Verboticism: Tenassity

'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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Superflooziety

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: soo per floo zee it tee

Sentence: She'd been in the Game for a while and had seen her fortunes take a tumble over the past few years. And yet, each evening she spent hours dolling herself up and putting on provocative clothes to go out and do her job. Twila had earned the nickname Twilight Twila from her co-workers, the cops and the johns she had known. She walked in the area known as the Strip and plied her trade. But for the last few years, business was not booming, if fact many nights none of her gentlemen friends came calling. Still, she got on her see-through blouses,her mini skirts and her war paint before she hit the streets. She walked and walked every night to no avail. The other girls got attention, but never her anymore. Twila was a superflooziety, an underemployed hooker. She was beginning to wonder if her age was a factor...maybe she should start living off those government pension cheques she had been getting in the mail lately. Afterall, she wasn't likely to get a gold watch for her 45 years in this business! And besides, they did not make support hose in a fishnet style...

Etymology: Superfluous (more than is needed, desired, or required) & Floozie (a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets)

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Stupetition

Created by: Missnah

Pronunciation: Normally pronounced as stewp/tish/un, but the less common Stew/pa/tish/un is also heard.

Sentence: The stupetitious behaviour of the dog who kept trying to catch the cats through the closed window was hilarious for all those who were watching his numerous failed attempts.

Etymology: Stu- stems fro the word stupid, meaning idiotic. -petition comes from the word repitition meaning doing the same thing more than once

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Unyieldingdong

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: un-yeel-ding-dong

Sentence: Despite the fact that it clearly didn't fit, Sue remained an unyieldingdong, and continuted to try to insert her house key into the car's ignition.

Etymology: unyielding, ding-dong

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COMMENTS:

Great idea! But why not just "unyieldong"? - milorush, 2007-10-24: 10:28:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-24: 10:38:00

Cuz then it would have a phallic connotation, which, in retrospect, might not have been a bad idea ;-). - purpleartichokes, 2007-10-24: 11:43:00

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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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Effetenacity

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: eh-feet-NAS-i-tee

Sentence: Despite his best intentions, Bob crassiduated with effetenacity. His failure was not his " falling in a hole" but that, as a rutator, he remained there!

Etymology: Effetenacity: (effete & tenacity), effete:incapable of efficient action... Crassiduate:(crass & assiduate), ... Rutator: (rut & rotator)

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Denialate

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: dee/ni/a/late

Sentence: In an attempt to one, not miss out on the sale at Bloomie's, and two not be humiliated in front of her peers, Dianne continued to denialate her Mastercard. By the time security and her husband pulled her away kicking and screaming, her card was but a shred of plastic hot to the touch.

Etymology: Denial: The act of asserting that something alleged is not true. Annihilate: To destroy a considerable part of.

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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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Moronandonandon

Created by: shalla

Pronunciation: more-on-and-on-and-on

Sentence: Jimmy watched the moronandonandon stop, look at the door questioningly, grab the door's handle, and for the fourth time visibly strain to pull it, ignoring the big red letters PUSH splashed across the door's center.

Etymology: moron (an idiot) + on and on and on (to keep going for an extended time)

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Futilibot

MissRabbit

Created by: MissRabbit

Pronunciation: Few-till-ih-bot

Sentence: "Tommy must have asked Jill out three hundred times. Can't he see she'll never say yes? What a futilibot!"

Etymology: Futile - ineffective, useless; Bot - from 'robot', programmed to perform one action

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COMMENTS:

I have an obseesion with words based on robot: Ildrobot: [noun] Part female human & part electronic being, designed to live on planets other than Earth. [From ild, an Old Norse feminine affix, and robot; also androbot and humobot.] Love futilibot. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-23: 06:03:00

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