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DEFINITION: v. To make a mistake where the benefits exceed the costs of the screw-up. n. An excellent mistake, which despite its stupidity, produces a positive outcome.

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Catasterrific

Created by: Rutilus

Pronunciation: cat-as-ter-if-ik

Sentence: Geoff was happily contemplating the reason he'd got here.Refusing to accept his line manager's bullying and getting fired had given him time to study and re-train. Here was a man better qualified, better off and much happier. Oh how he chuckled at an event he had seen as a disaster had in fact been completely catasterrific for him.

Etymology: Catastrophic - dramatic negative effect; Terrific - extremely good, wonerful

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Snafruition

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sna-froo-ish-uhn

Sentence: Jerry was just another starving artist. After years of trying, he finally found a Gallery Director who was willing to look at his watercolors. His wish to be successful came to snafruition when he got caught in a downpour on his way to the gallery. The Director proclaimed his half-blurred paintings as genius and immediately scheduled a showing.

Etymology: snafu (mistake) + fruition (attainment of anything desired; realization; accomplishment)

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Follysuperior

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: faw lee soop pare ee or

Sentence: FiFi had been a trained ballet dancer who had fallen on hard times and was forced to dance in a cabaret show to earn her keep. Instead of leotards and tulle tutu skirts, she wore skimpy theatrical costumes, often with paste gems and feathers or other items strategically placed on them. For the Victorian times of 1870 she lived in, these costumes were considered very scandalous. All that changed one night when the thin straps of her loose dress burdened with the heavy weight of 10 pounds of fake cherries broke free while she was in motion. Her audience was allowed to gaze upon her totally nude body for several minutes before she realized what had happened. Fifi's wardrobe malfunction became the follysuperior of her career and instantly took her from the back of the chorus line to become the featured performer. The stage manager, smelling a fortune to be made, arranged for her to do this every performance, so appreciative was the audience's response. Yes, gentlemen for miles around came to see her lose her cherries every night and that's how the striptease of burlesque was born.

Etymology: folly ( foolish or senseless behavior, the trait or quality of acting stupidly or rashly, a stupid mistake)& superior (of high or superior quality or performance)& rhymes with Folies Bergères (Paris Music Hall which featured bawdy song and dance reviews between 1890-1920, including burlesque and nearly nude dances and stripteases, and later, Josephine Baker)

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COMMENTS:

Love the story. Hilarious! - Tigger, 2008-05-02: 21:57:00

Top story. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-04: 06:52:00

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Beautifall

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: bee u ti FALL

Sentence: Sis accidentally stumbled on Loor Street trying to walk in her new long spandex skinny skirt in vinyl-covered stiletto heels. Her beautifall onto a gorgeous male super model just outside Sheen’s (THE fation house) was well worth the embarrassment of having to tear off the skirt train wear it tore. As sis struggled to get up off Mr. Model, the store’s security emerged along-side the store manager, all wearing worried expressions. The manager offered Sis a serene recovery in the shop’s day spa, followed by lunch and...full replacement of the skirt!

Etymology: A mix of FALL and beautiful.

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Zooperblooper

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Zoo-purr-blu-pur

Sentence: Jane was distracted by her kids whilst buying her lottery ticket and made a mistake by writing down the wrong numbers, fortunately it turned out to be a zooperblooper as, due to her mistake she won the jackpot!

Etymology: Zooper(super,great) Blooper(a big mistake) = zooperblooper

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Zoinks, that was a lucky mistake. - Tigger, 2008-05-02: 22:01:00

What are the chances... - Nosila, 2008-05-03: 22:22:00

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Splenderror

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: splěn'ěr'ər

Sentence: Mikail thought his career was down the dumper when he told Boris his toupee looked ridiculous. A month later, though, working for Antonin at twice the salary plus comission, he realized the comment had been a splenderror.

Etymology: splend, to spend one's income in loans to close friends (spend/lend); der, german article; ror, var. of roar, to laugh loudly or boisterously.

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splendid would also work well in your etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-02: 12:44:00

ya think? how about, 'splendor?' - stache, 2008-05-02: 13:27:00

Splendoriffic word. - Tigger, 2008-05-02: 22:19:00

Terrific . - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-04: 06:51:00

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Acerr

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ace/err

Sentence: A scientist at the 3-M company, in an attempt to make a super glue, acerred when he came up with a weak glue and used it to invent post-it notes. The scientist and 3-M went on to make millions of dollars from his acerror.

Etymology: VERB - to acerr - (from to ace + to err) _____ NOUN - acerror - from ace (excellent, first rate) + error

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fabulous blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-02: 14:08:00

petaj got my vote - petaj, 2008-05-03: 06:27:00

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Mistaketastic

Created by: d1420

Pronunciation: mi-steyk tas-tik

Sentence: Jack's decision to sale his only source of milk and protein for "magic beans" sorely upset his mother and put him in a jam. But he soon realized that his mistaketastic set him on his epic adventure up and down the beanstalk.

Etymology: mistake = a misunderstanding or misconception + fantastic = extravagantly fanciful; marvelous

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Egadvantage

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /EE-gad-van-tij/

Sentence: When Vinny, the apprentice electrician, saw his boss grab his left arm, fall to the floor at his feet and then pass out, he dropped the wires he was holding and grabbed for the wall to steady himself. But he was working in front of the circuit breaker box, and instead of grabbing the wall, he accidentally switched on the main power feed. "Egad!" exclaimed Vinny, as his boss' body convulsed from the electricity, and he quickly switched the power off again. But it turned out to be an egadvantage, since the jolt restarted his boss' heart, saving his life.

Etymology: Egad - an expletive or mild oath (euphemistic corruption of the oath, "by God") + Advantage - a beneficial factor or combination of factors (from Old French, avantage "to come before")

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COMMENTS:

Good word, 'Shocking' story! - TJayzz, 2008-05-02: 16:28:00

Thank God Vinny did not conduct himself well that day!!Is this a shorts story?? - Nosila, 2008-05-03: 22:22:00

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Snafluke

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: sna-fluke

Sentence: What started out as a screw-up turned into a snafluke for Terrell because if he hadn't been searching for the Dave Matthews tickets he misplaced, he wouldn't have found the winning lottery ticket in his coat pocket.

Etymology: snafu: an acronym used by soldiers during WWII "situation normal all **up (fouled up in polite company) to refer to a situation caused by confusion or an embarassing mistake + fluke: an accidental stroke of good luck

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COMMENTS:

Excellent! - Mustang, 2009-06-12: 22:47:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-02: 00:01:00
Today's definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko's Career Lesson # 5: "Make excellent mistakes". See: "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko" by Dan Pink. Thanks Dan! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-06-12: 00:01:00
Today's definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko's Career Lesson # 5: "Make excellent mistakes". See: "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko" by Dan Pink. Thanks Dan! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-07-06: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by johnnybunko. Thank you johnnybunko. ~ James

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