Verboticism: Normceptional

'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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Craptitude

Created by: Tjay33

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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COMMENTS:

that definitely would produce a load of craptitude - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-18: 10:55:00

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Ordinerdy

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: or-di-ner-dy

Sentence: Jack's mom thought he was a genius because he passed Math, but in fact, he was quite ordinerdy.

Etymology: ordinary: mundane = nerd: a person accomplished in scientific or technical pursuits, but socially inept

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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:

Vexcellent word! - Nosila, 2008-11-18: 20:40:00

I like it - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-19: 16:44:00

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Craptitude

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: krap-ti-tood

Sentence: Despite his pride over knowing the name of every Real World participant over the last 19 seasons, somehow Evan couldn't parlay this craptitude into gainful employment.

Etymology: crap - sheer worthless feculence + aptitude - an ability given of natural sources

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COMMENTS:

Clever! - bananabender, 2008-01-25: 01:17:00

Good word combo! :) - Dougalistic, 2008-01-25: 04:36:00

I can't even think of a word now. Craptitude is exactly right. - zebrahdh, 2008-01-25: 05:31:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-25: 11:18:00

You really wiped us out with this clever creation! Right on! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-25: 11:42:00

Clap, clap, clap for "crapitude" Really good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-25: 15:31:00

I should learn to read the previously submitted words before submitting something similar but less funny. - ErWenn, 2008-01-26: 12:31:00

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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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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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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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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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Exaggervaunt

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: egz - ADJ - er - vont

Sentence: Delbert never passed up an opportunety to exaggervaunt his minimal skills and talents.

Etymology: Exaggerate + vaunt (boast)

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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.

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