Verboticism: Attendunce

'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.

Create | Read

Voted For: Attendunce

Successfully added your vote For "Attendunce".

You still have one vote left...

Dreamvocation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dreem vo kay shun

Sentence: Stella's dreamvocation was not the one her folks had planned out for her. They saved for her to attend Harvard, get her MBA and then take over their family potato business when they retired. This was at odds with her lifelong goal of being head greeter at Walmart.

Etymology: Dream Vacation (holiday of a lifetime) & Vocation (career,intended job)

| Comments and Points

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)

| Comments and Points

Plantartica

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: PLAN-tahrk-ti-ka

Sentence: When his parents told him that they had secured for him a career in the cryogenic's industry, plantartica, and the feeling of being left out in the cold in a "dead-end" job, snap-froze ergoptimistic Bob unto his upwardly-mobile marrow.

Etymology: PLAN & ANTARCTICA: frozen, forsaken vocational void felt by those trapped by the doings of others, without any real plan of escape from undesired positions.

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

sounds like a Canadian winter - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-28: 15:41:00

----------------------------

| Comments and Points

Curridiculum

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: cure/ree/dic/ulum

Sentence: A curridiculum is often favoured by the parents of "gifted" children.

Etymology: curriculum + ridiculous

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

Wow I really like your word. It has a nice ring to it. Good job! - chingbangwa, 2008-04-30: 00:52:00

----------------------------

| Comments and Points

Nosegrindoffism

green

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

| Comments and Points

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

| Comments and Points

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

| Comments and Points

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)

----------------------------
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

----------------------------

| Comments and Points

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)

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

hyperborean Great word! I struggled with this one! - hyperborean, 2009-06-08: 21:52:00

----------------------------

| Comments and Points

Mislabored

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: mis-labored

Sentence: Janet was mislabored because of her guidance counselor who advised her to become a gym teacher even though she had a full scholarship to Peabody for voice. "What can you do with a degree in voice?" he asked. "If you become a gym teacher you have guaranteed income."

Etymology: Misled: given bad advice + labor: work + mislabeled: incorrect labeling

| Comments and Points

Show All or More...