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'They don't make video games the way they used to...'

DEFINITION: n., A belief that the contraptions of yesteryear are superior, in almost every way, to modern, present-day technology. v., To wish that the today's technology was just as good as it was in the past.

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Nintendold

Created by: jdriii

Pronunciation: nen-TEN-old

Sentence: He was so nintendold that he thinks old stuff is better than new.

Etymology: Blend of Nintendo and Old

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Tiredism

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: ti-er-dism

Sentence: He launched into a tiredism about Windows 95 whenever he started of his new laptop. Unfortunately it came with Vista and there was really nothing anyone could do but agree with his tiredistic view.

Etymology: tired+ ism

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Yeterteclovea

Created by: emilylind

Pronunciation: Say " yester " then " tec " and then " love " and " a " .

Sentence: He's such a yesterteclova !

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COMMENTS:

You might want to change the spelling of your word. It's much better once you see what you intended. - astorey, 2008-10-07: 11:57:00

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Obsolustence

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Created by: MissRabbit

Pronunciation: ŏb'sə-lŭst-ənt

Sentence: Afflicted with extreme obsolustence, Sandra and Bill refused to buy any video game created after they were born.

Etymology: From obsolescence: Being in the process of passing out of use or usefulness; and lust: to have a yearning or desire

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Ponglonging

Created by: yellowbird

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Sentence: "Pete's ponglonging made him buy that crummy old Amiga at his neighbor's garage sale."

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Auldlangsystem

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: old-lang-sys-tem

Sentence: (sung to the tune of Auld Lang syne-traditionally done on New Year's Eve) Should old Ataris be forgot and ever shall we miss them. Should my old Sega be forgot and Auldlangsystems. The games of Auldlangsystems, dear, like Donkey Kong and Pong. These games that kids all play today are difficult and wrong.

Etymology: auld lang syne: times remembered with affection and nostalgia + system: video gaming platforms from the 70's and 80's such as Atari, Seaga, Commodore and Intellivision

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Yestertechtastic

Created by: Floatzilla

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Commadore

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: Com-a-door

Sentence: Marcy tried to love the iMac, she even had a begrudging admiration for the functionality of Windows--though she felt they hit the point of diminishing returns after Windows 98. But, in her mind, Marcy was a true commadore, believing that the only computer worth using was one you had to program yourself.

Etymology: Commodore was one of the first PCs on the market. Commadore combines the brand with the verb "adore."

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what a difference a letter makes - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-07: 14:06:00

I love it and got it immediately, which dates me. Commadore was previously used as a computer name. - skeeterzirra, 2008-10-07: 20:04:00

metrohumanx I had a commodore 16 with an audio cassette storage drive.....hahaha - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 09:45:00

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Technostalgia

Created by: avandivai

Pronunciation: tek-noh-stahl-ji-ah

Sentence: Daisy despised her father for his technostalgia; his insistance on carrying his monstrously large and ancient cellphone while chaperoning the senior trip to Great America had made her a laughingstock in front of her friends.

Etymology: Technology (Electronic or digital products and systems) + Nostalgia (A bittersweet longing for things, persons, or situations of the past.)

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Wishywasher

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Wish-ee-wash-er

Sentence: Betty Bygone was furious when her washing machine broke down, it was the third new one she had purchased in eighteen months. Being a wishywasher, she longed for the days when all things were made to last, She thought back to her old mum and the twin-tub she had that must have been at least twenty years old if not more and how clean the clothes were back then, not a stain in sight. Nowadays you would be lucky if anything lasted more than six months she thought to herself as she browsed the net looking for yet another machine.

Etymology: Wish(a desire for something) + Washer(a device that washes eg: washing machine) = Wishywasher

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COMMENTS:

Betty Bygone is a great name - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-07: 14:01:00

good word and name - Nosila, 2008-10-07: 22:51:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-08: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James'

mplsbohemian - 2007-11-08: 03:52:00
I actually do think Super Mario 3 rocked hardcore.

remistram - 2007-11-08: 09:18:00
Atari was the bomb!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-09: 21:08:00
You can actually download a version of Super Mario 3 to play on Wii. The best of both worlds ~ James

cawnpore - 2007-11-12: 21:57:00
Great word, it captures the meaning indeed!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-05: 00:12:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James