Verboticism: Craptitude

'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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Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: krap-ti-tood

Sentence: Despite his pride over knowing the name of every Real World participant over the last 19 seasons, somehow Evan couldn't parlay this craptitude into gainful employment.

Etymology: crap - sheer worthless feculence + aptitude - an ability given of natural sources

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Comments: Craptitude

bananabender - 2008-01-25: 01:17:00

Dougalistic - 2008-01-25: 04:36:00
Good word combo! :)

zebrahdh - 2008-01-25: 05:31:00
I can't even think of a word now. Craptitude is exactly right.

Jabberwocky - 2008-01-25: 11:18:00

silveryaspen - 2008-01-25: 11:42:00
You really wiped us out with this clever creation! Right on!

OZZIEBOB - 2008-01-25: 15:31:00
Clap, clap, clap for "crapitude" Really good word!

ErWenn - 2008-01-26: 12:31:00
I should learn to read the previously submitted words before submitting something similar but less funny.