Verboticism: Defasset

'You mean, it's okay if I'm a totally obsessive-compulsive neat freak?'

DEFINITION: v. To suddenly discover that your most troublesome personality defect, for which you have been taking medication and/or therapy, is actually your greatest asset. n. A perceived weakness which is actually a strength.

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Nonplusplus

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nänˈpləspləs

Sentence: The fact that Jerry was unsure what to do and accomplished little made him perfect for his government job. It turned out to be a nonplusplus. He even developed a theory and an entire unofficial training program entitled DYNAMIC INACTION in which you look very busy working in one direction only to reverse course before you get to any measurable goal. The net result; status quo. Not only do you NOT rock the boat, you confine all your activity to the dock.

Etymology: nonplus (surprise and confuse (someone) so much that they are unsure how to react) + plus (an advantage)

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COMMENTS:

"DYNAMIC INACTION" - hilarious! Good word - splendiction, 2009-07-31: 18:01:00

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Defasset

Created by: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: deh-fah-set

Sentence: I never knew she was up for the job until I realized that she had a defasset.

Etymology: defect + asset + deficit

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Foibility

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: foy-bil-la-tee

Sentence: Danny's big nose and squeaky voice was his greatest foibility in his career as a television clown. When he was little, all the kids teased him, but when he became a famous Bozo, all the kids loved him.

Etymology: foible: minor weakness or failing of character; an idiocyncracy + ability: a natural or acquired talent

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Dumbskill

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: dum-skil

Sentence: In person, everyone thought Annie was a complete numskull. She was always chattering about whatever was on her mind, which was not too much. (She had the attention span of a gnat, and an addiction to celebrity gossip.) It was a dumbskill that she made the most of on twitter, where she had 1000 followers.

Etymology: dumbskull + skill

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COMMENTS:

They say, in order to 'keep ahead of the game' and 'to remain relevent in the workplace' workers should dumbskill every 5 years. - scrabbelicious, 2009-07-31: 11:41:00

The dumber the better... - jrogan, 2009-07-31: 12:35:00

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Luckjaw

Created by: jadenguy

Pronunciation: luk jaa

Sentence: His inability to talk made him a great grief counciler. His success rate was nearly 87%, with comment cards lauding his ability to listen.

Etymology: lockjaw + luck

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Faultility

Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: fawl-TIL-i-tee

Sentence: Madeline's faultility was her incessant nose-blowing. Her husband thought of divorcing her, but she was such an amazing duck call.

Etymology: fault + utility

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Bonusneurosis

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: bo-nuss-nerr-os-iss

Sentence: Viv discovered that her bonusneurosis actually enhanced her standing in the company....numbering all the photocopy paper saved the office money, which in turn led to her promotion.

Etymology: bonus (as in free gift, or reward) + neurosis (a relatively mild personality disorder typified by excessive anxiety or indecision and a degree of social or interpersonal maladjustment)

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Disabenefit

Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: Diss-ah-ben-ah-fet

Sentence: I was surprised to realize that my "anger problem" is a disabenefit that could make me tons of money. Dressing up as made-up people for "The Jerry Springer Show" is easy!

Etymology: Disability (defect) + benefit (an asset)

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Emfoible

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: em-foy-bull

Sentence: "Eureklutz!" Ted exclaimed, as he landed that nifty job as a baggage handler. He had become emfoible.

Etymology: employable, foible

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Flawsome

Created by: hamburgerman

Pronunciation: flaw sum

Sentence: OMG! dude, thats totally flawsome!

Etymology: flaw + awesome = flawsome

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no comment - hamburgerman, 2009-08-20: 21:34:00

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