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Kintrusion

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kin tru shun

Sentence: Mary's smart idea of getting an app that spied on her kids was great in theory. However, when you create that kind of a kintrusion, be careful what you wish for, because you might not like what you see, Mary...

Etymology: Kin (family) & Intrusion (invasion of privacy)

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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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Digitabs

Created by: FreakyDeak

Pronunciation: dih-jih-tabs

Sentence: The only way anyone would know about my brass instrument fetish is if they were keeping digitabs on me.

Etymology: to keep tabs on someone + digital

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Orwellwellwellian

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: awr well well well eeeeean

Sentence: The GPS phone provided an orwellwellwellian moment or two as he cruised the seedier side of town in search of his soon-to-be-ex-fiance

Etymology: orwellian, well well well!

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COMMENTS:

So deeply deeply deeply and disturbingly terrorific create! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:02:00

love it - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-27: 14:23:00

GlobalGallery Brilliant! LOL. Tonight we're gonna party like it's 1984. - GlobalGallery, 2009-02-27: 22:08:00

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Demongrafixed

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: DEE-mun-GRAFF-ixed

Sentence: Polly was feeling violated lately. The used car she just bought was quickly accompanied by junk mail from the manufacturer, who got her name from DMV records. Microsoft rebooted her laptop whenever they saw fit, and her MySpace page was liberally sprinkled with ads for Frank Zappa merchandise ever since she included the keywords "wowie zowie" in a posting. Polly's vital stats were piling up somewhere in cyberspace, and she felt DEMONGRAFIXED as the rising tide of targeted junk mail clogged her rural delivery box. Finally she snapped and vowed to "get off the grid". She took her camerafone and laptop, living in her Yugo and seeking "hotspots" where she could compute for free. But "they" had her number, her GPS location, and Polly eventually descended into madness as the offers of "2weeks of free treatment" at Sunnyvale Psychiatric Institute continued to pop up on her screens and in her mind.

Etymology: DEMON+demoGRAPHICS+FIXED=DEMONGRAFIXED>DEMON:an evil spirit,a source or agent of evil, harm, distress, or ruin; Middle English demon, from Late Latin & Latin; Late Latin daemon evil spirit, from Latin, divinity, spirit, from Greek daimōn, probably from daiesthai to distribute.....DEMOGRAPHICS:the statistical characteristics of human populations (as age or income) used especially to identify markets.....FIX(fixed): to kill, harden, and preserve for microscopic study,to make a profitable determination of, to get ready or prepare,to get even with, to influence the actions, outcome, or effect of by IMPROPER or ILLEGAL methods;Middle English, from Latin fixus, past participle of figere to fasten; akin to Lithuanian dygti to sprout, break through.

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COMMENTS:

It's not easy to incorporate and give an old word 'fix' a new meaning ... but your erudite create ... did it exceedingly successfully! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:04:00

metrohumanx Thanks, Kiddo! - metrohumanx, 2009-02-27: 13:33:00

Metro, you have DEMONstrated your skills again! Bravo, Big Brother! - Nosila, 2009-02-27: 23:08:00

Very good verboticism! Clever blend. - Mustang, 2009-02-28: 03:04:00

metrohumanx A most amusing diversion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42E2fAWM6rA - metrohumanx, 2009-02-28: 10:59:00

LOL I love your sentence :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-25: 14:07:00

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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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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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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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Entrusion

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: en troo sjun

Sentence: In an effort to keep their family safe, Henry and Marcia had installed high-tech, state of the art handheld surveillance devices. Although they thought this answered their fears, they did not realize that this entrusion applied to their daughter's love-life and they now knew way more than they wanted to...

Etymology: Engineering (the practical application of science to commerce or industry) & Intrusion (entrance by force or without permission or welcome)

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Orwellwellwell

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: orr well well well

Sentence: their orwellian moment became an Orwellwellwellian moment when the caught their neighbours perverted activities on google earth.

Etymology: Orwell, well,well,well,

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Camxiety

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Cam-zy-ity

Sentence: When Jim discovered that his every move was being tracked by the latest 'all seeing' surveillance system, he went into a complete state of camxiety and locked himself in the cupboard under his stairs for a week.

Etymology: Blend of Cam(short for camera) and anxiety

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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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