Verboticism: Refail

'This bank machine is so stupid.'

DEFINITION: v., To have the strength of character, persistence of heart, and dimness of wit to follow an unchanging course of action even when it is completely ineffective. n., A person who unhappily does the same thing over and over again.

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Redumbdant

Created by: badsnudge

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Modemoperandom

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mode dem oper an dom

Sentence: Cindy was a creature of habit. She hated changes and so she had problems keeping up with modern technology. Since she never kept her debit receipts, she never knew how much money was in her bank account. And since most of her bills were paid by auto deduction and all her revenue sources were paid by automatic deposit, she had even less clue. She'd swipe her card until it ran out of funds and still kept trying to get money from it, because she was unclear what "Cannot process transaction" really meant. Finally her friend suggested changing banks to help her with her modemoperandom issue. The new bank was called Blunt Bank. Now, whenever she had run out of funds, the message that came up was very simple: "Piss off, you're broke!"

Etymology: Modem ((from a combination of MOdulate and DEModulate) electronic equipment consisting of a device used to connect computers by a telephone line) & Random (lacking any definite plan or order or purpose; governed by or depending on chance;taken haphazardly)& play on Modus Operandi (an unvarying or habitual method of procedure)

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Tenassity

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ten as sit ee

Sentence: Ivana shows pure tenassity when she endlessly tries to get money out of her overdrawn account on the bank machine. She reckons that if she still has a card, it should still magically provide her with funds...

Etymology: Tenacity (persistent determination) & Ass (a pompous fool)

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Technyopia

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: tek - ni - o - pee - a

Sentence: In a state of technyopia, Larry continued to randomly push buttons on the remote control, begging for the DVD to begin.

Etymology: technology + myopia

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Moronandonandon

Created by: shalla

Pronunciation: more-on-and-on-and-on

Sentence: Jimmy watched the moronandonandon stop, look at the door questioningly, grab the door's handle, and for the fourth time visibly strain to pull it, ignoring the big red letters PUSH splashed across the door's center.

Etymology: moron (an idiot) + on and on and on (to keep going for an extended time)

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Doptimist

Created by: svnfsvn

Pronunciation: dop timist

Sentence: phil felt like an doptimist while looking at his paycheck

Etymology: dope +optimist

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Actover

Created by: looseball

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Sentence: her persestant actover is spell-binding

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Redunduncy

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ridəndənsē

Sentence: With 3 months until his retirement, Jack*s job became completely unnecessary. In a benevolent gesture, the company assigned him to a task that was as mindless as anyone could imagine. It was like a case of senior Groundhog Day. The redunduncy almost drove him into early dementia. Where he once viewed retirement with reluctance he now embraced the idea with glee.

Etymology: redundancy (the state of being no longer needed or useful) + dunce (a person who is slow at learning; a stupid person)

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Drudgemule

Created by: Kyoti

Pronunciation: Druhj-myool

Sentence: Gavin knew he needed to buy a new car, but money was tight, so he was going to remain a drudgemule every morning while spending 10-15 minutes coaxing the engine to life.

Etymology: Drudgery: difficult work + mule: stubborn animal.

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Thickomat

Created by: pungineer

Pronunciation: thick/o/mat

Sentence: Even though Petula was obviously a rocket scientist of some repute when it came to machines clearly marked out of order, she showed all the classic behaviours of your typical thickomat: the staring blankly, the repeated button pressing, the endless waiting for something to happen....

Etymology: thick (not terribly clever)+ o-mat (denoting humdrum machine) doormat (individual feeling powerless to change their circumstances)

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