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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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Ponger

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pon/ger

Sentence: Watching people play Wii at Best Buy sent him into a nostalgic moment and he began to ponger how amaaaaaaazing Pong and IntelliVision were and STILL are, but the sales person had no idea what he was talking about when he asked what isle these games were in.

Etymology: PONGER - verb - from PONG (the original video game from the 1980's) + PONDER (To reflect, or consider with thoroughness and care; TO REFLECT)

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Oldendays

Created by: dhot47

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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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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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Gearstalgia

Created by: skeeterzirra

Pronunciation: gear stal zha

Sentence: Who doesn't feel a wistful gearstagia when they hear Elvis' music the way it was meant to be played.. on a warm round sound of a tubed hi fi.

Etymology: gear + nostalgia = gearstalgia

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COMMENTS:

Technostalgia would have been good, too. - skeeterzirra, 2008-10-07: 20:06:00

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Retrogret

zxvasdf

Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: ret ro gret

Sentence: With deep, shoulder shuddering retrogret 26 year old Sam exemplified on the various qualities that made a 90s console a much better play but he knew it was too far gone for these kids with their newfangled gadgets.

Etymology: Retro (reminiscent of the past) & regret (sense of loss and longing for someone or something gone)

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COMMENTS:

simple but right on the mark - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-07: 14:02:00

terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-10-08: 01:18:00

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Classicagraphicalistics

Created by: aiiden

Pronunciation: Classica-graphical-istics

Sentence: The classicagraphicalistics of old school console games are much more easy to understand than most of the newer video games now adays.

Etymology: classical+graphics+statistics

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dork - aiiden, 2007-11-08: 10:26:00

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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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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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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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