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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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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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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Blovomatic

Created by: HerOralHighness

Pronunciation: bloh-voh-matic

Sentence: Rowland was blovomatic about his spud-munching abilities, to say the least.

Etymology: bloviate (To discourse at length in a pompous or boastful manner) and Automatic ( Acting or done without volition or conscious control; involuntary)

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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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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" signific─üre "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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Perfiction

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: per fik shun

Sentence: Persimmon tartly touted her computer skills even though she couldn't tell you the difference between an icon and an image, or hardware from software. Quite often, her coworkers burst into smogrins (smiles smothering grins and chuckles) over her computer perfictions!

Etymology: An interplay to combine perfection with fiction! What one does when they try to pretend to perfection, but do not succeed in such fiction.

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Great word - TJayzz, 2008-11-19: 07:49:00

metrohumanx Perfiction IS perfection! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-19: 20:24:00

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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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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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Selfproclame

Created by: gemmgemms

Pronunciation: self-pro-klaim

Sentence: He thought that by constantly selfproclaming himself he would become cool but, it really did not help.

Etymology: selfproclaim+lame

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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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