Verboticism: Bickerbait

'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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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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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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Argubator

Created by: aubreymsilva

Pronunciation: arg-u-bator.

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Obsessassert

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: uhb-SESS-uh-sert

Sentence: Whenever he made any kind of point in an argument or discussion Woodrow would obsessassert his views until his audience would cave in whether or not they agreed with him.

Etymology: Blend of 'obsess' (to preoccupy intensely or abnormally obsessed with success0 and 'assert' (to state with assurance, confidence, or force; state strongly or positively)

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Dogpoomatic

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: dah g poom att ik

Sentence: He was always dogpoomatic about his nonconspiracy theories, like a paranoid optimist, thinking everyone was out to get him.....gifts

Etymology: dogmatic, dog poo

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pretty shitty word - but I like it - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-11: 10:38:00

Does this word smell? Great sentence ... what a last word! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-11: 14:34:00

Really enjoyed your sentence ! - Tigger, 2008-01-12: 00:04:00

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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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Gliberation

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: glib-er-A-shun

Sentence: Monique knew that being right wasn't always worth the eye-rolling exasperation she induced in everyone around her when she belabored a point until all her would-be opponents had given up arguing. However, she did find the gliberation of those moments a little intoxicating, gliberating even.

Etymology: combination of glib and liberation, with the bonus of getting berate in there, too.

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Gliberace would have loved this word! - Nosila, 2008-11-10: 15:56:00

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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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Short and right on the definition! Kudos for this creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-11: 13:43:00

Sounds like a bit of unidebatabullology - and catty, too! Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-13: 04:08:00

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