Verboticism: Blunderachiever

'Our boss said I had to attend this meeting.'

DEFINITION: v. To arrive at a meeting completely unprepared and then work diligently and obviously to distract yourself from the proceedings. n. A person who attends a meeting but does not believe that they are paid enough to actually pay attention.

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Blunderachiever

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /BLUN-der-uh-chee-ver/

Sentence: Scott was a consistent blunderachiever at work. Last week he brought his newpaper to the project meeting, read the comics, and he even laughed out loud a few times during the status review. Then he started on his crossword puzzle — he leaned over and whispered to Jennifer "Psst, what's a 4-letter word for 'silence'?" and when she told him to "Hush!" he just just nodded and said, "Hey, thanks."

Etymology: Blunder - to move or act blindly, stupidly (from Old Norse, blundra "shut one's eyes") + Underachiever - a person who performs below expectations (under "below" & achieve "attain through effort")

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Comments: Blunderachiever

Mustang - 2008-03-24: 05:35:00
Scott was no doubt suffering from delusions of adequacy. He should consider taking up farming where he'd no doubt be truly outstanding in his field.

petaj - 2008-03-24: 06:41:00
Scott was once a pasture tending his flock, but he was vergerly a nave and they all flocked off.

silveryaspen - 2008-03-24: 10:00:00
I admire and enjoy the chuckles your witty sentence and word brings. I always learn a little something from your etymology when you include the word's country of origin. As always, very nice creation!

OZZIEBOB - 2008-03-24: 19:52:00
Amusing sentence; nice word, too