Verboticism: Insandant

'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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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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Cluelant

Created by: jhill1229

Pronunciation: klu lent

Sentence: The cluelant kept trying to unlock the car door with the ignition key.

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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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Isohypertaneous

Created by: NeuroGlyph

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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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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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Futilibot

MissRabbit

Created by: MissRabbit

Pronunciation: Few-till-ih-bot

Sentence: "Tommy must have asked Jill out three hundred times. Can't he see she'll never say yes? What a futilibot!"

Etymology: Futile - ineffective, useless; Bot - from 'robot', programmed to perform one action

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I have an obseesion with words based on robot: Ildrobot: [noun] Part female human & part electronic being, designed to live on planets other than Earth. [From ild, an Old Norse feminine affix, and robot; also androbot and humobot.] Love futilibot. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-23: 06:03:00

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Homerer

Created by: idavecook

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Tunnelvisioned

ajnemajrje

Created by: ajnemajrje

Pronunciation: tuhn-ul-vizh-un-d

Sentence: John is so tunnelvisioned; he keeps doing the same thing over and over again.

Etymology: A person who is tunnel visioned sees nothing but the task at hand and an unrelenting need for the task at hand to come to fruition even though it may never do so.

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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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