Verboticism: Mythang

'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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Alternature

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ALL - tur - nay - chur

Sentence: Thoroughly fed up with Artemis' slovenly habits, Mirabel devised a complicated alternature scheme wherein she planned to create changes in his long standing habits if only little by little.

Etymology: Blend of alter, alternate, and nature

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COMMENTS:

Good word, Mustang...Mirabel would need to be a witch to really get a change in him... - Nosila, 2008-05-21: 21:31:00

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Alterbrasion

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ôltərbrāzhən

Sentence: Cindy has done her best to help her boyfriend work on his bad habits. He remains unchanged, seemingly unscathed by her efforts. She, on the other hand, has more than one alterbrasion to treat. Her doctor tells her that she is lucky the friction that developed between the two of them didn’t cause her to burst into flames.

Etymology: alter (change or cause to change in character or composition) + abrasion (the process of scraping or wearing away)

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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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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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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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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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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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Himertia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: him ur sha

Sentence: Betty was a scientist and her best study was her husband Gill. He always displayed a bad case of himertia. He seldom stirred for days on end. She fully expected him to be hanging by his toenails from a tree when she got back from the lab. Oh well, she was doing her thesis on his himertia...had she done it on a female, it would have been called inhertia. But we all know that a woman's work is never done.

Etymology: Him (male person) & Inertia (the tendency of a body to maintain is state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force; a disposition to remain inactive or inert)

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Alterashun

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: al ter ay shun

Sentence: When Lidia triewd to change George's behaviour of ignoring others, she found it difficult to make such an alterashun.

Etymology: Alteration (change) & Shun (to avoid;banish;ignore)

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Tundramentalist

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: tuhn-druh-MEN-tuhl-ist

Sentence: Bob was a tundramentalist, impervious to, and suspicious of, change, with his mind and manner of living permanently frozen in extreme beliefs and practices.

Etymology: TUNDRA: A vast treeless plain in the Arctic regions where the sub-soil is "permanently frozen" (like our friend's mind) and supporting low growing "vegetation" (like our friend's head) and "stunted"(like his personality) shrubs. Altho his body covering seems to show an adaptation to his environment. & FUNDAMENTALIST: Extreme conservatism in ones beliefs and practices. 2, One an (IST) with a TUNDRA (permanently frozen); MENT(al) (mind).

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As one who lives near the tundra, I have met many like him above...Good Word, OB Wan Kenobe! - Nosila, 2008-05-21: 21:33:00

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Impulsonality

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: Im pulse SON a li tee

Sentence: His impulsonality remained constant through his adulthood. At any social gathering he’d end up laughing hysterically, uncontrollably, at the funny mistakes of others. His laughing spasms were so unique and funny in themselves, friends and family would deliberately set them going by telling one of the well-known stories. Attempts to calm and quiet his raucous laughing fits were all unsuccessful as his laughs would turn into angry roars. His roars were as loud as his laughs, but frightening. It was best to keep him happy.

Etymology: From: IMPULSE and PERSONALITY.

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COMMENTS:

good word - Nosila, 2009-07-02: 02:43:00

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