Verboticism: Propensidensity

'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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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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Alternature

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: al-TER-nuht-sure

Sentence: Thoroughly fed up with Arties slovenly habits, Miranda 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' (change, remake) and 'nature' (inherent quality of a person or thing)

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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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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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Rutate

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ruht/teyt

Sentence: For years Jenny tried to rutate Joe's extreme behaviours, but finally had to turn the job over to a licensed psychiatrist.

Etymology: rut (a fixed, or established course of life) + mutate (to change; alter)

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Nosense

Created by: josje

Pronunciation: nonsence

Sentence: To help you, correct you or help you is nosense.

Etymology: Not and your Sence as in your mind.

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Transfurants

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: trans fur antz

Sentence: No matter how often Sophie got after her unemployed boyfriend Sid to clean the house, he acted and looked like a three-toed sloth and actually made a worse mess. He slept 20 hours a day and despite her transfurants, he never got anything done. One day, she came home from work to find he was gone. When he returned 2 hours later, he had gone to see The Transfurmers at the cinema and still got no housework done. She was furious fur that and was later convicted of manslother.

Etymology: Transference ((psychoanalysis) the process whereby emotions are passed on or displaced from one person to another; during psychoanalysis the displacement of feelings toward others (usually the parents) is onto the analyst;the act of transfering something from one form to another) & Fur (dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals) & Rants ( a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion;pompous or pretentious talk or writing;talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner)

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Habitugrate

Created by: daniellegeorge

Pronunciation: ha-bit-you-grate

Sentence: The severity of his habitugrate is to the point that the couch can't sleep without John sitting on it with a beer for at least 3 hours each night.

Etymology: Habit, and grate (like grating cheese). Like trying to file down a bad habit only to make it sore and red.

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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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Joklivity

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: joh-kliv-i-tee

Sentence: Andy sees humor in almost every situation. He is always clowning around to make his friends laugh. His joklivity ran head-first into the noclivity of the TSA agent at the airport and almost got him excluded from his flight. That could have caused woeclivity.

Etymology: joke (something said or done to provoke laughter or cause amusement, as a witticism, a short and amusing anecdote, or a prankish act) + proclivity (natural or habitual inclination or tendency; propensity; predisposition)

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