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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: Discoveria

Pronunciation: ehr-brush-izum

Sentence: Samantha's severe airbrushism was diagnosed after her friends noticed that all the mirrors in her apartment were covered with photoshopped images of her.

Etymology: airbrush (to remove detail as if by an airbrush) + ism (suffix)

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: anna picks ee a nerv owe sa

Sentence: her anapyxianervosa had gotten to the stage that she only dated electronically.

Etymology: anorexia pix as in pictures or pixles, whatever you prefer yourself.

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Created by: livejuicy

Pronunciation: koz-moh-shop-izm

Sentence: Cosmo readers are those most common to suffer from cosmoshopism.

Etymology: cosmopolitan + photoshop + ism

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Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: ree-TUHCH-ee-nis

Sentence: Constance's retouchiness was out of control. She got busted for using the smudge tool on her passport photo.

Etymology: retouch + touchiness


Great sentence. - ErWenn, 2007-06-05: 02:56:00

could you imagine being held outside the country for not enough sexiness? that's why i always travel extra sexy. seriously, have you ever seen somebody extra sexy get stuck in a line anywhere? except the dmv, because no matter how many people there are waiting in line at the dmv, nobody can look sexy after 5 hours of hot breath and regrets. also, i like to imagine that there is a super sexy dmv where super sexy get their pictures taken and the pictures look good. also the workers are sexy. and the lines are shorter. - jadenguy, 2007-06-05: 10:08:00

Sexy DMV workers... riiiiight. - Clayton, 2007-06-05: 17:56:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mugz a fo beea

Sentence: COP:"Name?" FRED:"Prints Charming" COP: "Funny...that's right, we'll need your prints, Charming! Occupation?" FRED: "Self-Photographer. Officer, What are the Charges?" COP:"Indecent Exposure...You were seen flashing people! Your aperture was open. We are running a background check on you now. Your statements are in sharp contrast to the witness statements." FRED: "No, I wasn't doing that...I was shooting myself, in order to get the most perfect image I could. You see, Officer, I suffer from a mental disorder called Mugsaphobia! It's a rare disorder that lens itself to misunderstandings like this." COP:"Yeah, such a filmsy excuse and this is a Kodak moment. We'll lock you up in a cell and see what develops!" FRED: "No, you can't...I'll tell you I'll snap! I'll blow-up. Besides, if I have to sit in a cold cell,I'll shutter, I'll get polaroids!" COP: "Don't be so negative. Your lawyer will soon get a resolution for you, if you don't pose any more problems for us! Quit crying and focus or you'll get red-eye." FRED: "HELP, I'VE BEEN FRAMED!"

Etymology: mugs {mug shot:a photograph of someone's face (especially one made for police records)}and phobia (an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations)


metrohumanx Hey, Muggsy! Good word. - metrohumanx, 2008-07-31: 00:44:00

Good word & interesting tale. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-01: 03:23:00


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Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: ego/mis/tik/al

Sentence: Don was done with online dating services. After several blind dates he was starting to wish he was actually blind even if it meant going through life believing he WAS actually married to Cindy Crawford's double. For some reason kept matching him up with egomysticals. He was NOT a fan of mysteries, OR horror shows!

Etymology: Ego: An inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others. Mystery: something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained.


Nice - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-01: 03:35:00

metrohumanx VERY nice, Big L ! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-01: 06:51:00


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Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: dis a form per fect uum

Sentence: Airbrushing out her acne showed a mild form of dysaformperfectum.

Etymology: dys - problematic form - physical perfect - without flaw

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pix/os/is

Sentence: Her psychiatrist's treatment of pixosis was to get her, over time, to use older and older versions of Photoshop until she weaned herself of the program.

Etymology: pixel + osis (disorder, or abnormal state)

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Created by: Alicia

Pronunciation: perth/make/ly

Sentence: as brenda sat looking at the picture of her on the screen, perfmakely started to kick in.

Etymology: from the words: perfect and make: she "make"s herself "perf"ect

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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

'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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