Verboticism: Hackudosity

'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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Shabbility

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: shab-ill-er-tee

Sentence: there is a whole website dedicated to people with the shabbility to make up cool words to funny definitions.

Etymology: shabby, ability

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COMMENTS:

low blow riki - but welcome back - you're at the top of my list for this shability - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-25: 10:08:00

My insanity only proves to me that I not mad! Welcome back. Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-25: 15:42:00

Your shabbility has been missed at Verbotomy! Welcome back!! Not too shabby of a word either!!! - Stevenson0, 2008-01-25: 17:03:00

Great sentence! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-25: 21:54:00

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Wingurgitate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: win gurj it ayt

Sentence: No one could wingurgitate like Little Bobby Eatmore (he was called after his Daddy, Big Bobby Eatmore, not just cuzza his size). Little Bobby could out-eat anyone. He did it at home and he entered food eating contests. The Great Kobayashi (most-food-eating-contest-winner) was awed by Little Bobby. No one worried about Little Bobby's size, nutrition or health, his parents were more focussed on cutting an A&E reality series deal about their little oinker, tentatively titled, "Hello, Gorge-Us"!

Etymology: Win (attain success or reach a desired goal) & Ingurgitate (overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself)

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Personalpride

Created by: purpleman

Pronunciation: per/son/al/pri/de

Sentence: we all usually expose personalpride

Etymology: personal+pride

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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

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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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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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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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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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Suckcess

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: suk-sess

Sentence: Joe Blow, don't you know, was ordinary but neverthe less, to hear him tell, he does the mundane so well, he's nothing but a suckcess.

Etymology: A play on the words suck and success.

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sometimes I think suckcessful people tend to climb the ladder - especially if they're named Joe Blow - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-25: 15:28:00

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Savanteur

Created by: loxhobabl

Pronunciation: sa-van-chur

Sentence: The fellow is a savanteur gift-wrapper.

Etymology: savant + amateur

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