Verboticism: Hypernormalize

'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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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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COMMENTS:

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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Nackworst

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: nak worst

Sentence: Little Eddie's Mother, Edna, always doted on him. She saw everything he did as a special talent, even though most other people could do it much better. The doctor told her to control what Eddie ate, since he was growing more wider than taller every year. But how could she, when the child had an absolute gift for cleaning up his plate (and other peoples') to make any mother or cook feel proud? Little Eddie's Nackworst was pigging out and as she always said, "Losing was for losers!"

Etymology: Nack (anyone else has a Knack,a special way of doing something, but Eddie was special!) & Worst (not the best at something; the weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of) & rhymes with Knackwurst (short thick highly seasoned sausage)

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Narcissilly

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: närsəsilē

Sentence: The schools have gone mad. The rush to promote positive self-esteem has gone over the edge. With programs like **STUDENT OF THE WEEK**, **CITIZEN OF THE MONTH** and even **HERO OF THE WEEK**, as well as fashion shows for pre-teens, young people have no interest in anybody but themselves. Where teen years used to be a time for introspection, now it is time to be narscissilly.

Etymology: nascissism (extreme selfishness, with a grandiose view of one\\\'s own talents and a craving for admiration, as characterizing a personality type) + silly (having or showing a lack of common sense or judgment; absurd and foolish)

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Mediosyncrasy

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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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Normceptional

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: norm/cep/tion/al

Sentence: He is normceptional at walking and talking at the same time.

Etymology: normal + exceptional

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COMMENTS:

ha ha great word think u sould be ahead off everyone - purpleman, 2008-02-01: 15:24:00

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Quotalendian

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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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Mungift

Created by: tumblebehr

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Groast

Created by: andyktm

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Chompitence

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: chomp/i/tense

Sentence: Chris' chompitence was to chew food in perfect time to the music being played in the restaurant.

Etymology: chomp + competence

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Excellent - TJayzz, 2008-11-18: 07:49:00

Very good - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-19: 16:44:00

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Vaptitude

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈvæptəˌtud/ /VAPP-tuh-Tood/

Sentence: Occasionally someone comes along who can do something something ordinary with extraordinary elegance and effectiveness, but most of the time, it's just vaptitude.

Etymology: From vapid + aptitude

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sad but true - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-25: 15:23:00

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-25: 15:32:00

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