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'Dang! Missed again.'

DEFINITION: v. To insist on helping someone solve a problem only to make it worse... much worse. n. The satisfaction that comes from knowing you have done your best to help someone, even if it did not turn out as well as expected.

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Hindrancercize

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: hin/dran/sur/size

Sentence: Sally held her breath as she opened the door to Stu. She was dressed in her latest lululemon gear anticipating a rigorous workout. Stu was always willing to help but his awkward attempts always turned into hindrancersize which kept her hopping clearing up the wake of destruction left in his path.

Etymology: hindrance + dancercize

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COMMENTS:

burst out laughing when I hit lululemon gear and was engulfed in side-splitting laughter by the end, trhying to picture it! Guess Sally won't be on Dancing With The Stars! Dance has gained such popularity, this just might become a popular new word! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-02: 16:08:00

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Zealiadous

Created by: JamesDonovan

Pronunciation: Zeal ade i us

Sentence: Ja' Crispy was a little too zealaidious when attempting to fix my gutter.

Etymology: Zealous+Aid

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Determinedator

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: de TER minned AE ter

Sentence: My determinedator boyfried lost the files off my computer, wiped clean my back-up drive when he tried to install it and then in a last ditch attempt he took my computer to a nearby repair service to retrieve what he had lost. That was when he had a car accident and pretty much finished off my computer so that nothing could be salvaged.

Etymology: DETERMINED:someone who has made a firm decision to do something TERMINATOR: the name of a movie which was associated with destruction; also someone who terminates TERMINATE: to end something or end the life of something

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COMMENTS:

De Terminator sure is a popular word in the etymologies so far this year - silveryaspen, 2009-02-02: 16:19:00

You'll be Bock! - Nosila, 2009-02-02: 20:07:00

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Smugklutz

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: smuhg-kluhtz

Sentence: As usual, Hubert was a smugklutz, seemingly unaware of the disaster he'd again created in trying to help Amy format her PC and was quite self satisfied with his efforts.

Etymology: Blend of 'smug' (contentedly confident of one's ability, superiority) and 'klutz' (a stupid or foolish person; blockhead)

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Dumbassistance

Created by: milorush

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Helperskelpering

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: help er skel per ing

Sentence: The cousins thought they were helping the fun begin! To their surprise, all their helperskelpering was met with shrieks when the parents got home to a house turned upside down...

Etymology: From two words: to HELP and HELTERSKELTER or to leave in complete disarray

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Excellent creation! Wish you had done a sentence for us to enjoy, too. - silveryaspen, 2009-02-02: 16:24:00

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Smugklutz

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: smuhg-kluhtz

Sentence: As usual, Willie was a smugklutz, seemingly unaware of the huge mess he'd again created in trying to help Amy format her PC and was quite self satisfied with his efforts.

Etymology: Blend of 'smug' (contentedly confident of one's ability, superiority) and 'klutz' (a stupid or foolish person; blockhead)

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Windfail

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: winfāl

Sentence: Having a friend help with her homework turned out to be a major winfail. He knew less about the subject than she did. He was apparently interested in a wholly different form of chemistry.

Etymology: windfall (an unexpected, unearned, or sudden gain or advantage) + fail (to fall short)

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Wrecktify

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rektəfī

Sentence: Wesley can wrecktify almost any situation. He is all-too-ready to jump in where he should never tread. Fix your computer? Sure! The fact that he can't figure out how to reply to an e-mail should be a clue but his eager willingness often fools his victims. Got something that's working poorly? Better start saving for a new one.

Etymology: Wreck (something, esp. a vehicle or building, that has been badly damaged or destroyed) + rectify (put something right; correct)

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nice! - galwaywegian, 2009-02-02: 05:04:00

nice blend! - wayoffcenter, 2009-02-02: 06:32:00

sounds familiar - silveryaspen, 2009-02-02: 16:03:00

wonderful word...captures it exactly. - mweinmann, 2009-02-02: 17:14:00

We have a wrecktile dysfunction theme here today! - Nosila, 2009-02-02: 20:05:00

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Nothanuckorse

Created by: leeannhamers

Pronunciation: Ne-oh-thh-A-ing-uh-kah- or- c-

Sentence: omigod my boyfriend has sweet intentions but he is very Nothanuckorse

Etymology: No thank you, luck, worse

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-02: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-08-17: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James