Verboticism: Futiliteration

'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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Homerer

Created by: idavecook

Pronunciation:

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Redundunce

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ri/duhn/duhns

Sentence: Jenny is a classic redundunce who needs to do things thirty, or forty times before she realizes they don't work.

Etymology: REDUNDUNCE - noun from REDUNDANT (unnecessary repetition) + DUNCE (dull-witted, stupid, or ignorant person)

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COMMENTS:

Good word! - Nosila, 2008-09-22: 01:13:00

very nice - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-23: 05:57:00

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Insandant

Created by: MithrilShadow

Pronunciation: Pronounced phonetically

Sentence: The lady was insandant, she swiped her credit card through the machine for minutes even though it wasn't on.

Etymology: From the words "Insanity: something utterly foolish or unreasonable", "Insistence: continuing or inclined to persist in a course", and "Redundant: characterized by similarity or repetition"

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Recurrist

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /rekurəst/

Sentence: After the shift, the poor supermarket cashier, told her workmates about the recurrist she had to deal with during the previous afternoon!

Etymology: RECURRIST. Recur (To happen, come up, or show up again or repeatedly) + -ist (suff. One that performs a specified action)

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Notparticularlyprofoundhog

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: naht (if you're from Boston) parr tik ewe larr leee proh fow nd hhhh og

Sentence: this notparticularlyprofoundhog woke up the next morning to find everything was the same... she was still broke.

Etymology: groundhog, not particularly profound

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COMMENTS:

ewe go, guroundhog! - Nosila, 2010-02-20: 02:14:00

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Refail

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈɹiˌfe(ɪ)l/ /ˈrē-ˌfāl/

Sentence: In contrast to general persistence, which may be caused by a rational belief that things may be different next time, refailure is usually the result of obsessiveness, denial, or distraction.

Etymology: re- + fail

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Actover

Created by: looseball

Pronunciation:

Sentence: her persestant actover is spell-binding

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Bushate

Created by: sterncohen

Pronunciation: BUSH-ate

Sentence: OK, now we're really lost - would you stop being such a Bushate and ask somebody for directions?

Etymology: Bush, US President known for persisting at all costs with failed policies; -ate, suffix denoting a condition or state of being.

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Undetard

Created by: CDH167

Pronunciation: un dee tard

Sentence: "She hasn't called me back about tonight's concert, so I'll just text her again. Don't look at me like I'm an undetard!"

Etymology: Blend of 'undeterred' and 'retard'

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Repetatwit

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Re-pet-a-twit

Sentence: Tom was such a repetatwit that when he dialled a wrong number he would constantly use redial, in the hope of eventually gettng to speak to the right person.

Etymology: Repeat(To do or occur in the same way or form) + Twit(A foolish or silly person = Repetatwit

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