Verboticism: Vocationullment

'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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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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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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Masqcareering

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: mask-kuh-reer-ing

Sentence: She wanted to be a scientist, but she was masqcareering as a carpenter because everyone in her family had been a carpenter going all the way back to Jesus.

Etymology: masquerading (pretending to be someone one is not) + career (a chosen profession)

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Mislabored

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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

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Dubya

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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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Planglomania

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: plan/glow/mane/eea

Sentence: Jane's planglomania invloves recreating an English village in Northern Ireland.

Etymology: plan + anglomania ( craze for English institutions and customs)

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Perstubb

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: perSIST+stubbORN

Sentence: Perstubbing beyond reason, the man continued riding the scooter to and from work during the coldest winter in history, and even sufferred a bout of frostbite, all the while preferring to talk of how much he had saved on gas.

Etymology: perSIST+stubbORN

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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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Persisdunce

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: per-sis-duhns

Sentence: Jan's persisdunce in working for the phone book company has resulted in just what everybody told her would happen. The company has gone out of business and she is unemployed. What a persisdunce.

Etymology: persistence (to continue steadfastly or firmly in some state, purpose, course of action) + dunce (a dull-witted, stupid, or ignorant person; dolt)

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