Verboticism: Spannerism

Spannerism

Created by: Dougalistic

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: Span-ner-is-ummm

Sentence: "Gareth, everyone can just pick up a pencil and chuck it across a room, that is not 'unique' or clever at all. Your a tool, in fact that spannerism you just did proves my point. You buffoon.

Etymology: Spanner - Has 2 meanings. Main name refers to a tool mechanics use that is big and heavy. Can also be used as a derogative term to describe a stupid or retarded person. If you add ism to the end you are stating it is a condition or illness.

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Comments: Spannerism

OZZIEBOB - 2008-01-25: 15:45:00
I think it has three meanings! Brings to mind a limerick about a young "lady". Interesting word.