Verboticism: Actover

'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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Redoofus

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rēdoō-fəs

Sentence: Victor was such a redoofus that he spent 20 minutes punching the auto-opening key fob aimed at the wrong car. He did wonder who had put a bumper sticker for some random cause on his car and why he suddenly had a child's car seat in his car but still he persisted, moving to different angles and pushing the button harder. The only thing that broke his trance was the car owner getting in the car and driving away. That was the point at which he remembered that he was driving his wife's car because his was in the shop.

Etymology: redo (do (something) again or differently)+ doofus (do (something) again or differently)

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COMMENTS:

funny and probably true - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-22: 11:47:00

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Bushify

veranadine

Created by: veranadine

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I am not going to move back in with you Todd! Do I look like a bushifier or something? After maxing out ten others, he proceeded to bushify his way through yet another gold mastercard.

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Cartblank

DrWebsterIII

Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: kart blaank

Sentence: Barbie was so cartblank, she thought any plastic card she used was carte blanche at any ATM for her monetary desires

Etymology: A spin off of carte blanche (a blank check) Making someone go card blank, crazy

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Unyieldingdong

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: un-yeel-ding-dong

Sentence: Despite the fact that it clearly didn't fit, Sue remained an unyieldingdong, and continuted to try to insert her house key into the car's ignition.

Etymology: unyielding, ding-dong

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COMMENTS:

Great idea! But why not just "unyieldong"? - milorush, 2007-10-24: 10:28:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-24: 10:38:00

Cuz then it would have a phallic connotation, which, in retrospect, might not have been a bad idea ;-). - purpleartichokes, 2007-10-24: 11:43:00

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Persistencecompulsivedisorder

Created by: wtwhitaker

Pronunciation: Per-sis-tens-com-pol-siv-dis-or-der

Sentence: Even though, in the back of her mind she knew it would never work, she really had PERSISTENCECOMPULSIVEDISOREDER to try her password again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again......... and again.

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Redohndant

Created by: Lolagrrl

Pronunciation: ree-D'OHn-dant

Sentence: My inner genius was obviously out buying bagels as I redohndantly searched the house for the glasses perched neatly atop my noggin.

Etymology: Redundant - Exceeding what is necessary or natural + D'OH! - a statement that embodies all things idiotic. Made famous by Homer Simpson.

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COMMENTS:

That bespectacled noggin must belong to a real d'ohwit...you beat me to the d'oh, d'oh! nice word - pungineer, 2007-10-24: 12:08:00

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Bushate

Created by: sterncohen

Pronunciation: BUSH-ate

Sentence: OK, now we're really lost - would you stop being such a Bushate and ask somebody for directions?

Etymology: Bush, US President known for persisting at all costs with failed policies; -ate, suffix denoting a condition or state of being.

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Determinut

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: dee-TERM-eh-nut

Sentence: Lucinda is a thorough determinut, never willing to accept any kind of failure, even though all indications prove that failure is final and absolute.

Etymology: Blend of 'determined' (resolute; staunch) and 'nut' (someone who is foolish, silly, or insane)

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Thicktoitiveness

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) thĭk-tōō'-ĭt-tĭv-nĭs

Sentence: Margary's refusal to give up on her shiftless, alcoholic, womanizing husband demonstrates the thicktoitiveness of the proverbial moron looking for the corner of a round room.

Etymology: thick = "mentally slow; stupid; dull" + "-toitiveness (suffix from sticktoitiveness = "dogged perseverance; resolute tenacity")

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COMMENTS:

libertybelle brilliant!! - libertybelle, 2007-10-24: 16:25:00

My other word for this definition was "duhtermination." - milorush, 2007-10-25: 10:59:00

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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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