Verboticism: Insandant

'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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Persistenacious

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: per-syst-en-AY-shush

Sentence: Ingrid is never willing to accept any kind of failure, even if all the evidence substantiates it as final and complete, and she is persistenacious to a ridiculous degree in retrying her efforts repeatedly, thinking that in time repetition will win out.

Etymology: Blend of persist and tenacious.

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COMMENTS:

Great blend. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-23: 06:04:00

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Effetenacity

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: eh-feet-NAS-i-tee

Sentence: Despite his best intentions, Bob crassiduated with effetenacity. His failure was not his " falling in a hole" but that, as a rutator, he remained there!

Etymology: Effetenacity: (effete & tenacity), effete:incapable of efficient action... Crassiduate:(crass & assiduate), ... Rutator: (rut & rotator)

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Halfwitual

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: haf/wit/u/al

Sentence: Sally was a halfwitual bargain shopper who repeatedly bought the giant size box of cereal at Costco to save money and then always threw out half of it when it went stale.

Etymology: half wit + habitual

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COMMENTS:

Excellent combination - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-23: 05:56:00

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Ignorverance

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: igg-nor-veer-ans

Sentence: Becky's ignorverance made her continually try to drive her Hummer under the bank drive through, knowing each time that she wouldn't fit and she'd have to back up and park.

Etymology: ignorance + perserverance

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Cyclopsycho

youmustvotenato

Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: sigh-clo-sigh-ko

Sentence: Whenever you play angry birds, you tend to go cyclopsycho thinking the outcome will be different

Etymology: cycle and psychotic

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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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Dingbatish

Created by: aholden2021

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Persistard

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: per-SIS-tard / dun-see-KAY-shun

Sentence: Donna was well known as a persistard. She would often continue to push the elevator button after it was lit, and would send back her Publisher's Clearing House entries (with subscriptions). She hoped her duncication would pay off one day.

Etymology: n: Persistard =persistance + (re)tard; v: Duncication = dunce + (dedi)cation

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COMMENTS:

ha! - good one :) - Lidipop, 2007-10-24: 12:09:00

If I had been drinking milk whilst reading this it would have shot straight out my nose! :D Good one!! - Lolagrrl, 2007-10-24: 14:01:00

That actually is a good one, come to think of it! On another note, Isn't it funny to notice that you can almost tell how many points a word will have simply by looking at the comments? - Kevcom, 2007-10-24: 23:00:00

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Compulsivdimwit

Created by: kimbo123

Pronunciation: compulsive-dimwit

Sentence: She kept trying over and over making her a compulsivdimwit.

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Dumbassiduous

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: dum-as-sid-you-us

Sentence: I stood in line for 25 minutes because of a dumbassiduous woman who believed if she just tried harder the money would appear in her bank account.

Etymology: dumbass: someone who is not very bright; blockhead + assiduous: persistent;

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