Verboticism: Dumbskill

'You mean, it's okay if I'm a totally obsessive-compulsive neat freak?'

DEFINITION: v. To suddenly discover that your most troublesome personality defect, for which you have been taking medication and/or therapy, is actually your greatest asset. n. A perceived weakness which is actually a strength.

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Bonusneurosis

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: bo-nuss-nerr-os-iss

Sentence: Viv discovered that her bonusneurosis actually enhanced her standing in the company....numbering all the photocopy paper saved the office money, which in turn led to her promotion.

Etymology: bonus (as in free gift, or reward) + neurosis (a relatively mild personality disorder typified by excessive anxiety or indecision and a degree of social or interpersonal maladjustment)

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Foibility

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: foy-bil-la-tee

Sentence: Danny's big nose and squeaky voice was his greatest foibility in his career as a television clown. When he was little, all the kids teased him, but when he became a famous Bozo, all the kids loved him.

Etymology: foible: minor weakness or failing of character; an idiocyncracy + ability: a natural or acquired talent

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Handycap

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: han dee kap

Sentence: at the Outside the Box employment agency they help change a handicap to a handycap, one person's OCD sufferer is another person's cleaner/office manager/proof reader.

Etymology: handicap, handy

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COMMENTS:

love it - remistram, 2007-06-25: 14:37:00

Voted! - Clayton, 2007-06-25: 21:15:00

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Dumbskill

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: dum-skil

Sentence: In person, everyone thought Annie was a complete numskull. She was always chattering about whatever was on her mind, which was not too much. (She had the attention span of a gnat, and an addiction to celebrity gossip.) It was a dumbskill that she made the most of on twitter, where she had 1000 followers.

Etymology: dumbskull + skill

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COMMENTS:

They say, in order to 'keep ahead of the game' and 'to remain relevent in the workplace' workers should dumbskill every 5 years. - scrabbelicious, 2009-07-31: 11:41:00

The dumber the better... - jrogan, 2009-07-31: 12:35:00

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Onusbonus

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: OH-nuhs-boh-nuhs

Sentence: Alex's utter lack of personality proved an onusbonus when he landed a job as an Abercrummie clerk.

Etymology: onus (burden) + bonus (benefit)

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COMMENTS:

She's a leftie, cool. -from an ambie - mplsbohemian, 2007-06-26: 01:47:00

Oops, I meant that for the main dealie. - mplsbohemian, 2007-06-26: 01:48:00

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Thatsitinsane

Created by: andrewa121

Pronunciation: "that's it insane"

Sentence: After interviewing candidate after candidate for our unique position, we finally found one who was thatsitinsane. Her quirks were perfect in every way.

Etymology: from "that's it", an epiphanic phrase, and insane, denoting a tenuous relationship with the rational. cf. "bat shit insane".

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Epiphaclick

Created by: bubbos

Pronunciation: e-pi-fa-click

Sentence: Tom acknowledges that Sally's stubbornness as an epifaclick for her career.

Etymology: epiphany + click, for it all to click in

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Faultitude

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: fawlt-it-tood

Sentence: She displayed her stalking practices daily with her staff, sneaking up behind them, checking her watch each time she saw them away from their cubicles chit chatting with coworkers. This behaviour became her faultitude and discovered she should become a private investigator.

Etymology: fault (flaw, imperfection) + fortitude (mental and emotional strength when facing difficulty, adversity)

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Ephobany

Created by: weyrlady

Pronunciation: e-fo-ban-e

Sentence: It was such an ephobany to realize he actually loved me for my friggatriskaidekaphobia.

Etymology: A combination of "epiphany" and "phobia".

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Obsuccession

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: on suk ses shun

Sentence: Little did Hugh Hefner's parents know that their son's obsession with pet rabbits would make him rich. His compulsion for bunnies turned into an obsuccession. He ended up with bunnies galore (one for each month of the year) a Bunny Club in every city, a Bunny TV Channel, a Bunny Mansion, a Bunny Magazine and a Bunny Jet. They were happy that his success was just based upon his love of bunnies, because as a little boy, he was also obsessed with naked girls...

Etymology: Obsession (an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone;an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions against your will)& Success (an event that accomplishes its intended purpose;a state of prosperity or fame)

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