Verboticism: Helperskelpering

'Dang! Missed again.'

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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Windfail

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: winfāl

Sentence: Having a friend help with her homework turned out to be a major winfail. He knew less about the subject than she did. He was apparently interested in a wholly different form of chemistry.

Etymology: windfall (an unexpected, unearned, or sudden gain or advantage) + fail (to fall short)

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Hindrancercize

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: hin/dran/sur/size

Sentence: Sally held her breath as she opened the door to Stu. She was dressed in her latest lululemon gear anticipating a rigorous workout. Stu was always willing to help but his awkward attempts always turned into hindrancersize which kept her hopping clearing up the wake of destruction left in his path.

Etymology: hindrance + dancercize

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COMMENTS:

burst out laughing when I hit lululemon gear and was engulfed in side-splitting laughter by the end, trhying to picture it! Guess Sally won't be on Dancing With The Stars! Dance has gained such popularity, this just might become a popular new word! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-02: 16:08:00

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Determinedator

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: de TER minned AE ter

Sentence: My determinedator boyfried lost the files off my computer, wiped clean my back-up drive when he tried to install it and then in a last ditch attempt he took my computer to a nearby repair service to retrieve what he had lost. That was when he had a car accident and pretty much finished off my computer so that nothing could be salvaged.

Etymology: DETERMINED:someone who has made a firm decision to do something TERMINATOR: the name of a movie which was associated with destruction; also someone who terminates TERMINATE: to end something or end the life of something

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COMMENTS:

De Terminator sure is a popular word in the etymologies so far this year - silveryaspen, 2009-02-02: 16:19:00

You'll be Bock! - Nosila, 2009-02-02: 20:07:00

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Exasserbate

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: ex ass er bait (verb part of definition). ex ass per a shun (noun part of definition).

Sentence: Sebasstion did try as hard ass anyone to help, but mostly his efforts exasserbate any situation. Everyone, including Sebasstion, was always left in a state of complete exassperation.

Etymology: ASS, EXACERBATE, EXASPERATE. ///Ass - offensive term for any upsetting and irritating person. Exacerbate - to make any a bad situation worse. Exasperation - feeling frustrated and angry, because an unpleasant condition or feeling, was made even worse.

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COMMENTS:

Good combination of words. - kateinkorea, 2009-02-02: 10:54:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-02: 16:25:00

right on - mweinmann, 2009-02-02: 17:16:00

Sassy word! - Nosila, 2009-02-02: 20:06:00

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Bullaa

Created by: scorp12871

Pronunciation: fuck

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Zealiadous

Created by: JamesDonovan

Pronunciation: Zeal ade i us

Sentence: Ja' Crispy was a little too zealaidious when attempting to fix my gutter.

Etymology: Zealous+Aid

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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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Kobculster

Created by: kobeprewitt

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Muckerupper

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: muk-er-up-er

Sentence: Marvin was the biggest muckerupper when it came to repairing anything electronic.

Etymology: Mucker- One who mucks up: Informal To bungle, damage, or ruin. Upper- To think you have the upper hand and are on top of things.

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Nosistance

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: no sis tants

Sentence: When Harry took the hammer to Sally's computer screen to eradicate a bug, she knew he'd be a nosistance. She was afraid to tell him that there was a fly in his jeans.

Etymology: No (negative, not at all) & Assistance (aid, help, allowing something to happen)

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