Verboticism: Quirkchange

'I can't believe I fell in love with this guy'

DEFINITION: n. An ingrained habit which is so entrenched in individual's personality that they practically have an identity crisis if anyone tries to change it. v. To try to modify a person's instinctive behavior and/or unconscious habits.

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Alternature

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ALL - tur - nay - chur

Sentence: Thoroughly fed up with Artemis' slovenly habits, Mirabel devised a complicated alternature scheme wherein she planned to create changes in his long standing habits if only little by little.

Etymology: Blend of alter, alternate, and nature

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COMMENTS:

Good word, Mustang...Mirabel would need to be a witch to really get a change in him... - Nosila, 2008-05-21: 21:31:00

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Convertid

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: con-vert-id

Sentence: Marlin resisted being convertid. To do housework was an affront to his manly identity and he was in crisis. Why can't he just go play some golf and let Jenna dust and everyone would be happy? Jenna thought this attitude was Neanderthal and swore that if she had a son he would be trained better.

Etymology: convert: to change something from one use to another; to cause someone to change opinion or belief + id: Freudian theory identifies ID as the division of the psyche that is responsible for unconsious instinctual impulses + ID: a form of identification that verifies status or maturity

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Alterashun

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: al ter ay shun

Sentence: When Lidia triewd to change George's behaviour of ignoring others, she found it difficult to make such an alterashun.

Etymology: Alteration (change) & Shun (to avoid;banish;ignore)

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Habitchuate

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /ha-BICH-oo-eyt/

Sentence: A scorpion is standing on a riverbank trying to find a way across, when a fox happens along. The scorpion asks the fox to carry him on his back across the river. The fox agrees, on the condition that the scorpion doesn't sting him, and the scorpion agrees also. Halfway across the river the scorpion stings the fox anyway, dooming them both to drown. The fox asks, "Why would you do that? Now both of us will die." The scorpion said, "Don't habitchuate — it's just my nature." — Variation on a fable (possibly of Native American origin)

Etymology: Play on the word: Habituate - to accustom by frequent repetition or prolonged exposure (from Latin, habitus "condition, demeanor") & Bitch [the verb] - to complain about; gripe (from Old English, bicce)

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oe habityouhate! nice - galwaywegian, 2008-05-21: 10:51:00

If the scorpion did it, maybe he habitchewate the fox?? - Nosila, 2008-05-21: 21:35:00

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Bodyfy

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bod if fye

Sentence: He had looked so cute and cuddly hanging upside down from that tree in the Amazon. She brought him home as part of her anthropological study. She called him Seth the Sloth. But now, she was trying to bodify him. Too late, she realized that without the 3 toes on each foot and the ability to climb trees, Seth was just like her ex, Marvin. Except Marvin was never awake this much and his eyes were not as intelligent.

Etymology: Body (the entire physical structure of an organism (especially an animal or human being) & Modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

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Habitch

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: ha-bitch

Sentence: Tommy habitch of making ordinary words sound like swearing turds was very annoying, but he wouldn't give it up because it was fart of his freaking identity.

Etymology: habit + bitch

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Rutate

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ruht/teyt

Sentence: For years Jenny tried to rutate Joe's extreme behaviours, but finally had to turn the job over to a licensed psychiatrist.

Etymology: rut (a fixed, or established course of life) + mutate (to change; alter)

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Propensidensity

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: prəpensədensitē

Sentence: Tomtom is a drummer, not by occupation but by avocation. He drums on his desk. He drums on his steering wheel. Air drumming puts holding hands with his wife out of the question. She has tried to alter his propensidensity but has given up. To save her own sanity she has replaced most of the furniture in their house with padded versions.

Etymology: propensity (an inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way) + Density (the degree of compactness of a substance)

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Ticstinct

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: tĭk'stĭngkt'

Sentence: Lucinda tried putting her hand on his in a gentle way, the same in a harsher, more abrupt way, requesting, cadjoling, hosing with cold water, offers of sex, and brutal beatings but through none of her efforts was she able to break Fatima's ticstinct to scratch with her fingernails on the wooden arm of the futon they shared in the sitting room of their apartment.

Etymology: tic, a nervous or unconscious action or habit; instinct, an inborn pattern of activity

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Mehavior

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: mee - hae - vur

Sentence: Our mehavior is what defines who we are....it is a combination of our thoughts, habits, actions and reactions to the world around us. It is what makes us unique; what defines you and me and sets us apart....I will get very upset if someone tries to change my mehavior because I might not know who I am anymore.

Etymology: me (referring to the person him/herself), behavior

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COMMENTS:

good word! - splendiction, 2009-07-01: 15:20:00

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