Vote for the best verboticism.

'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.

Create | Read

Verboticisms

Click on each verboticism to read the sentences created by the Verbotomy writers, and to see your voting options...

You still have one vote left...

Ticstinct

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: tĭk'stĭngkt'

Sentence: Lucinda tried putting her hand on his in a gentle way, the same in a harsher, more abrupt way, requesting, cadjoling, hosing with cold water, offers of sex, and brutal beatings but through none of her efforts was she able to break Fatima's ticstinct to scratch with her fingernails on the wooden arm of the futon they shared in the sitting room of their apartment.

Etymology: tic, a nervous or unconscious action or habit; instinct, an inborn pattern of activity

Vote For | Comments and Points

Reformatetion

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: re-for-mate-shon

Sentence: Kat determined at the altar that Martin needed altered so she began the reformatetion as soon as they left the church, despite his protestations and begging her indulgence.

Etymology: reform; to improve by alteration, correction of error or removal of defects; to cause a person to give up harmful or immoral practices + reformation: act of reforming or state of being reformed + mate: spouse

Vote For | Comments and Points

Contragene

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: CONTRAry+GENEtic

Sentence: Try as she might, she could never contragene my obnoxious habits.

Etymology: CONTRAry+GENEtic

Vote For | Comments and Points

Rutate

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ruht/teyt

Sentence: For years Jenny tried to rutate Joe's extreme behaviours, but finally had to turn the job over to a licensed psychiatrist.

Etymology: rut (a fixed, or established course of life) + mutate (to change; alter)

Vote For | Comments and Points

Alternature

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ALL - tur - nay - chur

Sentence: Thoroughly fed up with Artemis' slovenly habits, Mirabel 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, alternate, and nature

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

Good word, Mustang...Mirabel would need to be a witch to really get a change in him... - Nosila, 2008-05-21: 21:31:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Himertia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: him ur sha

Sentence: Betty was a scientist and her best study was her husband Gill. He always displayed a bad case of himertia. He seldom stirred for days on end. She fully expected him to be hanging by his toenails from a tree when she got back from the lab. Oh well, she was doing her thesis on his himertia...had she done it on a female, it would have been called inhertia. But we all know that a woman's work is never done.

Etymology: Him (male person) & Inertia (the tendency of a body to maintain is state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force; a disposition to remain inactive or inert)

Vote For | Comments and Points

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)

Vote For | Comments and Points

Alterashun

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: al ter ay shun

Sentence: When Lidia triewd to change George's behaviour of ignoring others, she found it difficult to make such an alterashun.

Etymology: Alteration (change) & Shun (to avoid;banish;ignore)

Vote For | Comments and Points

Ruttate

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ruht/teyt

Sentence: For years Jenny tried to ruttate Joe's extreme behaviours, but finally had to turn the job over to a licensed psychiatrist.

Etymology: rut (a fixed, or established course of life) + mutate (to change; alter)

Vote For | Comments and Points

Ridiom

TimTheEnchanter

Created by: TimTheEnchanter

Pronunciation: RID-ee-um

Sentence: Every time Hugh met a woman, he could not help but stop to smell her hair. Despite numerous awkward encounters, a couple restraining orders, and a very quiet love life he refused to stop, saying “I can’t help it. I’m just a sniffer.” But after the unfortunate incident with the black-belt transvestite, his friends had no choice but to put Hugh through a quick ridiom session.

Etymology: Rid (to remove) + idiom (a style that is characteristic of an individual)

Vote For | Comments and Points

Show All or More...

