Verboticism: Cyclopsycho

'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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Drudgemule

Created by: Kyoti

Pronunciation: Druhj-myool

Sentence: Gavin knew he needed to buy a new car, but money was tight, so he was going to remain a drudgemule every morning while spending 10-15 minutes coaxing the engine to life.

Etymology: Drudgery: difficult work + mule: stubborn animal.

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Doptimist

Created by: svnfsvn

Pronunciation: dop timist

Sentence: phil felt like an doptimist while looking at his paycheck

Etymology: dope +optimist

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Sisyphutile

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Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Sis-y-phu-tile

Sentence: Her chronic bankruptcy and sisyphutile efforts earned her glances of repulsed horror from the clerks at the Shopmart. It was task of sisyphutilean magnitude, and despite this he assumed responsibility. The hunt for weeds and insects became so inexorably sisyphutiling that gardening was no longer a pleasure. To sisyphutile or not to sisyphutile?

Etymology: Sisyphus (mythological figure sentenced to an eternity of rolling a stone to the top of a hill only to have it roll back down) & futile (ineffective)

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COMMENTS:

wonderful etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-22: 11:47:00

A classical beauty. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-23: 06:09:00

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Denialate

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: dee/ni/a/late

Sentence: In an attempt to one, not miss out on the sale at Bloomie's, and two not be humiliated in front of her peers, Dianne continued to denialate her Mastercard. By the time security and her husband pulled her away kicking and screaming, her card was but a shred of plastic hot to the touch.

Etymology: Denial: The act of asserting that something alleged is not true. Annihilate: To destroy a considerable part of.

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Effetenacity

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: eh-feet-NAS-i-tee

Sentence: Despite his best intentions, Bob crassiduated with effetenacity. His failure was not his " falling in a hole" but that, as a rutator, he remained there!

Etymology: Effetenacity: (effete & tenacity), effete:incapable of efficient action... Crassiduate:(crass & assiduate), ... Rutator: (rut & rotator)

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Tenasilly

Created by: FreakyDeak

Pronunciation: teh-nah-sill-ee

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Etymology: Tenacity + Silly

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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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Dingbatish

Created by: aholden2021

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Perditztence

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: pur-DIHTS-tehns

Sentence: Alex proceeded to call the girl who dumped him with noble perditztence.

Etymology: persistence + ditz

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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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