Verboticism: Smugklutz

'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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Lamenaid

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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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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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Helpfool

Created by: lizard

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COMMENTS:

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

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Deterioraid

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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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Wrecktify

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rektəfī

Sentence: Wesley can wrecktify almost any situation. He is all-too-ready to jump in where he should never tread. Fix your computer? Sure! The fact that he can't figure out how to reply to an e-mail should be a clue but his eager willingness often fools his victims. Got something that's working poorly? Better start saving for a new one.

Etymology: Wreck (something, esp. a vehicle or building, that has been badly damaged or destroyed) + rectify (put something right; correct)

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COMMENTS:

nice! - galwaywegian, 2009-02-02: 05:04:00

nice blend! - wayoffcenter, 2009-02-02: 06:32:00

sounds familiar - silveryaspen, 2009-02-02: 16:03:00

wonderful word...captures it exactly. - mweinmann, 2009-02-02: 17:14:00

We have a wrecktile dysfunction theme here today! - Nosila, 2009-02-02: 20:05:00

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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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Aggravarian

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ag/ra/var/i/an

Sentence: Joey's helpful nature combined with his klutziness makes him more of an aggravarian than a Good Samaritan when he helps his friends.

Etymology: AGGRAVARIAN - noun - from AGGRAVATE (to make worse, or more severe) + GOOD SAMARITAN (one who is compassionate and helpful to a person in distress)

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COMMENTS:

Very nice word play - silveryaspen, 2009-02-02: 16:09:00

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Bullaa

Created by: scorp12871

Pronunciation: fuck

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Helperskelpering

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: help er skel per ing

Sentence: The cousins thought they were helping the fun begin! To their surprise, all their helperskelpering was met with shrieks when the parents got home to a house turned upside down...

Etymology: From two words: to HELP and HELTERSKELTER or to leave in complete disarray

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COMMENTS:

Excellent creation! Wish you had done a sentence for us to enjoy, too. - silveryaspen, 2009-02-02: 16:24:00

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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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