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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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Vocationullment

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: voe - cay - shu - NULL - muhnt

Sentence: Following his mentor's recommendation to pursue a career in a field he truly hated, Trevor was on a path to certain failure - self induced vocationullment - and he was oblivious to the long term cost of that failure.

Etymology: Blend of vocation and annulment.

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COMMENTS:

like the blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-28: 15:42:00

Mustang, sounds like you and I could both not get the new word last night...due to computer problems. However, I like your word. - Nosila, 2008-04-28: 22:21:00

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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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Planglomania

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: plan/glow/mane/eea

Sentence: Jane's planglomania invloves recreating an English village in Northern Ireland.

Etymology: plan + anglomania ( craze for English institutions and customs)

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Careerdumb

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kəri(ə)rdəm

Sentence: Cindy finished college and entered the world of careerdumb, taking a job that she doesn't like and isn't in her her field of study. To make matters worse her new coworkers resent that her dad pulled the strings that put her in a position she is barely qualified for. Managing a store that sells plush animals will do nothing to further her career as a veterinarian.

Etymology: career (an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person's life) + dom (suffix forming nouns: denoting a state or condition) + dumb (stupid)

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Portfolidiocy

Created by: Rutilus

Pronunciation: Port-fole-idi-oh-see

Sentence: Sally always took jobs she wasn't meant for. Her CV would show one portfolidiocy after another.

Etymology: Portfolio - selection of skills + idiocy - act of stupidity

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Vocationono

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: vo-cay-shun-NO-no

Sentence: By following his mentor's recommendation to pursue a career in a field he truly hated, Larson was committing vocationono and was on a path to certain failure and while seeking short term fulfillment he was oblivious to the long term disappointments.

Etymology: Blend of vocation and no no

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx What is work? Work is STRUGGLE! -Chairman Moe ....gret word, Muz! - metrohumanx, 2009-06-08: 05:05:00

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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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Mobjective

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mob jek tiv

Sentence: Vito had trouble adhering to his mobjective. His heart told him killing was not necessarily a good thing, but his bosses felt it was the only way to initiate him him into the family business, to prove his worth as a valued and trusted team member. The only way Vito could meet his mobjective was to try and shoot his victims, but just to mame, not to kill them. Once he had accomplished this, he was demotivated to learn that his uncles had enrolled him in gun school, so he could improve his marksmanship. Yes, he kept trying to get out, but they kept pulling him back in...

Etymology: mob (group:a disorderly crowd of people, a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities) & Objective ( the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)

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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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Persisdunce

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: per-sis-duhns

Sentence: Jan's persisdunce in working for the phone book company has resulted in just what everybody told her would happen. The company has gone out of business and she is unemployed. What a persisdunce.

Etymology: persistence (to continue steadfastly or firmly in some state, purpose, course of action) + dunce (a dull-witted, stupid, or ignorant person; dolt)

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Dogmanagement

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dôgmanijmənt

Sentence: Most people learn from their mistakes. Not so for John’s boss. Her style of dogmanagement is to stick to her plan no matter what. She also believes in sharing. When things go south, she will throw anybody and everybody under the bus.

Etymology: dogmatic (inclined to lay down principles as incontrovertibly true) + management (the process of dealing with or controlling things or people)

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Schemaniatic

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: sceem/may/neea/tik

Sentence: Being diagnosed with a chronic case of vertigo would have been enough to quash the hopes of most tightrope walkers but Tipsy was such a schemaniatic that she was determined to succeed.

Etymology: scheme (plan) + mania (obsession) + schematic + tic (behavioral quirk)

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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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Shambition

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: sham BISH un

Sentence: Miss Anthrope's snobby parents always had an ambition for her to be a doctor, because she is smart and really likes math and science. It's more of a shambition, however, since she can't stand blood or vomit. Oh yeah, and she doesn't really like people. But she DOES like the "finer things in life," so now their dream is for her to MARRY a doctor. p.s. And it will be THEIR fault if she doesn't marry a doctor, because they haven't fully exploited their country club connections. (See Tuesday.)

Etymology: sham + ambition

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Shambitious word! - Nosila, 2010-06-30: 09:13:00

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Sturnudgeon

Created by: moonhugged

Pronunciation:

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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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Mockupation

DrWebsterIII

Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: ma:k -u - peshien

Sentence: Celine's current mockupation as well as her pride and ego stood in the way of her true professional calling, similar to what verbotomy does to me on occasion

Etymology: Mock (travesty) + occupation ( the principal professional activity in one's life)

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hyperborean Great word! I struggled with this one! - hyperborean, 2009-06-08: 21:52:00

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Curridiculum

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: cure/ree/dic/ulum

Sentence: A curridiculum is often favoured by the parents of "gifted" children.

Etymology: curriculum + ridiculous

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COMMENTS:

Wow I really like your word. It has a nice ring to it. Good job! - chingbangwa, 2008-04-30: 00:52:00

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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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Doofusized

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: dew-fuh-sized

Sentence: Susan was so doofusized in her career choices...that it had gotten to the point it was scary for others to watch her flub up!

Etymology: Doofus - a stupid, incompetent, or foolish person and added u-sized - arranged or adjusted.

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Jobborn

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: jäbərn

Sentence: Morris was never suited his profession but he is very jobborn. His parents always wanted him to be a doctor so that’s what he is. The fact that he faints at the sight of blood makes his life a lot more difficult.

