Verboticism: Splenderror

'I just asked the boss if she'd date me...'

DEFINITION: v. To make a mistake where the benefits exceed the costs of the screw-up. n. An excellent mistake, which despite its stupidity, produces a positive outcome.

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Created by: stache

Pronunciation: splěn'ěr'ər

Sentence: Mikail thought his career was down the dumper when he told Boris his toupee looked ridiculous. A month later, though, working for Antonin at twice the salary plus comission, he realized the comment had been a splenderror.

Etymology: splend, to spend one's income in loans to close friends (spend/lend); der, german article; ror, var. of roar, to laugh loudly or boisterously.

Points: 1100

Comments: Splenderror

Jabberwocky - 2008-05-02: 12:44:00
splendid would also work well in your etymology

stache - 2008-05-02: 13:27:00
ya think? how about, 'splendor?'

Tigger - 2008-05-02: 22:19:00
Splendoriffic word.

OZZIEBOB - 2008-05-04: 06:51:00
Terrific .