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'Have you seen my wedding rings?'

DEFINITION: n. The desire to convert items with sentimental value, like antique hand-crafted jewelery, back into the raw material, like gold bullion, to access its commercial value. v. To cash in something with sentimental value.

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Sentimetallurgy

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: sen-ti-met-al-lur-gy

Sentence: Pam walked into the kitchen to find Robert busily smelting her precious heirlooms. When she asked what he was doing Robert replied, "You keep complaining that I have no job or ambition,so I've decided to get into sentimetallurgy. That way I can clean out this junk and make cash at the same time." "That's a great idea," Pam said as she reached for Robert's golf trophy.

Etymology: sentimental:romantic, nostalgic + metallurgy: the science of working with or heating elements to give them desired properties

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COMMENTS:

Very good! - Mustang, 2009-04-08: 09:43:00

funny little story - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-08: 13:22:00

metrohumanx Great word AND story! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-09: 02:32:00

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Preciousmeltalls

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: presh us melt alls

Sentence: The current economic down turn left Rob crash strapped for cash. Thus, unscentimetal Rob was a cold fish on a gold fish. Rob stole his sleeping wife Goldie's gold nose ring, gold ear and nose studs, gold wedding ring, and all her other golden chains, too. His ultimate goald, was to cash in these preciousmeltalls at the smelting jeweler's shop.

Etymology: PRECIOUS METALS, PRECIOUS, MELT, ALL. Precious metals - usually means the precious elements of gold, silver, and platinum. Precious - much loved, highly valued, and worth a lot of money. Melt - to use heat to change from a solid state to a liquid state; a way to liquidate precious metals for cash. All - the whole quantity of things (gold jewelry) involved. /// Unscentimetal is a blending of unscentimental and metal. /// (Ultimate) Goald is a blending of goal and gold.

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COMMENTS:

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-08: 13:20:00

Love it! We are not worthy, you have a AUra! - Nosila, 2009-04-08: 23:29:00

metrohumanx Did Rob live near a silver mine? - metrohumanx, 2009-04-09: 02:35:00

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Heirloot

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: air-lute

Sentence: Marty had some minor success heirlooting his mother's jewellery, but he was bamboozled how to make a profit out of the antique grandfather clock.

Etymology: heirloom (family treasure handed down from generation to generation) + loot (plunder)

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COMMENTS:

Clever blend and pun! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-08: 07:26:00

metrohumanx VEEY creative! Good one, petaj! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-09: 02:31:00

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Nostalchemy

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: nos/tal/kemy

Sentence: Times were tough so Sally and Sam resorted to nostalchemy after rummaging through the house to find anything with traces of base metals. They finally drew the line at pulling filled teeth.

Etymology: nostalgia (sentimental yearning) + alchemy (medieval chemistry seeking to turn base metals into gold)

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COMMENTS:

your reactive attractive verbotomy has great chemistry! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-08: 07:24:00

Great word! - Mustang, 2009-04-08: 09:43:00

You turn words into gold! - Nosila, 2009-04-08: 23:30:00

ROTFLOL!You always come through with comedy and much to say with so few words~ :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-09: 06:52:00

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Centimetal

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: sent-i-met-el

Sentence: I was absent-mindedly looking at the ring my grandmother had passed along from her childhood when I got a centimetal feeling. Wouldn't Grandma want me to have something nice--even nicer than an old ring that doesn't fit me? I headed to the antique jewelry store immediately.

Etymology: Sentimental altered to incorporate "cent" as in the unit of currency and "metal" as in precious metals.

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metrohumanx I get your drift. - metrohumanx, 2009-04-09: 02:30:00

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Pawnder

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: pahn-der

Sentence: Prudence wondered exactly what her husband, Frivolous, meant when she asked where her precious jewels had gone. He said, "I'll have to pawnder that for a while."

Etymology: A play on PONDER, to think about carefully + PAWN, something given to another as security for a loan; other uses: pawndering (n.) Ex: When Prudence found the receipt from Hock N Pocket she knew her precious jewels were the reason for Frivolous's nightly pawndering.

