Verboticism: Oopsersatz

'What bump? I don't see a bump.'

DEFINITION: n., The withering glare one casts down on a non-existent trip-hazard after stumbling for no apparent reason. v. tr., To fixate on an imaginary object, or person, in order to externalize the blame for one's own shortcomings.

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Created by: kabloozie

Pronunciation: OOP ser sats

Sentence: After tripping over his feet and causing his seventh turnover during the basketball tournament, Bob glared at the painted lines on the basketball court - another oopsersatz for him to blame his lousy ball handing on.

Etymology: oops + ersatz (phony or fake)

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