Verboticism: Moronandonandon

'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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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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Lancedalot

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: lanced/a/lot

Sentence: Steve repeatedly lancedalot his hand as he took his daily shortcut swinging over the barbed wire fence.

Etymology: Lancelot (the bravest of King Arthur's knights) + lance + alot

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Boronist

Created by: brimuth

Pronunciation: boar - on - ist

Sentence: A compulsive boronist, James would stick at the same pointless task, despite knowing it was futile to comtinue.

Etymology: A boring person who honestly thinks his repeated actions will produce a desired result.

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Thickomat

Created by: pungineer

Pronunciation: thick/o/mat

Sentence: Even though Petula was obviously a rocket scientist of some repute when it came to machines clearly marked out of order, she showed all the classic behaviours of your typical thickomat: the staring blankly, the repeated button pressing, the endless waiting for something to happen....

Etymology: thick (not terribly clever)+ o-mat (denoting humdrum machine) doormat (individual feeling powerless to change their circumstances)

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Futiliteration

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: few-TILL-it-err-ay-shun

Sentence: Marjorie was an idiotto. Her futiliteration had been rewarded by a long, but unfulfilling, career in the jar inspection role at the glassworks.

Etymology: futile + iteration (idiotto -- idiot + ditto)

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COMMENTS:

libertybelle terrific!! - libertybelle, 2007-10-24: 16:23:00

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Tenassity

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ten as sit ee

Sentence: Ivana shows pure tenassity when she endlessly tries to get money out of her overdrawn account on the bank machine. She reckons that if she still has a card, it should still magically provide her with funds...

Etymology: Tenacity (persistent determination) & Ass (a pompous fool)

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Tenasilly

Created by: FreakyDeak

Pronunciation: teh-nah-sill-ee

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Etymology: Tenacity + Silly

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Sisyphutile

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Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Sis-y-phu-tile

Sentence: Her chronic bankruptcy and sisyphutile efforts earned her glances of repulsed horror from the clerks at the Shopmart. It was task of sisyphutilean magnitude, and despite this he assumed responsibility. The hunt for weeds and insects became so inexorably sisyphutiling that gardening was no longer a pleasure. To sisyphutile or not to sisyphutile?

Etymology: Sisyphus (mythological figure sentenced to an eternity of rolling a stone to the top of a hill only to have it roll back down) & futile (ineffective)

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COMMENTS:

wonderful etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-22: 11:47:00

A classical beauty. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-23: 06:09:00

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Redoofus

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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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Neuronugatory

Created by: Kevcom

Pronunciation: nerr-oh-new-gat-tory

Sentence: The frustrated kid slams his fingers down onto the keyboard in a Neuronugatorial fashion. The kid is playing Halo, but his machine just can't handle the special effects. Frquent slams of the hands try to unfreeze the frozen screen. Yet nothing happens when your neuronugatorial!

Etymology: neurotic + nugatory (obsessive + meaningless)

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