Verboticism: Modusoperandumb

'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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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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COMMENTS:

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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Curridiculum

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: cure/ree/dic/ulum

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

Etymology: curriculum + ridiculous

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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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