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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Oldengoldenmolding

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: olden - golden - mold - ing

Sentence: Cleopatra practiced oldengoldenmolding as she collected all the jewels and precious metals of her ancestry; melted them down and sold them for to buy clothes and makeup.

Etymology: Olden, Golden and Molding

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COMMENTS:

very good - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-08: 13:21:00

I bet she even melted the stuff she got from her Mummy! De Nile ain't just a river in Eqypt! Good One, mweinmann! - Nosila, 2009-04-08: 23:25:00

metrohumanx She should've hooked up with Rumplestiltskin! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-09: 02:36:00

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Ingotwetrust

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: in got we trust

Sentence: When Jane got home she first noticed that Dick was cooking something putrid. Upon further look, instead she found him smelting all her jewellery and valuables. His ingotwetrust activities however were a waste, as she had long ago copied her jewellery and placed the real McCoys in a bank vault. Dick's cooking smelled more like melting plastic...a recipe for asphyxiation!

Etymology: Ingot (gold bullion in a size convenient for handling) & Wordplay on motto "In God We Trust" (placed on US currency)

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Meltrinketosis

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: mel-TREEN-kit-OH-sis

Sentence: Into the mailer we tossed them with glee- Granny’s old brooch with the fine filagree… Rings that were crafted when that was an art, Gifts they intended to mend broken hearts. Surely we'll harvest the fair market price- No one would cheat us- that wouldn’t be nice! MELTRINKETOSIS runs rampant today… Don’t weigh your heirlooms- just do as we say. Gold chains and memories melted away Returned as a buck so more bills we can pay. Silver's re-fashioned with minimal labor- Into a STUD for the nose of your neighbor.

Etymology: MELt+TRINKET+OSIS= MELTRINKETOSIS.....MELT: to become altered from a solid to a liquid state usually by heat; Middle English, from Old English meltan; akin to Old Norse melta to digest, Greek meldein to melt [12th century].....TRINKET: a small ornament (as a jewel or ring) often bequeathed by a loved one, perhaps fashioned by the lost-wax process; origin unknown [circa 1527].....-OSIS: suffix indicating an illness or medical condition, action, process, or condition; New Latin, from Greek -ōsis, from -ō- (stem of causative verbs in -oun) + -sis.

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metrohumanx WE BUY ANYTHING! Use the postage-paid "greed-pack" and we will return you MAXIMUM MONIES! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 02:11:00

metrohumanx If you vote for me, I'll put us back on the gold standard and i promise to put a chicken in every pot! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 02:32:00

A hit with me are your verse and verbotomy ... great golden oldies! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-08: 07:18:00

fantastic metro - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-08: 13:16:00

Metalligent, metalphysical and metalmorphic! Cheers, metalrohumanx! - Nosila, 2009-04-08: 23:22:00

YOU are "meltan my trinkets" Metrohumanx~ GOOD one! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-09: 06:49:00

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Sentimeltall

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sen tim ell tahl

Sentence: It's amazing how quickly sentimental turns to sentimeltall in tough times

Etymology: sentimental melt all

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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