Verboticism: Booboonanza

'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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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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Snafruition

artr

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Inadvertendipity

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: In-ad-vert-ehn-DIP-ety

Sentence: Belinda's gift for inadvertendipity repeatedly astounded her friends and family when so many times things that might turn into disasters became successes in spite of her ineptitude in actually planning her life.

Etymology: Blend of inadvertent and serendipity

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COMMENTS:

mrskellyscl Great word! - mrskellyscl, 2009-06-12: 07:31:00

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Blunderluck

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bləndərlək

Sentence: Robert didn’t realize his mother in-law was standing in the doorway when he confessed to his brother that he hated her green bean casserole. Rob’s blunderluck was that she hated it too but continued to foist it on the family thinking they enjoyed it. She was greatly relieved to be able to try something new.

Etymology: blunder (a stupid or careless mistake) + luck (success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one's own actions)

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