Verboticism: Actover

'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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Dumbassiduous

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: dum-as-sid-you-us

Sentence: I stood in line for 25 minutes because of a dumbassiduous woman who believed if she just tried harder the money would appear in her bank account.

Etymology: dumbass: someone who is not very bright; blockhead + assiduous: persistent;

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Actover

Created by: looseball

Pronunciation:

Sentence: her persestant actover is spell-binding

Etymology:

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Morontonous

Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation: more-on-toe-nus

Sentence: Jill was still morontonously swiping the stolen bank card and trying pin numbers when the police finally arrived.

Etymology: moron + monotonous

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COMMENTS:

perfect for the cartoon - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-22: 11:46:00

Are moronobots always in a morontonous morutony? Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-23: 06:06:00

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Dumbsistence

Created by: Chickp

Pronunciation: Dumb/sis/tence

Sentence: The pure dumbsistence of Betty made her try her card over and over again although it was telling her she had insufficient funds.

Etymology: Dumb+Persistence

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Determinut

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: dee-TERM-eh-nut

Sentence: Lucinda is a thorough determinut, never willing to accept any kind of failure, even though all indications prove that failure is final and absolute.

Etymology: Blend of 'determined' (resolute; staunch) and 'nut' (someone who is foolish, silly, or insane)

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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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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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Thicktoitiveness

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) thĭk-tōō'-ĭt-tĭv-nĭs

Sentence: Margary's refusal to give up on her shiftless, alcoholic, womanizing husband demonstrates the thicktoitiveness of the proverbial moron looking for the corner of a round room.

Etymology: thick = "mentally slow; stupid; dull" + "-toitiveness (suffix from sticktoitiveness = "dogged perseverance; resolute tenacity")

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COMMENTS:

libertybelle brilliant!! - libertybelle, 2007-10-24: 16:25:00

My other word for this definition was "duhtermination." - milorush, 2007-10-25: 10:59:00

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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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Boronist

Created by: brimuth

Pronunciation: boar - on - ist

Sentence: A compulsive boronist, James would stick at the same pointless task, despite knowing it was futile to comtinue.

Etymology: A boring person who honestly thinks his repeated actions will produce a desired result.

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