Verboticism: Stubbornthusiasm

'See! See! I was right, wasn't I!'

DEFINITION: n., The immense sense of self-satisfaction the one gets from winning a pointless argument. v., To be so addicted to proving yourself right that you argue compulsively, and endlessly, about anything and everything.

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Winnebeego

Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: win - uh - BEE - goh

Sentence: Alf, now friendless because of his winnebeego ways, is reduced to travelling the dusty roads of the outback in his Winnebago, all the while on his ultimate quest searching for the original black stump. He just can't help himself though because he argues with each "local" who gives him duhrections to find it. I even heard that he had a hot debate with the dog on the tucker box about it's location!

Etymology: winner + be + ego / Winnebago

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COMMENTS:

duhrections - apologies to zebrahdh but I just love that word! - bananabender, 2008-01-11: 19:41:00

Beyond the black stump is a favourite old Aussie saying. It basically means beyond the back blocks, far off in the backcountry, far from civilization. For the curious the history of the saying is in this link: http://www.abc.net.au/queensland/heritage/stories/s680695.htm - bananabender, 2008-01-11: 19:51:00

The Dog On The Tuckerbox is an Aussie icon. The statue is located at Gundagai in NSW. - bananabender, 2008-01-11: 19:57:00

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Spattitude

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: spat - te - toode

Sentence: What excitement swirled around Rhonda was multiplied by her extreme spattitude. She had a gift for creating arguments just to show that she knew more than everyone else. Even if she was wrong, she asserted herself with a forceful attitude of complete belief in her often incorrect "facts" and would go to any length to try to prove that she was right.

Etymology: Spat means to bicker, quarrel or fuss + attitude means state of mind; disposition or way of thinking or acting

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Spaticulous word! - Nosila, 2008-11-10: 15:30:00

Excellent - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-11: 03:48:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-11: 08:02:00

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Mywifeinitis

Created by: day4ghee

Pronunciation: MY-WIF-IN-ITIS

Sentence: WHEN SALLY CUT ME WITHA RAMBO KNIFE JUST TO PROVE THAT SHE COULD SEW I REALIZED THAT SHE SUFFERED FROM MYWIFEINITIS LIKE MY WIFE WHO WON'T LEAVE ME THE HELL ALONE.AHHHHHHHH!!!

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Smugstruggle

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: smug strug gill

Sentence: Nigel was always up for a smugstruggle. He was competitive to the point of nauseum. He'd cheat, connive and find a way to always win the argument and then rub everyone's nose in it. To prove himself right about dangerous butterknives, he cut off his finger with it. Many wished he had severed his tongue instead!

Etymology: Smug (marked by excessive complacency or self-satisfaction) & Struggle (be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight)

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Argusive

Created by: eljono

Pronunciation:

Sentence: She's very argusive, she just loves being right

Etymology: argumentative + compulsive

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Fallowvictory

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: Fa - low - vik - toe - ree

Sentence: It was another fallowvictory for Ted. He had proven to his doubting neighbors that he could back his SUV into the garage blindfolded. It would take the better part of the summer to reconstruct the new family room addition that shared its back wall. Nevermind, Ted thought.... he decided to bask in the satisfaction that he was right, once again.

Etymology: Fallow (cultivated land that is not seeded or productive; undeveloped but potentially useful; condition of being unseeded) + Victory (state of having triumphed; defeat of enemy or opponent)

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COMMENTS:

love it - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-11: 08:03:00

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Picayuphoria

Created by: denise

Pronunciation: pic-u-YOU-FOR-E-u

Sentence: His recurring issues with picayuphoria resulted simultaneously in a severed finger and an intense feeling of pride over proving his point as his wife watched in horror.

Etymology: A blend of picayune + euphoria

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Pettisessive

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pet/ti/sess/ive

Sentence: Jack is pettisessive. He must be right about everything he says and will argue his point no matter how silly it is until you give up. Then he will cheer for himself and dance around.

Etymology: pettifog (argue) + petty (trival) + obsessive

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COMMENTS:

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-13: 04:11:00

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Achievemisim

Created by: Jessalynne

Pronunciation: a-cheev-miss-um

Sentence: The other day, my sister and I were perfectly fine until i started to pick a fight with her to feel a sense of achievemisim. My mother got mad because we fought for no apparent reason.

Etymology: achievemisim: (n) The sense of feeling accomplished, usually over no point at all.

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Pettisessive

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pet/ti/sess/ive

Sentence: Jack is pettisessive. He must be right about everything he says and will argue his point no matter how silly it is until you give up. Then he will cheer for himself and dance around.

Etymology: PETTISESSIVE - noun from PETTIFOG (to bicker, or quibble over trifles, or unimportant matters) + OBSESSIVE (to dominate, or preoccupy the thoughts, feelings, or desires of a person)

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very nice - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-11: 03:46:00

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