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'Do you think I should stick to the plan?'

DEFINITION: v. To stick to your plan even though you've realized it's dumb. n. A stupid plan, especially if it's a career plan suggested by parents, teachers or guidance counselors who want you to be something that you're not.

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Plantartica

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: PLAN-tahrk-ti-ka

Sentence: When his parents told him that they had secured for him a career in the cryogenic's industry, plantartica, and the feeling of being left out in the cold in a "dead-end" job, snap-froze ergoptimistic Bob unto his upwardly-mobile marrow.

Etymology: PLAN & ANTARCTICA: frozen, forsaken vocational void felt by those trapped by the doings of others, without any real plan of escape from undesired positions.

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COMMENTS:

sounds like a Canadian winter - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-28: 15:41:00

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Persisdunce

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: per-sis-duhns

Sentence: Jan's persisdunce in working for the phone book company has resulted in just what everybody told her would happen. The company has gone out of business and she is unemployed. What a persisdunce.

Etymology: persistence (to continue steadfastly or firmly in some state, purpose, course of action) + dunce (a dull-witted, stupid, or ignorant person; dolt)

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Knockupation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: nok u pay shun

Sentence: Contrary to what her family and guidance counsellors decided, Rosa kept her nose to the grindstone to avoid her planned knockupation as a Nobel-prize-winning writer. Yes, instead she was going to hone her skills and become a sharp-nosed reporter for the Daily PlanIt.

Etymology: Knock (find fault with;point out flaws;express criticism of) & Occupation (career; way of earning income)

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COMMENTS:

mrskellyscl I guess work isn't what it's knocked up to be. - mrskellyscl, 2009-06-08: 10:30:00

mrskellyscl I guess work isn't what it's knocked up to be. - mrskellyscl, 2009-06-08: 15:49:00

Sounds like a relative of the school of hard knocks. Good word! - Mustang, 2009-06-08: 21:38:00

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Dysmission

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: dĭs-mĭsh'ən

Sentence: It had always been assumed that, as the eldest son, Iggy would go to law school, join his father's firm and eventually assume the reins as senior partner, but even though his real name was Pontious Albert Poppagopolus III, Iggy knew that, for him, the law school route was a dysmission.

Etymology: 'dys,' bad, as in dyspepsia, dysentery; mission, an assigned or self-imposed duty or task; calling; vocation.

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Undertermining

Created by: scissorlips

Pronunciation: UN-der-term-MINE-ing

Sentence: The way our country clings to foreign policy which is so clearly flawed with such resolution can only be considered undertermining.

Etymology: From undermine: (to lessen or deplete the strength of) + determined: (no hesitation or wavering)

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Careerdumb

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kəri(ə)rdəm

Sentence: Cindy finished college and entered the world of careerdumb, taking a job that she doesn't like and isn't in her her field of study. To make matters worse her new coworkers resent that her dad pulled the strings that put her in a position she is barely qualified for. Managing a store that sells plush animals will do nothing to further her career as a veterinarian.

Etymology: career (an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person's life) + dom (suffix forming nouns: denoting a state or condition) + dumb (stupid)

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Determinut

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: dee-TERM-eh-nut

Sentence: Gwendolyn is a whacked out determinut when it comes to career choices, bent on becoming an opera singer though she cant carry a tune, has a raspy voice and cant even pronounce the names of most operas.

Etymology: Blend of 'determined' (bent on doing something) and 'nut' (slang for ''crazy person')

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Vocaterror

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Vo-kay-ta-rer

Sentence: From a young age, Jane had always dreamed of becoming a ballet dancer. And now that she was 18 she was determined to get into ballet school, though all of her friends told her that, at 20 stone she would not be accepted. Even her own mum pointed out that she was being a vocaterror, but still she wouldn't listen.

Etymology: Vocation (a strong pull towards a path in life) + error (mistake) = vocaterror

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Sturnudgeon

Created by: moonhugged

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Mislabored

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: mis-labored

Sentence: Janet was mislabored because of her guidance counselor who advised her to become a gym teacher even though she had a full scholarship to Peabody for voice. "What can you do with a degree in voice?" he asked. "If you become a gym teacher you have guaranteed income."

Etymology: Misled: given bad advice + labor: work + mislabeled: incorrect labeling

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-28: 00:01:00
Today's definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko's Career Secret # 1: "There is no plan". See: "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko" by Dan Pink. Thanks Dan! ~ James

Nosila - 2008-04-28: 22:24:00
I can usually get the new word by 10:00 pm MDT, but last night it was late and I eventually had to flake out to get up for work. Hope it's "on time" tonight!Cheers!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-29: 00:18:00
Yes Nosila, I was working way too late last night. I got stuck between few words, or something like that... but eventually I got it done. Thanks! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-06-08: 00:01:00
Today's definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko's Career Secret # 1: "There is no plan". See: "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko" by Dan Pink. Thanks Dan! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-06-30: 00:22:00
Today's definition was suggested by johnnybunko. Thank you johnnybunko. ~ James