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Nonplusplus

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nänˈpləspləs

Sentence: The fact that Jerry was unsure what to do and accomplished little made him perfect for his government job. It turned out to be a nonplusplus. He even developed a theory and an entire unofficial training program entitled DYNAMIC INACTION in which you look very busy working in one direction only to reverse course before you get to any measurable goal. The net result; status quo. Not only do you NOT rock the boat, you confine all your activity to the dock.

Etymology: nonplus (surprise and confuse (someone) so much that they are unsure how to react) + plus (an advantage)

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"DYNAMIC INACTION" - hilarious! Good word - splendiction, 2009-07-31: 18:01:00

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Blurse

Created by: Msumida

Pronunciation: Replace the w in worse with bl.

Sentence:

Etymology: Combination of "blessing" and "curse" from the the saying, "It's a blessing and a curse."

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Disabenefit

Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: Diss-ah-ben-ah-fet

Sentence: I was surprised to realize that my "anger problem" is a disabenefit that could make me tons of money. Dressing up as made-up people for "The Jerry Springer Show" is easy!

Etymology: Disability (defect) + benefit (an asset)

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Impairmight

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: IM pair might

Sentence: Beatta shrieked excitedly, “you mean I can keep everything as clean as I want? Including my hands?” Her impairment would become her impairmight, as long as she agreed to wear gloves.

Etymology: From: impairment and might.

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Ticaccentuatom

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: tick ac cent you oh tom

Sentence: She found that the freak circus appreciated her shoulder twitch and the resulting ticaccentuatom delighted her.. with a new job.

Etymology: tic - nervous muscle movement accent - highlighted atom - sounds good

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Prozactivity

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: Pro-zac-teh-vit-ie

Sentence: Positive discrimination my eye!, thought Julie during her job interview, what I need is some prozactivity, these pills do pay for themselves you know...it says so on the packet.

Etymology: Bonding of 1) Prozac, brand of antidepressant favoured by actor Tom Cruise. 2) Productivity, daily pursuit of the gainfully employed or 10% of actors. 3) activity, type of collective movement engaged in by groups that gather in flurries, as in "a flurry of activiy in the office"

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An excellent example of prozactive problem solving! - jrogan, 2009-07-31: 10:38:00

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Lunatickalltherightboxes

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: loo na tik awl the rite bok ses

Sentence: She managed to lunatickalltherightboxes despite the rather stained resumé

Etymology: lunatic tick all the right boxes

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Handycap

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: han dee kap

Sentence: at the Outside the Box employment agency they help change a handicap to a handycap, one person's OCD sufferer is another person's cleaner/office manager/proof reader.

Etymology: handicap, handy

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COMMENTS:

love it - remistram, 2007-06-25: 14:37:00

Voted! - Clayton, 2007-06-25: 21:15:00

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Achilleshail

SethelMerman

Created by: SethelMerman

Pronunciation: uh-Kill-ease-Hayl

Sentence: Who knew that the fluctuting voice would be just what they were looking for in casting the commercial. Thank God for my Achilleshail.

Etymology: Achilles Heel-a (fatal) weakness in spite of overall strength + Hail-to acclaim

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Emfoible

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: em-foy-bull

Sentence: "Eureklutz!" Ted exclaimed, as he landed that nifty job as a baggage handler. He had become emfoible.

Etymology: employable, foible

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-25: 02:24:00
This is a Verbotomy Classic -- one of our favorites from the past. If you have already created a word for this definition, and want to try a new challenge try our new Verbotomy Text. ~ James

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-25: 11:55:00
Hey James, the Show All view doesn't show all. I like the Daily Stats better.

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-25: 12:04:00
Points aren't working either. I got 8. Did a word, pronunciation, etymology, and voted.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-25: 13:12:00
Show all is working now. I'm working on the scoring. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-25: 23:58:00
The score is now updated properly ~ James

wordmeister - 2007-06-29: 00:39:00
good

jrogan - 2009-07-31: 10:16:00
It was hard to write a sentence for this one...

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'You mean, it's okay if I'm a totally obsessive-compulsive neat freak?'

DEFINITION: v. To suddenly discover that your most troublesome personality defect, for which you have been taking medication and/or therapy, is actually your greatest asset. n. A perceived weakness which is actually a strength.

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