Verboticism: Dimtermination

'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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Superflooziety

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: soo per floo zee it tee

Sentence: She'd been in the Game for a while and had seen her fortunes take a tumble over the past few years. And yet, each evening she spent hours dolling herself up and putting on provocative clothes to go out and do her job. Twila had earned the nickname Twilight Twila from her co-workers, the cops and the johns she had known. She walked in the area known as the Strip and plied her trade. But for the last few years, business was not booming, if fact many nights none of her gentlemen friends came calling. Still, she got on her see-through blouses,her mini skirts and her war paint before she hit the streets. She walked and walked every night to no avail. The other girls got attention, but never her anymore. Twila was a superflooziety, an underemployed hooker. She was beginning to wonder if her age was a factor...maybe she should start living off those government pension cheques she had been getting in the mail lately. Afterall, she wasn't likely to get a gold watch for her 45 years in this business! And besides, they did not make support hose in a fishnet style...

Etymology: Superfluous (more than is needed, desired, or required) & Floozie (a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets)

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Redumbdant

Created by: badsnudge

Pronunciation:

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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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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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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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Stupetition

Created by: Missnah

Pronunciation: Normally pronounced as stewp/tish/un, but the less common Stew/pa/tish/un is also heard.

Sentence: The stupetitious behaviour of the dog who kept trying to catch the cats through the closed window was hilarious for all those who were watching his numerous failed attempts.

Etymology: Stu- stems fro the word stupid, meaning idiotic. -petition comes from the word repitition meaning doing the same thing more than once

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Repidiot

Created by: earljw

Pronunciation: rep-id-i-ot

Sentence: "Look at that repidiot over there trying that same dollar in that vending machine over and over."

Etymology: Repeat + idiot

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Refail

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈɹiˌfe(ɪ)l/ /ˈrē-ˌfāl/

Sentence: In contrast to general persistence, which may be caused by a rational belief that things may be different next time, refailure is usually the result of obsessiveness, denial, or distraction.

Etymology: re- + fail

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Redodo

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: re doo do

Sentence: Renate kept blindly trying to get blood out of a stone...or in her case, money out of an empty account. She was a perfect speciman of a redodo. Keewp doing it over and over until you got what you wanted. Sure she had put money in there and sure she had debited her account at every store in town, but she seemed to think that it would automatically replace itself. This is how the redodo's became extinct!

Etymology: Redo (do over) & Dodo (extinct heavy flightless bird;dumb as a dodo bird)

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Tenasilly

Created by: FreakyDeak

Pronunciation: teh-nah-sill-ee

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Etymology: Tenacity + Silly

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