Verboticism: Perfiction

'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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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" significāre "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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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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COMMENTS:

Vexcellent word! - Nosila, 2008-11-18: 20:40:00

I like it - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-19: 16:44:00

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pomproud

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pämproud

Sentence: Bobby's parents were pomproud of every little thing he did. They would praise him when he tied his own shoes. They would laud his ability to fix his own breakfast. The fact that Bobby is a college graduate doesn't seem to deter their enthusiasm.

Etymology: pompous (affectedly and irritatingly grand, solemn, or self-important) + proud (feeling deep pleasure or satisfaction)

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metrohumanx Excellent word. Sad yet funny. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-21: 08:27:00

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Pridarded

lebeast

Created by: lebeast

Pronunciation: pry-darded

Sentence: 'That woman was outwardly pridarded, did you see how she tied her shoe like she invented it? Like come onnnnnnnn!'

Etymology:

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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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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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