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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Dubya

youmustvotenato

Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: dub-yuh

Sentence: Gosh darnit, we're gonna dubya our way through this problem until we got "mission accomplished".

Etymology: George W (Dubya) Bush

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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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Nosegrindoffism

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Created by: green

Pronunciation: nose-grind-off-ism

Sentence: For ten grueling years, Matt slogged at his accounting job, dragging himself into work each day, only to be berated by his boss for his inability to add two plus two. But Matt persevered, believing what his parent's taught him: nosegrindoffism will pay off eventually.

Etymology: bleeding nose, grindstone

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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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Shambition

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: sham BISH un

Sentence: Miss Anthrope's snobby parents always had an ambition for her to be a doctor, because she is smart and really likes math and science. It's more of a shambition, however, since she can't stand blood or vomit. Oh yeah, and she doesn't really like people. But she DOES like the "finer things in life," so now their dream is for her to MARRY a doctor. p.s. And it will be THEIR fault if she doesn't marry a doctor, because they haven't fully exploited their country club connections. (See Tuesday.)

Etymology: sham + ambition

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COMMENTS:

Shambitious word! - Nosila, 2010-06-30: 09:13:00

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Portfolidiocy

Created by: Rutilus

Pronunciation: Port-fole-idi-oh-see

Sentence: Sally always took jobs she wasn't meant for. Her CV would show one portfolidiocy after another.

Etymology: Portfolio - selection of skills + idiocy - act of stupidity

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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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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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Determinut

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: dee-TERM-eh-nut

Sentence: Gwendolyn is a whacked out determinut when it comes to career choices, bent on becoming an opera singer though she cant carry a tune, has a raspy voice and cant even pronounce the names of most operas.

Etymology: Blend of 'determined' (bent on doing something) and 'nut' (slang for ''crazy person')

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Attendunce

Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: uh-ten-duns

Sentence: Looking back at Olivia's singlemindedness of attendunce to do stupid things even though she knew it would harm her in the end, led her psychiatrist to prescribe her medicine for OCD.

Etymology: attend + dunce

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