Verboticism: Chompitence

'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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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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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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Triviart

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: trivvy-art

Sentence: Morty's innocuous persona could not even be jazzed up by developing a triviart. He had not even one skill that was marginallly better than the next man's that could be talked up.

Etymology: trivial + art

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Inspirational word. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-19: 20:16:00

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Nilskill

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: nil skil

Sentence: Johnny's parents were so proud of his nilskill...gorging himself on anything in sight. He'd honed his talents after years of training and practice.

Etymology: nil (nothing) & skill (talent or ability)

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COMMENTS:

Short, sharp and spot on. Excellent creation! - bananabender, 2008-01-25: 01:14:00

Cheers, bananabender...I'm glad it a-peel-ed to you! - Nosila, 2008-01-25: 19:23:00

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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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Ordinerdy

mrskellyscl

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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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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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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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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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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