Verboticism: Beautifall

'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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Wurkel

Created by: alicat

Pronunciation: work-el

Sentence: I wurkelled when I crashed my mom's car. Now the insurance is replacing the car with a new one. Did I do that?

Etymology: Win + Urkel (as in Steve Urkel from Family Matters) or Work + Urkel

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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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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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COMMENTS:

nice blending. only 2 extra letters added to a 'real' word. - stache, 2008-05-02: 08:54:00

Good one! - Mustang, 2008-05-02: 18:46:00

Excellent! - Tigger, 2008-05-02: 22:18:00

Ditto, ditto. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-04: 06:50:00

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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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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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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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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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Snafluke

mrskellyscl

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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