Verboticism: Contragene

'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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Propensidensity

artr

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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Bodyfy

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bod if fye

Sentence: He had looked so cute and cuddly hanging upside down from that tree in the Amazon. She brought him home as part of her anthropological study. She called him Seth the Sloth. But now, she was trying to bodify him. Too late, she realized that without the 3 toes on each foot and the ability to climb trees, Seth was just like her ex, Marvin. Except Marvin was never awake this much and his eyes were not as intelligent.

Etymology: Body (the entire physical structure of an organism (especially an animal or human being) & Modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

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Habitchuate

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /ha-BICH-oo-eyt/

Sentence: A scorpion is standing on a riverbank trying to find a way across, when a fox happens along. The scorpion asks the fox to carry him on his back across the river. The fox agrees, on the condition that the scorpion doesn't sting him, and the scorpion agrees also. Halfway across the river the scorpion stings the fox anyway, dooming them both to drown. The fox asks, "Why would you do that? Now both of us will die." The scorpion said, "Don't habitchuate — it's just my nature." — Variation on a fable (possibly of Native American origin)

Etymology: Play on the word: Habituate - to accustom by frequent repetition or prolonged exposure (from Latin, habitus "condition, demeanor") & Bitch [the verb] - to complain about; gripe (from Old English, bicce)

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COMMENTS:

oe habityouhate! nice - galwaywegian, 2008-05-21: 10:51:00

If the scorpion did it, maybe he habitchewate the fox?? - Nosila, 2008-05-21: 21:35:00

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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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Convertid

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: con-vert-id

Sentence: Marlin resisted being convertid. To do housework was an affront to his manly identity and he was in crisis. Why can't he just go play some golf and let Jenna dust and everyone would be happy? Jenna thought this attitude was Neanderthal and swore that if she had a son he would be trained better.

Etymology: convert: to change something from one use to another; to cause someone to change opinion or belief + id: Freudian theory identifies ID as the division of the psyche that is responsible for unconsious instinctual impulses + ID: a form of identification that verifies status or maturity

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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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Stpodity

Created by: neumer

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Addicthab

Created by: AynW26

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Contragene

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: CONTRAry+GENEtic

Sentence: Try as she might, she could never contragene my obnoxious habits.

Etymology: CONTRAry+GENEtic

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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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