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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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Acerr

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ace/err

Sentence: 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

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Egadvantage

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /EE-gad-van-tij/

Sentence: When Vinny, the apprentice electrician, saw his boss grab his left arm, fall to the floor at his feet and then pass out, he dropped the wires he was holding and grabbed for the wall to steady himself. But he was working in front of the circuit breaker box, and instead of grabbing the wall, he accidentally switched on the main power feed. "Egad!" exclaimed Vinny, as his boss' body convulsed from the electricity, and he quickly switched the power off again. But it turned out to be an egadvantage, since the jolt restarted his boss' heart, saving his life.

Etymology: Egad - an expletive or mild oath (euphemistic corruption of the oath, "by God") + Advantage - a beneficial factor or combination of factors (from Old French, avantage "to come before")

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COMMENTS:

Good word, 'Shocking' story! - TJayzz, 2008-05-02: 16:28:00

Thank God Vinny did not conduct himself well that day!!Is this a shorts story?? - Nosila, 2008-05-03: 22:22:00

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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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Wincorrect

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: win kor rekt

Sentence: Tony always played the same lottery numbers every week...a combination of birthdates of his family. For 20 years he won nothing. One day he had to rewrite his lottery board because the old one would not go through the reader. He accidentally transposed one birthdate from an 12 to a 21 and lo and behold that group he selected won full prize of several millions...he got the wincorrect winning numbers afterall!

Etymology: Win (victory;attain something) & Incorrect (not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth)

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Erreka

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: urr eeek ah

Sentence: His accidental overdose of the new eyedrops he had been prescribed rendered him practically blind, but made him look really cutem, according to the (hopefully) beautiful 18 year old blonde who had just bought him a drink. It was an erreka moment.

Etymology: err, eureka.

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COMMENTS:

I hope her name was Erica - great combo - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-02: 06:08:00

Excellent verboticism. - Mustang, 2008-05-02: 18:46:00

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Blunderbonus

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Blun-der-bow-nus

Sentence: If it hadn't been for Jack's stupid mistake of signing up for the cookery class instead of woodwork, then he would never have met his fiance Becky, it certainly had turned out to be a blunderbonus.

Etymology: Blunder(mistake) + Bonus(unexpected pleasant surprise) = Blunderbonus

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Beautifall

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: bee u ti FALL

Sentence: Sis accidentally stumbled on Loor Street trying to walk in her new long spandex skinny skirt in vinyl-covered stiletto heels. Her beautifall onto a gorgeous male super model just outside Sheen’s (THE fation house) was well worth the embarrassment of having to tear off the skirt train wear it tore. As sis struggled to get up off Mr. Model, the store’s security emerged along-side the store manager, all wearing worried expressions. The manager offered Sis a serene recovery in the shop’s day spa, followed by lunch and...full replacement of the skirt!

Etymology: A mix of FALL and beautiful.

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Booboonanza

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: bu-bu-'nan-za

Sentence: Howard had never had much luck betting on the horse races until one day he mixed up his picks betting on the wrong race. His trifecta win, which paid off at 50 to 1 odds, was a real booboonanza.

Etymology: Boo-boo (error or mistake) & Boon (blessing or benefit) + Bonanza (a rich mine or vein of precious metal or stones; anything which yields a large income or return)

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COMMENTS:

Welcome back, Tigger! - Nosila, 2009-06-12: 08:48:00

very good! - Mustang, 2009-06-12: 22:48:00

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Missunderstood

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: miss under stood

Sentence: When Joe asked Miss Rogers out on a date, he thought she misstook his intentions, because she fired him. He at first was hurt. She explained later that the Company had a policy against the workers dating each other and since she found him hot and he hated his job anyway, it was a blunderful result. She missunderstood him.

Etymology: Miss (young female) & Understood (indicated by necessary connotation though not expressed directly)

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Blunderful! Love it~ You're such a wordsmith~ I voted for you! :) - abrakadeborah, 2011-11-28: 20:36:00

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Oopselicious

Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: oops-eh-lish-us

Sentence: John knew immediately that his comments about his boss' daughter Melody would get him fired. However it turned out to be an oopselicious event when she later called him up to ask him out.

Etymology: oops + [d]elicious

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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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