Verboticism: Neverbending

'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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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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Victoriousecrete

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: vik toree us sekreet

Sentence: Scott celebrated another victoriousecrete feeling in his point to Debbie, until he fainted from blood loss and had to be carried away in an ambulance.

Etymology: victory & to secrete

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I'm sometimes,too, have fainted "celebrating" Vctoria's Secret. Not from bloodloss - perhaps, from old age! Interesting and creative word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-11: 04:09:00

Hopefully it was just a brief experience...did you catalog your symptoms, Ozziebob?? Nightie Night! - Nosila, 2008-01-12: 01:33:00

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Sothereathon

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: soh-th air-uh-thon

Sentence: Craig is always right. It doesn't matter how trivial or meaningless the point is, he must convince everybody that he knows more than them. His friends, the few he has left, refer to his pointless rantings as sothereathons.

Etymology: so there (used for emphasis, or to show that something is being done in opposition to someone else's wishes)+ marathon (any contest, event, or the like, of great, or greater than normal, length or duration or requiring exceptional endurance)

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Spartner

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: spart ner

Sentence: John always argued with his wife Ginger. He would argue about every and anything. He was so addicted to arguing with her that he was her spartner, not just her partner. Lucky girl...

Etymology: Spar (duel, argue, debate) & Partner (someone with whom you can spar)

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Knowiamright

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: no-I-am-rite

Sentence: He sailed through life with a knowiamright attitude

Etymology: know + I + am + right

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Superighteousness

Created by: matty

Pronunciation: SOO per RIE chus nes; SOO per REK tu fie

Sentence: Jim will argue about anything and everything until the other person finally gives in allowing him to reach a heightened state of superighteousness, a plane of correctness not attainable by the average person with average reasoning. Just the other day, I said, “It’s hot” and Jim spent an hour superectifying my innocuous comment going so far as to google weather patterns and average temperatures on Mars to assure me that it wasn’t hot allowing him to be, once again, superectilious.

Etymology: super-over/above + righteous-divinely right and justifiable

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Bicktorious

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: bick-tor-i-ous

Sentence: Jim was a notorious fussbudget and had to be bicktorious in every little squabble, so it became hard to live with him. He bickered with his wife about peanut butter brands and with his friends about golf. He bickered with his daughter about the way she cut bread and the baby about the way he held his bottle. Once he tried to pick a fight with his dog over a pork chop (he won, but it was hard to eat it without lips).

Etymology: bicker: to engage in petty squbbles or arguments + victorious: winning a conflict or struggle

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Disputin

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: disˈpyoōtin

Sentence: Victor's detractors referred to him as Disputin. He seemed to revel in any opportunity to jump in on a debate. Whatever opinion someone expressed, he was all too ready to take up the opposing argument. It didn't matter how trivial the point, he would hammer his rival into submission. The only thing worse his assault was the gloating that followed.

Etymology: dispute (a disagreement, argument, or debate) + Rasputin (Russian monk. He exerted great influence over Tsar Nicholas II and his family during World War I known for his powers of elocution)

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Can't argue over a dispute about Rasputin.... - Mustang, 2008-11-10: 06:55:00

Very interesting blend - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-11: 03:45:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-11: 08:01:00

simple yet so meaningful.... - rombus, 2008-11-11: 10:52:00

libertybelle excellent word!! This is one for the dictionary! - libertybelle, 2008-11-11: 12:28:00

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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

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

Etymology: argumentative + compulsive

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