Verboticism: Transfurants

'I can't believe I fell in love with this guy'

DEFINITION: n. An ingrained habit which is so entrenched in individual's personality that they practically have an identity crisis if anyone tries to change it. v. To try to modify a person's instinctive behavior and/or unconscious habits.

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Innerbentshun

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: in/ur/bent/shun

Sentence: Chris' predilection for licking his plate after supper forced Sally to arrange an intervention. This quickly turned into an innerbentshun when Chris disappeared in to the kitchen with all the dirty plates and cutlery and licked them all clean.

Etymology: inner + bent(inclination, habit) + shun + intervention

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COMMENTS:

And I thought an innerbentshin was when we all did yoga!! Good Word. - Nosila, 2008-05-21: 21:36:00

Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-22: 01:22:00

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Nosense

Created by: josje

Pronunciation: nonsence

Sentence: To help you, correct you or help you is nosense.

Etymology: Not and your Sence as in your mind.

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Idiction

Created by: melodydrama

Pronunciation: eye-dick-shun

Sentence: Time and time again she tried to break his idiction to singing, but he was so tone deaf it had become a part of his daily routine.

Etymology: identity+addiction

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Alterigor

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: al-ter-EE-gor

Sentence: Natasha wanted her fiancé, Rudy, to be more upbeat and have a more pleasant nature so she embarked on a campaign she called alerigor, hoping in time to make him over to match her idea of the perfect husband.

Etymology: Blend of alter and Igor

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Tundramentalist

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: tuhn-druh-MEN-tuhl-ist

Sentence: Bob was a tundramentalist, impervious to, and suspicious of, change, with his mind and manner of living permanently frozen in extreme beliefs and practices.

Etymology: TUNDRA: A vast treeless plain in the Arctic regions where the sub-soil is "permanently frozen" (like our friend's mind) and supporting low growing "vegetation" (like our friend's head) and "stunted"(like his personality) shrubs. Altho his body covering seems to show an adaptation to his environment. & FUNDAMENTALIST: Extreme conservatism in ones beliefs and practices. 2, One an (IST) with a TUNDRA (permanently frozen); MENT(al) (mind).

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As one who lives near the tundra, I have met many like him above...Good Word, OB Wan Kenobe! - Nosila, 2008-05-21: 21:33:00

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Foibledagain

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: foy/bulled/again

Sentence: Drat! Foibledagain! I just got her to stop chewing her fingernails and now she's chewing her toenails.

Etymology: foible + play on foiled again

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Mehavior

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: mee - hae - vur

Sentence: Our mehavior is what defines who we are....it is a combination of our thoughts, habits, actions and reactions to the world around us. It is what makes us unique; what defines you and me and sets us apart....I will get very upset if someone tries to change my mehavior because I might not know who I am anymore.

Etymology: me (referring to the person him/herself), behavior

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good word! - splendiction, 2009-07-01: 15:20:00

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Alternature

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: al-TER-nuht-sure

Sentence: Thoroughly fed up with Arties slovenly habits, Miranda devised a complicated alternature scheme wherein she planned to create changes in his long standing habits if only little by little

Etymology: Blend of 'alter' (change, remake) and 'nature' (inherent quality of a person or thing)

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Habitchuate

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /ha-BICH-oo-eyt/

Sentence: A scorpion is standing on a riverbank trying to find a way across, when a fox happens along. The scorpion asks the fox to carry him on his back across the river. The fox agrees, on the condition that the scorpion doesn't sting him, and the scorpion agrees also. Halfway across the river the scorpion stings the fox anyway, dooming them both to drown. The fox asks, "Why would you do that? Now both of us will die." The scorpion said, "Don't habitchuate — it's just my nature." — Variation on a fable (possibly of Native American origin)

Etymology: Play on the word: Habituate - to accustom by frequent repetition or prolonged exposure (from Latin, habitus "condition, demeanor") & Bitch [the verb] - to complain about; gripe (from Old English, bicce)

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oe habityouhate! nice - galwaywegian, 2008-05-21: 10:51:00

If the scorpion did it, maybe he habitchewate the fox?? - Nosila, 2008-05-21: 21:35:00

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Quirkchange

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kwerk chainj

Sentence: Quentin and Queenie Quinn were quintessentially the most quarrellous and quibblesome couple in Quebec. When Quentin would send a quip Queenie's way, she would quickfire back some quirky response. Sometimes their quarrels became so loud that the neighbours would call in the Quebec Police to quell the quake. Queenie decided to take a quantum leap and improve the quality of their lives. In a quandary and tired of quipping about quarters, quarks, quacks, quads, and quinine, she quaranteed them in their Quonset Hut for a week to try and question their quest for marriage quiet. Although Queenie had become a quirkchange artist, Quentin was still quick-tempered. Queenie quaffed quantities of quince wine quarts to quench her thirst and give her courage. She invited Quentin under their quilt and told him that although quirkchange would be impossible with him, she loved him anyway. He said, and I quote: "Join the queue!" and the quarrel resumed...

Etymology: Quick-Change (adept at changing from one thing to another especially changing costumes; "a quick-change artist") + Quirk (a strange attitude or habit) + Change (make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence)

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Clever. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-22: 01:23:00

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