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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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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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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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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Argubator

Created by: aubreymsilva

Pronunciation: arg-u-bator.

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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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Smugacious

Created by: UncleRaf

Pronunciation: Smug-ay-shee-us

Sentence: I wanted so much to smack off that smugacious look on his face once and for all!

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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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Rayvondaism

Created by: mezebra

Pronunciation: Ray - von - dah - ism

Sentence: Sue's rayvondaism always gets in the way of meaningful conversation.

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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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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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