Verboticism: Retortionalist

'Look out! Here comes a truck!'

DEFINITION: v. To habitually object to and contradict other people's statements, especially if they include any facts or opinions. n. A person who finds fault what other people say no matter what it is, and lets them know it.

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Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: ree-tore-shun-ul-ist

Sentence: Eric was such a horrible retortionalist. He constantly contradicted whatever comments his friends made. When asked about his friends, he replied, "I don't have friends, I have peers..." It was a wonder he even had friends....err...peers.

Etymology: retort (to reply sharply as with contradiction) + contortionist (meant as being able to turn someone elses words against them; it really means an acrobatic person)

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Comments: Retortionalist

OZZIEBOB - 2008-03-11: 19:12:00

silveryaspen - 2008-03-11: 21:08:00
Great choice of words ... the controtionist in your verboticism really captures those negative twists that tumble from the tongue. Interesting word!