Johnny Bunko Jumps Over the Incompetition

DEFINITION: v. To focus on your weaknesses, rather than your strengths. n. A person who is obsessed with their perceived deficiencies, and works hard to ensure that everyone else understands and appreciates their failings.

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Today’s definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko’s Career Lesson # 2: “Think strengths, not weaknesses”. See: “The Adventures of Johnny Bunko” by Dan Pink.

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Incompetitor: /in-COM-pet-it-tah/ Marty’s ambition was to be the incompetitor of the month. So he launched into self-demotion at every opportunity until the entire staff was well aware of his every foible. Etymology: incompetence + competitor Created by: petaj.

Comments on Incompetitor:

Jabberwocky, 2008-04-29: 12:19:00
on a roll petaj

petaj, 2008-04-30: 02:59:00
thanks jabber. I though blooprint was pretty good, but had my doubts this would be popular

OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-30: 21:33:00
Nice word.

Misconfidosis: /miss-conf-ih-doh-sis/ Jeff’s misconfidosis could easily be explained by what he had seen around him. Whenever his bosses ever messed up, they ended up getting promoted. Etymology: mis,prefix meaning “bad, wrong” + confident, sure of one’s self + osis, suffix expressing state or condition, in medical terminology denoting “a state of disease” Created by: arrrteest.

Comments on Misconfidosis:

arrrteest, 2008-04-29: 01:05:00
The old addage here is F-up, move up!

Becrutchery: /beek rut shurr eee/ He was a master of becrutchery. His company car park was twice the width of his car. The technical department started his computer five minutes before his arrival. his colleagues did his photocopying rather than spen thje morning pulling crumpled staples out of the works. His father, the chief executive, was responsible for this shlepotism. Etymology: begrudgery, crutch Created by: galwaywegian.

Comments on Becrutchery:

Jabberwocky, 2008-04-29: 12:25:00
I think he works here

Nosila, 2008-04-29: 23:15:00
He’s worked in several companies I have…how do they do it???

OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-30: 21:34:00
Good word.

Imperfectshine: /im-purr-fekt-shine/ she reasoned that the world needed some ugly models and she would damn well imperfectshine her way to the top! Etymology: imperfection, shine Created by: rikboyee.

Comments on Imperfectshine:

TJayzz, 2008-04-29: 11:13:00
Well thought out!

Jabberwocky, 2008-04-29: 12:20:00
good for her

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Definition Comments:

Verbotomy2008-04-29: 00:01:00

Today’s definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko’s Career Lesson # 2: “Think strengths, not weaknesses”. See: “The Adventures of Johnny Bunko” by Dan Pink. Thanks Dan! ~ James

One thought on “Johnny Bunko Jumps Over the Incompetition”

  1. Hi James Gang,
    I have tried 3 different new verboticisms tonight (10:20 MDT) and all have been rejected as Sorry, not a public word…this word is unavailable. Why is this happening?

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