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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Moronandonandon

Created by: shalla

Pronunciation: more-on-and-on-and-on

Sentence: Jimmy watched the moronandonandon stop, look at the door questioningly, grab the door's handle, and for the fourth time visibly strain to pull it, ignoring the big red letters PUSH splashed across the door's center.

Etymology: moron (an idiot) + on and on and on (to keep going for an extended time)

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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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Persistencecompulsivedisorder

Created by: wtwhitaker

Pronunciation: Per-sis-tens-com-pol-siv-dis-or-der

Sentence: Even though, in the back of her mind she knew it would never work, she really had PERSISTENCECOMPULSIVEDISOREDER to try her password again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again......... and again.

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Thinkthunk

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: thingk-thuhngk

Sentence: Some of Marsha's friends call her bone-headed. She prefers to think of herself as persistent. In any case she will thinkthunk her way through most any situation, rushing in and trying the first solution that occurs to her, banging her head against failure, backing up and trying it again until she breaks something or someone steps in to do it for her.

Etymology: think (to consider something as a possible action, choice, etc) + thunk (an abrupt, dull sound)

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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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Probluseless

Created by: hiladizzle

Pronunciation: Pro-blu-seless

Sentence: Trying to use a broken phone is probluseless.

Etymology: Prolonged (to lengthen in duration) + Blue (holding or offering little hope; dismal; bleak) + Useless (without useful qualities; of no practical good)

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Persistard

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: per-SIS-tard / dun-see-KAY-shun

Sentence: Donna was well known as a persistard. She would often continue to push the elevator button after it was lit, and would send back her Publisher's Clearing House entries (with subscriptions). She hoped her duncication would pay off one day.

Etymology: n: Persistard =persistance + (re)tard; v: Duncication = dunce + (dedi)cation

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COMMENTS:

ha! - good one :) - Lidipop, 2007-10-24: 12:09:00

If I had been drinking milk whilst reading this it would have shot straight out my nose! :D Good one!! - Lolagrrl, 2007-10-24: 14:01:00

That actually is a good one, come to think of it! On another note, Isn't it funny to notice that you can almost tell how many points a word will have simply by looking at the comments? - Kevcom, 2007-10-24: 23:00:00

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Lancedalot

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: lanced/a/lot

Sentence: Steve repeatedly lancedalot his hand as he took his daily shortcut swinging over the barbed wire fence.

Etymology: Lancelot (the bravest of King Arthur's knights) + lance + alot

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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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Repeation

Created by: KenM2

Pronunciation: rah-pea-chun

Sentence: She is in a constant state of repeation

Etymology: Repeat+action

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