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DEFINITION: v. To insist on helping someone solve a problem only to make it worse... much worse. n. The satisfaction that comes from knowing you have done your best to help someone, even if it did not turn out as well as expected.

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Helperskelpering

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: help er skel per ing

Sentence: The cousins thought they were helping the fun begin! To their surprise, all their helperskelpering was met with shrieks when the parents got home to a house turned upside down...

Etymology: From two words: to HELP and HELTERSKELTER or to leave in complete disarray

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Excellent creation! Wish you had done a sentence for us to enjoy, too. - silveryaspen, 2009-02-02: 16:24:00

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Smugklutz

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: smuhg-kluhtz

Sentence: As usual, Hubert was a smugklutz, seemingly unaware of the disaster he'd again created in trying to help Amy format her PC and was quite self satisfied with his efforts.

Etymology: Blend of 'smug' (contentedly confident of one's ability, superiority) and 'klutz' (a stupid or foolish person; blockhead)

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Auxeddamn

Created by: Artomun

Pronunciation: AHKS-eh-dam

Sentence: n. The aid provided by Robert turned out, in the end, to be an auxeddamnation. v. In the end, Robert's auxeddamning resulted in the demise of my laptop.

Etymology: Auxilium- aid (Latin); sed- but (Latin); damnum- damage (Latin).

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Worstaid

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: wir-st-ayd

Sentence: George could see Miranda was struggling to put a picture up on the wall so he felt he just had to offer his assistance. He rushed over and told her to stand back and he would get the job done in no time. Unfortunately it ended in a case of worstaid when he swung the hammer back and it flew right out of his hand and not only smashed her antique vase but rebounded and landed on Miranda's big toe. He did offer to run her to A&E but she insisted on driving there herself.

Etymology: Worst(an outcome ending in as much damage as possible) + Aid(assistance,help) = Worstaid

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Aggravarian

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ag/ra/var/i/an

Sentence: Joey's helpful nature combined with his klutziness makes him more of an aggravarian than a Good Samaritan when he helps his friends.

Etymology: AGGRAVARIAN - noun - from AGGRAVATE (to make worse, or more severe) + GOOD SAMARITAN (one who is compassionate and helpful to a person in distress)

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Very nice word play - silveryaspen, 2009-02-02: 16:09:00

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Contemptment

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: kənˈtɛm(p)tm(ə)nt

Sentence: George was so full of contemptment for his neighbours he just loved giving them a dig out, a generous helping of klutz pie was always on hand when George was around. Alas, by the time he was finished he needed an alias.

Etymology: A fusing of 1-contempt: a feeling of disrespect or scorn 2-contentment a feeling of inner peace and satisfaction

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Satisfriction

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: sat - ess - frik - shun

Sentence: Justin felt extreme satisfriction after his attempts to repair Joan's computer, Washing Machine and Air Conditioner literally blew up in his face. While he knew he had good intentions, he did not think she would let him inside her house again.

Etymology: Satisfaction + Friction >>Satisfaction (contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation) Friction (clash, a state of conflict)

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Good word - Nosila, 2009-02-02: 20:09:00

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Smugklutz

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: smuhg-kluhtz

Sentence: As usual, Willie was a smugklutz, seemingly unaware of the huge mess he'd again created in trying to help Amy format her PC and was quite self satisfied with his efforts.

Etymology: Blend of 'smug' (contentedly confident of one's ability, superiority) and 'klutz' (a stupid or foolish person; blockhead)

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Dumbassistance

Created by: milorush

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Indestructive

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: in-de-struc-tive

Sentence: Jim was indestructive whenever he decided to help his kids with their homework. Eventually, his wife forbade him to speak to them until they were finished.

Etymology: instructive: conveying knowledge, enlightening + destructive: detrimental, causing harm

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-02: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-08-17: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James