Verboticism: Manglomaniac

'I'm fast-tracking...'

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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Misconfidosis

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: miss-conf-ih-doh-sis

Sentence: 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"

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COMMENTS:

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

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Praiserhater

Created by: verbherder

Pronunciation: preyz-er-heyt-er

Sentence: "John, your memo moved me to tears. I never thought unisex restroom liquid soap policy could cleanse my soul as well as my hands," gushed Sally. "Yeah, but I always leave the seat up and use a baker's dozen hand towels before I even get going. It's a big problem for me." "Ugh! You're the biggest praiserhater in the whole office," exclaimed Sally.

Etymology: Don't hate the praise, hate the game.

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Pedantichick

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ped an tik hik

Sentence: Billy Bob was not making his transition from country bumpkin to slick city dweller very easy. He only opened his mouth to change feet and was known as a pedantichick, because he seemed determined to show off how naive and unsophisticated he was while going to college in a big city. He typified the stereotype of a big dumb farm boy. Case in point was when he was given a new protractor as part of his course equipment. He reckoned he wouldn't need a protractor, since he didn't have to plow the fields no more!

Etymology: Pedantic (marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects) & Hick ( not very intelligent or interested in culture; awkwardly simple and provincial)

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COMMENTS:

good one - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-11: 15:48:00

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Mignify

Created by: Pyrrhocephalous

Pronunciation: Mig'-nif-ai

Sentence: "Could you wash the dishes for me, dear?" "Sure, Mommy! Hopefully I won't drop any like I did yesterday. Or bend the spoods too hard. Or accidently toss any on Fluffball..." "Actually, Suzie, why don't you go play with your friends? I can wash them" Suzie successfully mignified her way out of doing the dishes.

Etymology: Minimum + Magnify, since a mignifier is magnifying his minimum ability.

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Flawplan

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: FLAW-plan

Sentence: Bob spelt out his career plan with acronymical alacrity. It read: "F" for frustrating and thoughtlessness; "L" for lethargic and litigious; "A" for aimless and antediluvian; "W" for workshy and weaseling; "P" for plastic and procrastinating; "L" for lackadaisical and laconic; "A" for asinine and anal-retentive and "N" for neglectful and nepotistic. He was elected - maybe - for his honesty; or, more likely, by the "donkey" vote!

Etymology: FLAW: fault(s), defects, imperfection(s) & PLAN: to have a specific aim or purpose; a scheme or method of doing something put together in advance.

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COMMENTS:

petaj very clever - petaj, 2008-04-29: 04:58:00

Hmmmmm, is that a thinly veiled political swipe! - pieceof314, 2008-04-29: 09:44:00

love the sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-29: 12:22:00

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Derogavocation

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: dare/og/ah/voe/cay/shun

Sentence: He made it his life's derogavocation to belittle himself as much as possible and present himself in the least attractive way.

Etymology: derogation + vocation

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Flawedcaster

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: flawd-cahst-ur

Sentence: John was a prolific flawedcaster, but only Mary enjoyed receiving his weekly flawedcast -- everyone else deleted it right away. Reading about his problems made her feel strong.

Etymology: flawed (defective) + broadcast (to make widely known)

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DrWebsterIII Favorite so far. Truly fits! Esp. the verb - DrWebsterIII, 2009-06-09: 14:38:00

like it!! - mweinmann, 2009-06-09: 17:27:00

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Becrutchery

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: beek rut shurr eee

Sentence: 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

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COMMENTS:

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

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

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

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Perserfailing

Created by: steveo772

Pronunciation: per-sur-fail-ing

Sentence: Frank was persistently perserfailing in order to get laid off.

Etymology: Perservere + Fail.

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like it - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-10: 11:46:00

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Manglomaniac

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: MAN gah lo MAIN ee ak

Sentence: Dexter Knott made sure that everyone knew how difficult most tasks were for him and how slowly he worked, so that they wouldn't ask much of him. He was a notable manglomaniac, pointing out how he would probably mangle whatever responsibility was laid at his doorstep, and then suggesting that someone else would do a better job. He made such comments as, "Why don't you give the project to Lee Derr? He thrives on 'management opportunities.'" As a result, he mostly got to slack off while his more capable and ambitious colleagues basically got used. In the end, since they were all on a set pay scale, they all got paid the same.

Etymology: mangle + megalomaniac

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Lee Derr...like it! - Nosila, 2010-07-03: 22:43:00

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