Verboticism: Repeation

'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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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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Dingbatish

Created by: aholden2021

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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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Determinut

Created by: Mustang

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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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Reapalition

Created by: Katie

Pronunciation: Re-app-alate-shun

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Undetard

Created by: CDH167

Pronunciation: un dee tard

Sentence: "She hasn't called me back about tonight's concert, so I'll just text her again. Don't look at me like I'm an undetard!"

Etymology: Blend of 'undeterred' and 'retard'

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

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Recurrist

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /rekurəst/

Sentence: After the shift, the poor supermarket cashier, told her workmates about the recurrist she had to deal with during the previous afternoon!

Etymology: RECURRIST. Recur (To happen, come up, or show up again or repeatedly) + -ist (suff. One that performs a specified action)

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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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