Verboticism: Obuffsess

'Why are you still working on your resume?'

DEFINITION: v. To obsessively work on, shine and polish something which has no intrinsic value. n. A item which has lots of imagined shine in the eyes of the owner, but no real value for anyone else.

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Poindify

Created by: toy4769

Pronunciation: Poyn-dif-eye

Sentence: Larry's OCD neighbor, in his usual fashion, trimmed his hedges along the fenceline to nearly a stump to fill his need to poindify something he can control.

Etymology: Poindexter: a pocket-protector wearing over-analyizing nerd. + Modify: to change to suit one's taste.

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COMMENTS:

RightOnTheWin Creative way to combine words, great job. - RightOnTheWin, 2010-09-21: 12:48:00

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Pentous

Created by: elenalombardi

Pronunciation: [pu-n-ch-us]

Sentence: I must make my paper pentous or I will get a low grade and my parents will not be happy about that.

Etymology: Pent- to fill/full

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Bufferduff

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Buff-er-duff

Sentence: Ever since Great Aunt Maud had left Sue the vase in her will five years ago she was convinced it was worth thousands. Every evening she rushed home from work and would bufferduff it until it shone. Little did she know it was a fake and was worth no more than a few pounds.

Etymology: Buff(to polish) + Duff(worthless) = Bufferduff

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COMMENTS:

it would also work as buffherduff - nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-10: 12:18:00

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Curriculumwitty

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kuri kyulum wittee

Sentence: Una M. Ploid was working on her resume for the nine hundredth time, to the consternation of her hubby Phil Lee M. Ploid. She had never worked a day in her life, so finding things to fill in the gaps in her work history was a challenge. She decided to list hobbies and achievements instead. She called this work her curriculumwitty, because among her hobbies she knits hats for bald eagles and feeds the squirrels (to larger carnivores). She still cannot figure out why no one ever calls her back...

Etymology: Currculum Vitae (resume;a summary of your academic and work history) & Witty (combining clever conception and facetious expression)

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RightOnTheWin Great idea c= - RightOnTheWin, 2010-09-21: 09:21:00

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Rubburnish

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: RUB-urn-ish

Sentence: Not only was Accretia a terrible hoarder, she even employed a poor student to come in on the weekends to help rubburnish her collection of tinsel.

Etymology: rubbish (low value) + burnish (polish)

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metrohumanx A perfectly hilarious sentence. Accretia cracks me up! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:22:00

super petaj - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-10: 12:22:00

rubs right into the definition, too! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-10: 14:44:00

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Nullevation

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: nuhl + eev + ashun

Sentence: Although Zachery polished his prized statue, retrieved from the fire in the local threatre, there was nullevation in the effect of its value.

Etymology: Null + Elevation = Null (In mathematics, the word null (from German null, which is from Latin nullus, both meaning "zero", or "none Elevation (the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something)

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Obuffsess

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: o buff sess

Sentence: Sham first obuffsessed with her car being shinysmooth and clean. Her obsession with well-buffed appearances crept into her home as she obuffsessed about the lustrous glossyness of her leather and wood furniture. Her hands perpetually ached, but there was no end to her obuffsession: woodwork, tile, sinks, lightswitch covers, doorlatches, her dog's collar, the electicity box outside her home...

Etymology: From the words buff (shine a surface) and obsess (have a preoccupation with something - in this case buffing anything, especially commonly-touched surfaces, to a shine).

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Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-10: 21:43:00

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Nugatoil

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: NUG a TOIL

Sentence: "Are you going to nugatoil all evening?" he teased her. He knew that probably only about three people would show up to see her display in spite of her endless hours of fixing, changing, rewriting, redrawing and painting things that were fine the way they were six hours ago.

Etymology: NUGATORY: having no purpose or value; worthless TOIL: to work very hard and for a long time

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Love the word, kate...At first glance,I thought it was "oil derived from a nugget". - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:12:00

great combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-10: 12:21:00

fun to say, too - silveryaspen, 2009-03-10: 14:32:00

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Bufflooniery

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: buff/luny/ary

Sentence: Sceptics called it bufflooniery but Sally was convinced that her collection of Canadian loonies would one day be the one true global currency and religiously buffed and polished them.

Etymology: buff + loonie + buffoonery

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Funny! (Poor Sally) - kateinkorea, 2009-03-10: 08:35:00

metrohumanx I really took a shine to this word! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-10: 12:21:00

Rich! luv it! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-10: 14:37:00

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Turdlewax

Created by: QuantumMechanic

Pronunciation: tur del wax

Sentence: He keeps turdlewaxing that revenue chart, but someone should tell him the product line has been discontinued.

Etymology: turd + turtle wax

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