Verboticism: Pedantichick

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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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Surefail

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: sure+fail

Sentence: He always surefails at the start, even before giving himself a chance to succeed at a project.

Etymology: sure+fail

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Moronicdud

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: mor-on-ik-dud

Sentence: Doodderick Doknowgood was such a moronicdud at work and was constantly pointing out his downfalls...as if he were a special kind of dumb.

Etymology: Moronic - a person who is notably stupid or lacking in good judgment. & Dud - one that is ineffectual; also a failure, having little or no worth.

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Defectitude

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: de-fect-ta-tude

Sentence: Sally's defectitude about her skills ensured that she would remain at the bottom of the typing pool for her entire career because she convinced everyone else that she lacked the ability to perform competently.

Etymology: defect: imperfection, deficiency, shortcoming + attitude: belief, outlook, approach

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Downanshout

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Dow-nan-showt

Sentence: Mark knew he was a failure from the start, when he was expelled from nursery school at the tender age of three! But could not resist telling all who would listen about them. His reasoning for being a downanshout was that he would rather shout his failings from the rooftops before people around him discovered them for themselves.

Etymology: Down(depressed about ones own failures) an(short for and) Shout(to air ones opinions in a loud manner), down and out (one of lifes complete failures) =Downanshout.

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Incompetitor

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: in-COM-pet-it-tah

Sentence: 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

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COMMENTS:

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

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

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

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Pessimeister

DrWebsterIII

Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: Pes - a - misetr

Sentence: Peter was such a pessimeister. He was always pontificating on the possible negative outcome and preached about his problems and flaws.

Etymology: Pessimist (one who focuses on the negative) + Meister (master)

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COMMENTS:

hahaha funny...like it. - mweinmann, 2009-06-09: 17:28:00

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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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Vulnerabillisme

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: vul ner abil is me

Sentence: Chuck sat at his desk telling Denise, the new receptionist, how his reports were brief and he was not strong in public speaking or doing up a presentation. She thought it very strange given he was the Marketing Director and he had to give presentations, public speeches and detailed reports all the time. His vulnerabillisme was cute until she figured out how much they were paying him to do so little, when she could do the job and be a success!

Etymology: Vulnerability (susceptibility to injury or attack; the state of being vulnerable or exposed) & Is Me (it's all about you...)

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Nokwando

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nōkwändō

Sentence: Nelson is not only a practitioner but is the grand master of a new martial art, nokwando. Rather than teach new skills, this art concentrates on what a student cannot do. His dojo is not finished yet and may not be unless someone else take on the project. Nelson even practices his art at work. When his boss suggests some action that he should be undertaking, he can almost always defer or deflect this effort with phrases like "I'll have take that under study" or "My predecessor never showed me how to do that".

Etymology: no (not any) + taekwando (a modern Korean martial art similar to karate)

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