Verboticism: Blissnorance

'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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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Undetard

Created by: CDH167

Pronunciation: un dee tard

Sentence: "She hasn't called me back about tonight's concert, so I'll just text her again. Don't look at me like I'm an undetard!"

Etymology: Blend of 'undeterred' and 'retard'

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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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Determinut

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation:

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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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Perditztence

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: pur-DIHTS-tehns

Sentence: Alex proceeded to call the girl who dumped him with noble perditztence.

Etymology: persistence + ditz

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Tunnelvisioned

ajnemajrje

Created by: ajnemajrje

Pronunciation: tuhn-ul-vizh-un-d

Sentence: John is so tunnelvisioned; he keeps doing the same thing over and over again.

Etymology: A person who is tunnel visioned sees nothing but the task at hand and an unrelenting need for the task at hand to come to fruition even though it may never do so.

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Cyclopsycho

youmustvotenato

Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: sigh-clo-sigh-ko

Sentence: Whenever you play angry birds, you tend to go cyclopsycho thinking the outcome will be different

Etymology: cycle and psychotic

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