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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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Okaylamity

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: oh kay lammm itt eee

Sentence: Kate had a talent for the okaylamity. her better screw ups had ruined her love life, but got her a job as a stunt woman in the porn industry.

Etymology: okay calamity

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Okaylamity Jane! - Nosila, 2010-07-09: 00:34:00

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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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Idiovindicity

Created by: DazzleMcFazzle

Pronunciation: Idy-o-vin-dicitee

Sentence: Charlie having finished his game of tennis, went back to the changing rooms and looked on the bench where he left his clothes. He got changed, and walked out. It was not until he reached into his pocket for his train ticket that he had put someone elses trousers on. But having found a wallet with not only an all day ticket but a huge wad of cash felt a sense of idiovindicity wash over him.

Etymology: n. Stupidity which through its positive result, justifies it having been committed with no remorse.

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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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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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Blunderful

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: blun der full

Sentence: When Wendy started her new job at James & Sons, she was anxious to learn quickly and move up the ladder. Fireworks started on her first day when she gave the office boy, Jimmy, heck for delivering the wrong mail. The second day, she berated him for spilling coffee on her new suit. The third day, she nagged him to bring in sandwiches for the staff. By day 4 he and she had developed a toxic, intense relationship. On Friday afternoon, he asked her out on a date. She was about to refuse when she felt she had spoken to him in a rude manner all week. Her treatment of him turned out to be blunderful instead. Apparently, Jimmy was one of the owner's sons and loved her feistiness and he and Wendy are now happily married and she is Exec.VP!

Etymology: Blunder (error,embarrassing mistake) & Wonderful ( extraordinarily good; used especially as intensifiers)

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

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

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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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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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