Verboticism: Preposterotica

'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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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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Argulete

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ärgyoōlēt

Sentence: Sydney has a family full of jocks. He*s not one of them. His forte is arguing. It doesn*t matter what the subject is, he can dredge up more meaningless trivia than anybody in the room. He is a real argulete. If he can*t win with logic, he will wear you down with blather.

Etymology: argue (exchange or express diverging or opposite views, typically in a heated or angry way) + athlete (a person who is proficient in sports and other forms of physical exercise)

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Victoriousecrete

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: vik toree us sekreet

Sentence: Scott celebrated another victoriousecrete feeling in his point to Debbie, until he fainted from blood loss and had to be carried away in an ambulance.

Etymology: victory & to secrete

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COMMENTS:

I'm sometimes,too, have fainted "celebrating" Vctoria's Secret. Not from bloodloss - perhaps, from old age! Interesting and creative word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-11: 04:09:00

Hopefully it was just a brief experience...did you catalog your symptoms, Ozziebob?? Nightie Night! - Nosila, 2008-01-12: 01:33:00

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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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Compettytive

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: com petti tiv

Sentence: Wayne was a very compettytive person who always had to have the last word. He would argue endlessly about things he knew little about, just so he could win. It was said people just gave in to shut him up...but he never let it end there...he would gloat and brag about how smart he was. It was very annoying. It was this tenacity that got him through Law School and saw him end up successfully litigating at the law firm of Spar, Quarrel, Bicker & Niggle.

Etymology: Competitive (showing a fighting disposition or argumentitive disposition) & Petty (trivial, minor of little importance)

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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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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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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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Argurrhea

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: ahr-gyoo-REE-uh

Sentence: "There's no word in the English language to describe that bastard's bavardage. But a good start would be yakkety-hack, egorrhea, argurrhea...." yelled Roxie's father, an avid verbotomist, who could no longer tolerate Bob's bodacious and eristic ways.

Etymology: Blend of "ARGU" of argumentive & "RRHEA" of logorrhea, diarrhea. 2. Bastard - strictly "OZ" usage.

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very useful word - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-11: 10:37:00

Clever! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-11: 12:57:00

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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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