 

Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-21: 00:00:01
Today's definition is inspired by Amy Sutherland recommendation that to successfully use Animal Training techniques, you must "Know Your Species". You must be observant and note their quirks, feeding habits and social structure in order to effectively influence their behavior. Most importantly, you should recognize what part of the animal's behavior cannot be changed! See: "What Shamu Taught me About Life, Love and Marriage". Thanks Amy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-07-01: 00:00:01
Today's definition is inspired by Amy Sutherland recommendation that to successfully use Animal Training techniques, you must "Know Your Species". You must be observant and note their quirks, feeding habits and social structure in order to effectively influence their behavior. Most importantly, you should recognize what part of the animal's behavior cannot be changed! See: "What Shamu Taught me About Life, Love and Marriage". Thanks Amy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-07-21: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by amysutherland. Thank you amysutherland. ~ James

Genkareink - 2019-07-23: 02:08:00
http://martt.ru/forum/index.php?PAGE_NAME=profile_view&UID=41251 http://www.gepart.su/forum/index.php?PAGE_NAME=profile_view&

Svetikreink - 2019-07-23: 02:46:00
http://ldom.su/forum/user/9454/ http://armavir.red-square.ru/forum/user/34917/ http://orel.center-instrumenta

Petrikreink - 2019-07-23: 04:04:00
http://xn--e1akcaoesb7i.xn--p1ai/forum/index.php?PAGE_NAME=profile_view&UID=9573 http://kadet-bc.ru/forum/user/4542/

Genkareink - 2019-07-23: 11:17:00
https://www.svetli-grad.ru/forum/user/1/?PAGE_NAME=profile_view&UID=11455 http://autofint.ru/forum/user/12588/

Svetikreink - 2019-07-23: 11:56:00
http://ok-avto.ru/forum/index.php?PAGE_NAME=profile_view&UID=64137 http://www.soft-m.ru/communication/forum/index.php?PAGE_NA

Petrikreink - 2019-07-23: 13:16:00
http://ipv4.narodnymagazin.ru/forum/index.php?PAGE_NAME=profile_view&UID=34633 http://masterclassbook.com/forum/user/49/?PAGE

Genkareink - 2019-07-23: 20:32:00
http://abbv.ru/forum/user/8439/ https://www.luxclimat.ru/forum-kondicionery/user/24792/ http://old.uksrb.ru/f

Svetikreink - 2019-07-23: 21:12:00
http://xn--f1apaaqe.xn--p1ai/forum.php/?PAGE_NAME=profile_view&UID=16696 http://test.sozapag.ru/forum/index.php?PAGE_NAME=pro

Petrikreink - 2019-07-23: 22:31:00
http://reutov.center-instrumenta.ru/forum/index.php?PAGE_NAME=profile_view&UID=9938 https://www.aircharter.kz/communication/f

Genkareink - 2019-07-24: 07:33:00
http://ineufa.ru/communication/forum/user/7208/ http://favorit-online.ru/forum/user/4155/ http://nwrussia.inf

Svetikreink - 2019-07-24: 08:13:00
http://xn--80afhpoahcbjlch1a1d7d.xn--p1ai/forum/index.php?PAGE_NAME=profile_view&UID=151450 https://partsukraine.com/forum/in

Petrikreink - 2019-07-24: 09:35:00
http://chasmaistriv.com.ua/forum/index.php?PAGE_NAME=profile_view&UID=9068 http://procashcompany.ru/communication/forum/user/

Genkareink - 2019-07-24: 17:17:00
http://skazvikt.ucoz.ru/index/8-52850 http://ke.kz/forum/user/27600/ http://ruscigars.ru/forum/index.php?PAGE

Svetikreink - 2019-07-24: 17:59:00
http://magfitpro.ru/communication/forum/user/10978/ https://www.xn-----6kcgcjn1dmcdhnlm.xn--80adxhks/forum/index.php?PAGE_NAM

Petrikreink - 2019-07-24: 19:21:00
http://kenzha.ru/communication/forum/user/3944/ http://muuo-alyta.ucoz.ru/index/8-24664 http://sosh-42.ucoz.r

Genkareink - 2019-07-25: 03:02:00
https://viprd.eu/forum/user/1969/ http://clubug71.ru/communication/forum/user/1687/ http://rsstar.ru/forum/?P

Svetikreink - 2019-07-25: 03:49:00
http://1fx.ru/forum/user/16971/ http://socportal.ru/forum/?PAGE_NAME=profile_view&UID=15598 https://nightwolv

Petrikreink - 2019-07-25: 07:17:00
http://socshop.ru/forum/index.php?PAGE_NAME=profile_view&UID=15598 http://ivanovo-diving.ru/forum/?PAGE_NAME=profile_view&UID