Verboticism: Flunktionality

'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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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: flunk shun al itee

Sentence: Nick Zogute lived in a lively neighbourhood. His neighbours celebrated every known holiday with lots of lights, decorations and often fell into a competitve rivalry to out-do each other and provide the best display on the street. Nick was no different and applied the scientific skills he used at work as an aerospace designer to improve the displays and add pizzazz to the neighborhood. His kids thought his displays were all flunktionality when his Halloween Display played "Do you hear what I hear?" and his Christmas displays played "We wish you a scary Christmas and a Hapless New Year!"

Etymology: Functionality (capable of serving a purpose well) & flunk (fail to get a passing grade; not work out; not pass standards)

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Comments: Flunktionality

galwaywegian - 2009-03-10: 06:57:00

metrohumanx - 2009-03-10: 12:15:00
You never FLAIL to amuse us, Nosila!

silveryaspen - 2009-03-10: 14:40:00
great last line! great word!