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COMMENTS:

Ex-sell-ent! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-08: 07:27:00

metrohumanx Old FRIV was full of bullion, EH? - metrohumanx, 2009-04-09: 02:39:00

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Kitchenminting

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: kit chen mint ing

Sentence: His kitchenminting of gold jewelry into goldingots and other pieces of the stable currency, gold, was a response to the terrible stagflation in the economy. The plastic he used from credit cards, however, had no real “monetary” value. Melting credit cards in the kitchenminting process was symboilic of a return to really valuable forms of wealth, like gold. Tomorrow he would commence kitchenminting silverware into silver coinage.

Etymology: From kitchen (cooking area) and mint (where money is made). Kitchenmints derive gold into gold bars for the wealthy. Kitchenminting among the middleincomers is gaining in popularity; effected by the current economic downturn, families turn to liquifying assets like jewelry to purchase food, clothes, and other necessities.

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metrohumanx Melting the coinage was quite an affliction- the words they were melted by one called Splemdiction! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-09: 02:45:00

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Recyclophobia

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: re-cyc-loh-FO-bya

Sentence: Marshall had always been into recycling for environmental concerns but with the turndown in the economy he had become totally recyclophobic even going so far as to melt down family heirlooms, coin collections, and anything else he thought had even a remote chance of containing precious metals.

Etymology: Blend of 'recycle' (return metals etc to their natural state for reuse) and 'phobia' (phobic)(irrational fear)

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Plunderwear

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pləndərwer

Sentence: Joan inherited some very nice jewelry from her mother. She cherished the memories that it evoked. Her husband only saw it as plunderwear, something to be cashed in at the slightest provocation.

Etymology: plunder (steal goods from (a place or person), typically using force and in a time of war or civil disorder) + underwear (clothing worn under other clothes, typically next to the skin)

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I wonder if this is one of Victoria's Secrets? - Mustang, 2009-04-08: 09:44:00

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Sentimentalsedimented

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: sen-ti-men-tal-sed-i-ment-ed

Sentence: Tiffany Winston couldn't catch her breath and was heart broken, when she realized her husband Harry Winston had "sentimentalsedimented" all of her precious antique gold heirlooms she had inherited from her Grandmother's estate. Tiffany went on to explain, that one single piece of the jewelery he had just "sentimentalsedimented" was valued at over 1.5 million at Sotheby's with what she was willing to part with and had already had it catalogued to be auctioned...but now Harry had turned all of her sentimental jewelry into a glob of sediment worth far le$$ money!

Etymology: Sentimental; Marked or governed by feeling, sensibility, or emotional idealism,resulting from feeling rather than reason or thought (a sentimental attachment) or (a sentimental favorite) Sedimented; To settle to the bottom in a liquid,to deposit sediment. (added "ed"); to show the act of melting to achieve a $ediment.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-08: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-04-08: 07:35:00
Your mind took this golden opportunity, mined the definition and cartoon, and smelted it all down for all it was worth!

silveryaspen - 2009-04-08: 07:37:00
Shoot - got into the wrong box by mistake.

silveryaspen - 2009-04-08: 07:40:00
On second thought - that compliment is also very fitting for Metro's creating this definition and James' cartoon!

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-04-08: 23:59:00
I feel some guilt creating a def AND a word, but i really don't have anything premeditated... i'm just a verbosoldier in the verbototrenches - and i never vote for myself..... i'm not worthy. But i really love all you guys - you all raise the standard! And i really appreciate the factoid that thee are no spammers or hostile minds to contend with. we are indeed fortunate. The James Gang deserves some kind of cyber-medal... and you all do too! In Peace and Harmony and Conservation of our Precious bodily fluids.... I thank you all!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-09: 07:33:00
Thank you for the kind and funny words -- especially the ones made from your melted-down memories. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-21: 00:14:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James