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'Little ax, are you awake?'

DEFINITION: v. To talk to, encourage and advise inanimate objects, in hopes that they will work better. n. A person who talks to their tools, cars, kitchen appliances, furniture, or whatever...

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Objecterize

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Ob-jek-ter-ize

Sentence: In Sally's sleepless thoughts she would often objecterize an ax across flying across the room to clunk her sleeping husband in the head with...so he would stop snoring.

Etymology: Taken from the word ~ Object -Something perceptible by one or more of the senses, especially by vision or touch; a material thing. 2. A focus of attention, feeling, thought, or action: an object of contempt.

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Neurhetorical

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: nur rhet or a cle

Sentence: We all give in to that pixilated urge to talk to objects. Here are some examples of neurhetoricals. "Please, please, start" the mechanic begged the groaning car that would not spring to life. The painter said to his brush "Don't be such a drip." Watching impatiently, Emeril said to the water for pasta "How long is it going to take you to come to a boil?" When it did, Emeril praised it with his famous "Bam!" Then of course, the opposite of a neurhetorical can happen, too. For example, the little boy with a face smeared by chocolate icing explained to his mother "The cake kept calling to me, mom. Honest! It kept saying 'lick me, lick me!'"

Etymology: NEUROSIS -a mild disorder, one where an individual succumbs to the urge to talk to objects. RHETORICAL - relating to the skill of using language effectively and persuasively. RHETORICAL QUESTION - question asked for effect that neither expects nor requires an answer. The last part of this verbotomy is homonymous with ORACLE - an object, that has become a shrine, people visit to ask questions and seek advice; the most famous being the Delphic Oracle of Apollo. Such people are beyond nuerhetorical, because they expect the shrine to answer!

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COMMENTS:

great combo silvery - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-25: 15:23:00

Good word...it's like when donuts call your name or something in a store window says, "Buy me, Buy Me!" - Nosila, 2009-03-25: 15:44:00

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Persuadethething

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Pər-ˈswād-the-thing

Sentence: Jeff snored so loud that his wife Michelle never even got a wink of sleep,often she would lay awake thinking of solutions to end his awful snoring. One night out of sheer frustraion she grabbed Jeff's ax out of his tool box and started to "persuadethething" to jump out of her hand and clunk Jeff in the head! ~:-0

Etymology: Persuade;To to plead with or urge. The;before consonants usually thə, before vowels usually thē, sometime before vowels also thə; for emphasis before titles and names or to suggest uniqueness often ˈthē. Thing;An object.

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Incarnatoonist

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: ihn-carh-nay-toon-ihst

Sentence: Celeste's first words were spoken to the shiny black buttons on her car seat. Her all-time favorite movie was "The Brave Little Toaster." Now, all grown up, she truly believed, as all incarnatoonists do, that at night her applicances came to life. And so, at the end of every day, she left a note near the dirty dishes instructing them to take a bath and dry themselves off before she saw them again in the morning.

Etymology: From INCARNATE, meaning embody, personify + CARTOONIST, meaning one who creates caricatures

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wonderful combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-25: 15:21:00

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Anthrobromorphminion

Created by: Ismelstar

Pronunciation: [an-thruh-broh-mawrf-min-yuhn]

Sentence: Speaking gently, Catalonia anthrobromorphminized the office printer, whispering, "Don't you know what a hurry I'm in? All I want for you to do is print. Print for me O sweet Cannon M882. Print!" "You'll never understand Her like I do," muttered Ralph as he passed them on the way to the water cooler.

Etymology: A mash up of anthropomorphism, bro and minion. To attribution Best Friends Forever characteristics to inanimate objects in order to make them your minion and do your bidding.

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COMMENTS:

WOW, WEE! and I thought I made them long! - abrakadeborah, 2012-03-07: 14:41:00

Say that five times, fast! ;) - abrakadeborah, 2012-03-07: 14:42:00

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Objectihifive

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ob + jekt + eh + hi + fiv

Sentence: Cecile often gave her posessions an objectihifive when they performed well and also, she just talked to them because they became dear to her.

Etymology: Object, Hi, High Five >> To greet or say hello to an object and encourage it with a High Five.

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COMMENTS:

Nice play on the word objectify - silveryaspen, 2009-03-25: 10:03:00

works for me! - galwaywegian, 2009-03-25: 11:26:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-25: 15:23:00

Cute word - Nosila, 2009-03-25: 15:41:00

Great! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-26: 09:34:00

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Stillifecoach

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: still leye fff kowch

Sentence: Dorothy was a stilllifecoach on speaking terms with her red shoes and intimate with a tin man.

Etymology: still life, life coach

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Your refer to those in the land of Oz won some Ahhhs! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-25: 14:34:00

intimate with a tin man? you and petaj have obviously been talking - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-25: 15:25:00

I'm picturing the tin man in red high heels in bed with petaj with an ax "to grind"!:) LOL - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-27: 22:54:00

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Relationchip

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ree lay shun chip

Sentence: Sylvia believed that wood was alive, so she tried to develop a relationchip with all things wooden, from tree hugging to joining splinter groups

Etymology: relationship, chip

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Frwrench

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: fur - rench

Sentence: Suzy slowly turned the bolt and this time; used soothing words spoken in frwrench. It seemed to work as the wrench smoothly fit over the bolt and responded to her parisian accent. Job done, thought Suzy as she tipped her beret....

Etymology: french (a romantic languate), wrench (a tool used to tighten bolts).

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COMMENTS:

tres bien! - Nosila, 2010-10-07: 21:52:00

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Autopomorphize

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ôtōpəmɔrfaɪz

Sentence: Most couples have ups and downs in their relationships. John and Camaro are no exception. Some mornings he has to sweet talk her just to get her to turn over. When she is happy she practically purrs. John’s male friends understand how he could autopomorphize his car. His female friends are just a little jealous of Cammy.

Etymology: auto (a road vehicle, typically with four wheels, powered by an internal combustion engine or electric motor and able to carry a small number of people) + anthropomorphize (the attribution of human characteristics or behavior to a god, animal, or object)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-25: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by mweinmann. Thank you mweinmann. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-03-25: 11:08:00
It was such a good definition and quite a challenge today, mweinmann!

silveryaspen - 2009-03-25: 11:15:00
You don't have to ax me, I'll tell you James ... your cartoon succeeded in producing a lot of angstiety and axiety!

mweinmann - 2009-03-25: 11:21:00
Glad you liked it Silvery but, yes, it was a challenging one. I really enjoyed the cartoon....as usual.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-29: 11:21:00
Thank you again silvery and mweinmann. It is funny idea, because it is what we do. At least it is what I do, especially when I am working on the computer. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-07: 00:19:00
Today's definition was suggested by mweinmann. Thank you mweinmann. ~ James