Verboticism: Redundunce

'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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Ignorverance

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: igg-nor-veer-ans

Sentence: Becky's ignorverance made her continually try to drive her Hummer under the bank drive through, knowing each time that she wouldn't fit and she'd have to back up and park.

Etymology: ignorance + perserverance

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

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Dingbatish

Created by: aholden2021

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

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

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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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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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Errsistance

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: urr sissss tan sss

Sentence: On previous occasions her errsistance gained her victory. thid time, however, it got her a barring order and a suspended sentence.

Etymology: persistance, err

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

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Unyieldingdong

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: un-yeel-ding-dong

Sentence: Despite the fact that it clearly didn't fit, Sue remained an unyieldingdong, and continuted to try to insert her house key into the car's ignition.

Etymology: unyielding, ding-dong

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Great idea! But why not just "unyieldong"? - milorush, 2007-10-24: 10:28:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-24: 10:38:00

Cuz then it would have a phallic connotation, which, in retrospect, might not have been a bad idea ;-). - purpleartichokes, 2007-10-24: 11:43:00

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