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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Foibility

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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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Thatsitinsane

Created by: andrewa121

Pronunciation: "that's it insane"

Sentence: After interviewing candidate after candidate for our unique position, we finally found one who was thatsitinsane. Her quirks were perfect in every way.

Etymology: from "that's it", an epiphanic phrase, and insane, denoting a tenuous relationship with the rational. cf. "bat shit insane".

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Mertogram

Created by: AliA415

Pronunciation: Mer-to-gram

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Flawesome

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: flaw-sum

Sentence: when people mistook my nervous tic for well rehearsed break-dancing, it was flawesome

Etymology: flaw, awesome

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COMMENTS:

Good one. - Clayton, 2007-06-25: 21:15:00

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Epiphaclick

Created by: bubbos

Pronunciation: e-pi-fa-click

Sentence: Tom acknowledges that Sally's stubbornness as an epifaclick for her career.

Etymology: epiphany + click, for it all to click in

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Prozactivity

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: Pro-zac-teh-vit-ie

Sentence: Positive discrimination my eye!, thought Julie during her job interview, what I need is some prozactivity, these pills do pay for themselves you know...it says so on the packet.

Etymology: Bonding of 1) Prozac, brand of antidepressant favoured by actor Tom Cruise. 2) Productivity, daily pursuit of the gainfully employed or 10% of actors. 3) activity, type of collective movement engaged in by groups that gather in flurries, as in "a flurry of activiy in the office"

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An excellent example of prozactive problem solving! - jrogan, 2009-07-31: 10:38:00

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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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Babblon

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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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Handycap

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: han dee kap

Sentence: at the Outside the Box employment agency they help change a handicap to a handycap, one person's OCD sufferer is another person's cleaner/office manager/proof reader.

Etymology: handicap, handy

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love it - remistram, 2007-06-25: 14:37:00

Voted! - Clayton, 2007-06-25: 21:15:00

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Flawntit

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: flawnt-it

Sentence: Cherie really started marketing herself when she realised her flawntit gave her an oddvantage over the other candidates.

Etymology: flaw + If you've got it flaunt it.

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