Verboticism: Vaptitude

'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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Nilskill

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: nil skil

Sentence: Little Johnny's doting parents were so proud of his talents. His overeating was a particular nilskill that they had fed and nourished over the years. Being chubby and hungry themselves, they encouraged him to overeat at every opportunity. They did not realize that he had developed his nilskill so well that left alone for over an hour without food, he might even gnaw off his own foot!

Etymology: Nil (nothing, zero) & Skill (ability acquired by training, talent, aptitude)

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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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Tittot

Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation: tit-tot

Sentence: The judges had a good laugh at Willy's tittot attempt to impersonate Ricky Martin.

Etymology: tit - a foolish or ineffectual person. tot - a toddler - the pride of every parents no matter what.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx That was an inspired word. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-19: 20:23:00

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Mediosyncrasy

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: mēdēōsingkrəsē

Sentence: The comedy talent program was so concerned about being non-offensive that it became a major case of mediosyncrasy. The jokes may have been delivered by unusual, interesting comedians but the pre-screened material was so banal that several members of the audience dozed off.

Etymology: mediocre (of only moderate quality; not very good) + ideosyncrasy (a mode of behavior or way of thought peculiar to an individual)

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Hypernormalize

Penelopeme

Created by: Penelopeme

Pronunciation: hy per normal ize

Sentence: Eating became the hypernormalized habit, to which, no one but Johnny, appreciated.

Etymology:

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Selfproclame

Created by: gemmgemms

Pronunciation: self-pro-klaim

Sentence: He thought that by constantly selfproclaming himself he would become cool but, it really did not help.

Etymology: selfproclaim+lame

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Foolent

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: foo lent

Sentence: Everyone knew Bob was proclaiming another foolent when he challenged anyone in the room to breathe better than him.

Etymology: fool/ish (stupid, dumb) + talent (something one can do better than others)

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Hackudosity

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: HAK-koo-DOHZ-ee-TEE

Sentence: As young, haccoladed Herbert plowed through a pile-high plethora of pasta, his proud parents' banalaudations grew louder in hackudosity.

Etymology: Blend of HACK: trite, routine and commonplace ; KUDOS: Glory; fame; renown; praise. & ITY: state, condition

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Very Hackurrate word! - Nosila, 2008-11-18: 22:14:00

metrohumanx Wow. Nicely crafted sentence! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-19: 20:11:00

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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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Savaint

Created by: MsPettyAdams

Pronunciation: sav-aynt

Sentence: "Jeff can peel an orange in one whole strip! He's a genius!" "Yes, darling, lucky you, your husband is an absolute savain't."

Etymology: French term savant, meaning "learned person" combined with African American vernacular term ain't, meaning "is not"

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