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'Dang! Missed again.'

DEFINITION: v. To insist on helping someone solve a problem only to make it worse... much worse. n. The satisfaction that comes from knowing you have done your best to help someone, even if it did not turn out as well as expected.

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Bozofix

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: BOW-zoe-ficks

Sentence: Rosco could BOZOFIX anything- or so he firmly believed. After Wanda had trapped a mouse, Rosco insisted that the humane thing to do was to put it "out of it's misery". While trying to deliver the Coup De Grace with a 12 pound sledgehammer, Rosco demolished Wanda's new plasmoid HDTV. The mouse struggled free and bred successfully for many years, while Rosco continued to inflict his campaign of assertive helpfulness on unsuspecting friends until he had no more. After a few flagons of cheap suds, Rosco noticed that the water was running constantly in Dave's bathroom. Lifting the heavy lid from the tank, Rosco dropped it on the bowl, cracking it in half and unleashing a torrent of water and insults. Thanks to Rosco's BOZOFIX, Dave had to run a gauntlet of condemnation from his aged parents every time he went downstairs to use "the facilities".

Etymology: BOZO+FIX=BOZOFIX.....BOZO:a foolish or incompetent person,a modernistic clown-plural bozos; origin unknown, probably derived from Spanish "bozotros" to err or amuse.....FIX:to make firm, stable, or stationary, to repair, mend or cure,to give a permanent or final form to, to get even with, to influence the actions, outcome, or effect of by improper methods; Middle English, from Latin fixus, past participle of figere to fasten; akin to Lithuanian dygti to sprout, break through.

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COMMENTS:

Fun to say, right on the definition, and easy to remember. Great create. - silveryaspen, 2009-02-02: 16:14:00

Sadly, Roscoe is not alone...great word and why do I hear clown music playing? I hate clowns! - Nosila, 2009-02-02: 20:02:00

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Shrivelous

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sshhhhh riv yul us

Sentence: Her attempts to make him feel comfortable about his non-performance by means of a powerpoint presentation may have been chivalrous in her mind, but it was shrivelous in his

Etymology: chivalrous shrivel

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COMMENTS:

"Like a frightened turtle," as Jerry (Seinfeld) says - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-02: 10:39:00

Very creative combo! Great sentence and verbotomy! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-02: 16:21:00

Hilarious! She needs to take him to Viagra Falls! - Nosila, 2009-02-02: 20:04:00

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Indestructive

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: in-de-struc-tive

Sentence: Jim was indestructive whenever he decided to help his kids with their homework. Eventually, his wife forbade him to speak to them until they were finished.

Etymology: instructive: conveying knowledge, enlightening + destructive: detrimental, causing harm

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Muckerupper

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: muk-er-up-er

Sentence: Marvin was the biggest muckerupper when it came to repairing anything electronic.

Etymology: Mucker- One who mucks up: Informal To bungle, damage, or ruin. Upper- To think you have the upper hand and are on top of things.

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Worstaid

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: wir-st-ayd

Sentence: George could see Miranda was struggling to put a picture up on the wall so he felt he just had to offer his assistance. He rushed over and told her to stand back and he would get the job done in no time. Unfortunately it ended in a case of worstaid when he swung the hammer back and it flew right out of his hand and not only smashed her antique vase but rebounded and landed on Miranda's big toe. He did offer to run her to A&E but she insisted on driving there herself.

Etymology: Worst(an outcome ending in as much damage as possible) + Aid(assistance,help) = Worstaid

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Helpfool

Created by: lizard

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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artr Nice word. Give us a sentence. Earn more points. - artr, 2012-01-22: 09:22:00

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Exasserbate

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: ex ass er bait (verb part of definition). ex ass per a shun (noun part of definition).

Sentence: Sebasstion did try as hard ass anyone to help, but mostly his efforts exasserbate any situation. Everyone, including Sebasstion, was always left in a state of complete exassperation.

Etymology: ASS, EXACERBATE, EXASPERATE. ///Ass - offensive term for any upsetting and irritating person. Exacerbate - to make any a bad situation worse. Exasperation - feeling frustrated and angry, because an unpleasant condition or feeling, was made even worse.

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COMMENTS:

Good combination of words. - kateinkorea, 2009-02-02: 10:54:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-02: 16:25:00

right on - mweinmann, 2009-02-02: 17:16:00

Sassy word! - Nosila, 2009-02-02: 20:06:00

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Hindrancercize

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: hin/dran/sur/size

Sentence: Sally held her breath as she opened the door to Stu. She was dressed in her latest lululemon gear anticipating a rigorous workout. Stu was always willing to help but his awkward attempts always turned into hindrancersize which kept her hopping clearing up the wake of destruction left in his path.

Etymology: hindrance + dancercize

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burst out laughing when I hit lululemon gear and was engulfed in side-splitting laughter by the end, trhying to picture it! Guess Sally won't be on Dancing With The Stars! Dance has gained such popularity, this just might become a popular new word! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-02: 16:08:00

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Wrecktify

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rektəfī

Sentence: Wesley can wrecktify almost any situation. He is all-too-ready to jump in where he should never tread. Fix your computer? Sure! The fact that he can't figure out how to reply to an e-mail should be a clue but his eager willingness often fools his victims. Got something that's working poorly? Better start saving for a new one.

Etymology: Wreck (something, esp. a vehicle or building, that has been badly damaged or destroyed) + rectify (put something right; correct)

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COMMENTS:

nice! - galwaywegian, 2009-02-02: 05:04:00

nice blend! - wayoffcenter, 2009-02-02: 06:32:00

sounds familiar - silveryaspen, 2009-02-02: 16:03:00

wonderful word...captures it exactly. - mweinmann, 2009-02-02: 17:14:00

We have a wrecktile dysfunction theme here today! - Nosila, 2009-02-02: 20:05:00

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Nosistance

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: no sis tants

Sentence: When Harry took the hammer to Sally's computer screen to eradicate a bug, she knew he'd be a nosistance. She was afraid to tell him that there was a fly in his jeans.

Etymology: No (negative, not at all) & Assistance (aid, help, allowing something to happen)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-02: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-08-17: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James