Verboticism: Reapalition

'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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Redohndant

Created by: Lolagrrl

Pronunciation: ree-D'OHn-dant

Sentence: My inner genius was obviously out buying bagels as I redohndantly searched the house for the glasses perched neatly atop my noggin.

Etymology: Redundant - Exceeding what is necessary or natural + D'OH! - a statement that embodies all things idiotic. Made famous by Homer Simpson.

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COMMENTS:

That bespectacled noggin must belong to a real d'ohwit...you beat me to the d'oh, d'oh! nice word - pungineer, 2007-10-24: 12:08:00

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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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Repidiot

Created by: earljw

Pronunciation: rep-id-i-ot

Sentence: "Look at that repidiot over there trying that same dollar in that vending machine over and over."

Etymology: Repeat + idiot

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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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Halfwitual

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: haf/wit/u/al

Sentence: Sally was a halfwitual bargain shopper who repeatedly bought the giant size box of cereal at Costco to save money and then always threw out half of it when it went stale.

Etymology: half wit + habitual

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Excellent combination - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-23: 05:56:00

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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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Drudgemule

Created by: Kyoti

Pronunciation: Druhj-myool

Sentence: Gavin knew he needed to buy a new car, but money was tight, so he was going to remain a drudgemule every morning while spending 10-15 minutes coaxing the engine to life.

Etymology: Drudgery: difficult work + mule: stubborn animal.

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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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Errsistance

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: urr sissss tan sss

Sentence: On previous occasions her errsistance gained her victory. thid time, however, it got her a barring order and a suspended sentence.

Etymology: persistance, err

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Boronist

Created by: brimuth

Pronunciation: boar - on - ist

Sentence: A compulsive boronist, James would stick at the same pointless task, despite knowing it was futile to comtinue.

Etymology: A boring person who honestly thinks his repeated actions will produce a desired result.

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