Verboticism: Disabenefit

'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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Babblon

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: babəlän

Sentence: Little Johnny Madden was a slow learner. He didn’t speak in full sentences til long after his play pals but once he started there was no stopping him. He seemed to revel in the sound of his own voice. His mother’s favorite word was ”Hush!”. Little did anybody realize that he could parlay this annoying trait into a career adding ”color” to the commentary of football sportscasters. He would travel from city to city to do his job. Every city he visited would become the new city of Babblon.

Etymology: babble (talk rapidly and continuously in a foolish, excited, or incomprehensible way) + on - A play on Babylon

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Lunatickalltherightboxes

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: loo na tik awl the rite bok ses

Sentence: She managed to lunatickalltherightboxes despite the rather stained resumé

Etymology: lunatic tick all the right boxes

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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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Blurse

Created by: Msumida

Pronunciation: Replace the w in worse with bl.

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Etymology: Combination of "blessing" and "curse" from the the saying, "It's a blessing and a curse."

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Achilleshail

Created by: SethelMerman

Pronunciation: uh-Kill-ease-Hayl

Sentence: Who knew that the fluctuting voice would be just what they were looking for in casting the commercial. Thank God for my Achilleshail.

Etymology: Achilles Heel-a (fatal) weakness in spite of overall strength + Hail-to acclaim

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Traumaze

Created by: kirkaw

Pronunciation: traw-maze

Sentence: When Michael's obnoxious outburst at the Marsha resulted in her quiting the next day, to the delighted of the rest of the office staff, he was simply traumazed at himself.

Etymology: trauma - amazed

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Onusbonus

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: OH-nuhs-boh-nuhs

Sentence: Alex's utter lack of personality proved an onusbonus when he landed a job as an Abercrummie clerk.

Etymology: onus (burden) + bonus (benefit)

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COMMENTS:

She's a leftie, cool. -from an ambie - mplsbohemian, 2007-06-26: 01:47:00

Oops, I meant that for the main dealie. - mplsbohemian, 2007-06-26: 01:48:00

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Profective

Lapper

Created by: Lapper

Pronunciation: pro-FEKT-ihv

Sentence: John was found to be quite profective when his lack of heart permitted him to be one of the country's top assassins.

Etymology: The prefix "pro-" and "defective".

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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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Faultitude

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: fawlt-it-tood

Sentence: She displayed her stalking practices daily with her staff, sneaking up behind them, checking her watch each time she saw them away from their cubicles chit chatting with coworkers. This behaviour became her faultitude and discovered she should become a private investigator.

Etymology: fault (flaw, imperfection) + fortitude (mental and emotional strength when facing difficulty, adversity)

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