Verboticism: Thicktoitiveness

'This bank machine is so stupid.'

DEFINITION: v., To have the strength of character, persistence of heart, and dimness of wit to follow an unchanging course of action even when it is completely ineffective. n., A person who unhappily does the same thing over and over again.

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Redumbdant

Created by: badsnudge

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Redodo

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: re doo do

Sentence: Renate kept blindly trying to get blood out of a stone...or in her case, money out of an empty account. She was a perfect speciman of a redodo. Keewp doing it over and over until you got what you wanted. Sure she had put money in there and sure she had debited her account at every store in town, but she seemed to think that it would automatically replace itself. This is how the redodo's became extinct!

Etymology: Redo (do over) & Dodo (extinct heavy flightless bird;dumb as a dodo bird)

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Denialate

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: dee/ni/a/late

Sentence: In an attempt to one, not miss out on the sale at Bloomie's, and two not be humiliated in front of her peers, Dianne continued to denialate her Mastercard. By the time security and her husband pulled her away kicking and screaming, her card was but a shred of plastic hot to the touch.

Etymology: Denial: The act of asserting that something alleged is not true. Annihilate: To destroy a considerable part of.

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Redunduncy

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ridəndənsē

Sentence: With 3 months until his retirement, Jack*s job became completely unnecessary. In a benevolent gesture, the company assigned him to a task that was as mindless as anyone could imagine. It was like a case of senior Groundhog Day. The redunduncy almost drove him into early dementia. Where he once viewed retirement with reluctance he now embraced the idea with glee.

Etymology: redundancy (the state of being no longer needed or useful) + dunce (a person who is slow at learning; a stupid person)

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Bushify

veranadine

Created by: veranadine

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Sentence: I am not going to move back in with you Todd! Do I look like a bushifier or something? After maxing out ten others, he proceeded to bushify his way through yet another gold mastercard.

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Repdumity

Created by: alanahnichole

Pronunciation: {rep-dumb-it.ee}

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Moronandonandon

Created by: shalla

Pronunciation: more-on-and-on-and-on

Sentence: Jimmy watched the moronandonandon stop, look at the door questioningly, grab the door's handle, and for the fourth time visibly strain to pull it, ignoring the big red letters PUSH splashed across the door's center.

Etymology: moron (an idiot) + on and on and on (to keep going for an extended time)

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Thinkthunk

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: thingk-thuhngk

Sentence: Some of Marsha's friends call her bone-headed. She prefers to think of herself as persistent. In any case she will thinkthunk her way through most any situation, rushing in and trying the first solution that occurs to her, banging her head against failure, backing up and trying it again until she breaks something or someone steps in to do it for her.

Etymology: think (to consider something as a possible action, choice, etc) + thunk (an abrupt, dull sound)

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Redoofus

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rēdoō-fəs

Sentence: Victor was such a redoofus that he spent 20 minutes punching the auto-opening key fob aimed at the wrong car. He did wonder who had put a bumper sticker for some random cause on his car and why he suddenly had a child's car seat in his car but still he persisted, moving to different angles and pushing the button harder. The only thing that broke his trance was the car owner getting in the car and driving away. That was the point at which he remembered that he was driving his wife's car because his was in the shop.

Etymology: redo (do (something) again or differently)+ doofus (do (something) again or differently)

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COMMENTS:

funny and probably true - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-22: 11:47:00

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Refail

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈɹiˌfe(ɪ)l/ /ˈrē-ˌfāl/

Sentence: In contrast to general persistence, which may be caused by a rational belief that things may be different next time, refailure is usually the result of obsessiveness, denial, or distraction.

Etymology: re- + fail

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