Verboticism: Helpfool

'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

artr

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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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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Deterioraid

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: dee-teer-ee-or-aid

Sentence: Things went from sublime to ridiculous when Jack showed up insisting on deterioraiding the party. Although his cooking was excellent, he had a grating personality which dampened any zest for celebrations.

Etymology: deteriorate (worsen) + aid (help)

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COMMENTS:

hehehe. knew his sister! - galwaywegian, 2009-02-02: 05:02:00

Good word...Jack's definitely a partly pooper! - Nosila, 2009-02-02: 20:00:00

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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Lamenaid

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: lāmənād

Sentence: Ralph’s favorite quote is ”When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” Unfortunately, his assistance turns out to be lamenaid. As a youngster, he was asked to resign from the scouts when the little-old-lady he was helping cross the street ended up face down in a mud puddle.

Etymology: lame (unconvincingly feeble) + aid (help, assist, or support) A play on lemonade

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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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Indestructive

mrskellyscl

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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Helpfool

Created by: lizard

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artr Nice word. Give us a sentence. Earn more points. - artr, 2012-01-22: 09:22:00

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