Verboticism: Booboonanza

Booboonanza

Created by: Tigger

Definition: v. To make a mistake where the benefits exceed the costs of the screw-up. n. An excellent mistake, which despite its stupidity, produces a positive outcome.

Pronunciation: bu-bu-'nan-za

Sentence: Howard had never had much luck betting on the horse races until one day he mixed up his picks betting on the wrong race. His trifecta win, which paid off at 50 to 1 odds, was a real booboonanza.

Etymology: Boo-boo (error or mistake) & Boon (blessing or benefit) + Bonanza (a rich mine or vein of precious metal or stones; anything which yields a large income or return)

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Comments: Booboonanza

Nosila - 2009-06-12: 08:48:00
Welcome back, Tigger!

Mustang - 2009-06-12: 22:48:00
very good!