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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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Stalejudge

Created by: leechdude

Pronunciation: staal-juj

Sentence: Joe and Susan loved to play Pong and Mario Bros., they loved it so much it brainwashed them into a deep, deep stalejudge.

Etymology: stale (old), judge

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why do i keep getting i points man!??! - leechdude, 2007-11-08: 20:13:00

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Techstalgia

Created by: alrothstein

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Atarism

Created by: retoricaljoe

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Sentence: You'd better leave out this atarism and buy the xbox kinect stuff...

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Nostalgiatari

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: nosss tal jee at arrr eeee

Sentence: his nostalgiatari was so stifling, she had to send him pacmaning

Etymology: nostalgia atari

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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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Technostalgia

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: tehk-noh-STAHL-juh

Sentence: Alex's girlfriend could not put up with his fits of technostalgia and their Pong dates.

Etymology: technology + nostalgia

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COMMENTS:

Alex should be sure to turn up at Stevenson0's tonight - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-08: 13:47:00

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-08: 16:33:00

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Retrofanglery

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: RE-troh-FANG-guh-ree

Sentence: Retrofanglery was the best word to describe Bob's unbending belief that the contraptions of yesteryear are superior, in every way, to today's technology.

Etymology: FANGLE: Something fashioned ; v. t. to fashion. .RETRO: affecting things past; of or designating the style of an earlier time; casting or relating back: & RY: state, condition, belief

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retrofanglerglee would be good too - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-07: 14:04:00

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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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Nostalogical

babypee

Created by: babypee

Pronunciation: nos-ta-lodge-i-kal

Sentence: ooh I'm nostalogical for the days of good video games...

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Reminiscience

Created by: whiteflag

Pronunciation: rem-uh-ni-sahy-uhns

Sentence: I was trying to teach grandpa how to send a text message but he doesn't want to learn. He stubbornly told me that he'd rather stick to his reminiscience of the telephone than have to endure the tiring of his fingers. "Listen to me Joe. All I have to do is dial the numbers to your grandma's phone and then she's on the line. Isn't that just great?" he added.

Etymology: reminiscence (a past memory remembered) + science (knowledge of something)

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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

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