Verboticism: Deliberignorance

'But I don't know how to take out the garbage!'

DEFINITION: n. A specialized inability, or area of "chosen incompetency", based on an individual's need to avoid certain unpleasant tasks. v. To avoid responsibility by claiming incompetence.

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Created by: stache

Pronunciation: dĭ-lĭb'ər-ĭg'nər-əns

Sentence: Like many teen-agers, Jacob's deliberignorance with respect to chores as common as washing dishes and doing his own laundry was transparent.

Etymology: delibber, slang for an anti-feminist; Berignor, french-gaelic var. on the name 'Berringer;' Rance, Ron Howard's brother.

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Comments: Deliberignorance

lumina - 2008-06-18: 12:31:00
Yup. As a teen my son was very deliberignorant too.

Jabberwocky - 2008-06-18: 16:55:00
like it

Nosila - 2008-06-19: 00:38:00