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'Do you think I should stick to the plan?'

DEFINITION: v. To stick to your plan even though you've realized it's dumb. n. A stupid plan, especially if it's a career plan suggested by parents, teachers or guidance counselors who want you to be something that you're not.

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Vocaterror

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Vo-kay-ta-rer

Sentence: From a young age, Jane had always dreamed of becoming a ballet dancer. And now that she was 18 she was determined to get into ballet school, though all of her friends told her that, at 20 stone she would not be accepted. Even her own mum pointed out that she was being a vocaterror, but still she wouldn't listen.

Etymology: Vocation (a strong pull towards a path in life) + error (mistake) = vocaterror

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Attendunce

Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: uh-ten-duns

Sentence: Looking back at Olivia's singlemindedness of attendunce to do stupid things even though she knew it would harm her in the end, led her psychiatrist to prescribe her medicine for OCD.

Etymology: attend + dunce

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Modusoperandumb

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: moh/duhs/op/uh/ran/dum

Sentence: A parent who pushes a child into an activity, or area where the child has no known ability, or confidence is performing an act of modusoperandumb.

Etymology: modus operandi (an unvarying, or unyielding act, method, or procedure) + dumb

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Tragictory

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tra jik tor ee

Sentence: Lily stuck to her career plan, which was always to become a famous Opera singer...a real diva. She studied Italian, knew all the words to every aria and dreamed of debuting at La Scala or The Met. But her career plan was on a tragictory course. The one thing that she forgot was that she could not sing a note, never mind reach the high notes a soprano needs to achieve to become a star. Her frustration just made her become a demanding diva instead to her friends and family. Too bad, she never got a Handel on the old talent thing.

Etymology: Tragic (very sad; especially involving grief or death or destruction) & Trajectory (path, orbit)

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Automoron

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /aw-TOM-mohr-on/ (pronounced like the word 'automaton')

Sentence: Jill dreamed of attending Le Cordon Bleu, becoming a chef and, one day, opening her own restaurant. Yet, every day she would go into work like an automoron, hating most of those who worked at the law firm and the other senior partners because they seemed content with their occupations. Her parents had prepared her well for a career in law, but ultimately she felt that her job lacked fulfillment.

Etymology: Automaton - a self-operating machine or mechanism, especially a robot, performing routine tasks (from Greek, automatos "self-acting") + Moron - a person who is notably stupid or lacking in good judgment (from Greek, moros "foolish, dull")

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Determinut

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: dee-TERM-eh-nut

Sentence: Gwendolyn is a whacked out determinut when it comes to career choices, bent on becoming an opera singer though she cant carry a tune, has a raspy voice and cant even pronounce the names of most operas.

Etymology: Blend of 'determined' (bent on doing something) and 'nut' (slang for ''crazy person')

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Undertermining

Created by: scissorlips

Pronunciation: UN-der-term-MINE-ing

Sentence: The way our country clings to foreign policy which is so clearly flawed with such resolution can only be considered undertermining.

Etymology: From undermine: (to lessen or deplete the strength of) + determined: (no hesitation or wavering)

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Blooprint

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: Blueprint

Sentence: It was a triumph of endurance over wit, when Marmaduke graduated from Lion tamer school without making any progress on his fear of felines. But his father had always wanted him to join the family circus and without question Marmaduke stuck to his blooprint.

Etymology: blueprint (a plan) + blooper (a mistake) + blue (also a mistake)

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-28: 15:40:00

Funny and a great verboticism! - Mustang, 2008-04-28: 21:21:00

good one! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-02: 05:41:00

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Discomjobulated

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: dis - com - job - you - lay - ted

Sentence: Joy did not want to be a comedian. When she was up on stage she felt all discomjobulated. Everyone else thought she was funny and wanted her to continue entertaining but she did not find any of this enjoyable. In fact, the more she made people laugh, the more she felt like crying.

Etymology: discombobulated (confused, embarrassed, Upset; broken, mixed up), job

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COMMENTS:

mrskellyscl So, would her anxiety be considered discomjobrelated? - mrskellyscl, 2009-06-08: 08:00:00

probably! - mweinmann, 2009-06-08: 11:34:00

hyperborean Your sentence made me laugh out loud! Love it! - hyperborean, 2009-06-08: 21:35:00

DrWebsterIII love the the word and the sentence made me pee in my pants - DrWebsterIII, 2009-06-08: 23:13:00

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Mislabored

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: mis-labored

Sentence: Janet was mislabored because of her guidance counselor who advised her to become a gym teacher even though she had a full scholarship to Peabody for voice. "What can you do with a degree in voice?" he asked. "If you become a gym teacher you have guaranteed income."

Etymology: Misled: given bad advice + labor: work + mislabeled: incorrect labeling

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-28: 00:01:00
Today's definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko's Career Secret # 1: "There is no plan". See: "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko" by Dan Pink. Thanks Dan! ~ James

Nosila - 2008-04-28: 22:24:00
I can usually get the new word by 10:00 pm MDT, but last night it was late and I eventually had to flake out to get up for work. Hope it's "on time" tonight!Cheers!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-29: 00:18:00
Yes Nosila, I was working way too late last night. I got stuck between few words, or something like that... but eventually I got it done. Thanks! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-06-08: 00:01:00
Today's definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko's Career Secret # 1: "There is no plan". See: "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko" by Dan Pink. Thanks Dan! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-06-30: 00:22:00
Today's definition was suggested by johnnybunko. Thank you johnnybunko. ~ James