Verboticism: Chompitence

'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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Pomproud

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pämproud

Sentence: Bobby's parents were pomproud of every little thing he did. They would praise him when he tied his own shoes. They would laud his ability to fix his own breakfast. The fact that Bobby is a college graduate doesn't seem to deter their enthusiasm.

Etymology: pompous (affectedly and irritatingly grand, solemn, or self-important) + proud (feeling deep pleasure or satisfaction)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Excellent word. Sad yet funny. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-21: 08:27:00

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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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Mundaniance

Created by: Chants

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

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Exaggervaunt

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: egz - ADJ - er - vont

Sentence: Delbert never passed up an opportunety to exaggervaunt his minimal skills and talents.

Etymology: Exaggerate + vaunt (boast)

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Craptitude

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: krap-ti-tood

Sentence: Despite his pride over knowing the name of every Real World participant over the last 19 seasons, somehow Evan couldn't parlay this craptitude into gainful employment.

Etymology: crap - sheer worthless feculence + aptitude - an ability given of natural sources

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COMMENTS:

Clever! - bananabender, 2008-01-25: 01:17:00

Good word combo! :) - Dougalistic, 2008-01-25: 04:36:00

I can't even think of a word now. Craptitude is exactly right. - zebrahdh, 2008-01-25: 05:31:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-25: 11:18:00

You really wiped us out with this clever creation! Right on! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-25: 11:42:00

Clap, clap, clap for "crapitude" Really good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-25: 15:31:00

I should learn to read the previously submitted words before submitting something similar but less funny. - ErWenn, 2008-01-26: 12:31:00

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Blovomatic

Created by: HerOralHighness

Pronunciation: bloh-voh-matic

Sentence: Rowland was blovomatic about his spud-munching abilities, to say the least.

Etymology: bloviate (To discourse at length in a pompous or boastful manner) and Automatic ( Acting or done without volition or conscious control; involuntary)

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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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Nilskill

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:

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

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

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Pridarded

lebeast

Created by: lebeast

Pronunciation: pry-darded

Sentence: 'That woman was outwardly pridarded, did you see how she tied her shoe like she invented it? Like come onnnnnnnn!'

Etymology:

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Produhgee

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: proh duh jeee

Sentence: Wayne was a child produhgee, a real artist, if regurgitation can be considered an art form.

Etymology: prodigy, duh gee

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