Verboticism: Selfproclame

'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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Mungift

Created by: tumblebehr

Pronunciation:

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Narcissilly

artr

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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Chompitence

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: chomp/i/tenss

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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COMMENTS:

Haha, awesome! - Banky, 2008-01-25: 11:07:00

terrific! - gundlefinger, 2008-01-25: 19:47:00

Absolutely brilliant! Sounds like Chris is a "glutton for nourishment". Wonder if there's a lingering malady somewhere in his chonkey head!? - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-25: 15:22:00

Another great creation by changing just one letter ... very clever again! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-25: 21:58:00

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Pridarded

lebeast

Created by: lebeast

Pronunciation: pry-darded

Sentence: 'That woman was outwardly pridarded, did you see how she tied her shoe like she invented it? Like come onnnnnnnn!'

Etymology:

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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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Insignifinesse

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /in-sig-ni'-fi-ness/

Sentence: Shouts of "Watch this, Mom! Watch what I can do!" could be heard repeated for hours on end at the community swimming pool, as little Jerome practiced swimming underwater, although all he was really doing was putting his head under the water for a few seconds and wiggling convulsively. His mother, of course, saw this insignifinesse as the makings of a future Olypian.

Etymology: insignificance - lacking importance or consequence (from Latin, in- "non" significāre "signal") + finesse - skill in handling a difficult task; an artful maneuver (from Old French, fin "subtle, delicate")

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Great word! - Mustang, 2008-01-25: 16:58:00

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