Verboticism: Ruttate

'I can't believe I fell in love with this guy'

DEFINITION: n. An ingrained habit which is so entrenched in individual's personality that they practically have an identity crisis if anyone tries to change it. v. To try to modify a person's instinctive behavior and/or unconscious habits.

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Alterigor

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: al-ter-EE-gor

Sentence: Natasha wanted her fiancé, Rudy, to be more upbeat and have a more pleasant nature so she embarked on a campaign she called alerigor, hoping in time to make him over to match her idea of the perfect husband.

Etymology: Blend of alter and Igor

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Ridiom

TimTheEnchanter

Created by: TimTheEnchanter

Pronunciation: RID-ee-um

Sentence: Every time Hugh met a woman, he could not help but stop to smell her hair. Despite numerous awkward encounters, a couple restraining orders, and a very quiet love life he refused to stop, saying “I can’t help it. I’m just a sniffer.” But after the unfortunate incident with the black-belt transvestite, his friends had no choice but to put Hugh through a quick ridiom session.

Etymology: Rid (to remove) + idiom (a style that is characteristic of an individual)

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Fediosyncrasy

Created by: Christianack

Pronunciation: ef-ee-dee-oh-SIN-kra-see

Sentence: A new rumor spreading around the office- the boss has a fediosyncrasy of dressing up like Wonder Woman and roaming the streets of Los Angeles at dusk, twirling a pink-and-white baton.

Etymology: Fe (chemical symbol for Iron) + idiosyncrasy

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Ticstinct

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: tĭk'stĭngkt'

Sentence: Lucinda tried putting her hand on his in a gentle way, the same in a harsher, more abrupt way, requesting, cadjoling, hosing with cold water, offers of sex, and brutal beatings but through none of her efforts was she able to break Fatima's ticstinct to scratch with her fingernails on the wooden arm of the futon they shared in the sitting room of their apartment.

Etymology: tic, a nervous or unconscious action or habit; instinct, an inborn pattern of activity

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Propensidensity

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: prəpensədensitē

Sentence: Tomtom is a drummer, not by occupation but by avocation. He drums on his desk. He drums on his steering wheel. Air drumming puts holding hands with his wife out of the question. She has tried to alter his propensidensity but has given up. To save her own sanity she has replaced most of the furniture in their house with padded versions.

Etymology: propensity (an inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way) + Density (the degree of compactness of a substance)

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Habitch

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: ha-bitch

Sentence: Tommy habitch of making ordinary words sound like swearing turds was very annoying, but he wouldn't give it up because it was fart of his freaking identity.

Etymology: habit + bitch

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Innerbentshun

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: in/ur/bent/shun

Sentence: Chris' predilection for licking his plate after supper forced Sally to arrange an intervention. This quickly turned into an innerbentshun when Chris disappeared in to the kitchen with all the dirty plates and cutlery and licked them all clean.

Etymology: inner + bent(inclination, habit) + shun + intervention

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COMMENTS:

And I thought an innerbentshin was when we all did yoga!! Good Word. - Nosila, 2008-05-21: 21:36:00

Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-22: 01:22:00

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Mythang

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: meye th ang

Sentence: His mythang involved swivelling his hips, which were roughly the same proportions as a small battleship, in a circular motion while raising his eyebrows in a very scary manner, whenever he heard hawaiian music, which thankfully was not very often.

Etymology: my thang as in thing

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COMMENTS:

Interesting. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-22: 08:27:00

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Habquiddity

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: habkwidətē

Sentence: Ralph is a man of habits. He drives the same route to work every day. He parks in the same spot. He takes 37 steps starting with his right foot to get to his desk. He gets a cup of coffee, adds two containers of creamer and one packet of sugar, stirring it 17 times. If anything breaks into his habquiddity he is a wreck for the entire day.

Etymology: habit (a settled or regular tendency or practice) + quiddity (the inherent nature or essence of someone or something)

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Foibledagain

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: foy/bulled/again

Sentence: Drat! Foibledagain! I just got her to stop chewing her fingernails and now she's chewing her toenails.

Etymology: foible + play on foiled again

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