Verboticism: Vexpertise

'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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Personalpride

Created by: purpleman

Pronunciation: per/son/al/pri/de

Sentence: we all usually expose personalpride

Etymology: personal+pride

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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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Savanteur

Created by: loxhobabl

Pronunciation: sa-van-chur

Sentence: The fellow is a savanteur gift-wrapper.

Etymology: savant + amateur

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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Nilskill

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: nil skil

Sentence: Little Johnny's doting parents were so proud of his talents. His overeating was a particular nilskill that they had fed and nourished over the years. Being chubby and hungry themselves, they encouraged him to overeat at every opportunity. They did not realize that he had developed his nilskill so well that left alone for over an hour without food, he might even gnaw off his own foot!

Etymology: Nil (nothing, zero) & Skill (ability acquired by training, talent, aptitude)

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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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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" signific─üre "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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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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Craptitude

Created by: TJayzz

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

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