Verboticism: Disabenefit

'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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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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Benifit

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: ben + ih + fit

Sentence: My epilepsy gets me a lot of work in industrial blending applications, so it's turned out to be a benifit.

Etymology: bene + fit (only I spelled it with an "i" instead of the second e, to distinguish it from the original word).

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Lunatickalltherightboxes

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: loo na tik awl the rite bok ses

Sentence: She managed to lunatickalltherightboxes despite the rather stained resumé

Etymology: lunatic tick all the right boxes

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Flawntit

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: flawnt-it

Sentence: Cherie really started marketing herself when she realised her flawntit gave her an oddvantage over the other candidates.

Etymology: flaw + If you've got it flaunt it.

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Achilleshail

Created by: SethelMerman

Pronunciation: uh-Kill-ease-Hayl

Sentence: Who knew that the fluctuting voice would be just what they were looking for in casting the commercial. Thank God for my Achilleshail.

Etymology: Achilles Heel-a (fatal) weakness in spite of overall strength + Hail-to acclaim

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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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Impairmight

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: IM pair might

Sentence: Beatta shrieked excitedly, “you mean I can keep everything as clean as I want? Including my hands?” Her impairment would become her impairmight, as long as she agreed to wear gloves.

Etymology: From: impairment and might.

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Babblon

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: babəlän

Sentence: Little Johnny Madden was a slow learner. He didn’t speak in full sentences til long after his play pals but once he started there was no stopping him. He seemed to revel in the sound of his own voice. His mother’s favorite word was ”Hush!”. Little did anybody realize that he could parlay this annoying trait into a career adding ”color” to the commentary of football sportscasters. He would travel from city to city to do his job. Every city he visited would become the new city of Babblon.

Etymology: babble (talk rapidly and continuously in a foolish, excited, or incomprehensible way) + on - A play on Babylon

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Disabenefit

Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: Diss-ah-ben-ah-fet

Sentence: I was surprised to realize that my "anger problem" is a disabenefit that could make me tons of money. Dressing up as made-up people for "The Jerry Springer Show" is easy!

Etymology: Disability (defect) + benefit (an asset)

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Faultility

Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: fawl-TIL-i-tee

Sentence: Madeline's faultility was her incessant nose-blowing. Her husband thought of divorcing her, but she was such an amazing duck call.

Etymology: fault + utility

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