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Babblon

artr

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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Traumaze

Created by: kirkaw

Pronunciation: traw-maze

Sentence: When Michael's obnoxious outburst at the Marsha resulted in her quiting the next day, to the delighted of the rest of the office staff, he was simply traumazed at himself.

Etymology: trauma - amazed

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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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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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Handycap

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: han-dee-capp

Sentence:

Etymology: handy, handicap

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COMMENTS:

Very apt and capped a good day's verboting. - scrabbelicious, 2009-07-31: 15:22:00

Nice Flo to it! - scrabbelicious, 2009-07-31: 15:24:00

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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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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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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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Nonplusplus

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nänˈpləspləs

Sentence: The fact that Jerry was unsure what to do and accomplished little made him perfect for his government job. It turned out to be a nonplusplus. He even developed a theory and an entire unofficial training program entitled DYNAMIC INACTION in which you look very busy working in one direction only to reverse course before you get to any measurable goal. The net result; status quo. Not only do you NOT rock the boat, you confine all your activity to the dock.

Etymology: nonplus (surprise and confuse (someone) so much that they are unsure how to react) + plus (an advantage)

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COMMENTS:

"DYNAMIC INACTION" - hilarious! Good word - splendiction, 2009-07-31: 18:01:00

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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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