Verboticism: Spannerism

'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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Vexpertise

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: vex/pur/tease

Sentence: Johnny's mom thought her son charmed his way into being promoted to higher levels but it was really only his vexpertise.

Etymology: vex + expertise

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COMMENTS:

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Haccolade

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: hak-uh-LEYD

Sentence: As young, tritumphant Robert plowed through a plethora of pasta, his proud parents haccoladed heartily their fill-belly fillistine.

Etymology: Blend of HACK: one who does routine, dull, trite work etc & ACCOCOLADE v.tr - to praise, to honour. TRITUMPHANT (trite & triumphant) FILLISTINE (fill-up & Philistine).

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Hacks right up there! I really like it! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-25: 11:45:00

how hilarious - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-25: 12:16:00

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Triviart

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: trivvy-art

Sentence: Morty's innocuous persona could not even be jazzed up by developing a triviart. He had not even one skill that was marginallly better than the next man's that could be talked up.

Etymology: trivial + art

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Inspirational word. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-19: 20:16:00

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Quotalendian

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: quo-'ta-lend-en

Sentence: Kimberly had such a flair for parallel parking, she sometimes considered putting in on her resume, even though nobody else was as impressed as she. "A lot of people struggle with it" she bragged, "but I've always been able to park with just one try. Just one of those everyday skills." Zinnia, unimpressed with Kimberly's quotalendian, asked "Just one of what everyday skills?" Annoyed, Kimberly responded "Just one of those everyday skills that I have and you don't" while marching back to her desk full of cheese. Amused, Zinnia muttered "Oh, I didn't realize parallel parking was a social skill."

Etymology: Quotidian (every day) + Talent (special skill)

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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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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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Supermundity

Created by: nickers823

Pronunciation: Su'-per-mun"-dit-e

Sentence: His intense speed of sock folding had quick become a supermundity in the eyes of his neighbors.

Etymology: from super, meaning great and mundane meaning ordinary, lit. of the world

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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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Savanteur

Created by: loxhobabl

Pronunciation: sa-van-chur

Sentence: The fellow is a savanteur gift-wrapper.

Etymology: savant + amateur

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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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