Verboticism: Redoofus

'This bank machine is so stupid.'

DEFINITION: v., To have the strength of character, persistence of heart, and dimness of wit to follow an unchanging course of action even when it is completely ineffective. n., A person who unhappily does the same thing over and over again.

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Dumbsistence

Created by: Chickp

Pronunciation: Dumb/sis/tence

Sentence: The pure dumbsistence of Betty made her try her card over and over again although it was telling her she had insufficient funds.

Etymology: Dumb+Persistence

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Neuronugatory

Created by: Kevcom

Pronunciation: nerr-oh-new-gat-tory

Sentence: The frustrated kid slams his fingers down onto the keyboard in a Neuronugatorial fashion. The kid is playing Halo, but his machine just can't handle the special effects. Frquent slams of the hands try to unfreeze the frozen screen. Yet nothing happens when your neuronugatorial!

Etymology: neurotic + nugatory (obsessive + meaningless)

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Dittolooper

Created by: Lidipop

Pronunciation: Dee-toe-lou-per

Sentence: what a dittolooper, doesn't she notice the line up behind her!!!

Etymology: ditto(same) + looper(tool that forms a loop) =dittolooper.

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Repodrone

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation:

Sentence: You've got to be a real repodrone to work at that shoe factory!

Etymology:

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Unyieldingdong

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: un-yeel-ding-dong

Sentence: Despite the fact that it clearly didn't fit, Sue remained an unyieldingdong, and continuted to try to insert her house key into the car's ignition.

Etymology: unyielding, ding-dong

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COMMENTS:

Great idea! But why not just "unyieldong"? - milorush, 2007-10-24: 10:28:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-24: 10:38:00

Cuz then it would have a phallic connotation, which, in retrospect, might not have been a bad idea ;-). - purpleartichokes, 2007-10-24: 11:43:00

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Rerutoccur

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: ri-rut-oh-kur

Sentence: Jim purposely jammed the new Xerox machine and failed to fix it each time, having to call the technician in and do the dirty work. This was a common rerutoccurance for Jim, part of his daily repertoire on how to successfully annoy his co-workers.

Etymology: reoccur + rut

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Stupetition

Created by: Missnah

Pronunciation: Normally pronounced as stewp/tish/un, but the less common Stew/pa/tish/un is also heard.

Sentence: The stupetitious behaviour of the dog who kept trying to catch the cats through the closed window was hilarious for all those who were watching his numerous failed attempts.

Etymology: Stu- stems fro the word stupid, meaning idiotic. -petition comes from the word repitition meaning doing the same thing more than once

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Futilibot

MissRabbit

Created by: MissRabbit

Pronunciation: Few-till-ih-bot

Sentence: "Tommy must have asked Jill out three hundred times. Can't he see she'll never say yes? What a futilibot!"

Etymology: Futile - ineffective, useless; Bot - from 'robot', programmed to perform one action

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COMMENTS:

I have an obseesion with words based on robot: Ildrobot: [noun] Part female human & part electronic being, designed to live on planets other than Earth. [From ild, an Old Norse feminine affix, and robot; also androbot and humobot.] Love futilibot. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-23: 06:03:00

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Thinkthunk

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: thingk-thuhngk

Sentence: Some of Marsha's friends call her bone-headed. She prefers to think of herself as persistent. In any case she will thinkthunk her way through most any situation, rushing in and trying the first solution that occurs to her, banging her head against failure, backing up and trying it again until she breaks something or someone steps in to do it for her.

Etymology: think (to consider something as a possible action, choice, etc) + thunk (an abrupt, dull sound)

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Refail

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈɹiˌfe(ɪ)l/ /ˈrē-ˌfāl/

Sentence: In contrast to general persistence, which may be caused by a rational belief that things may be different next time, refailure is usually the result of obsessiveness, denial, or distraction.

Etymology: re- + fail

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