Verboticism: Repetatwit

'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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Dingbatish

Created by: aholden2021

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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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Redundunce

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ri/duhn/duhns

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

Etymology: REDUNDUNCE - noun from REDUNDANT (unnecessary repetition) + DUNCE (dull-witted, stupid, or ignorant person)

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COMMENTS:

Good word! - Nosila, 2008-09-22: 01:13:00

very nice - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-23: 05:57:00

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Persistard

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: per-SIS-tard / dun-see-KAY-shun

Sentence: Donna was well known as a persistard. She would often continue to push the elevator button after it was lit, and would send back her Publisher's Clearing House entries (with subscriptions). She hoped her duncication would pay off one day.

Etymology: n: Persistard =persistance + (re)tard; v: Duncication = dunce + (dedi)cation

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COMMENTS:

ha! - good one :) - Lidipop, 2007-10-24: 12:09:00

If I had been drinking milk whilst reading this it would have shot straight out my nose! :D Good one!! - Lolagrrl, 2007-10-24: 14:01:00

That actually is a good one, come to think of it! On another note, Isn't it funny to notice that you can almost tell how many points a word will have simply by looking at the comments? - Kevcom, 2007-10-24: 23:00:00

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Repeteturd

Created by: gothred

Pronunciation: Ree-pet-ee-turd

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Etymology: repeat; to do something over and over, turd, faecal matter, slang for idiot. To do something over and over like an idiot.

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Sisyphutile

zxvasdf

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

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

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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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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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Rerutoccur

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: ri-rut-oh-kur

Sentence: Jim purposely jammed the new Xerox machine and failed to fix it each time, having to call the technician in and do the dirty work. This was a common rerutoccurance for Jim, part of his daily repertoire on how to successfully annoy his co-workers.

Etymology: reoccur + rut

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Gallantard

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: gal·lan· tard

Sentence: The gallantard knight returned every day for years trying to pull the sword from the stone.

Etymology: Old French galant + Latin retardāre

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