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DEFINITION: v. To make a mistake where the benefits exceed the costs of the screw-up. n. An excellent mistake, which despite its stupidity, produces a positive outcome.

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Snafruition

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sna-froo-ish-uhn

Sentence: Jerry was just another starving artist. After years of trying, he finally found a Gallery Director who was willing to look at his watercolors. His wish to be successful came to snafruition when he got caught in a downpour on his way to the gallery. The Director proclaimed his half-blurred paintings as genius and immediately scheduled a showing.

Etymology: snafu (mistake) + fruition (attainment of anything desired; realization; accomplishment)

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Erronebonus

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: air/owe/nee/bow/nus

Sentence: 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

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Benefauxpas

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: beneFIT+faux pas

Sentence: I dialed my old girlfriend by mistake but it turned into a benefauxpas when unexpectedly she told me she wanted to get back together!

Etymology: beneFIT+faux pas

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Catasterrific

Created by: Rutilus

Pronunciation: cat-as-ter-if-ik

Sentence: Geoff was happily contemplating the reason he'd got here.Refusing to accept his line manager's bullying and getting fired had given him time to study and re-train. Here was a man better qualified, better off and much happier. Oh how he chuckled at an event he had seen as a disaster had in fact been completely catasterrific for him.

Etymology: Catastrophic - dramatic negative effect; Terrific - extremely good, wonerful

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Errambo

Created by: penelopeessence

Pronunciation: er-rambo

Sentence: To errambo (v) or an errambo (n). A doozy of a mistake or faux pas, e.g. 1.Propositioning the passing nun on the assumption she was in fancy dress was a real errambo. However, Eric became so contrite that he visited the church to confess and found his vocation there. 2.After making a joke about blowing up the laboratory he realised he'd erramboed when security arrived. But George admired their uniforms so much that he applied for a job and went on to earn his own handcuffs.

Etymology: From 'error', a mistake and 'Rambo', a larger than life fictional character. To make 'err' is human but to make a make a really big excellent mistake takes action of 'rambo' proportions.

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Snafluke

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: sna-fluke

Sentence: What started out as a screw-up turned into a snafluke for Terrell because if he hadn't been searching for the Dave Matthews tickets he misplaced, he wouldn't have found the winning lottery ticket in his coat pocket.

Etymology: snafu: an acronym used by soldiers during WWII "situation normal all **up (fouled up in polite company) to refer to a situation caused by confusion or an embarassing mistake + fluke: an accidental stroke of good luck

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COMMENTS:

Excellent! - Mustang, 2009-06-12: 22:47:00

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Bonerrata

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: bahn-ehr-atta / bōn-err-atta

Sentence: "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

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COMMENTS:

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

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Splenderror

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: splěn'ěr'ər

Sentence: Mikail thought his career was down the dumper when he told Boris his toupee looked ridiculous. A month later, though, working for Antonin at twice the salary plus comission, he realized the comment had been a splenderror.

Etymology: splend, to spend one's income in loans to close friends (spend/lend); der, german article; ror, var. of roar, to laugh loudly or boisterously.

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COMMENTS:

splendid would also work well in your etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-02: 12:44:00

ya think? how about, 'splendor?' - stache, 2008-05-02: 13:27:00

Splendoriffic word. - Tigger, 2008-05-02: 22:19:00

Terrific . - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-04: 06:51:00

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Mistaketastic

Created by: d1420

Pronunciation: mi-steyk tas-tik

Sentence: Jack's decision to sale his only source of milk and protein for "magic beans" sorely upset his mother and put him in a jam. But he soon realized that his mistaketastic set him on his epic adventure up and down the beanstalk.

Etymology: mistake = a misunderstanding or misconception + fantastic = extravagantly fanciful; marvelous

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Clutzvert

didsbury

Created by: didsbury

Pronunciation:

Sentence: When I dinged my boss's car in the lot I thought I was fired for sure but the whole situation was totally clutzverted. It turns out she wanted an excuse to claim insurance for some damage done in a not-so-secret DUI incident last month.

Etymology: Derived from the German 'klootzverteignung'. First written usage in 1538 in the description of a mid-summer festival where the death of 250 Bavarian villagers created a flourishing tourist trade at the site of the event.

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Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-04: 06:49:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-02: 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

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-06-12: 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

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-07-06: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by johnnybunko. Thank you johnnybunko. ~ James

Israfaceneeme - 2018-07-06: 12:41:00
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