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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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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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Toolekinesis

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: tule/eh/kin/ee/sis

Sentence: Sam thought that by means of toolekinesis he could build his deck at record speed. He took it as a personal affront and considered it a rebellion when he accidentally screwed his foot onto a plank.

Etymology: tool + telekinesis

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COMMENTS:

Is Sam related to Tim the toolman on the tv show Home Improvement? - silveryaspen, 2009-03-25: 14:48:00

It's such a cute creation I can't help exclaiming Holy Tooledo! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-25: 14:53:00

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Anthropomoreprate

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: AN throw po MORE prate

Sentence: "May I sit on you?” she said to the chair. “Of course I can. I know you don’t mind.” And then turning to the table, she said, “Now I will put my soup on you. Don’t worry it’s not too hot. Now then where was I yesterday? I was telling you about the time that I went to France twenty years ago and how I met that nice gentleman there, and…” All day long she would anthropomoreprate and we would have to listen to her anthropomoreprattle bore us to tears, other than to make us want to laugh. But she continued, as if everything around her had ears and held on to her every word.

Etymology: ANTHROPOMORPHIC: treating inanimate objects, gods, or animals like they are real MORE: lots, continuous PRATE: to talk too much in a stupid or boring way

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COMMENTS:

:) nice word there Kateinkorea! - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-25: 03:21:00

Great sentence, excellent choice and blending of words! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-25: 09:52:00

terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-25: 15:14:00

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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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Inamation

Created by: Rapunzel2426

Pronunciation:

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Automobabble

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: aw-tuh-moh-bab-uhl

Sentence: In lieu of scheduled service on his car Tim talks to his Civic. His automobabble can be better described as begging or cajoling. "I know it's cold, please start today. Com'on baby don't quit on me. Get me home and I'll give you a little oil tomorrow".

Etymology: automobile (a passenger vehicle designed for operation on ordinary roads and typically having four wheels and a gasoline or diesel internal-combustion engine) + babble (to talk idly, irrationally, excessively, or foolishly; chatter or prattle)

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Carmmunication

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kärmyoōnukāshun

Sentence: We think it all started to go wrong when Chad named his car Rusty (short for rust bucket) Next he was indulging in carmummication, coaxing it to start on cold mornings, asking it to stop making those odd noises. Soon it spilled over to most every inanimate object he came into contact with. He has been known to demand an explanation from the company laserwriter when his document doesn't print correctly. If he sets a pen down on a table and it starts to roll, he will bark "STAY!" Friends are beginning to worry.

Etymology: Communication (the imparting or exchanging of information or news) + Car (a road vehicle, typically with four wheels, powered by an internal combustion engine and able to carry a small number of)

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More common than one would think - am I correct computer? - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-25: 15:20:00

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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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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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Gadgetyack

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: gah-jet-yak

Sentence: Her gadgetyack was performed not only to encourage the lawn mower, but to scare all the neighbours into thinking she was crazy, and more importantly not to mess with her.

Etymology: gadget + yack (as in yackety-yak)

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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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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