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DEFINITION: v. To make the same mistake over and over again even though you know it's stupid. n. A compulsively repeated mistake.

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Eruditto

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: air/u/dit/oh

Sentence: to err is human - to eruditto is deja vu

Etymology: err + erudite + ditto

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Dubbyafy

Created by: aussieleebee

Pronunciation: Dub-yuh-fy

Sentence:

Etymology: From the mishaps of president George "W" Bush.

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metrohumanx Right ON! - metrohumanx, 2008-07-30: 17:25:00

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Gafflexes

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: ga' flex iz

Sentence: The doctor said his gafflexes were in perfect condition: he always repeated the same mistake at least twice.

Etymology: Gafflexes n. pl. (gaffe: mistake) + (reflexes: the body's automatic responses to stimulus.)

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Dejadum

Created by: lauramy

Pronunciation: day-zsha-dum

Sentence: It's dumb to hammer your thumb but when you do it again and again, it's dejadum.

Etymology: déjàvu + dumb

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Recidiotism

Created by: serendipity9000

Pronunciation: re-sid-ee-ot-ism

Sentence: The first two times he tried to eat the wax fruit on her dining room table, she thought it was quirky ... but after that she started to suspect it was recidiotism.

Etymology: RECID and ISM from RECIDIVISM (repeated or habitual relapse)with IDIOT inserted in the middle

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COMMENTS:

Good word. - ErWenn, 2007-06-07: 14:26:00

Wish I could give you both of my votes. - Clayton, 2007-06-07: 18:17:00

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Mispeat

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: Miss pete

Sentence: He mispeat the misspelled word.

Etymology: mis - wrong peat - tail end of repeat

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Repetiblunder

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: reh - PET - uh - blun - der

Sentence: Basil was pretty dense and seemed to miss the fact that once he made a mistake he was under no obligation to repetiblunder and repeat it over and over.

Etymology: Blend of repetitive or repetitious and blunder.

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metrohumanx Quite jolly! - metrohumanx, 2008-07-30: 17:23:00

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Blunderasunder

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: blun der as sunder

Sentence: Folly Walnuts was one of the more minor members of the "The Crew". Although his heart and loyalty were in the right places, his brain & judgement had always been away on vacation. When the Mob Boss ordered Folly to off the Secretary of State for his views on organized crime, Folly as per usual misread his instruictions and instead whacked a secretary oft late, which was Miss Tardy A. Lot, who happened to work for Homeland Security. Not only was it a blunderasunder on Folly's part, but he is now enjoying the sunshine and exercise of a Cuban vacation in Gitmo...permanently!

Etymology: Blunder (error;mistake;an embarrassing mistake; make one's way clumsily or blindly; commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake) & Asunder (all over the place; into bits & pieces; everywhere)

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Errororor

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: ehr-or-or-or

Sentence: Candice was a compulsive shopaholic. As she applied for yet another credit card, she wondered if she would ever recover from the errororor of her ways...

Etymology: error that does not end...

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Idiomitake

Created by: weareallbeautiful

Pronunciation: ih-dee-aw-m-ih-tay-k

Sentence: Wayne asked himself "Why do I keep doing these things?" right before he made yet another idiomitake by walking into the polished glass door.

Etymology: idiotic+mistake

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-07: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by jadenguy. Thank you jadenguy! ~ James

jadenguy - 2007-06-07: 08:49:00
I only made the word because I really wanted a word to use to describe this. In hindsight, I probably should have also tried to come up with one... This wont' be the last time that happens.

evan - 2008-07-30: 11:59:00
Uh, wouldn't this qualify as 'Addiction?'

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-12-31: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by jadenguy. Thank you jadenguy. ~ James

libertybelle libertybelle - 2011-05-11: 10:39:00
no word right now - but the drawing cracked me up again!!