Verboticism: Erredity

'You'd think they'd learn...'

DEFINITION: v. To be angry and disappointed (and secretly embarrassed) when your children grow up to make the same foolish mistakes that you did. n. The emotion parents feel when they see their children make the same mistakes they did.

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Erredity

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: err-ehd-ih-tee

Sentence: When Sandra insisted she really, really loved the drop-out slacker, her Mom remembered meeting Sandra's Dad for the first time, shrugged, and chalked it up to erredity.

Etymology: err (make an error) + heredity (characteristics transmitted genetically

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