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DEFINITION: v. To make something worse while attempting to make it better. n. A bad improvement.

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Shitigate

Created by: japanaysian

Pronunciation: Shit-e-gate

Sentence: There was an argument within the group, and Tom shitigated the situation by telling everyone to calm down and stop acting like bitches.

Etymology: Shit + mitigate

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Wimprovement

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: wim proov ment

Sentence: When Cathy met Todd in High School, he was a brawny fellow, but lacking in refinement. Ten years later, they were wed, had 2 kids and Todd was now a big pudding of a man who was so whipped and broken by the demanding Cathy. She considered Todd her greatest wimprovement.

Etymology: Wimp (a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy) & Improvement (betterment;change;progress)

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Remuddle

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: re-MUD-l

Sentence: Simpson had set out to completely redesign and redo the interior of his home but lacking proper skills and experience his effort turned out to be a hideous remuddle rather than the upgrade he had envisioned.

Etymology: Blend of 'remodel' (redo or makeover) and 'muddle' (to mix up in a confused or bungling manner)

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Oddify

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: ODD+modIFY

Sentence: Instead of helping her appearance overall, her nose job only oddified her face, leaving you with a faint impression of disgust.

Etymology: ODD+modIFY

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COMMENTS:

Good one,Rebelvin. - Nosila, 2008-05-15: 01:52:00

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Ruinstallation

Created by: scissorlips

Pronunciation: roo in stall a shun

Sentence: Everyone hopes that they are bettering themselves by working out, but it is often the case that the habit becomes a ruinstallation of muscles and inflexibility.

Etymology: ruin: a disintegration, either physical, moral, social, or economic. + installation: to equip something or someone

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Remuddle

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ree - MUDL

Sentence: Wilford had set out to completely redesign and redo the interior of his home but lacking proper skills and experience his effort turned out to be a hideous remuddle rather than the upgrade he had envisioned.

Etymology: Blend of remodel and muddle...to mix up in a confused or bungling manner

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COMMENTS:

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-15: 11:41:00

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Shedit

Created by: ZenoX

Pronunciation: shed it

Sentence: She went to a plastic surgeon the other day and shedited her nose. She was telling me all about that present she'll never afford now. Wait till she hears about her embarrassing shedit. She'll probably never admit her mistake.

Etymology: A shit edit, a change that should be hid in a dark place (shed).

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Unintendment

Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: un-intend-ment

Sentence: Horace had horrible headaches. He was getting rather desperate. He thought by cutting his head off, he would alleviate the problem. The one unintendment he didn't count on was death.

Etymology: un, not + intend, to direct one's attention towards

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Incorrectify

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: ĭn'kə-rěk'tə-fī'

Sentence: "You can't polish a turd," Garvin said when David showed him how he had used accessories to incorrectify his '79 Ford Pinto.

Etymology: incur, to bring upon oneself, as in, to incur the ridicule of the public; rectify, verb form of rectum, part of the human anatomy often euphemized as a term of disparagement.

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COMMENTS:

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-15: 11:45:00

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Misrepair

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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: miss-repair

Sentence: With clippers in hand, I began cutting my hair. I kept having to "fix" my mistakes and soon enough, my hair was in misrepair.

Etymology: mistaken; repair

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-15: 00:01:00
Today's definition is inspired by author and philosopher, Mark Kingwell who I saw last night speaking about "Social Change". He reminded us that not all change is good change. And noted that in German they have word to describe such bad improvements -- Schlimmbesserung -- which we don't have in English. And so it's today's challenge. Thanks Mark! ~ James