Verboticism: Thinkthunk

'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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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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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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Actover

Created by: looseball

Pronunciation:

Sentence: her persestant actover is spell-binding

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Redundunce

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ri/duhn/duhns

Sentence: Amy is a classic redundunce who needs to do things thirty, or forty times before she realizes they don't work.

Etymology: redundant + dunce

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COMMENTS:

good word good word good word good word - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-24: 10:35:00

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Repeation

Created by: KenM2

Pronunciation: rah-pea-chun

Sentence: She is in a constant state of repeation

Etymology: Repeat+action

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Recurrist

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /rekurəst/

Sentence: After the shift, the poor supermarket cashier, told her workmates about the recurrist she had to deal with during the previous afternoon!

Etymology: RECURRIST. Recur (To happen, come up, or show up again or repeatedly) + -ist (suff. One that performs a specified action)

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Modemoperandom

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mode dem oper an dom

Sentence: Cindy was a creature of habit. She hated changes and so she had problems keeping up with modern technology. Since she never kept her debit receipts, she never knew how much money was in her bank account. And since most of her bills were paid by auto deduction and all her revenue sources were paid by automatic deposit, she had even less clue. She'd swipe her card until it ran out of funds and still kept trying to get money from it, because she was unclear what "Cannot process transaction" really meant. Finally her friend suggested changing banks to help her with her modemoperandom issue. The new bank was called Blunt Bank. Now, whenever she had run out of funds, the message that came up was very simple: "Piss off, you're broke!"

Etymology: Modem ((from a combination of MOdulate and DEModulate) electronic equipment consisting of a device used to connect computers by a telephone line) & Random (lacking any definite plan or order or purpose; governed by or depending on chance;taken haphazardly)& play on Modus Operandi (an unvarying or habitual method of procedure)

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Bushify

veranadine

Created by: veranadine

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I am not going to move back in with you Todd! Do I look like a bushifier or something? After maxing out ten others, he proceeded to bushify his way through yet another gold mastercard.

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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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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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