Verboticism: Bonebrain

'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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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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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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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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Dittolooper

Created by: Lidipop

Pronunciation: Dee-toe-lou-per

Sentence: what a dittolooper, doesn't she notice the line up behind her!!!

Etymology: ditto(same) + looper(tool that forms a loop) =dittolooper.

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Repodrone

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation:

Sentence: You've got to be a real repodrone to work at that shoe factory!

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Insandant

Created by: MithrilShadow

Pronunciation: Pronounced phonetically

Sentence: The lady was insandant, she swiped her credit card through the machine for minutes even though it wasn't on.

Etymology: From the words "Insanity: something utterly foolish or unreasonable", "Insistence: continuing or inclined to persist in a course", and "Redundant: characterized by similarity or repetition"

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Blindacity

Created by: libwen

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Reapalition

Created by: Katie

Pronunciation: Re-app-alate-shun

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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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