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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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Smeltimental

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: smelt im men tal

Sentence: Ronnie was taking a smeltimental journey. He had gone around the house and collected his wife, Julie's and his mother Mabel's old jewellery. His wife would never miss any of it because she never wore it and Mother was no longer somewhere that jewellery wearing was allowed. He threw everything, even pieces with stones and pearls into a big pot of hot water on the stove and started stirring. When his wife Julie came home she was hit with a strange burning odor. When she confronted Ronnie, he told her about his brainstorm. That old jewellery could be melted down into gold bullion and at $884.89 per ounce, they could be squillionaires! Julie blew up and told Ronnie that he should go back to Chemistry class, because gold would not turn to liquid until it reached almost 2000 degrees F! She pulled the pot off the stove, strained the hot metal into a collander and decided that the worse that happened this time was that her jewels got a good cleaning. She was furious, because the jewellery were the last keepsakes of her Mother and Granny and she valued them more than her goofy husband. She took the hot pot and bashed Ronnie on the head! He rubbed the lump on his cranium and he asked her if the Antiques Road Show was coming to town soon? She bashed him again, permanently and remembered the wise words of her dear old Granny, "InGot we trust, no one else!"

Etymology: Smelt (extract metals by heating) & Sentimental (given to or marked by sentiment or sentimentality;effusively or insincerely emotional)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx At least they didn't stoop to selling those senseless violins! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 01:11:00

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: 07:38:00

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Sentimetal

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sen-tuh-met-l

Sentence: Times are rough for Tim. He has liquidated a number of his assets just to make ends meet. Today, it's a sentimetal issue. He may be fond of his Olympic gold but it will pay the rent.

Etymology: sentimental (weakly emotional) + metal (any of a class of elementary substances, as gold, silver, or copper, all of which are crystalline when solid and many of which are characterized by opacity, ductility, conductivity, and a unique luster when freshly fractured.)

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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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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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Rawlove

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: R-aw-luv

Sentence: Alex was overcome with rawlove when he saw the price of gold go over $1000 an ounce, knowing that 5 of his 6 teeth had gold caps on them! He immediately used a pliers to yank them off and melted them in an old cast iron pan over the hobo barrel.

Etymology: Raw (basic, elemental materials) + love (desire, want)

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Sentigoldal

Created by: Bughunt

Pronunciation: sen-tee-gole-dul

Sentence: My father is very sentigoldal. My mother's already lost ten necklaces!

Etymology: SENTI-mental, GOLD, sentiment-AL

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Smeltiment

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: smel tim ent

Sentence: Roy surptised Rachel by throwing all her inherited jewellery into a pot on the stove to extract the precious metals. His smeltiment towards her prized antiques quickly turned to confusion. Seems they made fakes in the old days, too and she ended up with a sentimelted blob in her good cooking pots and nothing to remember Grandma by...Roy turned out to be an alchemissed.

Etymology: Smelt (extract metals by heating) & Sentiment (tender, romantic, or nostalgic feeling or emotion)

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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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Ingostalgia

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: ing-go-stal-jah

Sentence: Her severe case of ingostalgia resulted in the creation of a new soup recipe, gold bullion mixed with beef bullion - bon appetit!

Etymology: ingot (as in chunk of gold or metal) + nostalgia

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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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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