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Pongaphase

Created by: guyspeller1919

Pronunciation: pong-a-faze

Sentence: My dad is in a state of pongaphase because of the ancient game of pong.

Etymology: pong-first video game

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COMMENTS:

NOOO - guyspeller1919, 2007-11-08: 21:12:00

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Segadget

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: say/gad/jet

Sentence: As if we would want to, dad constantly reminds us to stay out of his den AND that we are NOT to touch his segadgets. "As if."

Etymology: Sega + Gadget = Segadget

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COMMENTS:

I like it! - Mustang, 2008-10-07: 23:14:00

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Antigizmania

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: antēgizmānēə

Sentence: Herb just can’t stand the way his tech toys are constantly and repeatedly upgraded and replaced. It gets harder and harder to even find service providers that will allow him to use his 56k dial-up modem. His antigizmania even includes his car. If the Nash Rambler was good enough for Mom, its good enough for him.

Etymology: antique (belonging to ancient times) + gizmo + (a gadget) + mania (an excessive enthusiasm or desire)

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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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Atariquarian

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: atari/kwarian

Sentence: The atariquarians have monthly meetings to keep alive the grandeur of a better, sturdier video game experience. They're also working on a musical called "The Age of Atariquarians".

Etymology: atari (one of the first video game systems + antiquarian

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COMMENTS:

Very good word - TJayzz, 2008-10-07: 10:38:00

zxvasdf Haha. I'm down with the Age of Atariquarians. So when's the album coming out? - zxvasdf, 2008-10-07: 11:14:00

Like it a lot - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-08: 01:19:00

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Obsolustence

MissRabbit

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

Pronunciation:

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

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Firstgenist

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: first-jen-ist

Sentence: Doug hated being labeled a "firstgenist", even though that's exactly what he was, with his old Magnavox LaserDisk player that he was so proud of.

Etymology: first-generation proponent

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Drecknophilia

Created by: scola

Pronunciation: drek-noh-FEE-lee-ah

Sentence: Freddy loves to collect ancient video game consoles and home computers, but Maureen doesn't share his drecknofilia.

Etymology: Dreck (garbage, crap) + technophile (lover of technology).

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Geezertech

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: gee-zer-tek

Sentence: Wally just doesn't trust a phone that seems to be smarter than he is. He's sure it is constantly pulling a fast one on him. He is much more at ease with his geezertech cell phone that he uses to talk to people and maybe, if he has to, send a text message.

Etymology: geezer (an odd or eccentric man) + tech (technology)

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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

'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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