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Babblon

artr

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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Handycap

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: han-dee-capp

Sentence:

Etymology: handy, handicap

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COMMENTS:

Very apt and capped a good day's verboting. - scrabbelicious, 2009-07-31: 15:22:00

Nice Flo to it! - scrabbelicious, 2009-07-31: 15:24:00

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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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Foibility

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: foy-bil-la-tee

Sentence: Danny's big nose and squeaky voice was his greatest foibility in his career as a television clown. When he was little, all the kids teased him, but when he became a famous Bozo, all the kids loved him.

Etymology: foible: minor weakness or failing of character; an idiocyncracy + ability: a natural or acquired talent

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Handycap

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: han dee kap

Sentence: at the Outside the Box employment agency they help change a handicap to a handycap, one person's OCD sufferer is another person's cleaner/office manager/proof reader.

Etymology: handicap, handy

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COMMENTS:

love it - remistram, 2007-06-25: 14:37:00

Voted! - Clayton, 2007-06-25: 21:15:00

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Bonusneurosis

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: bo-nuss-nerr-os-iss

Sentence: Viv discovered that her bonusneurosis actually enhanced her standing in the company....numbering all the photocopy paper saved the office money, which in turn led to her promotion.

Etymology: bonus (as in free gift, or reward) + neurosis (a relatively mild personality disorder typified by excessive anxiety or indecision and a degree of social or interpersonal maladjustment)

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Flawsome

Created by: hamburgerman

Pronunciation: flaw sum

Sentence: OMG! dude, thats totally flawsome!

Etymology: flaw + awesome = flawsome

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COMMENTS:

no comment - hamburgerman, 2009-08-20: 21:34:00

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Disabenefit

Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: Diss-ah-ben-ah-fet

Sentence: I was surprised to realize that my "anger problem" is a disabenefit that could make me tons of money. Dressing up as made-up people for "The Jerry Springer Show" is easy!

Etymology: Disability (defect) + benefit (an asset)

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Traumaze

Created by: kirkaw

Pronunciation: traw-maze

Sentence: When Michael's obnoxious outburst at the Marsha resulted in her quiting the next day, to the delighted of the rest of the office staff, he was simply traumazed at himself.

Etymology: trauma - amazed

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-25: 02:24:00
This is a Verbotomy Classic -- one of our favorites from the past. If you have already created a word for this definition, and want to try a new challenge try our new Verbotomy Text. ~ James

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-25: 11:55:00
Hey James, the Show All view doesn't show all. I like the Daily Stats better.

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-25: 12:04:00
Points aren't working either. I got 8. Did a word, pronunciation, etymology, and voted.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-25: 13:12:00
Show all is working now. I'm working on the scoring. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-25: 23:58:00
The score is now updated properly ~ James

wordmeister - 2007-06-29: 00:39:00
good

jrogan - 2009-07-31: 10:16:00
It was hard to write a sentence for this one...

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'You mean, it's okay if I'm a totally obsessive-compulsive neat freak?'

DEFINITION: v. To suddenly discover that your most troublesome personality defect, for which you have been taking medication and/or therapy, is actually your greatest asset. n. A perceived weakness which is actually a strength.

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