Verboticism: Repdumity

'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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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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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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Redoofus

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rēdoō-fəs

Sentence: Victor was such a redoofus that he spent 20 minutes punching the auto-opening key fob aimed at the wrong car. He did wonder who had put a bumper sticker for some random cause on his car and why he suddenly had a child's car seat in his car but still he persisted, moving to different angles and pushing the button harder. The only thing that broke his trance was the car owner getting in the car and driving away. That was the point at which he remembered that he was driving his wife's car because his was in the shop.

Etymology: redo (do (something) again or differently)+ doofus (do (something) again or differently)

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COMMENTS:

funny and probably true - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-22: 11:47:00

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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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Dimtermination

Created by: zavijava

Pronunciation:

Sentence: She was sure that the door opened to the outside, that she kept pulling on it, even after her dimtermination gave her a broken nail.

Etymology: dim+determination

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Ignorverance

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: igg-nor-veer-ans

Sentence: Becky's ignorverance made her continually try to drive her Hummer under the bank drive through, knowing each time that she wouldn't fit and she'd have to back up and park.

Etymology: ignorance + perserverance

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Reapalition

Created by: Katie

Pronunciation: Re-app-alate-shun

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Neuronugatory

Created by: Kevcom

Pronunciation: nerr-oh-new-gat-tory

Sentence: The frustrated kid slams his fingers down onto the keyboard in a Neuronugatorial fashion. The kid is playing Halo, but his machine just can't handle the special effects. Frquent slams of the hands try to unfreeze the frozen screen. Yet nothing happens when your neuronugatorial!

Etymology: neurotic + nugatory (obsessive + meaningless)

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Bushify

veranadine

Created by: veranadine

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I am not going to move back in with you Todd! Do I look like a bushifier or something? After maxing out ten others, he proceeded to bushify his way through yet another gold mastercard.

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Ohseedeeder

Created by: deanliddell

Pronunciation: oh-see-deed-hur

Sentence: Frank could never adjust to eating oat cereal and drinking coffee in the morning. The former was in hopes of lowering his cholesterol and the later was a bad habit. In combination these made him spend so much time in his morning constitution that he was always late for work. It never dawned on him to get up earlier, or just stop his bad habit.

Etymology: A phonetic variant of OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder, and a flippant reference to a serious psychological conditon where one persists in repetitive behaviors and mental acts that are not realistic to reduce their levels of stress and anxiety.

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