Verboticism: Masdebation

'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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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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Disputin

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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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Bickerbait

Created by: G1GGSY11

Pronunciation: bic-er-bait

Sentence: he constantly bickerbaits, anything for an argument

Etymology: bicker + bait

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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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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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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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Pathofutiloser

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: paθəfyoōtloōzər

Sentence: Patrick is such a pathofutiloser that he would argue with the squirrels in the park just to feel that he had won something.

Etymology: pathological (compulsive; obsessive) + futile (pointless) + loser (a person who fails frequently)

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Omnibouchelate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: OM-nee-Boo-shoor-Leyt.

Sentence: Bob said: "I'm sorting things out now, don't worry; all you need to do is listen and I'll keep it simple so even you will understand." But this one sided discussion was far from finished. He spoke on and on, his argurrhea continuing for a further thousand words, ending with "This is the end of the matter, all that need be said, has been said." He was so addicted to proving himself right that he omnibouchelated compulsively, and endlessly, about anything and everything.

Etymology: OMNI : all, totally, BOUCHE: Fr. mouth; consider embouchure "river mouth, " from bouche "mouth", from L. bucca, lit. "cheek & ELATE: to be happy, joyful;feeling of great joy or pride; high spirits, extreme gladness.

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metrohumanx VERY profound! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-14: 02:38:00

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Disagreego

Created by: Kazizzle

Pronunciation: diss/uh/gree/goh

Sentence: Jack: Don't let your disagreego get in the way of your better judgement, kid. Peter: And now, I will prove to you that bridge jumping is not dangerous by jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge!

Etymology: disagree - to not agree and ego - the habit of regarding one's self as the center of every interest. I also thought of "selfoolish", from selfish and foolish.

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And if your friend jumped off a bridge, you would too, wouldn't you? -Mom - Tigger, 2008-01-15: 22:56:00

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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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