Verboticism: Tragictory

'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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Portfolidiocy

Created by: Rutilus

Pronunciation: Port-fole-idi-oh-see

Sentence: Sally always took jobs she wasn't meant for. Her CV would show one portfolidiocy after another.

Etymology: Portfolio - selection of skills + idiocy - act of stupidity

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Attendunce

Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: uh-ten-duns

Sentence: Looking back at Olivia's singlemindedness of attendunce to do stupid things even though she knew it would harm her in the end, led her psychiatrist to prescribe her medicine for OCD.

Etymology: attend + dunce

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Dubya

youmustvotenato

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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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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