Johnny Bunko’s Erronbonus Wins Top Spot

Today’s definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko’s Career Lesson #5: “Make excellent mistakes”. See: “The Adventures of Johnny Bunko” by Dan Pink.

DEFINITION: v. To make a mistake from which the benefits of what you learned exceed the costs of the screw-up. n. An excellent mistake.

I just asked the boss if she'd date me...

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Erronebonus: /air-owe-nee-bow-nus/ To erroneously mark down the wrong civic holiday on the company calender was a mistake. To get an extra day off was an erronebonus. Etymology: erroneous + bonus Created by: Jabberwocky.

Comments on Erronebonus:

stache, 2008-05-02: 08:54:00
nice blending. only 2 extra letters added to a ‘real’ word.

Mustang, 2008-05-02: 18:46:00
Good one!

Tigger, 2008-05-02: 22:18:00

OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-04: 06:50:00
Ditto, ditto.

Bonerrata: /bahn-ehr-atta – bōn-err-atta/ “She fired me!” Kevin cried out in laughter. “Really? What for?” Devon asked surprisingly. “I asked her out.” Kevin replied with a twinkle in his eye. “Huh?” Devon grunted. “Yeah, I asked her out after I accidently deleted all of the files of the Johnson report.” “Really?” asked Devon. “Yeah, she said no and she doesn’t want me to work here anymore, but she needs me to fix the situation — from home! So I will now be telecommuting Dude!” Etymology: bon, good + boner, blunder + errata, corrections of mistakes, from err, to make a mistake Created by: arrrteest.

Comments on Bonerrata:

OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-04: 06:50:00
Nice word.

Acerr: /ace-err/ A scientist at the 3-M company, in an attempt to make a super glue, acerred when he came up with a weak glue and used it to invent post-it notes. The scientist and 3-M went on to make millions of dollars from his acerror. Etymology: VERB – to acerr – (from to ace + to err) _____
NOUN – acerror – from ace (excellent, first rate) + error Created by: Stevenson0.

Comments on Acerr:

Jabberwocky, 2008-05-02: 14:08:00
fabulous blend

petaj, 2008-05-03: 06:27:00
got my vote

Serendumbity: /serr – uhn – DUM – uh – tee/ Felicity had a glorious gift for serendumbity; many things that might turn into disasters became successes in spite of her ineptitude in actually planning her life. Etymology: blend of serendipity and dumb Created by: Mustang.

Comments on Serendumbity:

Jabberwocky, 2008-05-02: 14:07:00
nice word

pieceof314, 2008-05-02: 14:28:00
Great choice in name, too!

Tigger, 2008-05-02: 22:02:00
Good name for the next sequel to ‘Legally Blonde’.

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Definition Comments:

Verbotomy2008-05-02: 00:01:00

Today’s definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko’s Career Lesson # 5: “Make excellent mistakes”. See: “The Adventures of Johnny Bunko” by Dan Pink. Thanks Dan! ~ James