Verboticism: Obsessassert

'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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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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Obsessattest

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ob-SESS-eh-test

Sentence: Whenever making any kind of point in an argument or discussion, Calvin would obsessattest at length until his audience would give in whether or not they agreed with him.

Etymology: Blend of 'obsess' (to preoccupy intensely or abnormally obsessed with success) and 'attest' (to bear witness to; certify; declare to be correct, true, or genuine; declare the truth of, in words or writing)

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Debatabull

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: dee/bate/a/bull

Sentence: He was so inflated by his need to be confrontational that he would even argue with the cat. Even the time of day was debatabull.

Etymology: debatable + bull****

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Now THAT stinks. But it's a great verboticism - Mustang, 2008-11-10: 06:52:00

Excellent! - TJayzz, 2008-11-10: 11:16:00

Great word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-11: 03:44:00

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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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Malerckal

Created by: courty3303

Pronunciation: Muh-ler-cal

Sentence: I malerckaled my husband.

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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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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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Neverbending

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: ne-ver-bend-ing

Sentence: Quick! Hide! Here comes Joe Kokomo, the endless debater! Even when you agree with him, he goes on and on with his neverbending!

Etymology: a composite of never bending with never-ending

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I think they made a movei about Joe called 'The Neverbending Story' - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-11: 14:14:00

oops I meant movie - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-11: 14:15:00

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Determinanal

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: de - TER - min - anl

Sentence: Rufus was absolutely determinanal in trying to prove his off the wall theories and opinions.

Etymology: Determined and anal retentive

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What an ending! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-11: 14:38:00

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