Verboticism: Portfolidiocy

'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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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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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.

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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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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)

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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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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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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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Blooprint

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: Blueprint

Sentence: It was a triumph of endurance over wit, when Marmaduke graduated from Lion tamer school without making any progress on his fear of felines. But his father had always wanted him to join the family circus and without question Marmaduke stuck to his blooprint.

Etymology: blueprint (a plan) + blooper (a mistake) + blue (also a mistake)

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-28: 15:40:00

Funny and a great verboticism! - Mustang, 2008-04-28: 21:21:00

good one! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-02: 05:41:00

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Vocationullment

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: voe - cay - shu - NULL - muhnt

Sentence: Following his mentor's recommendation to pursue a career in a field he truly hated, Trevor was on a path to certain failure - self induced vocationullment - and he was oblivious to the long term cost of that failure.

Etymology: Blend of vocation and annulment.

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COMMENTS:

like the blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-28: 15:42:00

Mustang, sounds like you and I could both not get the new word last night...due to computer problems. However, I like your word. - Nosila, 2008-04-28: 22:21:00

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