Verboticism: Tenasilly

'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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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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Technyopia

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: tek - ni - o - pee - a

Sentence: In a state of technyopia, Larry continued to randomly push buttons on the remote control, begging for the DVD to begin.

Etymology: technology + myopia

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Persistencecompulsivedisorder

Created by: wtwhitaker

Pronunciation: Per-sis-tens-com-pol-siv-dis-or-der

Sentence: Even though, in the back of her mind she knew it would never work, she really had PERSISTENCECOMPULSIVEDISOREDER to try her password again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again......... and 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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Repetatwit

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Re-pet-a-twit

Sentence: Tom was such a repetatwit that when he dialled a wrong number he would constantly use redial, in the hope of eventually gettng to speak to the right person.

Etymology: Repeat(To do or occur in the same way or form) + Twit(A foolish or silly person = Repetatwit

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Morassiduate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: muh-RASS-sij-oo-ate

Sentence: Despite his best intentions, Bob morassiduated with morotony. His failure was not his " falling in the mud" but that he remained stuck there!

Etymology: Blend of MORON: a person who is notably stupid or lacking in good judgment; or dim of wit; MORASS: any confusing or troublesome situation, esp. one from which it is difficult to free oneself; entanglement- "stuck in the mud" & ASSIDUATE: to be constant in application or effort; diligent in working at a task; to be persevering;

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COMMENTS:

so many good words - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-22: 11:46:00

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Redunduncy

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ridəndənsē

Sentence: With 3 months until his retirement, Jack*s job became completely unnecessary. In a benevolent gesture, the company assigned him to a task that was as mindless as anyone could imagine. It was like a case of senior Groundhog Day. The redunduncy almost drove him into early dementia. Where he once viewed retirement with reluctance he now embraced the idea with glee.

Etymology: redundancy (the state of being no longer needed or useful) + dunce (a person who is slow at learning; a stupid person)

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Thickomat

Created by: pungineer

Pronunciation: thick/o/mat

Sentence: Even though Petula was obviously a rocket scientist of some repute when it came to machines clearly marked out of order, she showed all the classic behaviours of your typical thickomat: the staring blankly, the repeated button pressing, the endless waiting for something to happen....

Etymology: thick (not terribly clever)+ o-mat (denoting humdrum machine) doormat (individual feeling powerless to change their circumstances)

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Cyclopsycho

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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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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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