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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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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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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Modemoperandom

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mode dem oper an dom

Sentence: Cindy was a creature of habit. She hated changes and so she had problems keeping up with modern technology. Since she never kept her debit receipts, she never knew how much money was in her bank account. And since most of her bills were paid by auto deduction and all her revenue sources were paid by automatic deposit, she had even less clue. She'd swipe her card until it ran out of funds and still kept trying to get money from it, because she was unclear what "Cannot process transaction" really meant. Finally her friend suggested changing banks to help her with her modemoperandom issue. The new bank was called Blunt Bank. Now, whenever she had run out of funds, the message that came up was very simple: "Piss off, you're broke!"

Etymology: Modem ((from a combination of MOdulate and DEModulate) electronic equipment consisting of a device used to connect computers by a telephone line) & Random (lacking any definite plan or order or purpose; governed by or depending on chance;taken haphazardly)& play on Modus Operandi (an unvarying or habitual method of procedure)

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Repeatinoffender

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: re/peet/in/offen/dur

Sentence: Sally was a repeatinoffender happily waiting for the bus for 15 minutes everyday before deciding to walk to the subway instead. The bus route was cancelled years ago.

Etymology: repeat offender + inoffensive

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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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Homerer

Created by: idavecook

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Redundunce

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ri/duhn/duhns

Sentence: Amy is a classic redundunce who needs to do things thirty, or forty times before she realizes they don't work.

Etymology: redundant + dunce

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COMMENTS:

good word good word good word good word - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-24: 10:35:00

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Bliond

Entombor2

Created by: Entombor2

Pronunciation: bly ond

Sentence: that girl is so bliond she deserves to lose her money.

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COMMENTS:

Entombor2 like blond and lion - Entombor2, 2007-10-28: 17:09:00

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Recurrist

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /rekurəst/

Sentence: After the shift, the poor supermarket cashier, told her workmates about the recurrist she had to deal with during the previous afternoon!

Etymology: RECURRIST. Recur (To happen, come up, or show up again or repeatedly) + -ist (suff. One that performs a specified action)

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Sisyphutile

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Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Sis-y-phu-tile

Sentence: Her chronic bankruptcy and sisyphutile efforts earned her glances of repulsed horror from the clerks at the Shopmart. It was task of sisyphutilean magnitude, and despite this he assumed responsibility. The hunt for weeds and insects became so inexorably sisyphutiling that gardening was no longer a pleasure. To sisyphutile or not to sisyphutile?

Etymology: Sisyphus (mythological figure sentenced to an eternity of rolling a stone to the top of a hill only to have it roll back down) & futile (ineffective)

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COMMENTS:

wonderful etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-22: 11:47:00

A classical beauty. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-23: 06:09:00

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