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Prozactivity

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: Pro-zac-teh-vit-ie

Sentence: Positive discrimination my eye!, thought Julie during her job interview, what I need is some prozactivity, these pills do pay for themselves you know...it says so on the packet.

Etymology: Bonding of 1) Prozac, brand of antidepressant favoured by actor Tom Cruise. 2) Productivity, daily pursuit of the gainfully employed or 10% of actors. 3) activity, type of collective movement engaged in by groups that gather in flurries, as in "a flurry of activiy in the office"

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COMMENTS:

An excellent example of prozactive problem solving! - jrogan, 2009-07-31: 10:38:00

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Babblon

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: babəlän

Sentence: Little Johnny Madden was a slow learner. He didn’t speak in full sentences til long after his play pals but once he started there was no stopping him. He seemed to revel in the sound of his own voice. His mother’s favorite word was ”Hush!”. Little did anybody realize that he could parlay this annoying trait into a career adding ”color” to the commentary of football sportscasters. He would travel from city to city to do his job. Every city he visited would become the new city of Babblon.

Etymology: babble (talk rapidly and continuously in a foolish, excited, or incomprehensible way) + on - A play on Babylon

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Ephobany

Created by: weyrlady

Pronunciation: e-fo-ban-e

Sentence: It was such an ephobany to realize he actually loved me for my friggatriskaidekaphobia.

Etymology: A combination of "epiphany" and "phobia".

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Benifit

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: ben + ih + fit

Sentence: My epilepsy gets me a lot of work in industrial blending applications, so it's turned out to be a benifit.

Etymology: bene + fit (only I spelled it with an "i" instead of the second e, to distinguish it from the original word).

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Nonplusplus

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nänˈpləspləs

Sentence: The fact that Jerry was unsure what to do and accomplished little made him perfect for his government job. It turned out to be a nonplusplus. He even developed a theory and an entire unofficial training program entitled DYNAMIC INACTION in which you look very busy working in one direction only to reverse course before you get to any measurable goal. The net result; status quo. Not only do you NOT rock the boat, you confine all your activity to the dock.

Etymology: nonplus (surprise and confuse (someone) so much that they are unsure how to react) + plus (an advantage)

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COMMENTS:

"DYNAMIC INACTION" - hilarious! Good word - splendiction, 2009-07-31: 18:01:00

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Luckjaw

Created by: jadenguy

Pronunciation: luk jaa

Sentence: His inability to talk made him a great grief counciler. His success rate was nearly 87%, with comment cards lauding his ability to listen.

Etymology: lockjaw + luck

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Epiphaclick

Created by: bubbos

Pronunciation: e-pi-fa-click

Sentence: Tom acknowledges that Sally's stubbornness as an epifaclick for her career.

Etymology: epiphany + click, for it all to click in

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Thatsitinsane

Created by: andrewa121

Pronunciation: "that's it insane"

Sentence: After interviewing candidate after candidate for our unique position, we finally found one who was thatsitinsane. Her quirks were perfect in every way.

Etymology: from "that's it", an epiphanic phrase, and insane, denoting a tenuous relationship with the rational. cf. "bat shit insane".

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Bencompovery

Created by: weareallbeautiful

Pronunciation: b-eh-n-kuh-m-puh-v-er-ee

Sentence: Julie made an astonishing bencompovery that her annoying compulsion of organizing everything had gotten her a high paying job as a secretary for the president of one of the most successful corporations in the country.

Etymology: benefit+compulsion+discovery

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Onusbonus

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: OH-nuhs-boh-nuhs

Sentence: Alex's utter lack of personality proved an onusbonus when he landed a job as an Abercrummie clerk.

Etymology: onus (burden) + bonus (benefit)

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COMMENTS:

She's a leftie, cool. -from an ambie - mplsbohemian, 2007-06-26: 01:47:00

Oops, I meant that for the main dealie. - mplsbohemian, 2007-06-26: 01:48:00

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