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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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