Verboticism: Gallantard

'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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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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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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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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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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Compulsivdimwit

Created by: kimbo123

Pronunciation: compulsive-dimwit

Sentence: She kept trying over and over making her a compulsivdimwit.

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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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Ohseedeeder

Created by: deanliddell

Pronunciation: oh-see-deed-hur

Sentence: Frank could never adjust to eating oat cereal and drinking coffee in the morning. The former was in hopes of lowering his cholesterol and the later was a bad habit. In combination these made him spend so much time in his morning constitution that he was always late for work. It never dawned on him to get up earlier, or just stop his bad habit.

Etymology: A phonetic variant of OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder, and a flippant reference to a serious psychological conditon where one persists in repetitive behaviors and mental acts that are not realistic to reduce their levels of stress and anxiety.

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Redundunce

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ridəndəns

Sentence: Mary couldn’t believe the guy she saw the other day at the mall. He was standing by the entrance pushing the handicap opener button over and over despite the out-of-order sign. What a redundunce, she thought as she walked around him and into the mall. As she looked back, he was still poking the button.

Etymology: redundance (no longer needed or useful; superfluous) + dunce (a person who is slow at learning; a stupid person)

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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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Gallantard

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: gal·lan· tard

Sentence: The gallantard knight returned every day for years trying to pull the sword from the stone.

Etymology: Old French galant + Latin retardāre

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