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DEFINITION: n., A stylized form of argument, common among politicians, lawyers and married couples, where the parties state and restate their positions until the opponent is exhausted. v. tr., To argue by simply restating your position over and over again.

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Top verboticism of the day created by Banky

Pronunciation: ah-lit-ter-cay-shun

Sentence: The mother had finally had enough of the allitercation with her stubborn child. The string of "NO!"s continued, and followed them to the back of the store where both hand and rear blushed upon meeting so abruptly.

Etymology: alliteration + altercation

Created by: Banky.

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(Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Necrohippoflict: /-ˌnɛkɹəˈhɪpəˌflɪkt- -neck-ruh-HIPP-uh-flikt-/ When faced with necrohippofliction, do not attempt to adapt your method of argumentation, for your opponent will just accuse you of being a wishy-washy flip-flopper. Etymology: necro- (dead) hippo- (horse) -flict (strike) Created by: ErWenn.


Roared with laughter after I read the etymology ... all horsing around ... great creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-22: 12:34:00

Ooh, I like how you used the etymology to form the word. Very clever. - Tigger, 2008-01-22: 14:06:00

Hahahaha a wishy washy flip flopper. I love it! - scrink, 2008-01-22: 20:36:00

Sadly, many do not read all the way through the etymology before deciding on what to vote. Thank you for the kind words, all. - ErWenn, 2008-01-22: 21:15:00

Oh yes... that's how it is... flogging a dead horse! Good one! - bananabender, 2008-01-22: 21:42:00

Right outside the "stable". Brings to mind a slang term "Horse-shed": To attempt to influence another person's opinion, especially in political matters. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-22: 21:57:00

Repetrition: /Rep-i-TRISH-uh n/ When Bob's lipzkrieg failed to silence Roxie's relexiration, he launched a rambling repetrition. Etymology: REPETRITION: blend of REPETITION & ATTRITION: to wear down by repeating over and over. LIPZKRIEG: LIP:(To give lip) & KRIEG: war. RELEXIRATION: blend of lexi & reiteration. Created by: OZZIEBOB.


You astound me not only with your verboticism of the day, but with all the verboticisms you put in the sentence with them! Kudos to you as an expert wordsmith. - silveryaspen, 2008-01-22: 12:26:00

Good word! I can visualise a long line of battered lifeless bodies that have fallen in the arena of Bob's repetritious quest! - bananabender, 2008-01-22: 21:36:00

Arguerosion: /Ar-guw-ero-shun/ There was a massive arguerosion going on between Dave and Melinda regarding who was going to invite Dave's mother in law round for Christmas dinner. Etymology: Argue - To conflict and fight verbally. Erosion - The constant abrasion and attrition (eating away) of or at something. Created by: Dougalistic.


very nice - describes world politics aptly - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-22: 11:04:00

This word, like such arguers, wears down well! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-22: 12:46:00

good word. I'm worn out just thinking about it! - bananabender, 2008-01-22: 22:06:00


To see more verboticisms for this definition go to: No, I'm first because I'm a zero.



Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-22: 01:45:00
Today's definition was suggested by sipsoccer. Thank you sipsoccer. ~ James

galwaywegian - 2008-01-22: 06:37:00

galwaywegian - 2008-01-22: 06:38:00

Dougalistic - 2008-01-22: 10:40:00
^ lol

Jabberwocky - 2008-01-22: 13:47:00
Galway is guilty of a premature ejaculation (as in exclaim suddenly)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2013-01-24: 00:11:00
Today's definition was suggested by sipsoccer. Thank you sipsoccer. ~ James

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