Verboticism: Undertermining

'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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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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Careerdumb

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kəri(ə)rdəm

Sentence: Cindy finished college and entered the world of careerdumb, taking a job that she doesn't like and isn't in her her field of study. To make matters worse her new coworkers resent that her dad pulled the strings that put her in a position she is barely qualified for. Managing a store that sells plush animals will do nothing to further her career as a veterinarian.

Etymology: career (an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person's life) + dom (suffix forming nouns: denoting a state or condition) + dumb (stupid)

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Realisidiot

Created by: chingbangwa

Pronunciation: ree-yal-ee-see-dee-yot

Sentence: Adam was determined to jump from his roof into his car. He knew it was stupid but its what he always wanted to do. He knows hes being a realisidiot but he is going to do it anyway.

Etymology: Realise(Be fully aware or cognizant of) + idiot (A person of subnormal intelligence)

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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

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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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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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Vocationono

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: vo-cay-shun-NO-no

Sentence: By following his mentor's recommendation to pursue a career in a field he truly hated, Larson was committing vocationono and was on a path to certain failure and while seeking short term fulfillment he was oblivious to the long term disappointments.

Etymology: Blend of vocation and no no

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx What is work? Work is STRUGGLE! -Chairman Moe ....gret word, Muz! - metrohumanx, 2009-06-08: 05:05:00

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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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Jobogma

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: job-OGG-muh

Sentence: Her aptitude test just made her depressed- Said her fate was to be a Webmaster… But a shepherd of sheep was her dreamjob BoPeep knew that techiestuff just slipped on past her. She decided to take their JOBOGMA to heart- And swore by it with her every breath- A servant of haste on the World Wide Waste, She cried at her Blue Screen Of Death.

Etymology: JOB+(bog)+dOGMA= JOBOGMA.....JOB: something produced by or as if by work; perhaps from obsolete English job lump.....BOG: transitive verb : to cause to sink into or as if into a bog or a deadend job, impede, mire; Middle English (Scots), from Scottish Gaelic & Irish bog- (as in bogluachair bulrushes), from bog marshy, literally, soft, from Middle Irish bocc; probably akin to Old English būgan to bend.....DOGMA: a point of view or tenet put forth by a career counselor as authoritative without adequate grounds; Latin dogmat-, dogma, from Greek, from dokein to seem.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I'm a little dismayed by the lowbrow profanity that gets twittered.... - metrohumanx, 2009-06-08: 05:14:00

Welcome back, metro...missed youand your witticisms! - Nosila, 2009-06-08: 21:26:00

great word....good to see you creating again... - mweinmann, 2009-06-09: 08:13:00

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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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