Verboticism: Emfoible

'You mean, it's okay if I'm a totally obsessive-compulsive neat freak?'

DEFINITION: v. To suddenly discover that your most troublesome personality defect, for which you have been taking medication and/or therapy, is actually your greatest asset. n. A perceived weakness which is actually a strength.

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Babblon

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: babəlän

Sentence: Little Johnny Madden was a slow learner. He didn’t speak in full sentences til long after his play pals but once he started there was no stopping him. He seemed to revel in the sound of his own voice. His mother’s favorite word was ”Hush!”. Little did anybody realize that he could parlay this annoying trait into a career adding ”color” to the commentary of football sportscasters. He would travel from city to city to do his job. Every city he visited would become the new city of Babblon.

Etymology: babble (talk rapidly and continuously in a foolish, excited, or incomprehensible way) + on - A play on Babylon

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Rednose

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈɹɛdˌnoʊz/

Sentence: Sadly, while the fact that his face and voice were incapable of expressing emotion was an impressive rednose during the poker tournament, he still couldn't get a date.

Etymology: As in Rudolph the reindeer's shiny red nose

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Obsuccession

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: on suk ses shun

Sentence: Little did Hugh Hefner's parents know that their son's obsession with pet rabbits would make him rich. His compulsion for bunnies turned into an obsuccession. He ended up with bunnies galore (one for each month of the year) a Bunny Club in every city, a Bunny TV Channel, a Bunny Mansion, a Bunny Magazine and a Bunny Jet. They were happy that his success was just based upon his love of bunnies, because as a little boy, he was also obsessed with naked girls...

Etymology: Obsession (an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone;an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions against your will)& Success (an event that accomplishes its intended purpose;a state of prosperity or fame)

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Dumbskill

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: dum-skil

Sentence: In person, everyone thought Annie was a complete numskull. She was always chattering about whatever was on her mind, which was not too much. (She had the attention span of a gnat, and an addiction to celebrity gossip.) It was a dumbskill that she made the most of on twitter, where she had 1000 followers.

Etymology: dumbskull + skill

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COMMENTS:

They say, in order to 'keep ahead of the game' and 'to remain relevent in the workplace' workers should dumbskill every 5 years. - scrabbelicious, 2009-07-31: 11:41:00

The dumber the better... - jrogan, 2009-07-31: 12:35:00

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Luckjaw

Created by: jadenguy

Pronunciation: luk jaa

Sentence: His inability to talk made him a great grief counciler. His success rate was nearly 87%, with comment cards lauding his ability to listen.

Etymology: lockjaw + luck

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Profective

Lapper

Created by: Lapper

Pronunciation: pro-FEKT-ihv

Sentence: John was found to be quite profective when his lack of heart permitted him to be one of the country's top assassins.

Etymology: The prefix "pro-" and "defective".

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Flawpotent

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: flaw - po - tent

Sentence: Sally felt flawpotent when her relentless jabbering and wild hair got her a spot on the popular gameshow "Everyone's Talking but Nobody's Listening"....

Etymology: flaw, compenent, potent

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COMMENTS:

That gameshow is Twitter - jrogan, 2009-07-31: 10:41:00

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Defasset

Created by: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: deh-fah-set

Sentence: I never knew she was up for the job until I realized that she had a defasset.

Etymology: defect + asset + deficit

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Achilleshail

Created by: SethelMerman

Pronunciation: uh-Kill-ease-Hayl

Sentence: Who knew that the fluctuting voice would be just what they were looking for in casting the commercial. Thank God for my Achilleshail.

Etymology: Achilles Heel-a (fatal) weakness in spite of overall strength + Hail-to acclaim

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Thatsitinsane

Created by: andrewa121

Pronunciation: "that's it insane"

Sentence: After interviewing candidate after candidate for our unique position, we finally found one who was thatsitinsane. Her quirks were perfect in every way.

Etymology: from "that's it", an epiphanic phrase, and insane, denoting a tenuous relationship with the rational. cf. "bat shit insane".

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