Verboticism: Homerer

'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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Dumbsistence

Created by: Chickp

Pronunciation: Dumb/sis/tence

Sentence: The pure dumbsistence of Betty made her try her card over and over again although it was telling her she had insufficient funds.

Etymology: Dumb+Persistence

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Tenasilly

Created by: FreakyDeak

Pronunciation: teh-nah-sill-ee

Sentence:

Etymology: Tenacity + Silly

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Redundunce

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ridəndəns

Sentence: Mary couldn’t believe the guy she saw the other day at the mall. He was standing by the entrance pushing the handicap opener button over and over despite the out-of-order sign. What a redundunce, she thought as she walked around him and into the mall. As she looked back, he was still poking the button.

Etymology: redundance (no longer needed or useful; superfluous) + dunce (a person who is slow at learning; a stupid person)

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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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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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Blissnorance

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: 'blis-nor-ence

Sentence: Kimberly's blissnorence of what happened to discarded sweaters behind the tool shed was well-deserved.

Etymology: bliss (happiness) + ignorance (lack of comprehension)

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COMMENTS:

were they purl-loined? - Nosila, 2010-02-20: 02:15:00

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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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Morontonous

Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation: more-on-toe-nus

Sentence: Jill was still morontonously swiping the stolen bank card and trying pin numbers when the police finally arrived.

Etymology: moron + monotonous

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COMMENTS:

perfect for the cartoon - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-22: 11:46:00

Are moronobots always in a morontonous morutony? Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-23: 06:06:00

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Dimtermination

Created by: zavijava

Pronunciation:

Sentence: She was sure that the door opened to the outside, that she kept pulling on it, even after her dimtermination gave her a broken nail.

Etymology: dim+determination

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Denialate

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: dee/ni/a/late

Sentence: In an attempt to one, not miss out on the sale at Bloomie's, and two not be humiliated in front of her peers, Dianne continued to denialate her Mastercard. By the time security and her husband pulled her away kicking and screaming, her card was but a shred of plastic hot to the touch.

Etymology: Denial: The act of asserting that something alleged is not true. Annihilate: To destroy a considerable part of.

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