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DEFINITION: v. To change the dates, times or sequence of past events, in order to put a better perspective on your current situation. n. An historical date which has been "adjusted" to fit present needs.

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Chronotweak

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: CROW-NO-TWEEK

Sentence: The warranty can’t be expired. It’s too new to be so tired. I told you twice – ‘twas just last week… And that’s not simply CHRONOTWEAK!

Etymology: CHRONO-prefix relating to TIME;Greek, from chronos+ TWEAK-to make usually small adjustments in or to;probably alteration of Middle English twikken to pull sharply, from Old English twiccian to pluck.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Try this for fun: http://chir.ag/stuff/sand/ - metrohumanx, 2009-09-01: 11:03:00

chronoversal themes - Nosila, 2009-09-01: 12:05:00

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Anachrotunize

Created by: pseudoking

Pronunciation:

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Dememoir

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dimemwär

Sentence: Despite the fact that his dementia means he can\'t remember many of the events he was writing about the retired politician is busy crafting his dememoir. If history makes him look bad he merely changes the dates or sequence of events to put himself in a better light. If you were to add up his account of experience in various offices, he started his career in public service at the age of seven.

Etymology: dementia (a chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reasoning) + memoir (a historical account or biography written from personal knowledge or special sources)

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Weaselwarping

Created by: kyotonils

Pronunciation: wee'•zel•wohr'•ping

Sentence: Don't bother telling the judge you never got the ticket in the mail. Weaselwarping never works.

Etymology: Weasel (sneaky, devious, as in "weasel words") + warp (time)

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Recalendrification

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: re cal end riff ick ay shun

Sentence: Peter hoped his quick recalendrification would work just long enough for him to step out of range of the ceremonial sword they had bought on their prerecalendrificated honeymoon.

Etymology: recalibrate+Calendar

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Zeitshift

Created by: Bulletchewer

Pronunciation: site-shift

Sentence: The compulsive liar found it easy to zeitshift, convincing the police he'd arrived a day later than the 6 tons of coke.

Etymology: From German "Zeit" meaning time, and "shift". Is a pathetic pun on the German "Zeitschrift" meaning magazine. Note, however, pronounciation being "site-shift", perhaps implying that locations/times have been altered.

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A vote for sheer uniqueness! - Discoveria, 2007-01-31: 08:31:00

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Chronolify

CharlieB

Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: kron-ol-i-fi

Sentence: Gillian saw absolutely no harm in subjecting the date of birth on her CV to a quick bit of chronolification.

Etymology: chronology (order of time) + modify (to alter slightly)

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Winstonsmith

Created by: zappalove

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Winstonsmithing came naturally to her, from an instinctive grasp of Orwell's remark "Who controls the past controls the future"...and the present.

Etymology: From "Winston Smith", the protagonist of George Orwell's novel "1984" (1949). Winston Smith works for the so-called Ministry of Truth and his duties include altering or erasing historical records following the ever-changing dictates of his totalitarian ma

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Retroflirt

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ret-ro-flert

Sentence: Though he knew better, Rodney hoped his audacious claim to have changed their marriage date would convince Lou Anne that it was ok for him to retroflirt.

Etymology: Retro - go back in time, flirt - have romantic interludes with women

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Redate

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: rE-dAt

Sentence: Thanks to Tommy's expertise at redating, he lost his virginity twice. Both girls were quite pleased.

Etymology: re-date

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COMMENTS:

It's kind of obvious, but as ErWen says maybe it could become a commonly used word. - wordmeister, 2007-01-31: 10:41:00

I voted for it! Reminds me of "regifting." - ErWenn, 2007-01-31: 20:44:00

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Comments:

allwise - 2007-01-31: 02:00:00
I think you'll win this one easy!

wordmeister - 2007-01-31: 10:42:00
Wow, "R" is the letter of the day!