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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Victoryotiose

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: vik toree o tee ose

Sentence: Chad was an ungracious winner, even in the minor squabbles that he and Victoria had daily. He lied and cheated to prove his victoryotiose superiority. He was so smug after their latest battle over the sharpness of butter knives that he ended up giving her the finger!

Etymology: Victory (win;triumph; a successful ending of a struggle or contest) & Otiose (serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being; producing no result or effect;useless;pointless)

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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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Stubbornthusiasm

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /stub-ern-thoo'-zee-az-uhm/

Sentence: Matt smiled with stubbornthusiasm, or tried to, as he picked up his teeth, because he just knew he was right — his favorite player had been fouled in the finals, so the other team's win in the championships was null and void as far as he was concerned, no matter what that big, hairy, drunk guy with the big knuckles said.

Etymology: stubborn - tenaciously unwilling to yield (c.1386, of uncertain origin) + enthusiasm - great excitement or interest in a subject or cause (Greek, enthousiasmós "god-possessed")

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funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-11: 11:01:00

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Belligerinsolence

Created by: grohldberg12

Pronunciation: (Bel//ih//jar//ihn//sow//lenss)

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Etymology: Belli-/Belligerent - waging war/warlike or pugnacious Insolent - overly convinced of one's own superiority and importance

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Preposterotica

Created by: treehous

Pronunciation: \pri-ˈpäs-t-i-ˈrä-ti-kə\ (pre-pos-tur-ott-ika)

Sentence: Joe felt a brief wave of preposterotica as his wife finally admitted he might be right.

Etymology: preposterous- from Latin præposterus "absurd, contrary to nature" erotica- from French érotique, from Greek erotikos, from eros (gen. erotos) "sexual love"

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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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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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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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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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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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