence: Everyone knew Bob was proclaiming another foolent when he challenged anyone in the room to breathe better than him.

Etymology: fool/ish (stupid, dumb) + talent (something one can do better than others)

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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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Normceptional

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: norm/cep/tion/al

Sentence: He is normceptional at walking and talking at the same time.

Etymology: normal + exceptional

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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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COMMENTS:

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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