Verboticism: Himertia

'I can't believe I fell in love with this guy'

DEFINITION: n. An ingrained habit which is so entrenched in individual's personality that they practically have an identity crisis if anyone tries to change it. v. To try to modify a person's instinctive behavior and/or unconscious habits.

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Alterashun

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: al ter ay shun

Sentence: When Lidia triewd to change George's behaviour of ignoring others, she found it difficult to make such an alterashun.

Etymology: Alteration (change) & Shun (to avoid;banish;ignore)

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Himertia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: him ur sha

Sentence: Betty was a scientist and her best study was her husband Gill. He always displayed a bad case of himertia. He seldom stirred for days on end. She fully expected him to be hanging by his toenails from a tree when she got back from the lab. Oh well, she was doing her thesis on his himertia...had she done it on a female, it would have been called inhertia. But we all know that a woman's work is never done.

Etymology: Him (male person) & Inertia (the tendency of a body to maintain is state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force; a disposition to remain inactive or inert)

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Addicthab

Created by: AynW26

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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Alternature

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ALL - tur - nay - chur

Sentence: Thoroughly fed up with Artemis' slovenly habits, Mirabel devised a complicated alternature scheme wherein she planned to create changes in his long standing habits if only little by little.

Etymology: Blend of alter, alternate, and nature

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COMMENTS:

Good word, Mustang...Mirabel would need to be a witch to really get a change in him... - Nosila, 2008-05-21: 21:31:00

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Ruttate

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ruht/teyt

Sentence: For years Jenny tried to ruttate Joe's extreme behaviours, but finally had to turn the job over to a licensed psychiatrist.

Etymology: rut (a fixed, or established course of life) + mutate (to change; alter)

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Rutate

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ruht/teyt

Sentence: For years Jenny tried to rutate Joe's extreme behaviours, but finally had to turn the job over to a licensed psychiatrist.

Etymology: rut (a fixed, or established course of life) + mutate (to change; alter)

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Ridiom

TimTheEnchanter

Created by: TimTheEnchanter

Pronunciation: RID-ee-um

Sentence: Every time Hugh met a woman, he could not help but stop to smell her hair. Despite numerous awkward encounters, a couple restraining orders, and a very quiet love life he refused to stop, saying “I can’t help it. I’m just a sniffer.” But after the unfortunate incident with the black-belt transvestite, his friends had no choice but to put Hugh through a quick ridiom session.

Etymology: Rid (to remove) + idiom (a style that is characteristic of an individual)

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Alternature

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: al-TER-nuht-sure

Sentence: Thoroughly fed up with Arties slovenly habits, Miranda devised a complicated alternature scheme wherein she planned to create changes in his long standing habits if only little by little

Etymology: Blend of 'alter' (change, remake) and 'nature' (inherent quality of a person or thing)

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Habquiddity

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: habkwidətē

Sentence: Ralph is a man of habits. He drives the same route to work every day. He parks in the same spot. He takes 37 steps starting with his right foot to get to his desk. He gets a cup of coffee, adds two containers of creamer and one packet of sugar, stirring it 17 times. If anything breaks into his habquiddity he is a wreck for the entire day.

Etymology: habit (a settled or regular tendency or practice) + quiddity (the inherent nature or essence of someone or something)

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Joklivity

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: joh-kliv-i-tee

Sentence: Andy sees humor in almost every situation. He is always clowning around to make his friends laugh. His joklivity ran head-first into the noclivity of the TSA agent at the airport and almost got him excluded from his flight. That could have caused woeclivity.

Etymology: joke (something said or done to provoke laughter or cause amusement, as a witticism, a short and amusing anecdote, or a prankish act) + proclivity (natural or habitual inclination or tendency; propensity; predisposition)

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