Verboticism: Knockupation

'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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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: Knockupation

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

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

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