Verboticism: Plantartica

'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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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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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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Jobborn

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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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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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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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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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