Verboticism: Sturnudgeon

'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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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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Sturnudgeon

Created by: moonhugged

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Plantartica

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: PLAN-tahrk-ti-ka

Sentence: When his parents told him that they had secured for him a career in the cryogenic's industry, plantartica, and the feeling of being left out in the cold in a "dead-end" job, snap-froze ergoptimistic Bob unto his upwardly-mobile marrow.

Etymology: PLAN & ANTARCTICA: frozen, forsaken vocational void felt by those trapped by the doings of others, without any real plan of escape from undesired positions.

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COMMENTS:

sounds like a Canadian winter - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-28: 15:41:00

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Momentdumb

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: moe-ment-dum

Sentence: Jillian had an epiphany about her present course of action, but her momentdumb prevented her from avoiding the train wreck that was approaching.

Etymology: momentum, an impelling force or strength + dumb, slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity

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COMMENTS:

Best of the day! - Mustang, 2008-04-28: 21:22:00

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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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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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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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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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Persisdunce

artr

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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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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