Etymology: job (a paid position of regular employment) + stubborn (having or showing dogged determination not to change one\'s attitude or position on something)

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Dysmission

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: dĭs-mĭsh'ən

Sentence: It had always been assumed that, as the eldest son, Iggy would go to law school, join his father's firm and eventually assume the reins as senior partner, but even though his real name was Pontious Albert Poppagopolus III, Iggy knew that, for him, the law school route was a dysmission.

Etymology: 'dys,' bad, as in dyspepsia, dysentery; mission, an assigned or self-imposed duty or task; calling; vocation.

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Dubya

youmustvotenato

Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: dub-yuh

Sentence: Gosh darnit, we're gonna dubya our way through this problem until we got "mission accomplished".

Etymology: George W (Dubya) Bush

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Realisidiot

Created by: chingbangwa

Pronunciation: ree-yal-ee-see-dee-yot

Sentence: Adam was determined to jump from his roof into his car. He knew it was stupid but its what he always wanted to do. He knows hes being a realisidiot but he is going to do it anyway.

Etymology: Realise(Be fully aware or cognizant of) + idiot (A person of subnormal intelligence)

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Perstubb

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: perSIST+stubbORN

Sentence: Perstubbing beyond reason, the man continued riding the scooter to and from work during the coldest winter in history, and even sufferred a bout of frostbite, all the while preferring to talk of how much he had saved on gas.

Etymology: perSIST+stubbORN

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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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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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Nosegrindoffism

green

Created by: green

Pronunciation: nose-grind-off-ism

Sentence: For ten grueling years, Matt slogged at his accounting job, dragging himself into work each day, only to be berated by his boss for his inability to add two plus two. But Matt persevered, believing what his parent's taught him: nosegrindoffism will pay off eventually.

Etymology: bleeding nose, grindstone

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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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Momentdumb

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: moe-ment-dum

Sentence: Jillian had an epiphany about her present course of action, but her momentdumb prevented her from avoiding the train wreck that was approaching.

Etymology: momentum, an impelling force or strength + dumb, slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity

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Best of the day! - Mustang, 2008-04-28: 21:22:00

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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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Welcome back, Stevenson0! - Nosila, 2009-06-08: 21:27:00

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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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Dreamvocation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dreem vo kay shun

Sentence: Stella's dreamvocation was not the one her folks had planned out for her. They saved for her to attend Harvard, get her MBA and then take over their family potato business when they retired. This was at odds with her lifelong goal of being head greeter at Walmart.

Etymology: Dream Vacation (holiday of a lifetime) & Vocation (career,intended job)

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Masqcareering

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: mask-kuh-reer-ing

Sentence: She wanted to be a scientist, but she was masqcareering as a carpenter because everyone in her family had been a carpenter going all the way back to Jesus.

Etymology: masquerading (pretending to be someone one is not) + career (a chosen profession)

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Plantartica

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: PLAN-tahrk-ti-ka

Sentence: When his parents told him that they had secured for him a career in the cryogenic's industry, plantartica, and the feeling of being left out in the cold in a "dead-end" job, snap-froze ergoptimistic Bob unto his upwardly-mobile marrow.

Etymology: PLAN & ANTARCTICA: frozen, forsaken vocational void felt by those trapped by the doings of others, without any real plan of escape from undesired positions.

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sounds like a Canadian winter - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-28: 15:41:00

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Jobogma

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: job-OGG-muh

Sentence: Her aptitude test just made her depressed- Said her fate was to be a Webmaster… But a shepherd of sheep was her dreamjob BoPeep knew that techiestuff just slipped on past her. She decided to take their JOBOGMA to heart- And swore by it with her every breath- A servant of haste on the World Wide Waste, She cried at her Blue Screen Of Death.

Etymology: JOB+(bog)+dOGMA= JOBOGMA.....JOB: something produced by or as if by work; perhaps from obsolete English job lump.....BOG: transitive verb : to cause to sink into or as if into a bog or a deadend job, impede, mire; Middle English (Scots), from Scottish Gaelic & Irish bog- (as in bogluachair bulrushes), from bog marshy, literally, soft, from Middle Irish bocc; probably akin to Old English būgan to bend.....DOGMA: a point of view or tenet put forth by a career counselor as authoritative without adequate grounds; Latin dogmat-, dogma, from Greek, from dokein to seem.

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metrohumanx I'm a little dismayed by the lowbrow profanity that gets twittered.... - metrohumanx, 2009-06-08: 05:14:00

Welcome back, metro...missed youand your witticisms! - Nosila, 2009-06-08: 21:26:00

great word....good to see you creating again... - mweinmann, 2009-06-09: 08:13:00

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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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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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Struterrgy

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: strut-err-gee

Sentence: she had been struterrgizing for so long she felt it was hopeles to fight it.

Etymology: stratergy, rut, err

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love it - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-28: 15:40:00

Top word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-02: 05:41:00

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Knockupation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: nok u pay shun

Sentence: Contrary to what her family and guidance counsellors decided, Rosa kept her nose to the grindstone to avoid her planned knockupation as a Nobel-prize-winning writer. Yes, instead she was going to hone her skills and become a sharp-nosed reporter for the Daily PlanIt.

Etymology: Knock (find fault with;point out flaws;express criticism of) & Occupation (career; way of earning income)

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mrskellyscl I guess work isn't what it's knocked up to be. - mrskellyscl, 2009-06-08: 10:30:00

mrskellyscl I guess work isn't what it's knocked up to be. - mrskellyscl, 2009-06-08: 15:49:00

Sounds like a relative of the school of hard knocks. Good word! - Mustang, 2009-06-08: 21:38:00

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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