Verboticism: Reviate

'I guess I'll have one more...'

DEFINITION: v. To make the same mistake over and over again even though you know it's stupid. n. A compulsively repeated mistake.

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Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: doh! + bull + take

Sentence: She flung a plate at him which shattered, but it missed so she was angry enough for a dohbletake and threw another.

Etymology: Doh!

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Created by: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: roll the Rs /eh-reh-rehr/

Sentence: Erin erroneously erred and chose to errerrerr the same errerrerr again.

Etymology: a repeated mistake... a repeated "err"


Ha! I hadn't seen yours when I did the same word (spelled diff.). You got my vote! - Alchemist, 2007-06-08: 06:47:00


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Created by: Trystera

Pronunciation: air-IN-ee-ull or ur-IN-ee-ul

Sentence: Duane errennially spent his weekly pay on lottery tickets.

Etymology: Err + perennial


Trystera Ok, so it's neither of the suggested parts of speech. I like it anyway. - Trystera, 2007-06-07: 17:56:00


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Created by: lauramy

Pronunciation: day-zsha-dum

Sentence: It's dumb to hammer your thumb but when you do it again and again, it's dejadum.

Etymology: déjàvu + dumb

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Created by: neo1096

Pronunciation: reh-ming

Sentence: Are you ever going to stop remming dad?

Etymology: From remaking and withan extra m for mistake


petaj Oh and what about those lemmings? Renowned for their stupidity running off a cliff each season. - petaj, 2007-06-07: 22:26:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: reh - PET - uh - blun - der

Sentence: Basil was pretty dense and seemed to miss the fact that once he made a mistake he was under no obligation to repetiblunder and repeat it over and over.

Etymology: Blend of repetitive or repetitious and blunder.


metrohumanx Quite jolly! - metrohumanx, 2008-07-30: 17:23:00


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Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: ga' flex iz

Sentence: The doctor said his gafflexes were in perfect condition: he always repeated the same mistake at least twice.

Etymology: Gafflexes n. pl. (gaffe: mistake) + (reflexes: the body's automatic responses to stimulus.)

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Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: Ree-doo-boo

Sentence: After the same question for the past two hours, his constant redoboos made us change the question. We sadly don't believe he will ever figure out how to open the door.

Etymology: Redo (to do over) + booboo (a mistake)

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Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: re-git-err-ayt

Sentence: those damn infomercials with their flashy steak knives and their tempting V-slicers....i try to stay strong but i always end up regiterating.

Etymology: reiterate, git

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Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: Miss pete

Sentence: He mispeat the misspelled word.

Etymology: mis - wrong peat - tail end of repeat

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