Verboticism: Dimtermination

'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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Redodo

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: re doo do

Sentence: Renate kept blindly trying to get blood out of a stone...or in her case, money out of an empty account. She was a perfect speciman of a redodo. Keewp doing it over and over until you got what you wanted. Sure she had put money in there and sure she had debited her account at every store in town, but she seemed to think that it would automatically replace itself. This is how the redodo's became extinct!

Etymology: Redo (do over) & Dodo (extinct heavy flightless bird;dumb as a dodo bird)

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Redundunce

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ri/duhn/duhns

Sentence: Amy is a classic redundunce who needs to do things thirty, or forty times before she realizes they don't work.

Etymology: redundant + dunce

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COMMENTS:

good word good word good word good word - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-24: 10:35:00

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Tenasilly

Created by: FreakyDeak

Pronunciation: teh-nah-sill-ee

Sentence:

Etymology: Tenacity + Silly

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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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Thinkthunk

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: thingk-thuhngk

Sentence: Some of Marsha's friends call her bone-headed. She prefers to think of herself as persistent. In any case she will thinkthunk her way through most any situation, rushing in and trying the first solution that occurs to her, banging her head against failure, backing up and trying it again until she breaks something or someone steps in to do it for her.

Etymology: think (to consider something as a possible action, choice, etc) + thunk (an abrupt, dull sound)

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Neuronugatory

Created by: Kevcom

Pronunciation: nerr-oh-new-gat-tory

Sentence: The frustrated kid slams his fingers down onto the keyboard in a Neuronugatorial fashion. The kid is playing Halo, but his machine just can't handle the special effects. Frquent slams of the hands try to unfreeze the frozen screen. Yet nothing happens when your neuronugatorial!

Etymology: neurotic + nugatory (obsessive + meaningless)

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Tunnelvisioned

ajnemajrje

Created by: ajnemajrje

Pronunciation: tuhn-ul-vizh-un-d

Sentence: John is so tunnelvisioned; he keeps doing the same thing over and over again.

Etymology: A person who is tunnel visioned sees nothing but the task at hand and an unrelenting need for the task at hand to come to fruition even though it may never do so.

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Probluseless

Created by: hiladizzle

Pronunciation: Pro-blu-seless

Sentence: Trying to use a broken phone is probluseless.

Etymology: Prolonged (to lengthen in duration) + Blue (holding or offering little hope; dismal; bleak) + Useless (without useful qualities; of no practical good)

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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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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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