Verboticism: Foolent

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

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

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Perfiction

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: per fik shun

Sentence: Persimmon tartly touted her computer skills even though she couldn't tell you the difference between an icon and an image, or hardware from software. Quite often, her coworkers burst into smogrins (smiles smothering grins and chuckles) over her computer perfictions!

Etymology: An interplay to combine perfection with fiction! What one does when they try to pretend to perfection, but do not succeed in such fiction.

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Great word - TJayzz, 2008-11-19: 07:49:00

metrohumanx Perfiction IS perfection! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-19: 20:24:00

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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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Chompitence

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: chomp/i/tenss

Sentence: Chris' chompitence was to chew food in perfect time to the music being played in the restaurant.

Etymology: chomp + competence

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Haha, awesome! - Banky, 2008-01-25: 11:07:00

terrific! - gundlefinger, 2008-01-25: 19:47:00

Absolutely brilliant! Sounds like Chris is a "glutton for nourishment". Wonder if there's a lingering malady somewhere in his chonkey head!? - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-25: 15:22:00

Another great creation by changing just one letter ... very clever again! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-25: 21:58:00

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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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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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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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Savanteur

Created by: loxhobabl

Pronunciation: sa-van-chur

Sentence: The fellow is a savanteur gift-wrapper.

Etymology: savant + amateur

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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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