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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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Retrophile

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) rět'rō-fīl'

Sentence: Harvey, ever the retrophile, prefers his vinyl LP collection to digital, saying that the scratches and hissing only add character to the sound quality.

Etymology: retro- (of or designating an earlier time) + -phile = (one who prefers or loves)

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Superbseded

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: superb + seeded

Sentence: Grumpy old men loved to sit around chatting about the superbseded transport arrangements they enjoyed when the aroma of horse manure lent a romantic ambience to their daily commute.

Etymology: superb + superseded

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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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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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Techstalgia

Created by: alrothstein

Pronunciation:

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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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Segasnob

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: say-guh-snob

Sentence: Brad was a Segasnob, believing that his old outdated video games were superior to even the latest from Wii.

Etymology: Blend of Sega™ and Snob

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Romantronic

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: row-man-TRON-ik

Sentence: The romantronic aesthetic of the Victorian age is reflected in the recent appearance of steampunk devices like laptops and keyboards.

Etymology: roman(tic) + (elec)tronic

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I just read about steampunk the other day--cool stuff! - mplsbohemian, 2007-11-08: 12:41:00

ahh how romantronic - I bet an old fashioned typewriter would bring tears to your eyes - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-08: 13:43:00

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Nestalgia

Created by: Player1

Pronunciation: Ness-tahl-juh

Sentence: Somehow, playing the new Wii only made John feel NEStalgiac.

Etymology: NES + nostalgia

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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