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'Do you think I should stick to the plan?'

DEFINITION: v. To stick to your plan even though you've realized it's dumb. n. A stupid plan, especially if it's a career plan suggested by parents, teachers or guidance counselors who want you to be something that you're not.

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Dreamvocation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dreem vo kay shun

Sentence: Stella's dreamvocation was not the one her folks had planned out for her. They saved for her to attend Harvard, get her MBA and then take over their family potato business when they retired. This was at odds with her lifelong goal of being head greeter at Walmart.

Etymology: Dream Vacation (holiday of a lifetime) & Vocation (career,intended job)

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Knockupation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: nok u pay shun

Sentence: Contrary to what her family and guidance counsellors decided, Rosa kept her nose to the grindstone to avoid her planned knockupation as a Nobel-prize-winning writer. Yes, instead she was going to hone her skills and become a sharp-nosed reporter for the Daily PlanIt.

Etymology: Knock (find fault with;point out flaws;express criticism of) & Occupation (career; way of earning income)

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COMMENTS:

mrskellyscl I guess work isn't what it's knocked up to be. - mrskellyscl, 2009-06-08: 10:30:00

mrskellyscl I guess work isn't what it's knocked up to be. - mrskellyscl, 2009-06-08: 15:49:00

Sounds like a relative of the school of hard knocks. Good word! - Mustang, 2009-06-08: 21:38:00

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Dubya

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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: dub-yuh

Sentence: Gosh darnit, we're gonna dubya our way through this problem until we got "mission accomplished".

Etymology: George W (Dubya) Bush

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Mislabored

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: mis-labored

Sentence: Janet was mislabored because of her guidance counselor who advised her to become a gym teacher even though she had a full scholarship to Peabody for voice. "What can you do with a degree in voice?" he asked. "If you become a gym teacher you have guaranteed income."

Etymology: Misled: given bad advice + labor: work + mislabeled: incorrect labeling

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Attendunce

Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: uh-ten-duns

Sentence: Looking back at Olivia's singlemindedness of attendunce to do stupid things even though she knew it would harm her in the end, led her psychiatrist to prescribe her medicine for OCD.

Etymology: attend + dunce

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Careerdumb

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kəri(ə)rdəm

Sentence: Cindy finished college and entered the world of careerdumb, taking a job that she doesn't like and isn't in her her field of study. To make matters worse her new coworkers resent that her dad pulled the strings that put her in a position she is barely qualified for. Managing a store that sells plush animals will do nothing to further her career as a veterinarian.

Etymology: career (an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person's life) + dom (suffix forming nouns: denoting a state or condition) + dumb (stupid)

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Dysmission

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: dĭs-mĭsh'ən

Sentence: It had always been assumed that, as the eldest son, Iggy would go to law school, join his father's firm and eventually assume the reins as senior partner, but even though his real name was Pontious Albert Poppagopolus III, Iggy knew that, for him, the law school route was a dysmission.

Etymology: 'dys,' bad, as in dyspepsia, dysentery; mission, an assigned or self-imposed duty or task; calling; vocation.

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Tragictory

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tra jik tor ee

Sentence: Lily stuck to her career plan, which was always to become a famous Opera singer...a real diva. She studied Italian, knew all the words to every aria and dreamed of debuting at La Scala or The Met. But her career plan was on a tragictory course. The one thing that she forgot was that she could not sing a note, never mind reach the high notes a soprano needs to achieve to become a star. Her frustration just made her become a demanding diva instead to her friends and family. Too bad, she never got a Handel on the old talent thing.

Etymology: Tragic (very sad; especially involving grief or death or destruction) & Trajectory (path, orbit)

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Shambition

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: sham BISH un

Sentence: Miss Anthrope's snobby parents always had an ambition for her to be a doctor, because she is smart and really likes math and science. It's more of a shambition, however, since she can't stand blood or vomit. Oh yeah, and she doesn't really like people. But she DOES like the "finer things in life," so now their dream is for her to MARRY a doctor. p.s. And it will be THEIR fault if she doesn't marry a doctor, because they haven't fully exploited their country club connections. (See Tuesday.)

Etymology: sham + ambition

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COMMENTS:

Shambitious word! - Nosila, 2010-06-30: 09:13:00

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Portfolidiocy

Created by: Rutilus

Pronunciation: Port-fole-idi-oh-see

Sentence: Sally always took jobs she wasn't meant for. Her CV would show one portfolidiocy after another.

Etymology: Portfolio - selection of skills + idiocy - act of stupidity

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