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BADS - Bestselling Author Detachment Solution (adverb) : A bestselling author’s detachment to book reviews, and how many little gold stars are next to the new bestselling book.

Sam’s second book just hit number 1 on the Amazon.Com bestseller list. During the last hour, he hasn’t checked once to see if there are any new reviews of his book, and hasn’t even cared about how many little gold stars are next to his new title. His behavior is a clear remedy and classic case of BADS - Bestselling Author Detachme... —Barbara Rose, Ph.D., Borntoinspire.com, May 19, 2006

Submitted by: Barabra Rose, Ph.D. from Florida on May. 19, 2006 04:29

BANS Bestselling Author Neurotic Syndrome (verb) : A new bestselling author’s sudden compulsively driven neurotic frenzy to check book reviews, and how many little gold stars are next to the new bestselling book.

Example: Sam’s new book just hit number 10 on the Amazon.Com bestseller list. During the last hour, he has checked at least 195 times to see if there are any new reviews of his book, and went into a complete state of panic when he saw a review with two stars. His behavior is a clear and classic case of BANS - Bestselling Author Neurotic Syndr... —Barbara Rose, Ph.D., www.borntoinspire.com, May 19, 2006

Submitted by: Anonymous on May. 19, 2006 04:25

leaderness (noun) : A state of leadership into which each person has the possibility of "being" irrespective of status or ability.

The word was discovered by Dr David Cormack, author, Scotland on being asked to advise on three stages of personal growth from Positive Brokenness to Personal Uniqueness to Possibility Leadership. This was being discussed in the context of attempting to create a path along which people receive and give the experience of being valued. —no,

Submitted by: Gavin Cargill from United Kingdom on May. 19, 2006 00:58

blogoligy : study of blogging

i have not herd or found it

Submitted by: demisdad from United Kingdom on May. 18, 2006 20:47

skilly

(adjective) : 1)opposite of lucky 2)exhibiting great skill

I'm not lucky, I'm skilly. —unknown, unknown, unknown

Submitted by: michael from Colorado on May. 18, 2006 15:35

Mook

(noun) : an unimportant person; a henchman

Submitted by: Anonymous on Aug. 31, 2006 15:01

boo-yah (adjective) : A declaration of glee over a sound financial investment. Can also be used as a greeting.

Guest Caller: Boo-yah Jim, I love your show! Kramer: Boo-yah what's your question? —BOB, Mad Money-Jim Kramer CNBC

Submitted by: Jenn from Michigan on May. 18, 2006 13:19

disincentivize

(verb) : to deprive of incentive : to deter

Banks are doing whatever they can to disincentivize debit card transaction usage.

Submitted by: Anonymous on Jan. 09, 2012 12:03

linner

(noun) : Lunch and dinner combined into one.

Since the couple wasn't that hungry for lunch and dinner seperately, they ate linner instead.

Submitted by: katelyn getz on Mar. 30, 2008 19:20

gutterballer (noun) : A gutterballer is a selfish, uncivil automobile driver.

That guy is a real gutterballer! Can also be used as an expletive..."Gutterballer!" —Brenda Braham, self, 5/19/06

Submitted by: Brenda Braham from Maryland on May. 18, 2006 11:18

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