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Snoopsyology

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: snoop see o lo gy

Sentence: The trusted Dr. C Awl’s latest podcast of his students’ latest studies into what people do when they think nobody’s looking reached a conclusion that privacy no longer exists. Further research by the observed snoopsyologist will undoubtedly uncover even less about what we already know, or want to know, about people we don’t know. Dr. C. Awl does contend thick presence of various forms of surveillance will eliminate “gossip”, or “hearsay” as well as “curiosity” as eventually all will be heard and seen by all. The only really safe people will be the deaf and blind.

Etymology: From snoop (to spy on) and "ology" (any branch of knowledge or a science.)

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COMMENTS:

Dr. C Awl, snoopsyologist, was a great create! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-28: 16:09:00

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Innovasion

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: IN no VA zheun

Sentence: At my office we have an innovasion problem. There is a camera so that my boss can monitor us to make sure we are working; a software program that sends alerts if we go on any personal kinds of websites; a sensor beeper that goes off if we stand by the coffee maker more than fifteen minutes (our allotted break); and now he has installed a siren that will blare if the bathroom door is not reopened within ten minutes of someone entering the bathroom. Where is the trust?

Etymology: INNOVATION: introduction of new ideas or methods INVASION: to encroach or intrude on; to overrun

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COMMENTS:

admire the subtle no-know in the middle of both etymology words, but especially in your verbotomy. Super word play, too! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:27:00

super word - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-27: 14:22:00

We trade off personal privacy for technological advancement, don't we??? Great word, kate! - Nosila, 2009-02-27: 23:04:00

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Spwatchandspontroll

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: spwach and spun troll

Sentence: With satellites, the internet, unseen cameras evgerywhere including in cell phones, military stealth systems and weapons, and business tracking networks that not only track people, but what they buy, where they go, what they do, and how often ... George Orwell's famous prediction "Big Brother is watching you" is true. However, George missed the mark by thinking it was only the governments of the nations of the world who are the Big Brothers watching you. Nor is it just, the military mights with stealth systems and spy weapons, of all the nations of the world! Perhaps it is not the nation, who seems to say and do much, but the nation that silently watches, and capitalizes on the knowledge they gain from watching, who does the most. But this distracts us from the even bigger Big Brothers! Perhaps it is not the goverments and militaries, of the nations of the world, who are the Biggest Brothers ... could it be the cor-pore-over-U-ations and business car-tells ... those inter-netting-U billionaires ... those oil-slickering-U billionaires ... or the health care and drug-U billionaires who have the greatest leverage, your health, to care-4-U like hostages in hospitals ... et cetera? You get the idea. What about the not-so-legal drug and sex billionaires? The more things change, the more they stay the same. The most Powerful and Biggest Brothers of all, are those with the most money. Those who most cleverly spwatchandspontroll, are those biggest business trillionaires!

Etymology: SPY WATCH AND SPY CONTROL = SPWATCH AND SPONTROLL is a play on ROCK AND ROLL. Both are different ways to rock the world and roll over it.

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COMMENTS:

scary musings silvery - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-27: 14:25:00

Amen...feel the same... - Nosila, 2009-02-27: 23:22:00

metrohumanx Wow! Awesome. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-02: 06:13:00

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Eeksposure

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: eek-spoh-zher

Sentence: Joyce loves her devices but she is also afraid of the eeksposure they create. Thankfully her mom cannot even turn on the computer without help.

Etymology: e (electronic) + eek (sound of a squeak of fear) + exposure (disclosure, as of something private or secret)

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Scrutinanny

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: skroōtnanē

Sentence: The Wilsons originally installed their CCTV system as a security measure. They soon found that it was a way to keep tabs on their sometimes-too-active daughter. The system became a virtual scrutinanny. For some strange reason, their darling offspring couldn't wait to get out of the house each morning. Mom couldn't understand why she started referring to herself as an inmate.

Etymology: scrutiny (critical observation or examination) + Nanny (a person, typically a woman, employed to care for a child in its own home)

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COMMENTS:

No chance her becoming a screwtinanny then? love it! - galwaywegian, 2009-02-27: 05:16:00

Maybe it's time for the Super Scrutinanny? - readerwriter, 2009-02-27: 11:04:00

Ah ... even parents ... are becoming Big Brothers ... and your create is a perfect verbotomy for them! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:12:00

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Scareveillance

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: scair-VAYL-ehns

Sentence: At first Harriet found the constant scrutiny of her whereabouts and activities to be comforting but as she found it to be more and more intrusive she became somewhat paranoid and began to refer to it as scareveillance, and wished she knew how to put an end to it.

Etymology: Blend of 'scare' (frighten) and 'surveillance' (The act of observing or the condition of being observed)

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COMMENTS:

Frightfully great create! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:00:00

great combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-27: 14:25:00

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Tracknowledgy

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: trak/nol/ed/gee

Sentence: The lastest tracknowledgy elicits extreme anxiety as well as solace when you realize that Big Brother is riding piggyback wherever you go.

Etymology: track + knowledge + edgy + technology

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COMMENTS:

Your creative puns always amaze me ... but this one is especially excellent! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:17:00

Touche, jw...Big Brother has tons of siblings! - Nosila, 2009-02-27: 23:10:00

Excellent - TJayzz, 2009-02-28: 13:19:00

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Snowdonder

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: snow dun dur

Sentence: The government are Snowonder with details of our lives

Etymology: Snowdon, snowed under

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Internetrude

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: Int ter net rood

Sentence: When Paris gave her farmer's wife Mom a communication/video surveillance device for Christmas, she thought it was good for her Mom to phone or text people and feel protected in her home. She thought it was cute how slowly Mom embraced any new-fangled gadgetry. Little did she know that Mom's new toy gave her the ability to internetrude on Paris's active love life. How you gonna keep them down on the farm after they've seen Paris???

Etymology: Internet (a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange) & Intrude (enter uninvited) & Rude (socially incorrect in behavior;lacking civility or good manners)

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Etrusion

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: e/tru/sion

Sentence: With all the technological advances i our world, the e-trusion into our lives gives us no sense of privacy any longer.

Etymology: E-TRUSION - noun - from E(electronic) + INTURSION (the forcing into a place without right, or welcome; encroachment)

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COMMENTS:

Short, to the point, meaning readily apparent. refreshingly different - an E-winner! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:06:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-27: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-02-27: 10:50:00
WOW! Everyone created a first rate verbotomy! You have my admiration and awe every day, but even more so today!

silveryaspen - 2009-02-27: 10:52:00
I'd vote for every verbotomy today if I could!

silveryaspen - 2009-02-27: 10:59:00
It's also great to see more verbotomists submitting definitions for James and all of us! They are the lifeblood of this game. Which is more challenging: to creat a definition or create a verbotomy?

readerwriter - 2009-02-27: 11:08:00
Maybe that should be a definition, eh? Noun: the anxiety caused by the challenge of whether to create a definition or a verbotomy

silveryaspen - 2009-02-27: 11:21:00
Now all you have to do is submit it in the right place, readerwriter!

splendiction - 2009-02-27: 18:36:00
I'm going to need a lobotomy from my verbotomy at this rate!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-10: 00:09:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

'Henry!! It's a code red!'

DEFINITION: n. The uneasy comfort that comes from knowing that your family, your friends, the police, the taxman, and every marketer in the world, are using the newest technology track your every move. v. To lose your privacy due to technology.

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