Verboticism: Effetenacity

'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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Persistenacious

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: per-syst-en-AY-shush

Sentence: Ingrid is never willing to accept any kind of failure, even if all the evidence substantiates it as final and complete, and she is persistenacious to a ridiculous degree in retrying her efforts repeatedly, thinking that in time repetition will win out.

Etymology: Blend of persist and tenacious.

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COMMENTS:

Great blend. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-23: 06:04:00

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Invanity

Mrgoodtimes

Created by: Mrgoodtimes

Pronunciation: En - va - nahtee

Sentence: Pablo Dominguez III's invanity was unstoppable, despite the team's losing streak of 15 games he insisted it had nothing to do with his unique no goalie coaching strategy.

Etymology: Vanity - Insanity (doing the same thing over and over expecting diff results)

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Technyopia

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: tek - ni - o - pee - a

Sentence: In a state of technyopia, Larry continued to randomly push buttons on the remote control, begging for the DVD to begin.

Etymology: technology + myopia

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Repeatinoffender

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: re/peet/in/offen/dur

Sentence: Sally was a repeatinoffender happily waiting for the bus for 15 minutes everyday before deciding to walk to the subway instead. The bus route was cancelled years ago.

Etymology: repeat offender + inoffensive

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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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Futiliteration

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: few-TILL-it-err-ay-shun

Sentence: Marjorie was an idiotto. Her futiliteration had been rewarded by a long, but unfulfilling, career in the jar inspection role at the glassworks.

Etymology: futile + iteration (idiotto -- idiot + ditto)

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COMMENTS:

libertybelle terrific!! - libertybelle, 2007-10-24: 16:23:00

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Cluelant

Created by: jhill1229

Pronunciation: klu lent

Sentence: The cluelant kept trying to unlock the car door with the ignition key.

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Redohndant

Created by: Lolagrrl

Pronunciation: ree-D'OHn-dant

Sentence: My inner genius was obviously out buying bagels as I redohndantly searched the house for the glasses perched neatly atop my noggin.

Etymology: Redundant - Exceeding what is necessary or natural + D'OH! - a statement that embodies all things idiotic. Made famous by Homer Simpson.

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COMMENTS:

That bespectacled noggin must belong to a real d'ohwit...you beat me to the d'oh, d'oh! nice word - pungineer, 2007-10-24: 12:08:00

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Repeateadly

Created by: greenbree

Pronunciation: ri/pi/te/a/dli

Sentence: my mom repeteadly wash the floor of the house, she can't stop is like an obsession.

Etymology: Repeat+adly

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Redoofus

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rēdoō-fəs

Sentence: Victor was such a redoofus that he spent 20 minutes punching the auto-opening key fob aimed at the wrong car. He did wonder who had put a bumper sticker for some random cause on his car and why he suddenly had a child's car seat in his car but still he persisted, moving to different angles and pushing the button harder. The only thing that broke his trance was the car owner getting in the car and driving away. That was the point at which he remembered that he was driving his wife's car because his was in the shop.

Etymology: redo (do (something) again or differently)+ doofus (do (something) again or differently)

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COMMENTS:

funny and probably true - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-22: 11:47:00

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