Verboticism: Himertia

'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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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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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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Mehavior

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: mee - hae - vur

Sentence: Our mehavior is what defines who we are....it is a combination of our thoughts, habits, actions and reactions to the world around us. It is what makes us unique; what defines you and me and sets us apart....I will get very upset if someone tries to change my mehavior because I might not know who I am anymore.

Etymology: me (referring to the person him/herself), behavior

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COMMENTS:

good word! - splendiction, 2009-07-01: 15:20:00

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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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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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Reformatetion

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: re-for-mate-shon

Sentence: Kat determined at the altar that Martin needed altered so she began the reformatetion as soon as they left the church, despite his protestations and begging her indulgence.

Etymology: reform; to improve by alteration, correction of error or removal of defects; to cause a person to give up harmful or immoral practices + reformation: act of reforming or state of being reformed + mate: spouse

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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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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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Convertid

mrskellyscl

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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