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'This is the real me.'

DEFINITION: n. A self-image disorder characterized by an inability look at, share, or even recognize pictures of yourself, unless they have been photoshopped to perfection. v. To fall in love with a photoshopped image yourself.

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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: foto/graft

Sentence: She had photograft disease which required a weekly graft of her sweet sixteen face implanted in her face

Etymology: graft + photo

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: slim-ma-ging

Sentence: Slimmaging lets everyone see the real me -- a svelte rock and roll diva who can still tear it up in a black leather jumpsuit. Pay no attention to the grandmother baking cookies in the kitchen singing nursery rhymes to a two year old, that's just some woman who lives in my house.

Etymology: slimming: to become or make slim; slender + imaging: the mind's eye; the ability to perform mental images

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Created by: shutz

Pronunciation: A-do-bil-lu-zion

Sentence: I got a real shock when we finally met face-to-face, as her adobillusion had always acted as a firewall between the two of us.

Etymology: From Adobe, makers of Photoshop, and illusion.


acrobatic! - galwaywegian, 2007-06-05: 07:57:00

Another good one and great sentence!! - Stevenson0, 2007-06-05: 21:45:00


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Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Flim-flam-im-age

Sentence: Redandra hated her face so much that she often posted a flimflamimage of herself to others online.

Etymology: Flimflam - Nonsense; humbug. Image - A representation or likeness of a person or thing, esp in sculpture or photograph.

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Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: pihk-suhl-PUR-fehkt

Sentence: Alex wanted to get novelty photos taken with his girlfriend, but she refused, as an ice-cream cone costume could by no means render her as pixelperfect.

Etymology: pixel + picture-perfect

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pristēn

Sentence: There are two Judys. The one that most people see on a daily basis and the online one. The first is sort of plain with limp brown hair, the other looks like she should be on the cover of a fashion magazine. The online Judy is prisstine. Her skin is flawless, the hair perfect. It should be. She has borrowed almost all her features from top models. There is a portion of one nostril that remains from her original photo. Most of her **real world** friends haven\'t signed up for her facebook page because they don*t recognize her.

Etymology: prissy (fussily and excessively respectable) + pristine (in its original condition; unspoiled)

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Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: Welth-con-shus

Sentence: As her friends rumaged through her and her sisters childhood pictures, she explained how they were all her identical twin sisters since they were so unattractive to her. I took her years to really admit she suffered from Wealthconsciousness.

Etymology: Self-Conscious (conscious of one's being) + wealth (an abudance of something, of beauty in this case)

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Imagcular degeneration


Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: im-adg-kew-lar-dee-jen-err-ay-shun or just prefix an i and throw a djz into macular degeneration

Sentence: Warren (of warrenbeauttyspot fame) was a long-time sufferer of imagculardegeneration. He had tried all sorts of treatments including enhanceme, beautiffication and realmedial imageplasty. But despite all of these efforts he continued to be shocked every morning by the stranger who inhabited his bathroom.

Etymology: macular degeneration (causes blindness) + immaculate (how a sufferer wishes to be seen) + image

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Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: jay-pee-go

Sentence: my jpego was so out of control that i had all reflective surfaces removed from my house

Etymology: jpeg, ego


brilliant! - galwaywegian, 2007-06-05: 07:56:00

ooh - is that like impetjpego - I hear it's very contagious - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-05: 09:39:00


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Created by: geoamnesia


Sentence: I morphed some images of pretty actresses for my avatar, until I got a sense of peaceful iconsee.

Etymology: "I can see" + "icon". Emotional response to icons, ranging from positive to extremely negative.

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-05: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Lucyof2009. Thank you Lucyof2009! ~ James

ErWenn - 2007-06-05: 02:55:00
Excellent definition. I think that the one-word restriction should be eliminated in special cases, such as when the definition is for a medical disorder.

petaj petaj - 2007-06-05: 05:08:00
That might work well for special theme weeks. Disease Week is an ideal candidate. Maybe there could be special challenges some times too, like having to write a limerick instead of just a sentence, or haiku.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-05: 06:54:00
Hey ErWenn and Petaj, Thanks for the creative ideas! And yes, I think it would be fun to change-up the rules. ErWenn, if you want to change your word into two-word verboticism, you can. Go to the edit/comment page for your word. You will see a link, in small gray type at the bottom of the page, which says "Oops, I want to change the spelling..." Click on this link, and then change your one-word answer into two words and submit. You will get a javascript alert, but the word will be saved. (This works in firefox...)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-05: 06:57:00
Hey Petaj, We are doing a theme-week on "office politics" next week! Can you think of any special challenges? ~ James

petaj petaj - 2007-06-05: 08:24:00
Well, how about using the word in a sentence from the minutes of a meeting, or in the style of a policy or procedure document.

jadenguy - 2007-06-05: 12:25:00
Or make everybody put a cover letter on their TPS reports before submitting them.

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-05: 14:30:00
Make everyone sit through a performance review of their word.

Stevenson0 - 2007-06-05: 21:34:00
How about filing long range plans, having the boss to dinner(you're invited Mr. Verbotomy next weekend)and paying into the coffee and gift fund?!?!?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-01: 00:38:00
Today's definition was suggested by Lucyof2009. Thank you Lucyof2009. ~ James