Verboticism: Argulete

'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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Argubator

Created by: aubreymsilva

Pronunciation: arg-u-bator.

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Etymology:

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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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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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Spartner

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: spart ner

Sentence: John always argued with his wife Ginger. He would argue about every and anything. He was so addicted to arguing with her that he was her spartner, not just her partner. Lucky girl...

Etymology: Spar (duel, argue, debate) & Partner (someone with whom you can spar)

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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: pettifog (argue) + petty (trival) + obsessive

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Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-13: 04:11:00

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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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Argulete

artr

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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Argusive

Created by: eljono

Pronunciation:

Sentence: She's very argusive, she just loves being right

Etymology: argumentative + compulsive

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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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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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