Verboticism: Oopselicious

'I just asked the boss if she'd date me...'

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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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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Wincorrect

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: win - kor - eckt

Sentence: Although Fred had income tax problems due to repeated and numerous "errors", his accounts were frozen and he went to jail; Fred felt his actions were wincorrect. First of all, he lived several luxurious years off the government, he was finally rid of his leech of a wife and now his prison guard was hot!

Etymology: win, incorrect

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COMMENTS:

Good one! - alicat, 2009-06-12: 12:50:00

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Serendumbity

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: serr - uhn - DUM - uh - tee

Sentence: Felicity had a glorious gift for serendumbity; many things that might turn into disasters became successes in spite of her ineptitude in actually planning her life.

Etymology: blend of serendipity and dumb

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COMMENTS:

nice word - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-02: 14:07:00

Great choice in name, too! - pieceof314, 2008-05-02: 14:28:00

Good name for the next sequel to 'Legally Blonde'. - Tigger, 2008-05-02: 22:02:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Zooperblooper

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Zoo-purr-blu-pur

Sentence: Jane was distracted by her kids whilst buying her lottery ticket and made a mistake by writing down the wrong numbers, fortunately it turned out to be a zooperblooper as, due to her mistake she won the jackpot!

Etymology: Zooper(super,great) Blooper(a big mistake) = zooperblooper

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COMMENTS:

Zoinks, that was a lucky mistake. - Tigger, 2008-05-02: 22:01:00

What are the chances... - Nosila, 2008-05-03: 22:22:00

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Sucstake

Created by: georgeu2000

Pronunciation: suck stake

Sentence: upon awaking on monday afternoon, bob discovered to his chagrin that he had set his alarm for 5PM instead of 5AM, and he was hopelessly late for work! fortunately for him, his company had exploded just that morning. at first he was upset that he didn't make it to work on time, but then realized that his sucstake had saved his very life.

Etymology: success + mistake

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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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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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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:

fabulous blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-02: 14:08:00

petaj got my vote - petaj, 2008-05-03: 06:27:00

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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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