Verboticism: Mundanecook

'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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Quotalendian

thegoatisbad

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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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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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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Groast

Created by: andyktm

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Exaggerflaunt

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ecks-ADJ-er-flont

Sentence: Dexter is actually a very bland, nondescript sort, and lacking perception skills he will repeatedly exaggerflaunt his minimal capabilities in an effort to promote his own self worth.

Etymology: Blend of 'exaggerate' (to magnify beyond the limits of truth; overstate; represent disproportionately) and 'flaunt' (to parade or display oneself conspicuously, defiantly, or boldly)

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metrohumanx Coldly accurate and funny! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-19: 20:12:00

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

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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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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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