Verboticism: Haccolade

Haccolade

Created by: OZZIEBOB

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.

Pronunciation: hak-uh-LEYD

Sentence: As young, tritumphant Robert plowed through a plethora of pasta, his proud parents haccoladed heartily their fill-belly fillistine.

Etymology: Blend of HACK: one who does routine, dull, trite work etc & ACCOCOLADE v.tr - to praise, to honour. TRITUMPHANT (trite & triumphant) FILLISTINE (fill-up & Philistine).

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Comments: Haccolade

silveryaspen - 2008-01-25: 11:45:00
Hacks right up there! I really like it!

Jabberwocky - 2008-01-25: 12:16:00
how hilarious